Ipoh Car-Free Day: Merdeka Edition (2019)

Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim places his signature on the Malaysian flag
Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim places his signature on the Malaysian flag

Approximately 7,000 residents from Ipoh and neighbouring towns participated in the 43rd edition of Ipoh Car-Free Day on Sunday, with a Merdeka theme, in conjunction with the National Day celebration on 31st August.

The motto was: Sayangi Malaysiaku, Malaysia Bersih.

children dressed in creative flag costumes
children dressed in creative flag costumes
kids colourful parade
kids colourful parade

Among the participants at Ipoh Car-Free Day were Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Azumu and Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim.

fun bike flag off by Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi
fun bike flag off by Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi
Ipoh Car-Free Day
Ipoh Car-Free Day

This monthly programme does not only aim to achieve the objective of Ipoh as a low carbon city, but also improves the happiness index among citizens and promotes awareness of the environment, health, safety, history, as well as its heritage.

Perak Menteri Besar Dato' Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Azumu in red t-shirt
Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Azumu in red t-shirt
cycling to better health
cycling to better health

Additionally, it is a platform for the City Council to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

The programme attracted visitors to participate in activities offered by various government and non-governmental organisations.

taekwondo demonstration
taekwondo demonstration
marching
marching

Event: Ipoh Car-Free Day: Merdeka Edition (2019)
Venue: Jalan Raja Dihilir, Ipoh
Date: 25th August, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 7am – 10am

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2 thoughts on “Ipoh Car-Free Day: Merdeka Edition (2019)

  1. On 25/8, ICFD was another major program, WALK FOR VALUES organised by Sathya Sai Baba Associations Of Perak. More than 1,000 people of all walks of life participated. The 3 themes in this walk are: Environment Care, No to Bully, Be a Buddy & Animal Care. YB Exco Dr Aziz Bari officiated. Thank you. Dr Elangovan, ICFD Co-ordinator.

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