Fun hunt for heritage facts


Participants of ‘The 12 Hour Heritage Challenge’ joining in a warming up session before the challenge at KDU University College Penang

Participants of ‘The 12 Hour Heritage Challenge’ joining in a warming up session before the challenge at KDU University College Penang

IT was an adventurous experience for some 150 students when they explored George Town’s streets looking for clues and answers during ‘The 12 Hour Heritage Challenge’ organised by KDU University College Penang.

Split into 30 groups of five, the participants made 15 pit stops at the heritage sites to complete their tasks in solving puzzles.

Organising chairman Lee Meng Kwong said the concept of the event was similar to reality shows namely ‘The Amazing Race’ and ‘Running Man’.

“The challenge aims at promoting a healthy lifestyle and an opportunity for the students to explore George Town, which isrecognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

“It is also a test for the participants, mentally and physically, as well as a challenge that requires teamwork,” he said after flagging off the event at the KDU campus in Anson Road recently.

State Tourism Development Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang, who launched the challenge, said the event was one of the better ways to let the public learn more about heritage sites.

“The participants will get a better insight of the conservation of the Penang Unesco World Heritage Sites and how we keep our city’s history alive.”

Also present was KDU University College Penang principal Dr Chong Beng Keok.