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Strong presence: Andrew (standing second from left) and other Sarawakians displaying their enthusiasm to take part in the walk.

Strong presence: Andrew (standing second from left) and other Sarawakians displaying their enthusiasm to take part in the walk.

PETALING JAYA: Sarawakians are set to showcase their unique heritage at the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2017 by turning out in their colourful traditional attire.

Proud Iban Andrew Andreas, 36, is determined to recruit at least 50 of his fellow Sarawakians to represent the state at the annual walk on Aug 27.

The Serdang-based human re­­source executive said the event is a significant exercise to bring to­­gether Malaysians of diverse backgrounds to celebrate the spirit of unity.

“It is also an opportunity for Sarawakians to present their aboriginal culture. It is important for Sarawakians because we are ‘anak-anak’ Malaysia too,” he added.

Andrew hopes Malaysians of other cultures will take the opportunity to learn more about the different Sarawakian native tribes.

“We are excited to share a slice of our culture with others, especially the younger generation,” he said.

Andrew, who will be taking part in the walk with his cousins, said he is looking forward to joining the event for the first time.

The inaugural #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk took place last year.

“I am proud to be Sarawakian, and also to be Malaysian. We come from different cultures and beliefs but we can socialise, eat and drink together as one family. That is the beauty of this country,” he said.

#AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2017 will be held at Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam on Aug 27.

It is organised by Star Media Group in collaboration with Eco World Development Group Bhd.

There will be lucky draw prizes, including a Proton Iriz 1.6L Premium CVT, a Gintell (M) Sdn Bhd De’Vano S Funtastic Sofa, Goodnite Exec Series 6” Achievement Mattress, Panasonic Mer­­chandise, PNB Perdana Hotel and Suites on the Park stays, Spin Pro B1.3 Exercise Bike from Heal­­thy World Lifestyle, OTO e-Physio Plus EY-900P, Soleus GPS Sole running watch and Kay Kay All Plant Sports Protein Powder by Inno Asia Dis­­tribution Sdn Bhd.

Sponsors include CIMB Foundation (gold sponsor), Panasonic (silver sponsor) and Proton (car sponsor).

 Living overseas now?


Not to worry, you can still be a part of the #Anak-AnakMalaysia Walk anywhere you are in the world!

Just head to a foreign landmark near you and share a picture or a video of yourself with the poster, which can be downloaded from here or www.facebook.com/TheStarOnline/.

You can print it out, or display it on your mobile device. Selfies and wefies are also welcome.

E-mail your photographs and videos to online@thestar.com.my or upload the pictures and videos on your public Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account with the hashtag #AnakAnakMalaysia2017.

Pictures and videos submitted will be shared on The Star Online’s social media accounts and published on our different platforms, so have fun and start sending them over today!