Malaysians from all walks of life came together to celebrate National Day & Malaysia Day at the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk this year. A crowd of about 7,000 people turned up at Eco Ardence to show their support and patriotism.
Jointly organised by Star Media Group and Eco World Development Group Berhad, this is the third year the walk is being held. Guest of honour Y.A.B Tuan Amirudin bin Shari, Menteri Besar Selangor flagged off the participants together with Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, Chairman of #AnakAnakMalaysia Organising Committee; Y.B. Sivarasa A/L Rasiah, Deputy Minister of Rural Development; Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, Chairman of EcoWorld; Datuk Fu Ah Kiow, Chairman of Star Media Group Berhad; and Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, Group Managing Director and CEO of Star Media Group Berhad.
This year’s theme, #JomKeHadapan, advocates for a progressive and forward-thinking nation built on the foundations of empowerment, hope and creativity. The walk saw participants of all ages enthusiastically going through mini obstacle courses held along the route revolving around the theme which kept the 4km walk interesting.
Participants were also delighted to find a number of giant #AnakAnakMalaysia wristband and pins structures constructed along the scenic route which provided the perfect backdrop for photos.
The walk saw the likes of Datuk Jimmy Choo, Christy Ng, Keith Kee and other #AnakAnakMalaysia influencers such as Datuk Santokh Singh and Datuk Soh Chin Aun, former national footballers; Agilan Thani, Malaysian MMA fighter; as well as Zylane Lee and Gan Hua Wei, national synchronised swimmers and SEA Games gold medalists.
Following the meaningful walk, the crowd were entertained by the EcoWorld Choir and Team EcoWorld singing the #AnakAnakMalaysia song while the EcoWorld Symphony Drummers also showcased a rousing performance with the lively crowd following every drum beat.
The fun-filled day drew to a close with several lucky draw winners walking away with prizes, thanks to the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk sponsors. The Grand Prize lucky draw winner won a Proton Saga, courtesy of DRB-HICOM, the official car sponsor for this event. Another notable sponsor for this celebration is Panasonic who is the Silver Sponsor.
Other lucky draw prices included a Vespa S 125; return flight tickets to Hawaii and Japan, courtesy of AirAsia; The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Berjaya Hotels and Resorts stays; a Gintell CyberTREK FITuristic Treadmill; a Goodnite True Love bed set; an OGAWA MYsofa; Panasonic merchandise; Columbia Asia Klang premier health screening; Universal Traveller luggage set; and many more.
Throughout the duration of the campaign, which will continue on until 16 September 2018, Malaysians are encouraged to creatively express their patriotism by sharing photos and videos of themselves posing with the wristband on social media platforms as well as the dedicated #AnakAnakMalaysia website at www.anakanakmalaysia.com.