Discovering Penang anew

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No project lasts unless the young are engaged. The Heritage in Penang Trail tries to show young Penangites how little they know about their wonderful hometown’s surroundings.

"Places we took for granted often turned out to hold a treasure trove of history."

Saturday, May 13, was a breezy morning. I was among a ragtag group of adolescents and adults, sitting on the steps of the quaint pavilion on the grounds of St George’s Church, right in the heart of George Town. The air was still cool and the spot shady.

We were at the first stopping point of the Heritage in Penang (HIP) Trail, an activity organised as part of the HIP Project.


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