BUSINESSMAN Long Chow Yee, 38, received the perfect Father’s Day gift when he bagged the lucky draw grand prize in a heritage walk in George Town, Penang.
The family of four from Kuala Lumpur went home with a Honda AFS110KD motorcycle he won at the Federation of Malaysian Manufac-turers (FMM) Heritage Green Walk 2015 held at Beach Street.
“We did not expect this. We had only planned for a good time with our friends and family since this was our first time taking the heritage route.
“We are very happy about this stroke of luck. I will give the motorcycle to my father because he loves going around the city on his motorbike. His is an old model,” he said after being presented with a mock key for the motorcycle on Sunday.
Event organising chairman Datuk Dr Ooi Eng Hock said the number of walkers hit 2,500. The initial target was 1,800 walkers.
“We held this event with several objectives in mind such as to raise funds for underprivileged children, encourage a healthy lifestyle, promote the heritage sites of George Town and to achieve the objective of a Cleaner, Greener Penang.
“We would also like to thank OCBC Bank for supporting the event and contributing RM50,000.
“The staff, sister companies and customers’ contributions amount to an additional RM86,000,” he said.
The 5km walk passed by 15 places including the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Mariamman Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Cathedral of the Assumption and the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower near the Esplanade.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng commended the efforts of the organisers while launching the event.
He noted that more than RM300,000 was raised in aid of 10 charitable organisations.
Lim later presented a mock cheque to representatives of the children’s homes and centres.
Also present at the ceremony were state Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow, state Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Chong Eng and OCBC Bank (M) Bhd chief executive officer Ong Eng Bin.