Familiarisation Trip

By Rosli Mansor

The heritage and historical familiarisation trip (fam trip) organised by Tourism Malaysia recently, successfully showcased some new tourism products.

Tourism Malaysia Northern Region Director, Ahmad Husni Ahmad Basri said that the programme would help initiate more tourism packages.

“Kampar and Batu Gajah districts are the focus during this trip,” he said. “It includes Gopeng and Ipoh. Apart from visiting known tourism spots such as Gua Tempurung, Kellie’s Castle and Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge, we’ll introduce the Lat Gallery which is scheduled to open in May.”

The team of 25 consisted of travel agents, media practitioners and bloggers for the one-day trip recently before the MCO.

While in Ipoh, participants were brought to Lost World of Tambun, the nearby geological park and the heritage trails around Old Town.

“The Needle of Tambun is a well-known geological feature in Tambun, being the location for extreme sports at the theme park,” he posited.

“Ipoh, with its abundance of limestone hills and historical buildings, not mentioning being a food haven, has a definitive role in Perak’s tourism sector,” Ahmad Husni remarked.


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