Johor’s very own “Heritage Race” by JB Arts Festival

About a hundred people took part in the Heritage Race – Season 3 organised by the 10th JB Arts Festival on Malaysia Day, September 16, 2013.

The theme was ‘The 18 Hills of Johor Bahru’.

The patron and advisor of the JB Arts Festival, Tan Sri Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad flagged off the race.

Participants in teams of 4 had to complete a 13.8km route with 18 checkpoints for some fun tasks and to get questions to be answered and win some cash prizes.

The winning team with the prize money of RM2,000 went to the team comprises of Sin Yvonne, Marco Tee See Chin, Leong Teng Hou and Sam Soh Han We.

The 2nd place team with prize money of RM1,500 comprises of team members Pavanjit Singh, Sharsindra Pratheen, Aaron Lee Ming Yin and Shaarvin Pilla, all aged 19.

The 18 hills are Bukit Timbalan, Tanjung Puteri (Meldrum), Cagar, Stualng, Senyum, Jepun, Mahmoodiah, Gambir, Chengkih, Redan, Zahrah, Bintang, Lalang, Kopi, Kurnia, Polis, Serene and Seri Manggis.

Located on these hills are some of the heritage sites of Johor Bahru.



The JB Breast Cancer Support Group team having a discussion before the race.

One of the tasks is to toss ping pong balls to the designated slot in the egg tray


And the race begins….


The map is so complicated.


Time for a laughter pose…with the help of some laughter masks


Relaxing before the race with Tan Sri Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad


The team from Toastmasters International, District 51, Division A


Let’s get going….for the win


The majestic Sultan Ibrahim building on Bukit Timbalan.


On the right track with the right protection against the sun


After the race, final checking on the answers…


Happy faces after the race


Time for a nap while waiting for the results


Four buddies getting together for the race before going separate ways for their future studies


2nd Runner-up team with Datuk Yahya Jaafar (3rd from right) and Mr Yap Siong Cheng (1st right)


1st Runner-up team


The Champions with cash prize of RM2,000



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