Footwear maker goes extra mile


Shoe of support: Kean Hock (left) presenting a RM30,000 mock cheque to Daric at the Southern Rubber Works office in Beach Street, Penang.

GREAT prizes await Penang Starwalk 2012 participants at the ‘Smash & Win’ game conducted by Southern Rubber Works Sdn Bhd, the maker and distributor of Pallas footwear.

Its human resource senior executive Lee Kean Hock said the fun game would see more attractive prizes being distributed compared to those of previous years on a first-come-first-served basis.

He said: “This year, we see more participants. So, we have increased the number of prizes. Among the prizes are, of course, Pallas footwear, RM20 Pallas vouchers, accessories and freebies from Penang White Coffee, Premier tissue and Revive isotonic drink.”

Its brand executive Eppie Lee said the company, which was one of the main sponsors of the event, would also sell Pallas footwear comprising school shoes, Jazz Star canvas shoes, sandals and slippers at its booth.

He said: “Those who purchase Pallas footwear totalling RM60 and above during the event will be entitled to redeem a Jazz Star shoe bag while those who purchase RM80 and above worth of products after the RM20 voucher discount will get a Pallas lunch box.”

Earlier, they presented a RM30,000 sponsorship for the event to The Star’s advertising executive Leong Shir Mein and advertisement representative Daric Lee at their office in Beach Street, Penang.

Eppie said the sponsorship included 2,000 T-shirts for participants, official committee apparel and lucky draw prizes.

“We have been supporting Starwalk for more than 10 years and will continue to be part of the event.

“We also hope to promote the importance of a good pair of shoes. The base and sole of Pallas shoes are made from comfortable rubber cushion to protect the feet,” he said, adding that the shoes were also very affordable.

Penang Starwalk 2012 will be flagged off at Birch House, Penang Times Square, at 6.30am on Sept 17, a replacement public holiday for Malaysia Day that falls on Sunday.

The route for non-competition walkers is 6km while it is 10km for competition walkers.

This year’s non-competition route covers several new heritage and historical sites apart from the traditional landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque and Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

The new sites include Sia Boey Market, Tan Kongsi, Chew/Lee Jetties, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Customs Building (formerly Malayan Railway Building), Logan Heritage, The Whiteaways Arcade, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh.

The walk is jointly organised by The Star and Penang Amateur Athletics Association.

It is endorsed by the state Education Department and Penang Municipal Council.

Participants, who complete the route within a two-hour time limit, will be eligible for a lucky draw which promises attractive prizes.

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