Ipoh Car-Free Day: 2nd Anniversary Celebration

1. cycling
1. cycling

This morning’s Ipoh Car-Free Day was the event’s second anniversary, since its establishment in October 2015. This car-free event, with the primary aim of achieving lower carbon footprint in the city, is hosted on the fourth Sunday of every month along the stretch of Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh, from 7am to 10am.

2. Snakes and Ladders
2. Snakes and Ladders
 3. mother and daughter make use of the mobile library
3. mother and daughter make use of the mobile library

This edition was also slightly more colourful. As it was held in conjunction with Deepavali which fell on 18th Oct, some of the visitors were dressed in their best traditional Indian costumes.

 4. Abang D.O. entertains with karaoke
4. Abang D.O. entertains with karaoke
 5. Ipoh Town Planning Director Tuan Zulqarnain bin Mohamad flags off cyclists from Kelab Sepeda Klasik Kinta, Perak Darul Ridzuan
5. Ipoh Town Planning Director Tuan Zulqarnain bin Mohamad flags off cyclists from Kelab Sepeda Klasik Kinta, Perak Darul Ridzuan

If you have been following my blog, you would have noticed regular coverage on Ipoh Car-Free Day. This is the 23rd edition, thus far.

Free Pap Smear Screening
Did I notice anything new this morning? Yes, of course. There was a mobile clinic set up by The National Population and Family Development Board (LPKNN).

 6. mobile clinic by The National Population and Family Development Board (LPKNN)
6. mobile clinic by The National Population and Family Development Board (LPKNN)

The Board currently offers free pap smear tests for women at all Klinik Nur Sejahtera and Klinik Subfertility LPPKN, until 30th Nov, 2017.

7. staff from the Ipoh City Council enjoy themselves
7. staff from the Ipoh City Council enjoy themselves
 8. visitors play with giant bubbles
8. visitors play with giant bubbles

Updates on Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5)
Also, if you have been waiting for the tin dredge TT5 to reopen, well, I have got good news. The dredge has started to welcome visitors since 1st Oct, 2017, after closing for about two years for repair works. Currently under the management of MB Inc, guided tours inside the tin dredge are conducted, for group size of up to 20 pax.

9. TT5 and its components
9. TT5 and its components

The dredge is open from 9am to 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is RM10 adult and RM5 per child (8 to 12 years) as well as senior citizens above 65.

Besides TT5, two other components that are ready for visitors are Anjung @ TT5 (former office converted to gallery) and Palong @ TT5, where visitors are able to try their hand panning for tin ore.

10. yoga
10. yoga
11. Zumba
11. Zumba

21-Day Fit4Life Online Coaching
Organised by My Breakfast Story, this is a programme which encourages participants to lose weight in a healthy way through a 5-step guided plan. Did you know that 40% of Malaysians are obese?

 12. Do you dare to take up the 21-day online fitness coaching?
12. Do you dare to take up the 21-day online fitness coaching?

This is why it is so critical for an entire community to take active steps to lose weight in order to lead a healthier lifestyle. Do you dare to take up the challenge which promises a reduction of 7kg in weight over a period of 12 months? WhatsApp +60123672662.

13. Kohijau creates awareness on the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
13. Kohijau creates awareness on the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
14. tokoh-tokoh Bahasa Melayu
14. tokoh-tokoh Bahasa Melayu

Hockey Clinic for Kids by Persatuan Hoki Perak
Persatuan Hoki Perak took up a booth for the first time, offering hockey clinic for children.

15. mini hockey
15. mini hockey

It was also to promote the upcoming Kejohanan Hoki Piala Tun Abdul Razak Ke-55 to be hosted at Ipoh’s Stadium Azlan Shah from 4th to 12th Nov, 2017.

Corporate Family Day
For a change, a private company held its Family Day to coincide with Ipoh Car-Free Day.

16. Team Keris Berhad Family Day
16. Team Keris Berhad Family Day

Apart from supporting the event, it was also to encourage their staff and family members to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle.

17. street soccer
17. street soccer
 18. inflatable games
18. inflatable games

Best Destination Manager Award For Ipoh Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man
This second anniversary of Ipoh Car-Free Day couldn’t be held at a more opportune time, following the achievement of Ipoh Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man, who received the Best Destination Manager Award at the 8th TPO General Assembly For Asia Pacific Cities hosted at Tongyeong City, Republic of Korea, last week.

 19. photo gallery on Ipoh Car-Free Day since its first edition
19. photo gallery on Ipoh Car-Free Day since its first edition

TPO stands for Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Cities. Members of TPO are from ten countries, represented by 81 cities and their tourism agencies.

Event: Ipoh Car-Free Day: 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Venue: Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh
Date: 22nd Oct, 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 7am – 10am

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With love

8 thoughts on “Ipoh Car-Free Day: 2nd Anniversary Celebration

  1. what a healthy lifestyle. I have joined in a couple of KL Car free weekends before, on Sundays at KLCC area. Ran a couple of km.. oh, I need to get that lifestyle back again!

  2. I always love to see how Ipoh has acted and join this car free day that organised in Ipoh! You guys definitely rock this celebration and it was a good cause for reduce pollution too!

  3. I hope such events are organised in my city too . Its going to create such a healthy way of life which not only will help people but also the environment . It seems to be a very effective solution to the issue of rising pollution. Great job

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