RM500,000 was allocated by the state government through Tourism Perak to upgrade eco-tourism standards in Ban Pecah, Tanjung Piandang.
According to State Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi, Ban Pecah is a remote district in the Kerian township, thus it needs to be redeveloped as one of the state’s tourism products.
“Ban Pecah was once a popular fishing site besides being known as the “jelapang padi” (paddy field) of Perak,” she noted. “What’s even more interesting behind the greenery of the paddy fields and the scenery of sunset in Ban Pecah is its history which has become myths among its local residents till date.
“Apart from upgrading infrastructure facilities, we’ll ensure comfortable amenities for business premises,” Nolee Ashilin added. “An information centre will also be created to share details of Ban Pecah’s history and other information regarding tourism products in Kerian.”
She also remarked on the clean sea water available around Ban Pecah beaches, which induces fishing activities and family picnics.
“We will ensure top-level cleanliness of the beaches and that recreational activities with families are kept in healthy conditions,” Nolee Ashilin said. “Hopefully, Ban Pecah will be further well-known after the upgrading project, which can improve the local economic sector.”