GET to know about the Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) by participating in the car-free ‘Sayangi Penangku Hunt’ on Sept 1.
It is the first in a series of public engagements to increase awareness on the proposed LRT project, which is one of the components of the Penang Transport Master Plan.
It is organised by the state government in collaboration with the Penang Island City Council and several non-governmental organisations.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the event would increase public awareness of the Bayan Lepas LRT stations, namely, the Komtar, Macallum and Sungai Pinang LRT stations.
“The hunt is also held in conjunction with Merdeka celebrations,” he said during a press conference held at his office in Komtar on Wednesday.
Chow said the hunt would be strictly car-free, with violators disqualified from the hunt.
“Participants may walk, take public transport or cycle to reach the designated check points.
“Participants will also need to take part in ‘plogging’ which is to collect trash along the LRT route.
“It will also be a paperless hunt,” he said.
The hunt is open to participants of all ages.
“We are targeting 200 participants for this event,” he said.
The event is open to teams of four people with a participation fee of RM50 per team or individuals with a participation fee of RM20 per person.
It is limited to 50 teams on a first-come first-served basis.
The first 15 teams or individuals to complete the hunt and fulfil the requirements stand a chance to win exciting prizes.
All proceeds from the hunt will be channelled to Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) Penang and Junior Chamber International Entrepreneur Metropolitan to fund their environmental and youth welfare programmes and activities.
The hunt on Sept 1 will be flagged off at Komtar (Maybank) at 7am and ends at Karpal Singh Drive.
Registration closes on Aug 29.