The fifth Ipoh International Waiters Race 2017 was launched last week with much pomp and fanfare at Kinta River Walk.

1. State ExCo for Tourism YB Dato' Nolee Ashilin bt. Dato' Mohd. Radzi together with MAH Perak Chapter chairperson Ms. Maggie Ong and committee members of the 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race arrive in rickshaws

1. State ExCo for Tourism YB Dato’ Nolee Ashilin bt. Dato’ Mohd. Radzi together with MAH Perak Chapter chairperson Ms. Maggie Ong and committee members of the 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race arrive in rickshaws

The much-awaited walking competition among those in the service industry will be held on Sunday, 14th May, 2017, from 7.30am.

2. organising chairperson of 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race, YM Raja Kamal Bashah bin Raja Abu Bakar

2. organising chairperson of 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race, YM Raja Kamal Bashah bin Raja Abu Bakar

3. launch gimmick

3. launch gimmick

Organised by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (Perak Chapter) in collaboration with Perak Tourism Association and supported by Tourism Perak Management Berhad, the 1.2km race is in two categories: Classic Tray and Sportive Tray.

4. launch gimmick

4. launch gimmick

5. group photo

5. group photo

Classic Tray is open to individual professionals working in hotels while Sportive Tray is for waiters in restaurants, pubs and bistros, as well as students from hospitality colleges.

6. group photo

6. group photo

7. sharing a light moment

7. sharing a light moment

8. YB Dato' Nolee Ashilin is ready for the race, too

8. YB Dato’ Nolee Ashilin is ready for the race, too

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five winners per category and gender groups. The first prize winner takes home RM2,000 for Classic Tray and RM1,500 for Sportive Tray.

9. mock cheque presentation by Tourism Perak CEO Pn. Zuraida bt. Md. Taib (L)

9. mock cheque presentation by Tourism Perak CEO Pn. Zuraida bt. Md. Taib (L)

10. mock cheque presentation by MOTAC (L)

10. mock cheque presentation by MOTAC (L)

11. mock cheque presentation by  Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) CEO Mr. Yap Lip Seng (L)

11. mock cheque presentation by Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) CEO Mr. Yap Lip Seng (L)

Ipoh International Waiters Race was first organised in 2013 and it attracted 200 participants. The race has grown slowly but surely as the number increased to 420 in 2016.

12. MAH Perak Chairperson Ms. Maggie Ong presents a mock cheque for RM6,000 to the 5th IIWR

12. MAH Perak Chairperson Ms. Maggie Ong presents a mock cheque for RM6,000 to the 5th IIWR

13. mock cheque presentation by Tower Regency Hotel Manager Mdm. Mariana Abdul Hamid (R)

13. mock cheque presentation by Tower Regency Hotel Manager Mdm. Mariana Abdul Hamid (R)

14. sponsorship by Pn. Puteri Rafidzah, CEO of Mariwasa Kraftangan (L)

14. sponsorship by Pn. Puteri Rafidzah, CEO of Mariwasa Kraftangan (L)

This year, the organisers are targeting at least 400 participants, not only within Malaysia but also ASEAN countries, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and Brunei Darussalam. Contact has also been made with their counterparts in Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan.

15. sponsorship by Ms. Winnie of Spritzer (L)

15. sponsorship by Ms. Winnie of Spritzer (L)

16. Syeun Hotel Ipoh Managing Director Ms. Maggie Ong (L) represents Peerapat Technology Public Co. Ltd, Thailand, in sponsoring RM5,000 to the 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race

16. Syeun Hotel Ipoh Managing Director Ms. Maggie Ong (L) represents Peerapat Technology Public Co. Ltd, Thailand, in sponsoring RM5,000 to the 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race

17. mock cheque presentation by Golden Century Tour & Travel Sdn. Bhd. Mr. Jimmy Goh (L)

17. mock cheque presentation by Golden Century Tour & Travel Sdn. Bhd. Mr. Jimmy Goh (L)

Ipoh International Waiters Race (IIWR) is the one and only event of its kind organised in Malaysia. It is listed in Tourism Perak as well as Tourism Malaysia Calendar of Events.

18. sponsorship by MH Hotel Ipoh (L)

18. sponsorship by MH Hotel Ipoh (L)

19. mock cheque presentation by Ms. Rains Choong (L) representing Spurway Venture Sdn. Bhd.

19. mock cheque presentation by Ms. Rains Choong (L) representing Spurway Venture Sdn. Bhd.

With such a forthcoming unique attraction, IIWR certainly boosts Tourism Perak’s target of 8 million tourist arrivals this year, in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017.

20. all the sponsors of the 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race

20. all the sponsors of the 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race

For further information or to register, log on to this official website: http://www.ipohwaitersrace.net.

21. the 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race committee presents a token of appreciation to guest-of-honour Dato' Nolee

21. the 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race committee presents a token of appreciation to guest-of-honour Dato’ Nolee

Event: Launch of 5th Ipoh International Waiters Race 2017
Venue: Kinta River Walk, Ipoh
Date: 22nd March, 2017
Time: 3pm

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