RPN Kampong Panchor Mengkubau villagers participated in a 24-kilometre Relaxing Bike Expedition (Ekspedisi Santai Berbasikal) which kicked off from Bukit Panchor yesterday.
The event was part of the Happy Environment and Lifestyle (HEAL) programme; a collaboration between the Health Promotion Centre of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Gleneagles JPMC Sdn Bhd as well as the village consultative council (MPK) of RPN Kampong Panchor Mengkubau.
Permanent Secretary (Sports) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud officiated and joined the expedition.
Acting village head of RPN Kampong Panchor Mengkubau Mohd Hilmy bin Haji Ahmad said the event was not a competitive race but instead aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle with a fun physical activity.
Participants were asked to keep safety in mind and follow guidelines to ensure a safe ride.
In a statement, the ministry hoped that these activities will encourage the public to support MPKs and other parties to deal with issues related to non-communicable diseases such as obesity and heart disease.
They are also expected to increase public understanding of the importance of taking care of one’s own health and that of the surrounding community.