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MRC Penang Heritage Walk 2014

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

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HERITAGE enthusiasts can take part in the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Heritage Walk 2014 on June 22.  The walk, jointly organised by the MRC Penang branch and Kwong Wah Yit Poh, will be held for the sixth year.

Event organising chairman Loh Nam Hooi said the walk this year would incorporate an additional 1.5km to the route.  “Heritage lovers can enjoy a 6.5km walk in George Town. The places they will pass by include the Yeap Kongsi, Poh Hock Seah Temple, Dr Sun Yat Sen Penang Base, Penang Islamic Museum, St George’s Church, Kuan Im Teng (Goddess of Mercy Temple), Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling.  We expect to raise more than RM150,000 for the MRC Penang branch to fund various humanitarian projects,” Loh said.  He added that the walk was to mark the sixth anniversary of George Town being declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Loh said one of their humanitarian projects provided community-based ambulance service in three areas — Permatang Tinggi, Jalan Raja Uda and Batu Maung.  “We also need funds to train our members in first aid and rescue skills, disaster relief and management,” he added.

Participation form for the walk are available at the MRC Penang branch at 26, Grove Road, and at the MRC north Seberang Prai Ambulance Service Office in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth.  Registration fee is RM30 per person.  Each participant will receive a Heritage Walk T-shirt which has to be worn during the walk in order for the participant to qualify for a lucky draw.  The forms should be submitted by June 20.

Well-wishers are also welcome to donate to the event and those who give a minimum of RM300 will be entitled to take part in a ribbon- cutting ceremony.  For details, call MRC Penang at 04-8275678 or MRC north Seberang Prai at 04-3330999.

For a good cause: Loh (second right) showing the route of the walk. With him are (from left) MRC Penang branch director Chow Thian Pow, branch chairman Datuk B.J.Yeang and branch vice-chairman Datuk Chan Hon Kwong.

For a good cause: Loh (second right) showing the route of the walk. With him are (from left) MRC Penang branch director Chow Thian Pow, branch chairman Datuk B.J.Yeang and branch vice-chairman Datuk Chan Hon Kwong.

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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