Merdeka Parade Perak

1. Persatuan Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Buntong

Ipohites who were not directly involved in the Merdeka Parade knew to stay away from Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, Ipoh Padang, KTM Railway Station and their surrounding areas on the morning of Independence Day, August 31st.

Merdeka Parade Perak

2. Persatuan Bekas Polis Malaysia Perak

Merdeka Parade Perak

3. Veteran Komando Negeri Perak

Traffic was horrible due to road closure to make way for the obligatory annual state-level Independence Day march-past.

Merdeka Parade Perak

4. Proton Tanjung Malim Sdn. Bhd.

Merdeka Parade Perak

5. Taiko Plantations Sdn. Bhd.

However, this year presented a reason for me to be in Old Town which saw me stuck in a traffic jam, lack of a parking spot, and a long walk to my destination.

Merdeka Parade Perak

6. Pancaragam The Malay College Kuala Kangsar

Merdeka Parade Perak

7. Jabatan Latihan Khidmat Negara

Midway, I took the opportunity to snap some photos of the various contingents in their smart uniforms.

Merdeka Parade Perak

8. Jabatan Sukarelawan Malaysia (RELA)

Merdeka Parade Perak

9. Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (JPAM)

Although I planted myself in a spot away from the main stage, I still managed to witness the pomp and pageantry of such a significant event.

Merdeka Parade Perak

10. Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Negeri Perak

Merdeka Parade Perak

11. Jabatan Penjara Malaysia

And for those of you who have avoided getting stuck in traffic due to Independence Day parade where ever you live, you have to give it a try at least once in your life. 🙂

Merdeka Parade Perak

12. Pancaragam SMK Menglembu, Ipoh

Merdeka Parade Perak

13. Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI)

Here goes my belated greeting: Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan, Malaysia!

Event: 2014 Perak Merdeka Parade
Venue: Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, Ipoh
Date: 31st Aug, 2014
Time: from 8am

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With love

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