Heritage Walk and Health Talk with New Hope Children’s Home


Faces Youth Society, Lim Kopi and Tobacco-Free World (TFW) jointly organised a heritage trail walking tour of the old town of Ipoh with 20 orphans from New Hope Children’s Home recently.

More than 20 volunteers turned up and assumed the role of guide and nanny and covered prominent heritage sites such as the Railway station, War Memorial, Ipoh Tree, City Hall, Birch Memorial Clock Tower, High Court, Han Chin Pet Soo and ended at Panglima Lane or Concubine Lane.

Each child was given a Passport specially handmade by volunteers from Faces.

On arrival at each designated site, a sticker was pasted on a page of the passport relating the history of the site for them to learn about the glorious past of Ipoh and the importance of conservation for our future generations. (Maps courtesy of Kinta Heritage Group).

Despite the hot afternoon, the children had a great time explo-ring the old town while listening to interesting stories associated with the buildings.

Thereafter, an anti-smoking talk was conducted by Mr. Adrian Fu (TFW of Kinta Medical Centre) and the kids (aged 7 to 17) witnessed a smoking puppet which demonstrated the hazardous effects of smoking.

Refreshments were provided courtesy of Lim Ko Pi and the children were entertained with songs and music and four June babies cut a birthday cake, courtesy of TFW.

Adrian Fu