Public invited to join MBKS’ Kuching Car-Free Morning this Mother’s Day (May 14)

From left: Theresa, Hilmy, Wee, Zainab and Chai at the press conference for Kuching Car-Free Morning today (May 11, 2023).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 11: All members of the public are invited to join Kuching South City Council’s (MBKS) Kuching Car-Free Morning this Mother’s Day (May 14).

MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said a fun walk covering a 2.5km route surrounding the main council building and adjacent parks is included among programmes lined up for the one-day event.

The fun walk is expected to be launched by Deputy Premier-cum-Minister for Public Health, Housing and Local Government Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian at 7.30am.

Other activities beginning at 6.30am include a Leo Club Run by UCSI Kuching, Senamrobik, Open Counter for Assessment Bill Payment, showcase for the Malaysia Book of Records-recognised largest artwork called “Turtle in the Sea” created using plastic straws, and a closing prayer for World Peace 2.0 by Kuching Dhama Vjaya Buddhist Association at the council’s auditorium.

Fun walk route for the Kuching Car-Free Morning this Sunday (May 14, 2023).

Meanwhile, Wee said MBKS would also be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sunway Education Group Sdn Bhd on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

He said MBKS’ Stutong Market would be improved through the implementations of water harvesting and composting in collaboration with Sunway.

“MBKS is proud to announce the upcoming Kuching Car-Free Morning on Sunday, May 14, which is also Mother’s Day. This global initiative encourages individuals to leave their cars at home and explore alternative modes of transportation.

“By doing so, we are reducing traffic congestion, air pollution, and greehouse gas emissions, which are all significant challenges faced by our cities today,” said Wee during a press conference at MBKS headquarters here today.

Also present at the press conference were MBKS deputy mayor Hilmy Othman, councilor Chai Ju Loon, Kuching Car-Free Morning organising chairperson Theresa Peter, and acting city secretary Zainab Marzali. — DayakDaily