1. Ipoh Lord Mayor Dato' Zamri Bin Man flags off the pink lady cyclists in a 7km fun cyclothon

1. Ipoh Lord Mayor Dato’ Zamri Bin Man flags off the pink lady cyclists in a 7km fun cyclothon

The 17th monthly edition of Ipoh Car-Free Day on the morning of 26th March was a double celebration of International Women’s Day which was observed around the world on 8th March and World Water Day, which fell on 22nd March.

2. environmental messages from Ipoh City Watch (ICW)

2. environmental messages from Ipoh City Watch (ICW)

3. free health checks for visitors

To commemorate International Women’s Day, about a hundred women dressed in pink joined in a 7km cyclothon. Meanwhile, another group of equally enthusiastic people participated in a 3.4km fun walk to observe World Water Day.

4. creating awareness about stray cats and dogs

 5. a city councillor (L) tries out the meridian physio device

5. a city councillor (L) tries out the meridian physio device

Without a doubt, despite the inconvenience caused to some residents due to the closure of roads for three hours every fourth Sunday of the month, since its first edition, Ipoh Car-Free Day has received tremendous support from government agencies, non-government organisations and members of the public. This is evident from the number of participants, which sees a gradual increase month by month.

6. bicycles for rent

6. bicycles for rent

7. demonstration by Global Environment Centre (GEC) on how to make soaps and candles from used cooking oil

7. demonstration by Global Environment Centre (GEC) on how to make soaps and candles from used cooking oil

According to Ipoh Mayor Dato’ Zamri Bin Man, Ipoh Car-Free Day is being emulated in other parts of the state of Perak, and it is already a regular monthly feature in Taiping and Manjung, just to name a couple of areas.

8. dance class by Jabatan Kebudayaan Dan Kesenian Negara (Perak)

8. dance class by Jabatan Kebudayaan Dan Kesenian Negara (Perak)

9. a kid plays giant bubbles

9. a kid plays giant bubbles

He also added that the Ipoh City Council has received enquiries from other local government offices and even from their counterparts in Medan, Indonesia, to visit Ipoh Car-Free Day to learn first hand how it is conducted and the ways to attract the community to participate.

 10. the pink cyclists are back to base

10. the pink cyclists are back to base

11. Datuk Bandar Dato' Zamri Bin Man cycles with his entourage

11. Datuk Bandar Dato’ Zamri Bin Man cycles with his entourage

Ipoh Car-Free Day is mainly about creating awareness among the public with regards to health and a cleaner environment, with the ultimate goal of being the cleanest city and state in Malaysia, where the people lead healthy lifestyles.

12. The Mayor stops for a drink

12. The Mayor stops for a drink

13. Milo - beverage for champions

13. Milo – beverage for champions

To this end, it has been planned that a car-free day will be held simultaneously in Perak’s major towns this September.

14. junior visitors take a photo at the SWCorp booth

14. junior visitors take a photo at the SWCorp booth

15. Extreme Fun Ride

15. Extreme Fun Ride

For the full annual calendar of Ipoh Car-Free Day, check this page.

16. the road is all clear

16. the road is all clear

Event: Ipoh Car-Free Day (March 2017)
Venue: Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh
Date: 26th March, 2017
Time: 7am – 10am

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