The 18th edition of Ipoh Car-Free Day had the theme of “World Book Day”, which was coincidentally observed on the same day, April 23.
In accordance with the theme, both Tun Razak Library and Perak State Public Library made their presence felt by trying to encourage the reading habit among the community.
Besides setting up a street library for the convenience of library members, there were reading corners by the road side too. Nothing beats being out relaxing in the open with a good book in hand!
This Ipoh Car-Free Day Programme is one of Ipoh City Council’s success stories, hosting this monthly event without fail on the last Sunday of the month.
It is a well-known fact among other city councils, so much so that yesterday morning saw Shah Alam Mayor Y.Bhg. Dato’ Ahmad Zaharin bin Mohd Saad participating in the Ipoh programme to personally experience the event and see how it could be implemented in his city in Selangor.
The morning event, which kicked off with Ipoh Pinky Fun Walk saw a line-up of about 15 different activities, from Zumba to cycling, health checks, fitness training, photo challenge and autism awareness. By the way, World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2 annually.
Event: Ipoh Car-Free Day: World Book Day
Venue: Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh
Date: 23rd April, 2017
Time: 7am – 10am
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