CROWD PULLER: Thousands have signed up for a mass aerobics session on Sunday held in conjunction with a tourism forum
GEORGE TOWN: TO commemorate George Town as the host city for the fifth Tourism Promotion Organisation forum (TPO), the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) will organise a mass aerobics session at the Esplanade on Jul 1.
Currently, over 1,000 people have already signed up with MPPP and the organisers are hoping for another 1,000 more to join in the free two-hour session which will begin at 7.30am.
MPPP recreation, tourism and international affairs department assistant director Fazillah Hussain said free T-shirts bearing the TPO logo will be given to participants.
"This would be a great time for everybody to get together and stay fit and celebrate Penang as the host for the upcoming TPO."
She added that paramotor experts will fly into Esplanade with the TPO, MPPP and state flags on the day as part of the grand celebrations.
The aerobics session will be led by Penang Physical Fitness Association vice-president Jeorge Subramaniam and Senam Seni Aerobik instructor Che Mansor Mat.
Those interested to join can come to the front of the City Hall building next to the Esplanade by 7am on the day or call the instructors at 016-411 2205 (Jeorge) or 012-432 3324 (Che Mansor).
George Town was selected earlier this year to host the TPO, beating many other cities in the region which had lobbied hard for the honour.
The TPO forum will see 200 people, including mayors, government delegates and industry players getting together to talk about the tourism industry at large.
Delegates will be taken on a technical tour of George Town's tourist attractions and will talk about challenges and engage in an open talk on their experiences.
It will be held at the Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa from Sept 17-20. For more information visit www.penangtpo.com.