Ipoh Car Free Day Uniting Malaysian Families

The 54th Ipoh Car Free Day (ICFD) saw a total of 5000 people from various walks of life gather early in the morning to participate in various interesting events organised by the Ipoh City Council (MBI).

The mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said the ICFD event this time was the most lively yet, and received an unexpected response from all walks of life.

“We took the theme of ICFD in conjunction with this year’s independence day which is β€˜Malaysian Family, Strong Together’ which is in line with the concept of harmony of the Malaysian Family as inspired by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Yaakob.

“The Ipoh Car Free Day program with the slogan of a cleaner, greener and smarter lifestyle, also aims to increase awareness among the city’s citizens about the importance of environmental protection.

“It is hoped that awareness will increase among the community, who will adopt a green and low-carbon lifestyle,” he told Ipoh Echo when interviewed after the launch of three events, which are Family Fun Ride (13 Kilometres), Family Fun Run (5 Kilometres) and Family Fun Walk (3 Kilometres), in conjunction with the August 2022 Ipoh Car Free Day event at Persiaran Bandaraya / Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil (Greentown) this morning.

The National Day Parade, which was attended by 500 children from the Perak Nursery Association (PTP) and the Islamic Kindergarten Association of Malaysia (PERTIM) was a highlight that attracted the attention of visitors.

The 500 metre long procession was also accompanied by teachers and family members while waving the Jalur Gemilang.

In addition, a painting event was also held with the participation of 50 people. Participants consisted of primary school children. Cosplay events with the concept of children’s animated characters also stole the attention of visitors. A total of 44 entries were received, with first place being won by Puteri Cempaka Izara Megat Fauzan Azad, 10 years old.

At the same time, Rumaizi also officiated the Inaugural Ceremony of Handing Over Trash Cans to 10 selected schools around the city of Ipoh, represented by teachers and students.

Also present were, MBI Council Member, Dr. Richard Ng; City Secretary, Ahmad Munir Ishak; Senior Director-Services, Zulkifle Jaafar Sidek, and MBI City Planning Director, Zainal Abdul Hamid.

The ICFD event was also enlivened by a dance performance from SK Cator Avenue Pre-school children and a band performance from SMK Anderson Ipoh.

by Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali

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