The Kinta Riverwalk is set to make its return as a night icon and casual destination of Ipoh.
Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin@Md Daud announced that the pre-opening of Kinta Riverwalk will begin on December 31 in conjunction with the new year celebration to spice up the tourism sector in Ipoh.
“Various attractive events have been planned, such as the buskers’ performance, Perak Cartoon Fest, Music Fest, Aerobatic Challenge and other contests.
“Monthly events will also be carried out such as the celebration of major festivals in Malaysia involving an oil-lamp (panjut) contest, Chinese lion dance and drum performance, Indian cultural dance, as well as Christmas / New Year,” he mentioned in the Ipoh City Council (MBI) full board meeting for the month of December at the MBI Building on Thursday.
Kinta Riverwalk underwent upgrading works from 2 September 2020 till 1 November 2021 with a cost totalling RM3 million.
A total of 8 out of 16 business premises are expected to operate, such as MIKER, Restoran Mat Periuk, Restoran Kitchen Arang Batu, Hadramout, Ipoh Barber & Comber and Skill of Art from 8.00am until 12.00 midnight in conjunction with the new year.
According to Rumaizi, the two iconic bridges at Kinta Riverwalk still retain their glow-in-the-dark concept. Besides that, the riverwalk also features business premises with the concept of Hipster, Heritage, and Health (3H). There will be an upcoming Gaharu wood handicraft store as well .
“Kinta Riverwalk is expected to operate fully early 2022. Hopefully, it will be one of the tourism products which can attract tourists to Ipoh,” he said.