SHAH ALAM: Celebrities and sports personalities will be at the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk today at Eco Ardence in Setia Alam, where Malaysians will celebrate unity in diversity.
Their fans will have an opportunity to greet them and even take wefies during the 3.8km walk.
Organisers Eco World Development Group Bhd and Star Media Group are expecting more than 6,000 participants at the event, which will be graced by Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.
Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said the star-studded #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk at EcoWorld is a wonderful opportunity for the people to meet celebrities.
“We expect a big crowd. With a new Malaysia, this walk will help revitalise the spirit of patriotism in this nation of ours,” he said.
Malaysian motorsports ace Leona Chin, who has pledged her support for the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk, believes that the event is a good way for both EcoWorld and The Star to promote unity, harmony and togetherness among Malaysians.
“If we come together as a nation, we will do very well in the future,” said the fearless female drifter, who loves the fast and furious sport.
Former Miss Malaysia Thanuja Ananthan, who will be attending the walk, said it is a positive approach that promotes integration and national unity.
“I love this walk. I will be at Eco Ardence to mingle with the people. It is a great initiative that brings Malaysians together, regardless of race or creed,” she said.
Thanuja, who is also an actress and emcee, is part of a long list of celebrities joining the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2018 to reinforce their love for a harmonious Malaysia.
Participating for the third time, Thanuja is among the influencers from the education, sports, arts and entertainment sectors who continuously lend their support for the event.
Founder of youth development organisation Youths Today Jazz Tan, singer and songwriter Resh, Miss Tourism International 2011 Gabriella Robinson, Malaysian squash queen Datuk Nicol Ann David, cartoonist Reggie Lee and football legend Datuk Santokh Singh will also be at the walk.
Malaysian artistic gymnast Tracie Ang, who qualified for the Asian Games and has become an inspiration to many young Malaysians, said patriotism is the act of dedicating something to the nation.
“We must do something that makes the country proud. We can do something big or small, but we must be steadfast and sincere,” she said, adding that the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk is a good way to inspire Malaysians.
Meanwhile, Robinson, who is of Chinese, Indian and English parentage, is passionate about the country’s colourful cultures and attractive sights.
“Our country is beautiful and peaceful. Celebrating #AnakAnakMalaysia has the potential to bring more Malaysians together for a good time, leading to greater understanding among all,” she said.
Robinson added that being part of the walk offered participants the opportunity to create a wider circle of friends and find new creative ideas to empower themselves.
Sponsors for the walk include Panasonic (Silver Sponsor) and DRB-Hicom (Car Sponsor).
For details, go to sites.thestar.com.my/aamwalk/