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Lively Celebration Despite Haze

The haze did not hamper the state-level 52nd Malaysia Day celebration at Indera Mulia Stadium, Ipoh one bit on the night of Tuesday, September 15.

Guest-of-honour Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and his wife, Datin Seri DiRaja Saripah Zulkifli were ushered with LED-lighted trishaws and vintage bicycles upon their arrival.

People from all walks of life were given goodie bags each containing snacks, a glow bracelet, a face mask (for the haze) and miniature Jalur Gemilang.

The evening programme included a galore of non-stop performances consisting of a battle of the drums, multi-cultural performances, flash mobs, songs by Caliph Buskers and singers from PORT (People of Remarkable Talent) culminating in a collective rendition of Jalur Gemilang and the much-awaited fireworks display.

Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, the Executive Councillor for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Multimedia and Communications, thanked the crowd for turning up in numbers to usher in the auspicious day in spite of the haze.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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