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Developer brings green race to Penang


Participants of Sunway Property’s Race For A Better Planet ‘Hike With Nature’ hiking up Nan Shan Hill in Paya Terubong, Penang. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

Participants of Sunway Property’s Race For A Better Planet ‘Hike With Nature’ hiking up Nan Shan Hill in Paya Terubong, Penang. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

MORE than 500 people braved the early morning drizzle on Sunday to take part in the “Ride With Nature” hike at Sunway Valley City, the site of Sunway Property’s latest mixed development in Paya Terubong, Penang.

Participants and their families started by doing a zumba warm-up before ascending Nan Shan Hill for the 1.5km fun hike.

There were also other exciting events for the participants including environmental workshops, a Best Recycling Fashion Contest, green talks and a lucky draw which offered fabulous prizes.

Insurance agent Chan Shiang Ni, 26, was the lucky participant as she took home the grand prize – a mountain bike.

“I always win something in this kind of events, and I hope my winning streak will continue,” said Chan.

The children had a fun time too, especially with the giant chess game, where they moved each piece on the chessboard with their legs.

The two green workshops demonstrating the usage of DIY enzyme and organic planting, created a lot of interest among the participants.

(From left) Teh, Ahila, Cheah, Yeoh, Lim and Lew, a teacher from Han Chiang High School, at the event in Sunway Valley City.
(From left) Teh, Ahila, Cheah, Yeoh, Lim and Lew, a teacher from Han Chiang High School, at the event in Sunway Valley City.

Sunway Property Penang project director Lim Beng Hoe said the event was part of the group’s green community initiative “Race For A Better Planet 2016”, to mark World Environment Day.

“The aim of the race is to create public awareness on sustainability and the importance in respecting and preserving nature.

“This event would not have been possible if not for our supporting partner Anak Hutan, participating exhibitors, purchasers and the public,” said Lim.

The fun hike was flagged off by Sunway Berhad property development division (Malaysia and Singapore) managing director Sarena Cheah.

Also present were its Sunway Property Penang general manager Ahila Ganesan and brand communication and special initiative assistant general manager Teh Ee Laine as well as Paya Terubong assemblyman Yeoh Soon Hin.

Tong Chin Keong, 38, with his wife Teo Sin Yin, 37, son Tong Zee Kenn, seven, and daughter Tong Zi Qing, four, enjoying family time at the event.
Tong Chin Keong, 38, with his wife Teo Sin Yin, 37, son Tong Zee Kenn, seven, and daughter Tong Zi Qing, four, enjoying family time at the event.

Situated in a mature neighbourhood, the 10ha Sunway Valley City will be a catalyst for Sunway Property Penang to rejuvenate and revitalise the area as a community hub.

The area is on the former site of Lee Rubber factory.

Its integrated development project will comprise a shopping centre, serviced apartments, shopoffices, business centre, an educational hub and a medical centre.

With Sunway’s unique business model of build-own-operate and its strength in integrated development as well as established track records in creating townships, the upcoming development in Paya Terubong will be another breakthrough in elevating the quality of living and enhancing the environment as a whole.

   

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