Langkawi Tourism Association chairman Shukri Shafie said apart from providing additional attraction to the biennial event, the night market would also benefit local traders.
"Tourists and Lima participants will also be able to visit the market and enjoy cultural performances,
Dr Ng, who made the suggestion at a recent dialogue with tourism industry players here, said that the ministry was prepared to bring in cultural troops from states in Malaysia to perform at the night market.
Chairman of the Langkawi branch of the Kedah Traders and Petty Traders Association, Ghazali Md Noor, also welcomed the suggestion, saying the market could either be sited at the Pekan Rabu complex in Kuah, Pantai Cenang or Padang Mat Sirat.
"This will further enliven the nightly atmosphere throughout the Lima," he said.
The association has over 500 members.
Chairman of the Langkawi branch of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents, Pishol Ishak, said the night market would help increase tourist arrival in future Lima events.
Source : Bernama
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