FINANCIAL controller Foo Eng Chong joined his first Penang Starwalk in 1997. He has taken part in the walk for 22 consecutive years and collected every edition’s T-shirt.
The 55-year-old’s efforts were finally rewarded when he produced all of the shirts in a contest during Penang Starwalk 2019 at Gurney Paragon Mall, beating 25 other walkers to win RM250 worth of TGIF meal vouchers.
“Penang Starwalk has been an annual family affair. The T-shirts are memorable tokens, ” he said after receiving his prize yesterday.
In another contest on the collection of certificates, competition walker Tan Chee Leong, 41, who has entered state and national meets, turned up with 23 certificates collected from past Starwalk editions.
“I joined my first Starwalk in 1988 and being a race walker, it was imperative for me to keep records and competition certificates.
“I have a big stack of certificates from walking events around the world as well, ” he said.
Tan, who is of Chinese-Indian parentage, is married to former national walker D. Kavitha, 41.
Their son Sriven Tan, 14, follows in their footsteps and represents the country in the under-15 category.
The second and third prize winners in both contests took home RM150 and RM100 in TGIF vouchers respectively while 10 consolation prize winners won RM50 vouchers each.
Present to hand out the prizes was Star Media Group Berhad client brand marketing general manager Simone Liong.