By: Aida Aziz
KUALA KANGSAR: The iconic Victoria Bridge in Kuala Kangsar, a cherished landmark for the locals, has undergone a safety upgrade.
This 123-year-old bridge, previously illuminated to brighten its surroundings while reducing potential hazards, now boasts enhanced safety features.
The latest initiative was undertaken by the Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council (MPKK), which has installed safety railings to improve the historical site and cater to the influx of tourists. MPKK noted that this effort aligns with the image of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, which frequently hosts both domestic and international visitors.
“Safety railings have been successfully installed at the Victoria Bridge in Karai for the comfort and safety of visitors exploring this popular tourist destination in the region. This location is gaining recognition and has become a popular spot for visitors to capture lasting memories,” MPKK revealed recently.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of the Malaya Historical Group Society (MHGSoc), Nor Hisham Zulkiflee, expressed his appreciation for the improvements carried out by the local authorities.
He emphasized the vital role played by these authorities in safeguarding the historical heritage and legacy of specific locations, ensuring they withstand the test of time.
“I recently inspected the area, and it’s understood that safety nets have already been installed along the motorcycle lanes on the bridge.
“However, the installation of safety railings is still in progress in the central area, where the public often takes photographs. In my view, this is a commendable move, both for tourism and the preservation of our national heritage.
“It is hoped that more historical sites in Perak will receive the care they deserve,” he remarked when contacted.