Travel Far And Widen Your Knowledge.
29 January 2011 Passengers boarding the 9.30am train shuttle from KL Sentral Station to Ipoh were surprised when they saw 250 people reading books and spreading the joy of reading to everyone on board.
It was an unusual way to encourage people to start the reading habit. The initiative, called Travel Far And Widen Your Knowledge (Series 2), saw staff of the National Library of Malaysia (PNM), Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture joining forces with Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) to instil the love for reading among the public.
What was even more surprising to the passengers was that the entourage was led by Datuk Maglin Dennis D’Cruz, Deputy Minister of Information, Communication and Culture, Angkasawan Datuk Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, and Datuk Raslin Abu Bakar, director-general of the National Library of Malaysia.