THE Klang City Rejuvenation (KCR) campaign will see some exciting events this year.
Aimed at turning Klang into one of the most attractive and liveable cities in the country, the campaign is a joint effort by the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI), Malay Chamber of Commerce in Selangor and Klang Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Last Friday, the committee members launched the “We Love Klang” treasure hunt and the “We Love Klang” Run at the KCCCI building in Lebuh Enggang, Klang.
The treasure hunt will be held on March 26 in Klang from 7am to 4pm.
The run, jointly organised with the Klang Pacers Athletic Club (KPAC), will take place on May 7 at Padang Sultan Sulaiman at 6.30am.
The organisers also announced that a cultural festival would be held on May 6 and 7. KCR Project Working Committee chairman Ter Leong Leng said the run would be interesting as the gates of Istana Alam Shah would be open that morning, allowing participants a chance to run on the palace grounds.
“Participants will also be able to see a kompang performance at Istana Alam Shah, an Indian cultural performance at Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz and a Chinese cultural performance at the Kuan Yin Temple.
“We are organising these cultural performances to symbolise the unity of Klang and its people.
“We want the public to have a better understanding of the history of Klang’s architecture, authentic food and culture,” said Ter.
There are seven age-group categories and participants can run either the 6km or 10km for the event. Entry fee is RM50.
For the treasure hunt, Ter said the entry fee would be RM300 with a maximum of four people in a vehicle.
OCBC Bank Klang branch senior manager Cheong Bak Cheng said this was second time the bank was sponsoring the run.
“It is exciting for us as the runners will run pass the OCBC Bank branch building along the route,” he said.
KPAC chairman John Heng said about 2,500 participants were expected to take part in the run.
KCCCI deputy president Dr Leong said the treasure hunt, which combined walking and driving, was suitable for families.
He said participants would be able to enjoy Klang’s beauty and heritage while spending time together enjoying good food and great company.
“Prizes worth RM10,000 await the winners,” he said.
For details, call 03-334 39289 (KCCCI office), 017-330 8081 (Siew Cheng) or 012-359 0048 (Christine).