Two sets of triplets at first day of school

Two sets of triplets at first day of school
Triplets (from left) Wong Yin Rou, Yin Han and Yin En looking at a school book in their classroom at SJK (C) Shang Wu in George Town, Penang, yesterday. Pic by Muhammad Mikail Ong.

GEORGE TOWN: Heads turned when not one but two sets of triplets arrived at SJK (C) Shang Wu in Jalan Ayer Hitam here yesterday.

Despite their instant fame, it was school as usual for the six Year One pupils.

One of them, Wong Yin Han, was a bit nervous and wept when she arrived at her classroom.

"Now I feel much better because my sisters are also with me," the 7-year-old said of her first day of school.

To keep her comfortable, Wong's teacher, Ng Mee Fong, had allowed her to share the same table with her other siblings -- the eldest, Yin Rou, and her second sister, Yin En.

Ng said the girls were getting along with their classmates and they would be seated separately later so that they could make friends with others.

For another set of triplets, comprising two boys and a girl, they had no problem settling in with the rest of their classmates in another class.

The eldest, Chang Jia Sheng, was seen comforting his sister, Jia Qi, and their youngest sibling, Jia Jun.

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