Berita - November 13, 2019

Volunteer Profile

Mr Yap

Mr. Yap is famous at Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun for his legendary smile, sunny personality and the mischievous glint in his eye.


A former mechanical engineer, now operating an independent real-estate business, Mr. Yap is married to Anne, featured in a recent parkrun Malaysia newsletter. A self-described ‘senior’ at parkrun, Mr. Yap has completed 46 events, all at Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun.


“I got into parkrun because my wife was a keen member. Moreover, parkrun is a great start to Saturday mornings. parkrun keeps our bodies healthy and invigorates our minds, as well as mixing and promoting camaraderie with others, from all around the world. It is a great eco-friendly activity.’


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Mr. Yap admits volunteering is not his ‘speciality’ but is keen to emphasise the volunteer team’s dedication to parkrun. He was one of the pioneer parkrunners at Taman Pudu Ulu, grasping the potential for parkrun before we even launched and has been a champion supporter, always inviting new people to join in the fun. Indeed we have Mr. Yap to thank for the suggestion of having Restoran Haava as our regular breakfast venue, with its delicious roti canai and teh tarik.

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