Ipoh will soon be developed as a tourism cluster involving four local authorities (PBT), namely the Ipoh City Council, Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council, Kampar District Council and Batu Gajah District Council.
Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi shared that the Perak Structural Plan 2040 has placed Ipoh as the state capital and state territory centre which not only functions as state administrative hub, but will also be developed into a world-class tourism city.
“For that purpose, Ipoh will be developed as a competitive, inclusive and sustainable tourism cluster via the destination branding approach which combines existing tourism resources under the four local authorities.
“The combination will be known as the Greater Ipoh Tourism Territory.
“The attractions in Ipoh include its various food and culture.
“The presence of many old shops, boutique hotels, mural art, street art and antique bazaars has made Ipoh unique and different from other cities.
She said so after officiating the Publicity and Public Participation Programme for the Local Plan Draft of Ipoh 2035 (Replacement) and the launching of the Branding and Action Plan of Greater Ipoh Tourism Territory at Casuarina@Meru Hotel Ipoh recently.
Present were Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin@Md Daud, Deputy Director-General (Planning) of Plan Malaysia, Datuk Mohd Faidzal Hamzah and Director of Plan Malaysia Perak, Asni Mustafa.
Nolee stated that the concept of hipster cafes is among the highlights and attractions for tourists, especially the youth.
Besides that, the famous tourism products which receive recognition at an international level include rendang tok mak nik (braised beef short ribs), kacang putih (snacks), Old Town white coffee, pomelo, salt-baked chicken and more.
This Local Plan (RT) is prepared in line with the Subsection 18(1) allocation of the Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172) to replace the existing RT.