SOME 2,500 people took part in the “Saloma Link Fun Walk” in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
The event marked the end of the month-long celebration of Federal Territory Day.
The run was jointly organised by the Federal Territories Ministry and the Kampung Baru Development Corporation (PKB).
PKB president Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said the run was organised to promote the new 370m pedestrian bridge linking Kampung Baru to Jalan Ampang near KLCC.
“This event also aims to foster an appreciation of public facilities among city dwellers.
“This pedestrian bridge is a tourism icon and people should take care of it and not commit acts of vandalism, ” he said.
Ambrin hoped the bridge would help promote Kampung Baru as a food haven as more people now had pedestrian access into the enclave from surrounding areas.
“People can now walk from KLCC to Kampung Baru in 10 minutes compared to about half an hour before, ” he said, adding that the bridge would also help highlight the development potential of Kampung Baru.
The bridge, which spans over the Akleh highway, was opened to the public on Feb 5 and cost RM31mil.
There were also a children’s colouring contest and traditional Malay dress competition.
Ministry secretary-general Datuk Rosida Jaafar presented prizes to winners of the traditional dress competition. — By FARID WAHAB
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