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Upcoming PCCCI Sports Events

The Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) is kicking off their 110th anniversary celebration this year with two upcoming major sports events: Tour De Perak 3 Days Cycling and Menglembu Kledang Hill 10km Jungle Trail Race. To be held in conjunction with the Visit Perak Year 2017 to promote Perak as a brand, these two will be the first few of a series of events for the year.

“To ensure a successful 110th anniversary celebration, various ideas are conceptualised since this committee was installed in 2015,” Dato’ Liew Sew Yee, president cum chairman of PCCCI said during a press conference on Saturday, April 15 at the PCCCI office.

A brainchild of Dato’ Liew, each pit stop of the Tour De Perak 3 Days Cycling route featuring refreshments and charity projects will be hosted by one PCCCI branch to get all the Perak branches involved in the big celebration besides building a stronger rapport. It will be held from June 10 to 12.

“Each day we will cycle around 150km. The response is overwhelming, hence registration is already closed. The main pit stops in order are Batu Gajah, Bidor, Tanjung Malim for the first day, Teluk Intan and Seri Manjung for the second day, Kuala Kangsar, Sungai Siput and WEIL Hotel for the third day. It will culminate in a celebratory dinner at the WEIL Hotel,” Lee Yeong Wai, chairman of the sports committee explained. Over 30 registered cyclists made up of PCCCI members and members of the public will participate in the non-competition long distance cycling with a noble mission.

Meanwhile, the Menglembu Kledang Hill 10km Jungle Trail Race is still open for registration. Targeting 1000 participants, sports enthusiasts will embark on a scenic path brimming with century-old trees which is not trodden by many. To be held on July 9 at 7am, SJKC Wan Hwa 2 is the designated flag off and finishing point. There are a total of 11 categories competed (four age groups for women and seven age groups for men) with an average of 10 trophies allocated for each.

For early birds who register by May 31, the fees are RM50 (general) and RM40 (for school students and senior citizens). Each participant will receive a vibrant Second Skin T-shirt, personalised race number and specially-designed finishing medal. Plus, chipsets will be used for accurate timing. There will be lucky draws and goodies too.

Entries will be closed on June 25 as thereafter it will be considered as late entries with a fee of RM100 for all. For online registration, log on to www.checkpointspot.asia. Entry forms also can be downloaded from www.kbb.net.my and submitted by hand at the PCCCI office located at 35-37, 3rd Floor, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 30000 Ipoh.

For more information, readers can call 012 528 6383 (Lee Yeong Wai) or 012 518 9888 (Foo En Lin). Participations from CCCI of other states are welcomed as well.

Another huge event, Ipoh International Food and Beverage Fairs, is expected to be held next year.

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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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