Penang’s rich heritage offers a learning experience

Out and about: Locals and outstation tourists having fun during the school holidays at Armenian Street in George Town, Penang. — CHAN BOON KAI/The Star.

GEORGE TOWN: The rich history and heritage of Penang offers fun stories for young ones to learn about during their school break.

This makes Penang the first choice for many when they think of a holiday.

Housewife S. Anita, 40, was seen taking her sister’s family from Perak around the heritage enclave, teaching them about Penang’s history and heritage.

“My sister is in town with her four children, so we decided to walk around town area and enjoy our Sunday.

“With my kids in tow and our husbands, there are 10 of us and we plan on maybe stopping over at the state museum to show the children our local history.

“It is good to teach the children about our heritage. It is a good place to explore as Penang has so much to offer,” said Anita when met in Armenian Street yesterday.

Anita said there were different activities for all the children who are between seven and 18.

“We enjoy local food and it is easy when there is a variety for all of us, which Penang offers.

“We do sometimes travel to other places but with this heat, it is nicer to just explore our state,” she said.

Teacher Elieda Juhari, 42, from Kuala Lumpur, shared that her family would choose Penang as their holiday destination during each school break.

“If we think of domestic travel, it is always Penang as it has so much to offer.

“I enjoy walking around and seeing the architecture. This is our third trip this year and definitely not our last.

Sharing that her six-year-old son enjoys the food and exploring places, they can also find some activities to do together.

“The last time we went up Penang Hill and visited the Butterfly Farm.

“This time we plan on eating nasi kandar and cendol, and relaxing in the heritage enclave.

“It is a short trip but we will be back,” she said.

The week-long school holiday ends this coming weekend.

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