Buntong, known as a ‘kacang putih’ hotspot, is no stranger to being a tourist destination of Perak, especially in Ipoh.
In fact, it is said that the best ‘kacang putih’ in Malaysia comes from here, which has become synonymous with the people of Kampung Kacang Putih, which is located about eight kilometres from the Ipoh City Centre.
Because of that, the Ipoh City Council (MBI) mobilises campaigns and hygiene programmes in order to maintain the attraction.
It is also in line with the goal of improving the cleanliness of the environment in an effort to realise the desire to make Ipoh the Cleanest City in Malaysia by 2023.
The mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said, among these initiatives is a programme to hand over free bins to the community in the area.
He said, this includes the ‘kacang putih’ business area which is a popular location in Ipoh.
“After the handover of these bins, MBI will continue to monitor and mobilise this programme to make Zone 7 in the Buntong area a model zone.
“MBI in collaboration with MBI Council Members will also ensure that this cleanliness campaign will be mobilised throughout the Buntong area,” he said.
Earlier, Rumaizi had visited a nearby ‘kacang putih’ shop and handed over a trash can to the owner.
It was also attended by Councilor (Clr) Ganesan Athinarayanan, Clr. Jayagopil M. Subramaniam, Clr. Jaya Ganesh Selvaraju and Clr. Thilak Raj Gunasekaran.
A total of 739 bins have been distributed to residents in Teluk Kurin A and B and Buntong 1 and 2, which is more well known as Kampung Kacang Putih.
by Rosli Mansor