24 July 2017
Ipoh Cultural Parade parades its way into records book
Last updated on 23 July 2017 – 08:53pm
IPOH: It was a day to remember for 2,296 participants of the Ipoh Cultural Parade 2017 as they made their way into the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for the largest cultural parade in the country.
The programme organised by Tourism Perak, with the cooperation of the Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI), involved 55 contingents and 120 floats parading over a 2.8km route around Ipoh in front of thousands of visitors today.
The parade, which started at 7.45am, was held in conjunction with PCCCI’s 110th anniversary and Visit Perak Year 2017.
The participants included school students, non-governmental organisations and private companies.
PCCCI is organising a series of events this year to mark its 110th-year milestone.
24 July 2017
Ipoh’s largest cultural parade enters book of records
IPOH: Organisers of the Ipoh Cultural Parade 2017 have earned a place in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR).
The Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) was recognised for organising the Largest Cultural Parade.
Some 2,296 individuals from 54 groups, marched or danced their way along the 2.8km route.
The parade included 120 beautifully designed floats from schools, arts and cultural groups, NGOs and private companies.
The cultural parade was also the first to make a mark on local history by celebrating Malaysia’s diversity.
The performances included cultural wedding dances, caklempong (a gong ensemble) and lion and dragon dances.
The parade started at Padang Ipoh at about 7.55am and passed through main city roads.
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/07/24/ipohs-largest-cultural-parade-enters-book-of-records/#s8v0XzuG1LjgfZsp.99