Published: Monday September 17, 2012 MYT 4:15:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday September 19, 2012 MYT 10:55:36 AM
Historical Starwalk to remember
GEORGE TOWN: Starwalk turned 35 on a cool, beautiful Monday morning and for the record-breaking 21,672 participants, it was a walk through history.
The walkers were up at the crack of dawn to take part in the country's premier sporting event. For some, it was for an enjoyable stroll while others took advantage of the walk to explore the George Town heritage enclave.
Besides the traditional landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, St George's Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, the route also included for the first time Tan Kongsi, Chew/Lee Jetties, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, The Whiteaways Arcade, Logan Heritage, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh.
Some of the participants were spotted taking photographs as they passed by the Unesco-listed heritage landmarks.
To the relief of the participants and organisers, the sun shone gloriously despite the initial forecast of gloomy weather and rain.
The main sponsors are YES and Genneva Malaysia (platinum), Medispec (gold) and Magnum, 100 Plus, Golden Screen Cinemas, Nikon, Pallas, Milo and BP Healthcare (silver).
The official venue provider is Penang Times Square and official transport provider is Rapid Penang.
Results of the main events:
1st - M. Jayseelands (00:51:55s)
2nd - M. Satiyaseelan (00:53:26s)
3rd - Muhammad Fazly Zakaria (1:00:10s)
1st - N. Vithiaa (01:10:09s)
2nd - Ng Wan Jun (01:11:41s)
3rd - Lim Phaik Siew (01:13:37s)
More in The Star Tuesday.