Terengganu to push homestay holidays to visitors

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  • Thursday, 20 Dec 2007

MYT 6:09:27 PM

KUALA TERENGGANU: A homestay holiday concept will be introduced at every district in Terengganu to lure different segments of tourists. 

“The concept is focussed on rural and rustic villages so that tourists can unwind in a local ambience,” state Industrial Development and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Mohamad Awang Tera. 

He said it would generate supplementary income for the locals whilst exposing them to entrepreneurship skills. 

“Foreigners can also learn about local culture,” he said. 

He said several villages have been selected, among them, Kg Teluk Ketapang, Kg Pasir Raja,Hulu Dungun, Kg Rhu Sepuluh, Kg Jerangau, Dungun, Kg Buluh and Hulu Terengganu. 

He urged the villagers to acquire basic English to enable them to communicate with foreigners. He noted that the current homestay programme in Kampung Teluk Ketepang received 588 locals and 67 foreigners for the first 11 months of the year.

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