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The two hot air balloons featured at the Jelajah Selangor Kita Penyayang (JKSP) roadshow for the Kuala Selangor state constituency, at Dataran Esplanade Eco Grandeur in Puncak Alam, on February 26, 2023. — Picture by NUR ADIBAH AHMAD IZAM/SELANGORKINI

Free hot air balloon ride at Shah Alam Car-free Day

By Selangor Journal Team

SHAH ALAM, Oct 3 — For one day, the public will have a rare opportunity of getting an aerial view of Shah Alam via a free hot air balloon ride.

The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) said this is one of many activities in store for visitors on the city’s car-free day this Sunday.

In a statement, its Corporate and Public Relations Division said the event will be held at Dataran Kemerdekaan MBSA in Seksyen 14, Shah Alam from 7am to 11am.

This month’s car-free day is also in conjunction with the 23rd anniversary of Shah Alam being declared a city.

“The programme is an MBSA initiative to encourage healthy lifestyle among the society,” it said today.

Other than the free hot air balloon ride, the council is conducting a Fun Ride and ‘Zikir Walk’, the first 800 participants will also receive a free t-shirt. 

Local celebrities Mohd Faizal Ismail and Shamsul Ghau Ghau will also grace the event, while there will be a special performance by MBSA staff.

There will also be activities for children, including archery, colouring and wall climbing.

On the same day, MBSA will host an eco-free market programme, where visitors can bring recyclable items to redeem coupons which can then be used to snap up used goods courtesy of other public members.

“MBSA will also organise an exhibition comprising various agencies, such as the Selangor Islamic Religious Department, Shah Alam Specialist Hospital, Shah Alam Gallery, Employees Provident Fund, Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Rosyam Mart.”

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