Commuters urged to wear sarongs on LRT, MRT on Malaysia Day

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Sept 2019: 

Staff of Rapid Rail on duty on Monday will be sarong-clad as a show of support for the initiative to promote national unity and add joy to the ‘Keretapi Sarong 19’ event which will be held in conjunction with Malaysia Day.

Prasarana Malaysia Bhd group chief operating officer (operations) Muhammad Nizam Alias said in a statement today the initiative is organised by a community group Local Companion (LOCCO) with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Rapid Rail transports more than 1.2 million passengers every day including more than 700,000 rail passengers in Kuala Lumpur through the Rapid KL.

“The sarong is a very good symbol of the unity of Malaysians because it is used by all communities in the country and accepted by people of all levels of society.”

Muhammad Nizam said all the staff on duty at the stations and manning the trains on Sept 16 will have with them their sarongs, either batik or pelikat, for various activities such as singing patriotic songs, pantun sessions and dances, while waving the national flag.

Participants for the event can board the train at five selected stations – Kajang MRT Station, Bandar Utama MRT Station, Gombak LRT Station, Subang LRT Station and the Ampang LRT Station at 9am and head to the Pasar Seni integrated station,

From there, they will move in a group to a location which will be announced on the day of the event.

“As we are expecting a big crowd of passengers, participants and others who are interested in the event are encouraged to use the My100 travel pass and the Touch ‘n Go card to enjoy a smooth journey.”

– Bernama