Laughter and joy resonated at the Gunung Lang Recreational Park on Sunday, May 24 as Ipohites gathered to celebrate the 27th Ipoh City Day organised by Ipoh City Council.
The public came as early as 7am, eager to compete in the fishing competition with RM5000 cash prize being the bait for the one who landed the biggest and heaviest fish from the lake. Tug-of-war competition, incidentally, received overwhelming response with over 200 entries from districts all over Perak.
There was also a karaoke contest to pick the best crooner. Syafiq Aizad Asran won top honours taking home a trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of RM1000. Runner up, Abu Hanipah Musa received a certificate and RM700 cash.
Actress-turned-singer, Rafidah Ibrahim, entertained the crowd while they waited for the judges to pick the winners of the fishing competition.
Mohd Faizal Tarmizi landed the biggest catch followed by Mohd Tajuddin Kamaruddin and Mohd Osman Bumam. The winners received cash prizes of RM3000, RM1500 and RM750 respectively.
Ipoh City Council Secretary, Mohamad Zakuan Hj Zakaria and Perak MIC Youth Chief, Veeran Muniandy gave away the prizes.