By Rosli Mansor
Information Department of Malaysia (Perak Chapter) hosted a dinner recently for all media representatives in the state.
The function was held at the Lost World of Tambun on Monday, July 1 following the culmination of a 3-day tour of popular spots in Perak. Some 60 media practitioners from 16 news agencies were involved.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Faizal Azumu was the guest of honour. In his welcoming speech, he thanked the media representatives for their efforts in disseminating positive news about the state.
‘’I hope this tour programme will be continued as it provides a good insight of Perak,” said Faizal.
The Ipoh-Guangzhou flight, he announced, will commence in October. The objective was to attract more visitors from China.
The Perak government, he added, will spare no effort in making tourism a major draw in the state. Attractions available in places such as Kuala Kangsar, Lenggong and Lumut will be enhanced in accordance with the tourism master plan.
Incidentally, the proposal for the Pangkor airport has received a very encouraging response.
Faizal is confident that Perak will soon outdo Kuala Lumpur and Penang in terms of tourist arrivals.
Present at the function were executive councillors, Tan Kar Hing and Hasnul Zulkarnain.