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Kuching plans new Malaysia record during Car Free Morning

1,000 expected to dance together in traditional attire over extended program

The twice-monthly Kuching Car Free Morning Program will be extended up to Pangkalan Sapi and Dataran Ibu Pertiwi tomorrow with the Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) and Kuching Rotary Club also trying to break the Malaysian record for most dancers in traditional attire.

According to Borneo Post, the target of the organizers is 1,000 participants, with Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg is scheduled to officiate the event which has the theme ‘Colours of Harmony’.

The event is scheduled at 8.30AM at the Kuching Waterfront square.

About the theme ‘Colours of Harmony’

Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts (MTCP) Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was quoted in Utusan Borneo as saying that “Colours of Harmony”, which coincides with the Kuching Car Free Morning, is more than just an attempt to set a record.

He said that it is a celebration of global cultural heritage as well as he added that Sarawak wants to send send a powerful message to the world that in Sarawak, our diversity is our strength.

He also highlighted that Sarawak alone had 34 distinct ethnic groups which live in harmony among each other.

Those who are interested to participate can fill in the form at https://forms.gle/dZLBpXwimDNefBFq8 or register at the booths at the site, or buy traditional Dayak attire.

About Kuching Car Free Morning

The Kuching Car Free Day is held twice a month with selected roads in Kuching, usually around Padang Merdeka, closed to traffic for a few hours.

During this time, the road is turns into a huge jogging and cycling path with DBKU themselves also organizing other activities within the vicinity.

The event has been largely popular among city residents who come out to cycle, walk and exercise with some even going out of their way to wear costumes during the event.

The event was later also extended to the Council of the City of Kuching South (MBKS) which holds theirs within thier headquarters area on a monthly basis.

More can be learned about Kuching Car Free Morning article, or you can also buy sporting attire with promotions here.


Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.
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