PENANG Starwalk 2015 participants stand to get a free pass to view antique cameras at the Camera Museum or learn all about owls at the Owl Museum.
About RM20,000 worth of entry tickets will be up for grabs during the lucky draw, courtesy of the Footprint Tourism company that has linked up with Starwalk as an event sponsor.
The company, which is a tourism destination developer, owns both museums, and are sponsoring a total of 500 entry tickets to the Camera Museum and 834 tickets to The Owl Museum.
Company executive director Adrian Soh said Starwalk participants would enjoy their visits to the museums, which had received positive feedback from visitors.
“Starwalk is an event which combines both heritage and health, and we believe our museums will be an attractive bonus for the event,” he said after handing over the tickets to The Star advertisement representative M. Prakash at the Camera Museum in Muntri Street on Wednesday.
Also present was Camera Museum director Najieb Ariff Nazir Ariff who said the museum also featured the personal camera collection of the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, now on loan to the museum.
The Owl Museum, located on the Penang Hill has over 2,500 owl-themed arts and crafts collected from over 30 countries.
On the other hand, the Camera Museum has 250 vintage cameras with some dating back two centuries on exhibit.
The 7km walk will be flagged off at Penang Times Square at 7am on Sept 13.
The premier sporting event is jointly organised by Star Media Group Bhd and the Penang Amateur Athletic Association.
The public can register at the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Saturdays (except public holidays), or at the Penang Times Square information counter on its ground floor from 10am to 9pm daily.
Online registration can be done at http://sites.thestar.com.my/starwalk/.
Starwalk will be a non-competitive event this year.
The entry fee is RM13 per person.
The closing date for registration is Aug 28 or when entries reach 20,000 participants, whichever comes first.