1. cycling around

1. cycling around

The first anniversary of Ipoh Car-Free Day saw a crowd of 7,500 joining the many activities that had been lined up. Two of the main objectives of this edition of Ipoh Car-Free Day were to promote reading and create breast cancer awareness among the public.

2. Run for Reading about to flag off

2. Run for Reading about to flag off

3. Run for Reading

3. Run for Reading

As such, a “Run for Reading” run was organised. It attracted as many as 400 participants. Other new activities were Challenge Push Up and Mini Petting Zoo.

4. zumba

4. zumba

5. Bomba personnel

5. Bomba personnel

Many non-governmental organisations were involved in the car-free morning. They included Puspanita Negeri Perak, Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya Malaysia, Perpustakaan Negeri Perak, Persatuan Pemulihan Orang Cacat, Jabatan Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negeri Perak, Jabatan Bomba & Penyelamat, Hospital KPJ, MICA, Kumpulan Gendang Besar, Fast Track, Kelab Sukan DBI and the Royal Malaysia Police.

6. inflatable game

6. inflatable game

7. Chinese drums performance

7. Chinese drums performance

The overwhelming response saw Ipoh folk taking the opportunity to enjoy the vehicle-free road by walking, jogging, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and even horse-riding!

8. Challenge Push Up

8. Challenge Push Up

This Ipoh Car-Free Day Programme was held with the aim of achieving lower carbon footprint in the city as well as to provide additional, albeit temporary, recreational areas for the community.

Event: Ipoh Car-Free Day (Oct 2016)
Venue: Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh
Date: 23rd Oct, 2016
Time: 7am – 10am

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