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OCBC has taken on the role of title sponsor of Car Free Morning in 2015 to strengthen the event in partnership withKuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

DBKL aims to make the OCBC KL Car Free Morning (KLCFM) a tourist activity drawing more tourists into the city.

“I am working to bring in more cultural shows such as bhangra dances (a Sikh cultural dance) and brass bands. We will also bring out our horse carriages for the KLCFM this weekend to draw a bigger crowd,” said the Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib at a press conference with OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad.

Photo from The Star

Done deal: Ahmad Phesal (second from right) shaking hands with Ong (second from left) to mark the title sponsorship of the OCBC KL Car Free Morning. Looking on are KLCFM chairman Prof Datuk Dr Naim Mohamad (right) and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad director and chief executive officer Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik. Photo from The Star

“On Jan 4, we had 7,000 participants. Youths and middle-aged participants make up about 60% of the total number,”  said the Mayor.

More safety measures will be put into place to prevent untoward circumstances like having different lanes for cyclists and roller skaters, more cones and barriers and better enforcement system as the number of participants increases every fortnight.

“There will be a total of 150 bicycles provided by OCBC for cycling enthusiasts and 10 tandem bicycles to use during the bi-monthly KLCFM,” he said.

OCBC Bank chief executive officer Ong Eng Bin said they are looking to sponsor similar events in other states and would organise additional activities to enhance the experience.

KLCFM is held every fortnight from 7am to 9am on the first and third Sunday of the month starting from Dataran DBKL near Dataran Merdeka and leads participants through 7 km of major streets in KL’s Golden Triangle. Roads will be completely closed off to traffic, making it safe for people to cycle, run, skate, rollerblade or enjoy a morning walk.

For details, visit Car Free Morning on Facebook. #klcarfreemorning #carfreemorning

Source: The Star