Dress creatively and win at walk to promote national batik heritage


  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

Leela (standing, fourth from right) with National Art Gallery curator Alizam Hasan (second from left), director-general Datuk Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa (fourth from left) and the ‘Batik Superheroes’ during the launch at the gallery.

EXCITING prizes await those who come in their best traditional outfits at the Batik Fun Walk 2019 on Oct 13.

The fun walk is an annual event to promote batik as a national heritage. It is organised by Yayasan Budi Penyayang together with the Youth and Sports Ministry as well as the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry.

The walk will start at 8.15am from the National Art Gallery and proceed to Jalan Temerloh, Jalan Kuantan, Jalan Tembeling and back to Jalan Temerloh and the gallery – a distance of 3.8km.

Yayasan Budi Penyayang chief executive officer Datuk Leela Mohd Ali said funds raised would be channelled to a cancer initiative.

Prizes are up for grabs for the largest group, the oldest participant, the youngest participant, the most creatively dressed family in batik as well as the most creatively dressed individuals in batik.

There will also be a lucky draw session.

The fee is RM35 per person, RM315 per group (10 people) while the fun walk is free for children under 12.

Registered participants are entitled to a complimentary batik sarong and medal.

The gallery through the Young Art Entrepreneurs Programme (YAE!) will also organise batik canting and batik product sales, which will feature two artists known for batik art.

The batik canting workshop costs RM10 per person, including materials and equipment.

YAE will also feature a ceramic experience workshop focusing on clay-making from 9.30am to 3pm. No registration is required.

For details, call 03-8946 0222.

For online registration, visit https://event.howei.com/event/batik-fun-walk-2018.

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