Gunung Pulai is planned to be turned into a tourist attraction

By TIN Media | Kedah Published 1 year ago on 25 January 2020
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Following the discovery of more than 100 prehistoric paleolithic artifacts estimated to be 17,000 years old by the Department of National patrimony (CNP), the state authorities plan on turning Gunung Pulai in Baling into another tourist attraction in Kedah.

The state government is yet to finalize the plan and is considering all aspects, including how to operate the site if it is opened for tourism. Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said.

"We have stopped every quartier operation and plan to make Gunung Pulai a tourist destination, which is a great opportunity to make it a new attraction."

The Director-General of the Department of National Heritage, Mesran Mohd Yusop, who was also the Commissioner for Heritage, said that the objects had been found during the excavation in his department between April and October last year.

Besides, he said it would not be done at present, asking if the state government would undertake a water rationing exercise due to long-term hot and dry weather and a lack of plaster. The state government, instead, will launch an awareness-raising water conservation program.

' Inadequate water supplies have complained but only 8% of the population is affected. Nonetheless, 92% of the population are not the ones that sometimes waste, which is why we encourage them to use sparingly water so that the affected areas can also be supplied with the water, ' he said.


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