Friday, May 25, 2007

Tourism Website Not Updated

RESTAURANT operators listed in the official Penang tourism website should update the website manager if there are any changes in their contact details.

State Tourism Development and Environment Committee chairman Teng Chang Yeow said it was im- possible to call every restaurant to see if they had changed telephone numbers or addresses.

“Since the government is helping them by listing their outlets in the website (, they should inform us if there are any changes.

“The listing is based on a mutual trust that the information they provide us is correct,” he said when contacted recently.

He was responding to complaints received by The Star from the public who claimed that some telephone numbers of the restaurants listed were no longer in use.

A tourist from Kuala Lumpur, David Khee, said he was disappointed to find incorrect telephone numbers and addresses on a tourism website.

He cited the Dragon King Restau-rant which had moved out of Bishop Street many years ago but its old address was still retained on the website.

Sabahan Karen Fernandez said she wanted to check out some Malay food outlets featured in the website but could not contact the operators for directions because the telephone numbers were useless.

A random check by The Star showed that among 70 telephone numbers of restaurants listed in the website, 23 are no longer in use.

Source : STAR
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