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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 | MYT 1:44 PM

Misreporting on fire at Gunung Tempurung affecting tourism in Gua Tempurung

The fire at Gunung Tempurung.

The fire at Gunung Tempurung.

GOPENG: Tourism business at the Gua Tempurung site has been affected due to some misreporting in the media.

Perak Tourism Committee chairman Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi said a lot of tourists have cancelled their visit to the cave after the forest fire incident at Gunung Tempurung occurred.

"Some news misreported the fire to have occurred at Gua Tempurung, which should be reported as Gunung Tempurung.

"The affected area is about two kilometers away from the cave," she told journalists after a working visit to the cave on Tuesday.

"As we can see, the fire has not affected the cave," she added.

Nolee said about 400 to 500 tourists have cancelled their trip between Sunday and Tuesday.

"We can get an average of about 3,000 tourists here per week.

"About 96,000 tourists will come here annually," she said.

Tags / Keywords: Fire , Gunung Tempurung , Gua Tempurung , Tourism

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