Nicky, the tapir!

November 22nd, 2012 @
One of the goals of St. Nicholas’ Home (SNH) is to be recognized as a multi-service institution catering to the visually-impaired community in Malaysia. To get a bit closer to this goal we would like to introduce to you the mascot of St. Nicholas’ Home, Nicky the Tapir. This animal is a distinctive species from the Malay Archipelago and has poor vision with very good olfactory and hearing skills.

The name Nicky refers to St. Nicholas’ Home. Our goal is that whenever someone in Malaysia and maybe in the future other countries see our mascot, they immediately know that it is the mascot of St. Nicholas’ Home, a multi-service institution catering to the visually-impaired community in Malaysia.

The tapir is a very independent animal and being independent and confident is something that we incorporate in our training and rehabilitation to our blind and visually impaired trainees. In addition to being independent, the Tapir is also an athletic animal despite its chubby and cute appearance. Just like our trainees here at SNH, the Tapir is an animal that teaches us not to judge a book by its cover as we have even had some of our former trainees scale Mount Kinabalu!

The tapir truly personifies the vision of a mascot for St Nicholas’ Home Penang and as we introduce Nicky to the world, let this be a new journey towards making St Nicholas’ Home known to the public!

All ready for the revelation!


SNH's new mascot - NICKY!

Walk For Sight & Sound 2012

July 26th, 2012 @


For the fourth year running, together with the Lions Club of Georgetown Perdana, St Nicholas’ Home will once again be having our annual Walk For Sight & Sound 2012!

Date: 2nd September 2012

Time: 7am to 12pm

Venue: Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street)

Participation fee: RM15 per person

Lucky Draw prizes include:

- 4D 3N Phuket Krabi cruise packages

- 2D 1N High Sea cruise packages aboard SuperStar Libra

- Electronic gadgets, dining vouchers, bicycles and many more!!

The Honourable Penang State Governor will flag off the participants from Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street). This 3.8km charity blind-folded Walk is organised to create awareness and to raise funds for the visually-impaired and the hearing-impaired community.

Registration is now open! Goodie bags and caps will only be given to the first 3000 participants, so sign-up now! Closing date for registration is August 15th 2012 (Wednesday).

Interested participants can fill up the forms and submit it to our St Nicholas’ Home (SNH) office. You can also print out the form, fill in all your particulars and submit your forms to our SNH office together with your participation fee.

We hope to see you there!

WFSS Registration Form