Hand-drawn using wax and treated with myriad of colours, batik is our national symbol. But being the traditional textile has its drawbacks - the batik is more popular with the older generations in the rural areas.
The Batik Fun Walk is an annual event of the Malaysia Batik: Crafted for The World Movement, in a way helps to promote batik to the younger generations. It is a good wholesome 2.3km fun walk that everyone in the family can take part in.
For a fee of RM15, participants get a batik sarong, a goodies bag of mineral water and snacks. Children under the age of 12 enter for free.
The run was flagged off by YB Encik Khairy Jamaluddin, our Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia whose wife is Puan Nori Abdullah, the chairperson of Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG)
The route for the Batik Fun Walk is 2.3 km. It starts and ends in Lanai, MaTiC. The route showcase the iconic cityscapes down teh street of Jalan Sultan Ismail, then right up to Jalan P. Ramlee and back to Jalan Ampang.
Not many know this but the participants help a cause while having fun as proceeds from the walk is channeled to Penyayang Pesakit Kanser (PPK). PPK serves as a support group for cancer patients at Putrajaya Hospital and National Cancer Institute. PPK organizes and manages volunteers and activities to serve as an effective cancer patient support team and provides relevant support for cancer patients and their families.
Prizes are awarded not to the fastest participant but for the following:
4.Individual Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
5.Family Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
Fantastic prizes are given away in the lucky draw in between performances by Astro talents like (clockwise from top left) Marsha, Rahmat Mega, Azhael and Akim Ahmad.
For more information, call the organizer, Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia at 03-8946 0222 or visit www.penyayang.org.my
To view more photos from The Batik Fun Walk 2014, please click HERE. Do like our page first before you can tag you and your friends. Enjoy!
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