In a vibrant celebration of cultural heritage and community spirit, Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG) is set to host the much-anticipated Batik Fun Walk 2023 on Sunday, 22nd October 2023, at the picturesque Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) Lanai ~ Lanai @ MaTiC in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
The Batik Fun Walk, a leisure event organised by PENYAYANG in collaboration with strategic partners, including The Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), and MCM CoMetro 5 Pillars Venture, aims to spotlight the rich tapestry of Malaysian culture embodied in batik and promote its use as daily attire.
A Journey Through Culture and Fitness
The event promises a day of cultural immersion and physical activity suitable for participants of all ages. Families and friends are encouraged to join in, making it an inclusive gathering.
The Batik Fun Walk itinerary is brimming with exciting activities:
- Fitness Challenges: Participants can engage in friendly fitness competitions, promoting health and well-being.
- Entertainment: The event will feature captivating performances to keep spirits high.
- Clowns: Amusing clowns will add an element of fun and laughter to the festivities.
- Quiz: A knowledge quiz will test participants’ familiarity with batik and Malaysian culture.
- Lucky Draws: Prizes galore await lucky winners.
Exploring Kuala Lumpur’s Scenic Routes
The walk will commence and conclude at the Lanai, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC). Participants will embark on a 3.8-kilometer journey, traversing iconic streets of Kuala Lumpur, including Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Perak, Jalan P.Ramlee, Jalan Pinang, Persiaran Petronas, before returning to the MaTiC venue.
Participation and Giving Back
Participation fees have been thoughtfully structured:
- RM 45 for adult participants, inclusive of a complimentary batik sarong.
- RM 20 for children aged 7 to 12 years old, without a complimentary batik sarong.
- Free admission for children under 7 years old, without a complimentary batik sarong and medal.
Completing the walk earns participants the cherished Batik Fun Walk 2023 medal.
Beyond the festivities, the event carries a significant charitable component. All participation fees collected will be channeled towards supporting cancer initiatives through Penyayang Pesakit Kanser (PPK). PPK is a dedicated support group that extends services and assistance to cancer patients at Putrajaya Hospital, the National Cancer Institute, and Seri Kembangan.
The Batik Fun Walk 2023 will recognise excellence in various categories, including:
- Youngest Participant
- Oldest Participant
- Largest Group of Contestants
- Group Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
- Individual Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
- Family Most Creatively Dressed in Batik
- Grand Prize and Lucky Draws
Partners, Sponsors, and Registration
The event is conducted in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture of Malaysia (MOTAC) and enjoys support from strategic partners, including Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), and MCM CoMetro 5 Pillars Venture.
Generous sponsors who have contributed to the success of the Batik Fun Walk 2023 include Victoria Station Sdn Bhd, Restoran Nasi Lemak Saleha, Eau Claire Sdn Bhd, Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad, Beiersdorf (M) Sdn Bhd, The Store Corporation Berhad, RHR Hospitality Sdn Bhd, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Leong Hup Agrobusiness Sdn Bhd, Expomal International Sdn Bhd, Enrich Fitness (M) Sdn Bhd, Mara Liner Sdn Bhd, Dewina Holdings Sdn Bhd, and Nestle Malaysia.
For those interested in participating, online registration is available through this link or Ticket2U – Batik Fun Walk 2023.
Batik Fun Walk 2023 promises to be a memorable celebration of culture, community, and charity, uniting Malaysians in a colourful tapestry of shared heritage and camaraderie.