Only one Perak tourism destination closed due to COVID-19

Perak Published 1 year ago on 19 October 2020 | Author TIN Media
PERAK :

At the moment, one tourist destination is temporarily closed in Perak as a result of the recent COVID-19 spike in the number. 

Perak Housing, the Chairman of Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi, Local Government and Tourism Committee said that no other tourist destinations have been affected so far.

"The closure of the Sunway Lost World of Tambun theme park for 14 days beginning Tuesday was an approach taken by the theme park’s management itself after some visitors were suspected to have been positive.

"The decision to close the theme park is for the purpose of disinfection and to ensure the safety of the workers," she told a press conference at the launching ceremony of the Geotourism Vouchers #TravelPeraklah and Dark Tourism at Kellie's Castle.

The state government has affirmed its support for the initiative for the development of the tourist sector through Tourism Perak in cooperation with tourism associations in the state.

The latest initiative was a follow-up to the celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the Kinta Valley Geopark, which was intended indirectly to support travel agencies suffering from the pandemic.

"This voucher is available at all registered and selected travel agencies with a minimum purchase of a package worth RM299 per person or a three-day two-night package in Perak.

"These travel agencies will promote the latest packages and products under Geopark Perak as a must-visit destination for tourists that will provide opportunities to tourism product operators as well as enhance the activities to promote Geopark Lembah Kinta," she said.

She also added that Kellie 's Castle continued its programme on Dark Tourism, with the Kellie's V-3 Night Tour this year from 8pm to 12 midnight, every Friday and Saturday, throughout October.

She said that the new initiative would foster more tourism at home and remain in Perak for longer periods while helping to ensure more successful and profitable travel agencies under the new standards.