The wet weather did not deter scores of people from participating in the Octagon Mid-Autumn Celebration last night. Co-organised by the Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI), owners of Wisma Octagon, and the Ipoh City Council, leading the list of guests-of-honour were the Minister of Local Government Development (KPKT) YB Nga Kor Ming, Deputy Speaker Perak State Legislative Assembly YB Jenny Choy and Ipoh City Mayor Y.Bhg. Dato’ Rumaizi bin Baharin@Md Daud.
In conjunction with the celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on 29th September this year (or 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar annually), PCCCI launched the Paloh Street Food Paradise, to establish a new street food destination in Ipoh City at Gerbang Perniagaan Paloh, on the side and back of Wisma Octagon. View the full photo album of Paloh Street Food Paradise on our official Facebook Page by clicking HERE.
PCCCI President Dato’ Liew Chee Ming believes that Paloh Street Food Paradise will offer different food options for visitors to Ipoh, and create fresh memories for them, as a new landmark in the city. Gerbang Perniagaan Paloh along with its Paloh Street Food Paradise complements Gerbang Malam and Little India.
For 2023, Ipoh is one of the Top 3 domestic destinations in Malaysia. Sharing the good news was YB Nga, who also promised to propose to the Perak Menteri Besar to include Octagon Mid-Autumn Celebration on the Visit Perak Year 2024 Calendar of Events.
“Ipoh is one of the local authorities allocated the highest funds under my portfolio. For all the 15 local authorities in Perak, the total allocation is RM68 million. In addition, the Perak Housing and Real Estate Board has received the highest funds in its history, at RM8.75 million.
Video: YB Nga Kor Ming Speech @ Octagon Mid-Autumn Celebration Ipoh 2023
“We are also in the midst of a discussion to upgrade the Sultan Azlan Shah airport, something that many of us have yearned for. We believe that it will become a reality soon,” YB Nga said.
Meanwhile, Ipoh City Mayor expressed hope for the private sector and non-governmental organisations, such as PCCCI, to lead the way in organising exciting events and activities, to attract more tourists, especially with 2024 being Visit Perak Year.
“Take this opportunity to empower the economy of Ipoh through tourism, as we have vast potential considering our strategic geographical location,” he added.
Besides cultural entertainment, members of the public also had the opportunity to participate in a lantern parade, led by the VVIPs. After circling one round around Wisma Octagon, they were feted to complimentary mooncakes to wrap up the colouful night. View the full photo album of Octagon Mid-Autumn Celebration on our official Facebook Page by clicking HERE.
Video: Octagon Mid-Autumn Celebration 2023
Event: Octagon Mid-Autumn Celebration & Launching of Paloh Street Food Paradise
Venue: Wisma Octagon, Ipoh
Date: 23rd Sept, 2023