People from all races from Ipoh and its surrounding areas participated in the 35th edition of Ipoh Car-Free Day, which took place at Jalan Raja DiHilir, on Sunday morning, 25th Nov, 2018. The monthly activity, from 7am until 10am, attracted some 8,000 people this time.
According to Ipoh City Council Secretary, En. Mohd. Zakuan Bin Haji Zakaria, the Ipoh Car-Free Day programme has a multi-pronged objective: to develop a sports city, to lower its carbon footprint, as well as to improve on the Index of Happiness among residents by creating awareness on the environment, health, security, history and legacy of Ipoh City. In addition, the New Municipal Agenda is to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
The main theme for this edition of Ipoh Car-Free Day is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR), Perak level. Other themes observed were: World Town Planning Day, World Children’s Day, International Men’s Day, World Diabetes Day, and World Toilet Day.
Some 200 cyclists participated in the Fun Ride with Majlis Keselamatan Jalan Raya (MKJR) Perak. The ride was flagged off by Puan Nor Sham Binti Rahman, Assistant State Secretary of Perak (Management). Also present was Encik Vigneswaran a/l Chinniah Chettiar, Director of Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Negeri Perak, as well as Heads of Department and officers of the City Council.
As usual, Ipoh Car-Free Day attracted many organisations, including PUSPANITA, BOMBA, Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM), Perak State Health Department, KPJ, MICA, Daybreak Association, Ipoh City Watch, Perak State Library, Tun Razak Library….among others.
Events lined up that morning were aerobics, health checks, sewing, giant balloon, street carrom, human table football, and more.
Ipoh Car-Free Day wraps up for the year on 23rd Dec, 2018. Will you be there?
Event: 35th Ipoh Car-Free Day
Venue: Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh
Date: 25th Nov, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 7am – 10am
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