FOR THE CUL­TURE VUL­TURE: Cul­tural tours by the Pe­nang Her­itage Trust

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The Pe­nang Her­itage Trust (PHT) is a char­i­ta­ble NGO ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing and con­serv­ing the cul­tural her­itage of the is­land. As part of their en­deav­ours, the PHT or­gan­ises a host of fas­ci­nat­ing tours fo­cus­ing on the her­itage zones. Guides are very knowl­edge­able and, more im­por­tantly, pas­sion­ate about their town. Also, they’re

armed with the anec­do­tal in­for­ma­tion only lo­cals can pro­vide.

They have a choice of four her­itage walks – Ar­me­nian Street and Clan Jet­ties, Street of Har­mony, Lit­tle In­dia and Colo­nial Dis­trict – cov­er­ing the main ar­eas in the her­itage zone, last­ing three hours and con­ducted in English or Chi­nese with the op­tion of for­eign lan­guage guides in Ja­panese, French and Ger­man. Cus­tomised her­itage tours like the ‘World War II Trail’, ‘His­tor­i­cal Ceme­tery Trail’ and the ‘In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage Trail’, among oth­ers, are avail­able as well.

Pe­nang Her­itage Trust, 26 Church Street, Ge­orge Town (+604 264 2631/www.pht.org. my). Visit web­site for de­tails on tours, rates and times. Note that three work­ing days’ no­tice is re­quired to book a tour and all money goes back into the run­ning of the Trust.

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