TOURISM

Fun Drive to Ipoh

In conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017, the Selangor Tourism Association initiated a 300km fun drive to Ipoh on Saturday, September 30. Running on three major themes namely, tourism awareness, road safety and appreciation for tourism products, the convoy ended its journey at the Lost World of Tambun where a prize-giving ceremony was held. The flag-off point was at the Goldcourse Hotel, Klang.

Present were Mohd Taib Wahab, the advisor of Selangor Tourism Association and Hj Mohd Odzman bin Abdul Kadir, president of Perak Tourism Association.

Mohd Taib told Ipoh Echo, “With 100 registered participants hailing from Selangor, this is the first time our fun drive ventures to Perak, as it is usually held within Selangor. Road signage is still poor. For instance, from Kampung Gajah to Tanjung Tualang, many missed the road and ended up in Seri Iskandar.”

“We saw the last tin dredge here for the first time. In Selangor, we have long tried to save the dredge in Dengkil but it’s gone now,” he added.

The top five winners of the fun drive, interwoven with various activities, were Muhammad Adam Ariff, Mazmadi Mohd, Junaida Fatina, Nurin Afiqah Zulkifli and Tan Ching Nyap. Meanwhile, Aimi Nazimah and Hisyamudin Zakariah emerged champions in the best selfie category. The prizes comprised of plane tickets and hotel room vouchers.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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