ANNUAL EVENT: Called ‘Get Up’, it was co-organised by Kluang Mall and JOHO, a community platform that promotes all things Johor
KLUANG: THE recent Get Up Kluang, a gathering of some 10,000 youths from all walks of life, was aimed at introducing Kluang to the masses.
The annual event promoted Kluang as a town with attractions that would appeal to youths as well as to tourists.
Designed by and engineered for youths, Get Up was co-organised by Kluang Mall's management and JOHO, a community platform for Johor's arts, cultures, heritages, entrepreneurs, designs and sports, among other facets.
Get Up, which was held in Kluang Mall, has been organised yearly by the mall's management since its inception four years ago.
Among the activities lined up that day were performances by local independent artistes, underground bands and singers like Monoloque, Salam, Altimet, Fynn Jamal, Medinee, Pesawat, Statik, P.A.B, Cangkool (from Kluang), Redemption and Second Radio.
Besides the above, there were also exhibitions including a photography outing, a talk by local photographer Amri Ginang, a bicycle competition, Ghazal performances, a graffiti demonstration, street dances and a display with Chinese drums.
Get Up also hoped to encourage Kluang residents, especially the local youths and those from its surrounding areas, to socialise and have fun. Kluang Mall's management, as part of fulfilling its corporate social responsibility, also conducted a car boot sale, with the proceedings going to the needy in society.
Among the associations and organisations which participated in the car boot sale were Kluang Mandarin Kiwanis Club, Damo Childrens' Home, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Association and Kluang Agape Shelter.
Besides raising funds, the welfare organisations also took the opportunity to create awareness of their individual missions.
Kluang Mall management and event partner JOHO, in collaboration with the local authorities namely the Kluang District Office, Kluang Municipal Council, Kluang police and the Youth and Sports Ministry, pooled their resources to ensure the event was a success.