Perak has the potential to offer another tourism attraction in the form of a motoring destination or bikers trail with highlights on motoring activities.
Various attractive packages can be established including facilities for motoring tourists.
Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi explained that it should be explored by the tourism operators in the state to search for new markets.
“Perak has a lot of advantages. We have the potential to be a state of motoring tourism and will launch a bikers trail in December.
“The motoring convoy programme by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (SPRM) touring Perak with motorcycles can be used as a research foundation towards that direction,” she stated.
She said so to the press after officiating the SPRM Tourism Integrity Trail Programme at Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge 5 (TT5) today.
Present were Director of SPRM Perak, Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohamad; Director of SPRM Kedah, Datuk Shaharom Nizam Abd. Manap; Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Perak, Asrul Zakaria and CEO of Tourism Perak, Nurmalis Musa.
A total of 80 SPRM officers and personnel will tour the state via motoring to deliver the message of fighting corruption to tourism players and the public.
During the ceremony, Nolee flagged off the participants as the launch gimmick.
The 600-kilometre convoy will drop by 10 iconic tourism locations in Perak during the 10-day journey.
Among the locations are Kellie’s Castle, Batu Gajah; Menara Condong, Teluk Intan; Dataran Bagan Datuk and Taiping Zoo.
Meanwhile, Director of SPRM Perak, Datuk Mohd. Fauzi Mohamad said that the programme is aimed to deliver a message of corruption prevention besides boosting the tourism industry of the state.
“A lot of integrity issues arise when the tourism sector resumes operation and through this trail, it is hoped that the message can be delivered to tourism operators and also the public.
“SPRM took this casual approach to connect with the people, especially the tourism operators directly,” he added.