The murals that decorate the walls of the old buildings on Jalan Gopeng-Kampar have the potential to become another new attraction for visitors.
Not only can a visitor simply marvel at the uniqueness of the murals, but for each work there is also available with a QR code that tells the story behind the artwork.
The mural project called Ilham Seni@Kampar was launched last year and is a continuation of the Jom Warnakan Bandar@Kampar programme from 2018.
According to the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi, the mural aims to brighten up the back alleys that seemed abandoned before.
In addition, she said, the presence of paintings and bright colours in the alley can preserve and revive the old town area. She added that the murals are motivated by tradition, culture, history and nature.
“It was completely completed by local painters through the cooperation of the Perak Painters Association.
“The implementation of this mural painting work has taken eight weeks from 21 December 2020 until 16 February 2021, through allocations from the State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN),” she added.
“The idea of Ilham Seni@Kampar came about as a result of the continuation of the Jom Warnakan Bandar@Kampar 2.0 programme by the Kampar District Council from 2018.
“The programme’s work includes painting several blocks of buildings on Jalan Gopeng-Kampar with orange and white colours and upgrading the back alleys of the buildings involved,” she said in a statement on Tuesday while speaking at the Kampar Tourism Logo Launch Ceremony & Ilham Seni@Kampar Inauguration Tuesday.
Also present was the Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Perak, Nurmalis Musa.
It is the culminating event for the beYoutiful@Kampar tourism programme which ran for three days from September 24-26, a 3-days and 2-nights programme aimed at bringing in influencers to visit tourist areas in the Kampar district in an effort to promote them online.
by Rosli Mansor