In conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration, the state government via Tourism Perak is organising the ‘Perak Chinese New Year Virtual Run 2021’, a tourism sports event based on an online data dashboard concept.
According to the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi, the programme held in collaboration with Malaysia Orienteering Club will run throughout the whole month of February from the 1st to 28th.
“The programme is one of the state government’s efforts to ensure activity in the state’s tourism sector and Malaysia in general after the whole world was affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“The run spans 5km and 10km at 12 tourist spots at each district in Perak. A participation fee applies based on the 12 types of packages set.
“The choice of interesting and well-known locations is projected to attract more participants to join the programme which is held for its second time this round,” she told reporters during a virtual media conference of the Perak Chinese New Year Virtual Run 2021 today (February 1).
Also present was the chief executive officer of Tourism Perak, Nurmalis Musa.
Selected tourist spots include:
- Kinta District
- D.R. Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh
- Larut, Matang and Selama District
- Taiping Lake Gardens
- Muallim District
- Ujana Muallim
- Proton City Embayu Lake Park
- Perak Tengah District
- Seri Iskandar
- Hulu Perak District
- Gerik Town
- Kuala Kangsar District
- Chandan Hill
- Kerian District
- Ban Pecah
- Batang Padang District
- Kampar District
- Kampar Town
- Kampar Recreational Garden
- Kampar Japanese Garden
- Manjung District
- Lumut Waterfront Esplanade Wing
- Mangrove Park
- Teluk Batik Public Park
- Hilir Perak District
- The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan
- Bagan Datuk District
- Sungai Sumun
- Persisiran Bund
Nolee advised the members of the public who are participating to always adhere to SOPs, in which only a maximum of two persons are allowed to run to guarantee the safety of participants.
“I urge everyone, especially Perakeans, to join the healthy sports event and also to practice SOPs set by the government to control the spread of COVID-19.
“Previous virtual runs which were the Perak Virtual Run and Geopark Virtual Run respectively recorded 1,811 and 623 participations from people in Perak and Malaysia,” she mentioned.