THE two-day Happy 50 Malaysia contest road show at the Alor Star Mall last weekend received good response from the public with many people turning up to submit multiple entries for the contest.
Even though Sunday is a working day in Kedah, local folk thronged The Star’s booth at the shopping centre to participate in games such as congkak and twister, and to buy copies of The Star where entry forms for the contest are printed.
Some went home with goodies such as the Kuntum, Galaxy and Flavour magazines and balloons for children.
There were also drawing competitions for children.
The band from Sultan Abdul Hamid College was also present to entertain visitors.
Lim Cheng Poh, 53, a reader of The Star since 1973, said she was proud to celebrate Malaysia’s 50 years of independence with the newspaper.
“I am a die-hard reader of The Star. Even without the contest, I will still celebrate Malaysia’s 50th independence anniversary with the paper,” she said after submitting 10 entries for the contest.
Lim Eng Keat, 37, who bought 20 copies of the newspaper, said:“I have been submitting my entries from the first day of the contest without fail and I hope I will be lucky to win one of the prizes. Sheridan Zakaria, 38, who bought 10 copies of The Star, said the attractive prizes of the contest caught his attention.
”The winner of the grand prize will always remember the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence as his or her lucky year,” said Sheridan who hoped to be that lucky person.
The Happy 50 Malaysia contest runs until July 22.
It is organised by The Star in the spirit of the country’s 50th year of independence. All contestants need to do is answer a question each week based on a story published in Sunday Metro the previous week.
Contestants stand to win weekly cash prizes of RM10,000 and also Suzuki cars, Ikea vouchers, Samsung AV products and mobile phones in the grand finale on Aug 30.
The grand prize is the partially furnished double-storey terrace house worth a total of RM600,000.