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Heritage walk aimed at raising funds for Red Crescent

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

ABOUT 2,000 people are expected to take part in the 9th Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Heritage Walk 2017 on July 16 in Penang.

Jointly organised by the MRCS Penang branch, BSG Property and Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the event will be flagged off at Methodist Boys’ School in Jalan Air Itam at 8am.

The 5km walk will start and end at the school.

Participants will pass sites such as Suffolk House, Penang Free School and the governor’s official residence Seri Mutiara in Jalan Utama.

The routes also covers Jalan Air Itam, Jalan York, Jalan Scotland, Jalan Air Itam, Jalan Han Chiang, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Jalan Free School, Jalan Terengganu and Jalan Kampar.

MRCS Penang branch vice- chairman II Datuk Khoo Cheok Sin said they hoped to raise RM200,000 from the walk.

“The fund is for our many humanitarian projects.

“We need to train our members in first aid and rescue skills as well as in disaster relief and management.

“Those donating RM300 or above will be invited to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start of the walk,” he said at a press conference at the MRCS Penang office.

MRCS Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said participants should wear the Heritage Walk T-shirts to be eligible for a lucky draw.

Also present were Pallas footwear brand executive Eppie Lee and Sunquick representative K. Arthur.

Entrance fee is RM30 per person and the closing date is July 10.

Registration forms are available at the MRCS Penang branch, 26, Grove Road, and MRCS Seberang Prai Utara Chapter, Jalan St Mark, Butterworth.

For more details, call MRCS Penang (04-8275678) or MRCS Seberang Prai Utara (04-3233323).

 

Heritage walk gets longer every year, thanks to fans

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Heritage Walk 2014

SOME 1,500 people woke up early to join the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Heritage Walk 2014. Participants from all walks of life gathered as early as 6.30am on Saturday in front of the Town Hall at the Esplanade.

State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow then flagged off the event at 8am. The 6.5km walk, an increase in distance from last year’s event, covered the George Town heritage enclave. Participants walked past heritage sites like the Penang Islamic Museum, Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh, Dr Sun Yat Sen Penang base, St George’s Church, the Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling.

MRC Penang Branch administrator Cindy Liao said they decided to increase the distance of the walk due to requests from the public and participants. “When we started, the route was only 4km, then 4.5km and later 5km. Still we got feedback that the distance was too short. This year, it’s 6.5km,” she said, adding that the entries also increased each year.

SMK Seri Balik Pulau science teacher Lai Sook Kim, 51, who brought along her septuagenarian parents, said the walk promoted a healthy lifestyle.

A mother, who wanted to be known only as Mary, 47, brought her daughters A. Monica Ann, 11, and A. Ann Maria, 15, for the walk. “My daughters enjoy taking part in walks. They took part in the Affin Bank Heritage Walk recently and were really excited to come today,” she said.

After the walk, a lucky draw was held for the walkers.

Heritage Walk 2013

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Penang Heritage Walk 2013 — Jointly organised by the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Penang Branch and Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the annual event which was into its fifth year saw participants from all walks of life gathering as early as 6.30am before the recent event’s 8am flag off in front of the Town Hall at the Esplanade.

The participants of the 5km walk passed through the George Town heritage enclave before heading back to the starting point.

Among the heritage sites covered by the walk were the Penang Islamic Museum, Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh, Dr Sun Yat Sen Penang Base, St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling.

Student Janice Tan, 14, said she looked forward to participating in the event after hearing about it from her friends. “I love the idea of taking pictures while walking and enjoying the scenic and historic sites with my friends.”

For S. Raju, 17, the walk was a good way to spend time with his family members who also participated in the event. “This is a healthy activity which is different from what we usually do such as shopping or watching movies,” he added.

MRC Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said the turnout for the walk was very encouraging and showed that Penangites were still very health conscious. “The turnout shows that they acknowledge walking as an excellent form of exercise. Many companies and organisations have also given us their support by sending their staff members to join us in the walk. To these companies and organisations as well as others who have supported the event, I thank you for your support,” she added.

A lucky draw was also held in conjunction with the event which was flagged off by Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng.

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MRC Penang Heritage Walk 2012

Friday, August 24th, 2012

MORE than 60 exciting prizes await lucky draw winners of the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Heritage Walk 2012 on Sept 23.

The prizes include a Honda motorcycle, China Airlines air ticket, hotel stay vouchers and lots more, event organising chairman Loh Nam Hooi said.

He said the organising committee was still sourcing for more attractive prizes including an IPad. “We hope more corporations and well-wishers can come forward to sponsor the prizes for a good cause.

“Those giving RM300 and above will be invited to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start of the walk. Donors are also invited to join the VIP walk,” he said at a press conference recently.

Participants will be given a Heritage Walk T-shirt which they must wear to qualify for the lucky draw.

The 5km walk will cover heritage sites such as the Yeah Kongsi, Dr Sun Yat Sen Penang Base, the Penang Islamic Museum and the Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh. The route also covers the ‘Street of Harmony’ where St George’s Church, Kuan Im Teng Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling are located.

Loh said the society hoped to raise RM200,000 from the event to fund the Penang branch’s humanitarian projects, conduct first aid training and pre-hospital care and disaster relief management programmes.

“This is the fourth year we are organising this walk and we are inviting heritage and sports enthusiasts, families and employee groups from various corporations to come and join in the fun,” he said.

State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow, who was the first participant to sign up for the event, said the public should show their support for the walk while appreciating the uniqueness of George Town’s living heritage and buildings.

“It’s a short walk, not a race, so come and enjoy the beauty of the heritage enclave on a leisurely Sunday — the experience is very different from when you pass through the city on weekdays,” he said.

Jointly organised by the MRC Penang Branch and Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the walk will be flagged-off in front of the Town Hall at the Esplanade at 8am.

Registration forms are available at the MRC Penang Branch at 26, Grove Road, and at the MRC Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) Chapter at 2, Jalan St Mark, Butterworth.

The forms and a RM30 registration fee must submitted to the above venues by Sept 21. Details, call MRC Penang at 04-8275678 or MRC Seberang Prai Utara at 04-3233323.

Walking in the rain for a cause

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

1,000 people showed their support for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society when they participated in its Heritage Walk 2009 despite the rain.

The early morning walk through George Town’s inner city started at Esplanade.

Participants on the 4km walk went past Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Lebuh Light, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Pantai before returning to Esplanade.

MRC Penang branch chairman Datuk B. J. Yeang said the event on Oct 10 was held to raise money for the society’s activities.

“I am very happy with the response because the turnout was good although it was a wet day.

“We almost achieved our RM150,000 collection target. The money collected will be channelled to our administration fund, first aid training programme for disaster relief and running of our 12-hour ambulance ser-vice,” she said.

Participants passing by the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Jlaan Masjid Keling during their 4km walk.

Participants passing by the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Jlaan Masjid Keling during their 4km walk.

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