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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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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.

MRC Penang Heritage Walk 2009

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

The Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Penang Branch will be organising a heritage walk on Oct 11 to raise funds.

MRC Heritage Walk 2009 event organising chairman Loh Nam Hooi said the walk will encompass the heritage precinct of inner George Town.

“This is all the more meaningful as this year marks the first anniversary of George Town being listed as a Unesco world heritage site. We will start our walk from Esplanade at 8am.

“Participants of the walk will be able to take in the sights and sounds of the heritage areas and at the same time help raise funds for MRC Penang Branch’s many humanitarian projects,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Apart from the walk, a lucky draw will also be held. Participants stand to win numerous prizes including a motorcycle courtesy of Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd.

Naza Talyya Hotels has also sponsored RM6,000 worth of T-shirts for the event.

Loh said participants are required to fill up the registration forms and pay a fee of RM30 by Oct 2.

Those who donate a minimum of RM300 will be entitled to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

They will also join Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai for the VIP walk.

Co-sponsor and media partner for the event is Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

Registration forms can be obtained at MRC Penang Branch in 26, Jalan Grove, Kwong Wah Yit Poh office in Lebuh Presgrave, MRC Seberang Prai North Chapter in Jalan St Mark, Butterworth or Butterworth Kwong Wah Jit Poh office in Jalan Kampung Benggali.

All cheques are to be made out to ‘MRCS PENANG BRANCH’ with ‘MRC Heritage Walk’ written on the back of the cheque.  For details, please call 04-8275678, 04-2612312, 04-3233323 and 04-3331475.

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  • MRC AWARDS NOMINATION 2015
    September 22, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    GUIDELINES AND RULES & REGULATIONS

    TO AWARDS NOMINATIONS

    1.     All Chapters must form an Awards Committee chaired by the Chapter Chairman for the selection of nominees. All Awards Committee meeting minutes must be sent to the Branch.

    2.     All recommendations from Chapters’ Sub-Committee Chairman, VAD Commandants or Youth Officers must go through the Chapter Chairman.

    3.     In accordance to the Nomination Form, the age must be counted based on 1st January of the Year of Birth.

    4.     All photographs must be pasted at the designated box on the top right hand corner of the Nomination Form.

    5.     All nominees’ position stated must be accordance with the Handbook and Constitution.

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    7.     Leave BLANK at the ‘Anugerah Yang Disokong Untuk Tahun…’ column in the Nomination Form.

    8.     ’Dewasa’ or VAD years of service begins from 18 years old and above.

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    The Branch will only recognize Nominations by the Chapter Chairman.

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