Unlocking cultural understanding: A unique blend of education and fun

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FUN, engaging, and informative.


The Jelajah Harmony Seberang Jaya education programme for students between ages 15 and 18 is gaining wider attention from other community groups.


Penang Harmony Corporation (Harmonico) general manager Paul Au said the Jelajah Harmony Seberang Jaya module for students was introduced in January last year (2023).


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Au showing the map of the Street of Harmony Seberang Jaya.


“We successfully held nine sessions with youth organisations and local and international schools last year. We are grateful to have the support of the non-profit organisation arts-ED and nine houses of worship under the education programme.


The nine houses of worship were Gurdwara Sahib Butterworth, Ku Cheng Tse Temple, Arulmigu Sri Bala Murugan Temple, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Kanhaiya Temple of Devotion and Understanding, Peniel Christian Fellowship, Seberang Jaya Buddhist Association, Guang Yin Temple Seberang Jaya, Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple and Masjid Sembilang.




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Masjid Sembilang.


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Ku Cheng Tse Temple.


“The Jelajah Harmony Seberang Jaya was a follow-up programme following the Street of Harmony Seberang Jaya launch on Sept 16, 2022,” he told Buletin Mutiara recently.


Au said the Jelajah Harmony Seberang Jaya education programme involved two routes with activities which would keep the participants engaged.


“The Jelajah Harmony Seberang Jaya education programme is not merely a visit to the houses of worship.


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Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple.


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Gurdwara Sahib Butterworth.


“The education programme booklet, which will be provided for the participants, also contains information, questions, and activities that must be completed at each house of worship.


“This unique experience will allow the participants to understand people of different beliefs and religions better. We strongly believe that harmony is built through understanding,” he said.


Au said Harmonico’s mission is to cultivate harmony in the community.


“We can achieve harmony in the community when people understand one another better.


“To reach out to a wider audience, Harmonico is organising a special Jelajah Harmony Seberang Jaya session for tour guides, media practitioners, social media influencers, and other invited stakeholders on March 2.


“We hope they can help us to promote this education programme to their respective communities after experiencing it themselves,” he said.


Au said Harmonico had also introduced the Street of Harmony George Town and Streets of Harmony Bukit Mertajam.


“Those who wish to know more or take part in our programmes can contact us through our website or social media platforms,” he said.


For more information, visit https://www.harmonico.my/ , or call the centre at 012-2031582.




Story by Christopher Tan

Pix by Muhamad Amir Irsyad Omar and Foong Chee Yin