I write this to thank you for your fantastic coverage of our museum-quality exhibition at Han Chin Pet Soo, the Hakka Miners’ Club, published in Issue 205. Your article has been mentioned many times by our visitors and I am sure was the inspiration that brought the National Dailies to our door.
Riding high on such great coverage we have promulgated our existence across many countries. This has been well received internationally and quickly led to us being personally reviewed by a wide range of visitors from home and overseas, which in turn, has led to us taking number 1 spot on TripAdvisor for things to do in Ipoh and Kinta District (http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Attraction_Review-g298298-d7806166-Reviews-Ipoh_World-Ipoh_Kinta_District_Perak.html). This has put us above old favourites like Kellie’s Castle, the cave temples and the more recent Art of Old Town (the murals). We are also featured with a great article and photographs on the Dutch site ‘Wonderful Malaysia’ (http://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com/attractions/ ipohs-latest-attraction-han-chin-pet-soo.htm), at ‘Veelzijdig Maleisie’ (www.veelzijdigmaleisie.nl); the biggest Dutch language travel guide on Malaysia, and the Australian site ‘Planet-Boomer’ (http://www.planet-boomer.com/david-erica/2015/4/1/david-erica-the-highlight-of-our-visit-to-ipoh-so-far). All of which provide independent reviews from visitors to the Miners’ Club.
Having only been open to the public for less than 3 months we see this as a great first step to further success in putting the story of the Hakka immigrants in the forefront of Malaysian tourism.
Thank you, Echo, for your support.
Ipoh World Sdn Bhd