Fun-tastic heritage hunt for students


Participants of SEGi College Penangâ¿¿s Heritage Treasure Fun Hunt 2014 performing tasks at one of the checkpoints. (Apr 30, 2014)

A ‘clash of the titans’ played out in the streets of George Town as participants of SEGi College Penang’s Heritage Treasure Fun Hunt 2014 battled each other to the finish line.

Besides needing physical strength to scurry about from place to place, they also had to rely on knowledge about the heritage city to solve clues and mental acuity in completing challenges at various checkpoints.

Owing to the challenging nature, the 14 teams, comprising a dozen from secondary schools around the state, and two from the college, were nicknamed ‘titans’ by the organiser throughout the event recently.

The team from SMJK(C) Chung Ling triumphed, walking away with an RM800 cash prize, along with trophies and medals, as reward for their Herculean efforts.

Teams from SMK Jalan Damai and Penang Chinese Girls’ High School came in second and third, winning RM500 and RM300 respectively. There were also consolation prizes of RM150 each for SMJK Jit Sin and SMJK Union.

Some participants also won roomstay vouchers from Queens’ Hostel, as well as buffet dinner vouchers at E&O Hotel and G Hotel, and a host of other goodies in a lucky draw.

The hunt was organised by final year students of the college’s Diploma in Tourism Management programme, as part of their Event Management subject.

It took four months to plan.

More importantly, it was aimed at making the city’s unique heritage structures and priceless living history known to the younger generation.

As such, the hunt’s 12 stops were located at attractions like the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Goddess of Mercy Temple and Acheh Street Malay Mosque.

Clues incorporated brief pointers of the buildings to ensure participants gleaned a little bit of knowledge whilst having fun.

The event is also in line with the college’s belief in experimental learning, through out-of-classroom activities.

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