New green space for residents


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019

A resident walking into the maze-like play area at the park. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

OVER 400 people welcomed a new neighbourhood park in Jalan Padang Tembak in Penang at a vibrant Malaysia Day celebration at SK Padang Tembak.

The Linear Park, costing RM40,000, is equipped with exercise equipment, walking pavements and a maze-like play area.

Kebun Bunga assemblyman Jason Ong said the Linear Park was completed in June this year, adding that it was sponsored by nutritional supplements company Fitline.

Mohd Ikmal Alif Abdullah, 14, using the equipment at the Linear Park in Taman Padang Tembak, Ayer Itam. Mohd Ikmal Alif Abdullah, 14, using the equipment at the Linear Park in Taman Padang Tembak, Ayer Itam.

“The park offers residents in Taman Padang Tembak a calm and serene environment, ” he said in his speech during the Malaysia Day celebration at SK Padang Tembak on Saturday.

“We hope they can use the park and its surroundings for healthy activities, ” he added.

The event saw some 100 residents of Taman Padang Tembak and 300 teachers and students of SK Padang Tembak taking part in a host of activities at the school before witnessing the park launch.

The patriotic activities were a colouring competition, trishaw and bicycle decorating competition, musical chairs and Merdeka fashion competition as well as singing performances.

Muhammad Bakhtiar (blue shirt) and Ong (white shirt) posing with SK Padang Tembak pupils at the Malaysia Day celebration.Muhammad Bakhtiar (blue shirt) and Ong (white shirt) posing with SK Padang Tembak pupils at the Malaysia Day celebration.

Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik, who was also present, lauded the event for bringing together residents, students and teachers in a harmonious multiracial setting.

“It’s nice to have events which can help build children’s personalities and identities.

“This will help the children contribute to the country when they grow up, ” said Muhammad Bakhtiar.

The event was organised by the Kebun Bunga service centre, Women and Family Development Committee, Penang Island City Council and SK Padang Tembak.

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