The Perak Government is actively upgrading three Tourism Information Centers, namely Ipoh, Selama and Pangkor Island.
State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing said the state government through Tourism Perak had allocated RM120,000 for upgrading the Ipoh Tourism Information Center.
He said funds of RM65,000 and RM80,000 were allocated to the Prior Tourism and Information Center for the same project.
It is clear that the upgrading works were carried out following the development of the products and tourism sector in Perak which began to show a positive impact.
"Our intention is that all products and information on tourism in Perak can be placed under one roof and provide convenient facilities for tourists," he said.
Commenting on the Ipoh Tourism Information Center, Kar Hing said it would be equipped with four spaces that include Ipoh's history, Mayor's history, Ipoh Heritage Trail information and the introduction of the Perak State.
In addition, he said, it would also be equipped with a special space that would allow artisans in the arts or cultural arts to organize any program such as workshops or exhibitions.
He added that work on upgrading the building, which began on February 11, is expected to be completed by May 9.
"The building will be temporarily closed and for now, tourists seeking information on tourism can visit the WOW Perak premises on Sultan Yussoff Road here," he said.
He said this when he met during a working session reviewing the work on upgrading the Ipoh Tourism Information Center here today.
Meanwhile, Kar Hing said the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MOTAC) had also allocated RM2 million for works to upgrade the Pangkor Gallery.
“The upgrading project aims to make Pangkor Gallery not only a tourist information center but also a hub for the history and uniqueness of Pangkor Island known as a fishing island for tourists.
"The project will also be carried out this year by the Manjung Municipal Council," he said.
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