Some 615 visitors went to the Taiping Zoo and Night Safari (ZTNS) when it was reopened yesterday on June 15.
State Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi said that the number was an improvement to the tourism sector in Perak after ZTNS was closed for more than three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“ZTNS was reopened based on practices of the new norm in line with standard operating procedures (SOPs) by the National Security Council (MKN) and Ministry of Health (MOH),” she stated in a media session yesterday. “I recommend downloading the MySejahtera mobile app for easier registration of visitors to ZTNS. Tickets can be purchased online via the official website at https://zootaiping.gov.my/.
“Only 1,205 visitors are allowed at a time, which is an amount suitable for the width of the zoo,” Nolee Ashilin mentioned. “Bringing children aged 12 and below is not recommended by default, but if they are, parents must make sure that their children are in safe conditions by wearing face masks, preparing hand sanitisers and adhering to social distance.”
To date, ZTNS houses around 1,500 animals from 130 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish.
From June 15 until July 15, 2020, ZTNS is offering a 20 percent discount to every visitor of ZTNS.
Nolee Ashilin added that the reopening of domestic tourism is an opportunity to be reaped by everyone to jumpstart the stagnant economy due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).
“The society is now accustomed to practices of the new norm. Now, it’s the business sector that has to ensure that hygiene and safety factors are controlled with guidance from SOP,” she urged.