“I’m actually a little disappointed as during the lively festive season, people tend to neglect standard operating procedures (SOPs) especially those involving crowded areas and hotspots,” said Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi during a visit at Concubine Lane recently.
She reminded visitors to always practise SOPs to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
“Currently we observe that SOPs are mostly neglected by the people especially at tourism spots. However, I hope that when they enter the business premises, the industry players would monitor and ensure compliance with SOPs besides playing the role of enforcement personnel.
“I will look into this issue again together with the local authorities (PBT) on the necessary actions to be taken to prevent congestion. The implementation of SOPs at all tourism spots should be made stricter especially at old town areas with mostly narrow lanes.
Present were Senior Director of Service, Rohayah Abdul Kadir and CEO of Tourism Perak, Nurmalis Musa.
Meanwhile, Nolee Ashilin is excited to see the business development at Concubine Lane spiced up with various products that were previously not commercialised.
“There are additions of new traders which has made the historical lane more lively. The various traditional products of the Malays such as the kuih bahulu (bite-size sponge cake) and rendang tok (braised beef short ribs), which previously can only be found at markets, have now been commercialised here.
“Similarly, new premises such as Rokiah Kopitiam are surely able to attract many tourists from all ethnicities,” she mentioned.
Owner of Rokiah Kopitiam, Nurul Hadjar Jamaluddin @ Jay expressed her happiness at the chance to start a business highlighting a menu of the classical, traditional Malay concept.
“The opening of Rokiah Kopitiam at Concubine Lane provides a balance of various tastes for visitors. Experience firsthand the classical menus and ambience of the 50s era by visiting Rokiah Kopitiam,” Nurul said.