Malaysians fete New Year holiday, not neglecting SOP

The people nationwide take full beneficial use of the public holiday in conjunction with the new year today by doing various activities such as leisure, eating out with family, sightseeing and shopping.

A Bernama survey found that generally the public did not neglect the standard operating procedures (SOP) to prevent COVID-19 such as wearing face masks, physical distancing and scanning the MySejahtera application code before entering any premise while performing their activities.

In Putrajaya, people were seen visiting interesting locations such as Putrajaya Square, Putra Square, Palace of Justice and the Saujana Bridge, Seri Wawasan and Seri Gemilang Bridges which are landmarks of the Federal administrative centre.

As early as 7 am in Alor Setar, the Silver Jubilee Park or better known as Taman Rimba was full of people who jogged, cycled and performed zumba.

In addition, visitors were seen queueing in front of Menara Alor Setar to enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the city through the glass boxes of Star View 1 and Star View 2 found in the iconic building.

People in Ipoh chose to exercise at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation Park or known as Padang Polo, as early as 7 am but the physical distancing SOP was still being complied with.

Meanwhile in Melaka, tourism activities in the state were vibrant again when places of interest such as the Melaka Zoo, Crocodile Farm in Ayer Keroh and The Stadthuys building in Banda Hilir returned to receive tourist visits.

Meanwhile in Seremban, people were seen going out to buy various necessities as most of the business sector operated like normal days.

Many parents in Kuantan were seen spending the public holidays with their children to the Taman Teruntum Mini Zoo while the zoo management had placed posters at every corner to remind visitors about COVID-19 prevention measures.

In Kota Bharu, the areas of focuses such as Pasar Siti Khadijah, AEON shopping mall and KB Mall were full of people who spent time with their families in conjunction with the new year holidays.

In Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aru beach was the focus of the public to spend public holidays today with their families.

In Johor Bahru, people took advantage of their holidays by sightseeing in tourist hotspots including Medini Mall which is located near Legoland.

People in Kuala Terengganu did not miss making beneficial use of their holidays by visiting Pasar Payang apart from taking pictures against the background of the city icon, namely the Lift Bridge or Drawbridge which is located not far from the market.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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