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Leisure walk in George Town draws 15,000 people


A CROWD of 15,000 people walked along a 5km-route in Penang enjoying beautiful heritage sites with family and friends.

Dressed alike in white T-shirts, the adults and children started their leisure journey from 7am at the Esplanade that passed state icons such as Fort Cornwallis, Khoo Kongsi and Masjid Melayu.

A Zumba session helped participants warm up for the City Walk 2016 organised by the Penang Island City Council and Penang Adventurers’ Club.

As they left the starting point, there was a troop which was beating drums.

It gave the recent event a lively atmosphere which left the crowd cheering for more as they began the walk.

Disabled participants taking part in the 5km-long City Walk 2016 through the heritage enclave of George Town.
Disabled participants taking part in the 5km-long City Walk 2016 through the heritage enclave of George Town.

For each stop, they had to collect stamps in their ‘passport’ and some were seen taking selfies in front of the heritage sites.

The fine weather made it a good walk for all the participants but the hot morning weather had a few ladies holding umbrellas.

Present at the flag-off were Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon, state Local Government Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow and Mayor Datuk Patahiyah Ismail.

Activities such as stage performances, face-painting, caricature and mehendi drawing, foot massages and games were in store for participants at the end of the walk.

There were also exhibitions by various agencies including the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com-mission, National Anti-Drugs Agency, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Befrienders.

Participants taking a selfie with drummers in the background on the sidelines of the City Walk 2016, held in conjunction with City Day at the Esplanade. — ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star
Participants taking a selfie with drummers in the background on the sidelines of the City Walk 2016, held in conjunction with City Day at the Esplanade. — ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star

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