Zumba in traditional attire to mark Malaysia Day
Published on: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
By: Bernama
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Members donned traditional Malay, Indian, Chinese and Siamese clothes to perform the zumba.
ALOR SETAR: Heavy rain and strong winds failed to dampen the spirit of more than 100 members of Kota Setar Aerobic (RAC) Club, who performed the zumba aerobic workout in conjunction with Malaysia Day celebrations at the Perak Jubilee Park Square here.

What’s more interesting was members of all ages, religions and races, donned traditional Malay, Indian, Chinese and Siamese clothes to perform the zumba with the accompaniment of music of various races, NST reports.

One participant, Norhaslinda Ahmad, 46, said she was happy to be involved in the programme which was aimed at fostering racial harmony. She wore the traditional Indian saree.

“I have always worn Malay traditional clothes. So today, I chose a saree for a change. I found out it’s quite complicated to wear. It took me almost two hours to get ready.

“Although it was raining, we were still excited to dance to the music of various nations. This is the second time the RAC has held such a programme, in conjunction with Malaysia Day,” she said when met.

Another participant, Tiew Lee Lian, 50, said although she was feeling the cold due to the rain, it did not stop her from completing the dance routines.

 “I am proud to be able to show the younger people that racial unity in our country remains strong.”

Meanwhile, RAC chairman Datin Seri Wendy Tham said she was proud of the spirit shown by the members, despite the wet and cold conditions.

“We plan to have this programme at every Malaysia Day celebrations. This is RAC’s approach to foster love for the country among all races.”

RAC patron Datuk Seri Boon Som Inong also presented a certificate of appreciation to RAC members who attended the National Day celebrations on Aug 31. –Bernama


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