Sunday, April 16, 2017
Urban Sketchers Ipoh opening speech
Mr Chin Kok Yan - Chairman, organising committee, Urban Sketchers Ipoh
Mr Phang Chew and Mr Rene Enriquez – sketch artists who will be conducting the Workshops.
On behalf of the Board Members of YMCA Lahat Road, I wish to extend a warm welcome to everyone present here today.
This is indeed a very special occasion and a great honour for me to be invited by Urban Sketchers Ipoh to launch their impressive Exhibition. Thank you. I must congratulate Mr Chin and his team for working so hard to put up this Exhibition. The sketches are very beautiful. These sketches will immortalise buildings and structures which may be torn down in future. The sketches will then remain as permanent records for our younger generations to appreciate.
Mr Chin will tell you much more about the Vision and Mission of Urban Sketchers Ipoh during his speech.
Today is also a very special day. It is Easter Sunday. Jesus Christ is alive today because he conquered death some 2000 odd years ago. He was nailed to a cross, died and raised from the dead again. He is alive today and remains faithful to His promise of eternal life.
15 Clarke Street
This building is named 15 Clarke Street. Leong Sin Nam built this row of shophouses. My parents and I used to stay at the corner shop after the Japanese Occupation. My early childhood was spent in this neighbourhood.
Upstairs we have the Leong Sin Nam Hall and the Leong Yeow Nyean Library.
Starting next year, every January, the Leong family will be organising the Leong Sin Nam Memorial Lecture and Exhibition. The Leong Sin Nam Exhibition will run for 2 weeks.
TO BE is the name of the registered company here.
YMCA Lahat Road will be conducting its activities here. Please get hold of a YMCA brochure before you leave. You can obtain up to date information from our website and do follow us in Twitter. We shall be starting the IMPACT and DISCOVER programmes next month. Please come and join us. You are encouraged to become YMCA members.
THIS SPACE AND THE HALL ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO ANY NGO OR CHARITABLE ORGANISATION WISHING TO HOLD EXHIITIONS TO SHOWCASE THEIR NOBLE CAUSES.
SJK Min Tet
In a short while I shall be inviting 3 top achievers from SJK Min Tet School to receive their prizes sponsored by the Leong Educare Trust. Next year onwards the prizes will be given away during the LSN Memorial Lecture. Leong Sin Nam founded the school in Falim and my father Leong Yeow Nyean was very supportive of its activities.