Thursday, September 24, 2009

Perak attractions at Singapore travel fair

The state government plans to promote its food and tourist destinations with the theme Perak — The Gateway To Nature during the Fascinating Malaysia Travel Fair in Singapore next month.

State executive councillor Datuk Hamidah Osman, who heads the state Tourism Commit-tee, said the state had booked 14 booths at the Suntec City Mall from Oct 13 to 15.

“We want to sell famous foods and tourist destinations in Perak to the Singaporeans.

“We will even promote dry food like the kacang putih from Buntong, Kampar chicken biscuits and Ipoh white coffee,” she said at a press conference here yesterday.

Tourist destinations to be highlighted include the Royal Belum state park, the Matang mangrove forest in Kuala Sepetang, Taiping Zoo, the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, Gua Tempurong, the state herbal park, Sungai Klah Hot Springs, Ipoh limestone hills and Pangkor island.

Hamidah said the basic infrastructure and services must be upgraded at tourist spots.

She said information for tourists needed to be coordinated and made readily available to visitors in hotels, at the airport and in the various districts.

Hamidah added that the state also had a six-month course for those interested in becoming licensed tour guides.

Source : STAR
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