Day of excitement despite low attendance

Healthy fun: Children and adults enjoying themselves at the event along Jalan Todak 2 in Bandar Sunway Seberang Jaya.

The event saw Jalan Todak 2 and Jalan Todak 3 in Seberang Jaya closed to traffic from 6am to noon.

Many parents could be seen sweating it out in the aerobics session led by instructor Ice Tan, while their children availed themselves in colouring contests, cycling activities and a game of Snakes And Ladders on a giant board placed on the road.

Students from SJK(C) True Light in Juru took to the stage showing off colourful dresses made out of recycled items during the fashion show.

Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) secretary Rozali Mohamud said the low turnout for the third gathering could be due to the fasting month.

“Despite the fasting month, about 300 visitors showed up, which is a good sign.

“We are awarding the regular visitors with rewards to encourage their attendance, such as by allowing them to collect stamps, and with every four stamps collected they are entitled to a free chilli plant.

“To increase awareness of the event, we have put up banners and buntings and have sought assistance from hotels to help promote the programme to their customers.

“MPSP’s Car-Free programme is unlike others where the streets are busy with business. We focus on creating a healthy space for family outings and activities, hence the family-oriented activities,” said Rozali during the Sunday event.

Businessman Yvonne Lee, 32, who was there with her family hopes that more activities could be held at the event to attract a bigger crowd and that the event made more interesting.

“This is my second time here, and so far it is still good. It is a good programme for children to come out and play in the morning,” she said.

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