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130 people join walk to map out cultural assets in Butterworth


Some of the participants visiting the Tow Boo Kong Temple, off Jalan Raja Uda, during the Butterworth Discovery Walk 3.0 event.

Some of the participants visiting the Tow Boo Kong Temple, off Jalan Raja Uda, during the Butterworth Discovery Walk 3.0 event.

THE Butterworth Discovery Walk 3.0 attracted some 130 participants of all ages.

The event, organised by Think City Sdn Bhd in collaboration with the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP), kicked off at the Tow Boo Kong Temple in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang, on Saturday.

Participants visited the Leng Eng Seah Temple, Siamese Wat Photichareantam Temple, Butterworth Lay Buddhist Society, Datuk Kong Teng Sin Hooi Temple and the Sri Uda Market.

They also visited Bee Coffee Factory in Jalan Thamby Kecil to see how the local coffee was manufactured.

Next, they headed to the Apollo Market before making a return to the staring point.

The walk was also to map out the cultural assets in Butter-worth.

Think City Sdn Bhd programme director Murali Ram said the 4.8km walk was such a success they had to close the registration earlier than expected.

“The walk was carried out to create a walking route in Butterworth after the first and second walk were held in the Jeti Lama and ferry area.

“We are hoping that the Penang Tourists Guides Association will carry out such walks as there are many interesting sights to discover on the mainland especially in Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam and Nibong Tebal,” he said after the walk.

Also present were state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh, Think City programme executive Nicole Thum as well as MPSP councillors Tan Chee Teong, Heng Yeh Shiuan and Thomas Loh.

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