The yearly event, Batik Fun Walk garbs a lot of eyeball each passing year and this year was no less. It was organized by the Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and the Youth and Sports Ministry. It is basically an annual event that helps cancer patients and their families who are unable to get the best treatment. For the initiative taken, a participation fee of RM35 is channeled to the foundation. A total of 2,050 participants joined in the activities.
Batik Fun Walk basically promotes a long stretch of walk for a cause. The walk ranged for a stretch of 3.8km which was a fun walk initiated at the National Art Gallery and through the streets around Tasik Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur is also part of the efforts to promote Malaysian Batik which is a famous art form, mostly used as souvenir and live a healthy lifestyle, altogether.
Among the participants, 63-year-old Jenny Lee stole the show as she was a prominent highlight of the event wearing batik from head to toe with her own creativity using recycled materials. She was a delight to watch and she ended up winning the Best Dressed category. Each year, she comes out with a different design to wear for the fun walk, stealing the show and it takes about six months to a year to complete her creation from scratch.
While interacting with Lee she said, although sometimes people think her designs are not practical and, in a way, strange, but she is very proud of her artwork that promotes the uniqueness of local batik art promoting it globally. She has successfully showcased her latest designs using batik fabrics, color batik scarves, hand-crafted shopping bags made from used batik, and recycle materials such as cans, old newspapers, and bottles.
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