Gearing up for Visit Perak 2017


(From left) Tourism and Culture Ministry Deputy Director Hasnah Abd Kadir, Seddiqi, Zuraida, Nolee, and Mohd Kamil holding the registration forms for the campaign.

THE PERAK government will hold a month-long competition titled “Celebrating Visit Perak Year 2017 and My Perak Green and Clean Campaign” in conjunction with next year’s Visit Perak Year 2017.

State Tourism, Arts, Culture, Communications and Multimedia Committee Chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi said the competition will be organised by Tourism Perak Sdn Bhd and will run until Nov 25.

“Among some of the aspects this competition will focus on are cleanliness, aesthetics and cheerfulness to increase the level of awareness and sense of responsibility among citizens of the state.

“This competition is not only open to government agencies but also private companies like hotels, travel businesses, and even members of the public who are interested,” she said in a press conference at Tourism Perak’s office in Ipoh on Monday.

Also present were Tourism Perak chairman Mohd Kamil Shafie, its chief executive oided into three categories – local authorities, private companies and individuals (open to the public).

 “For local authorities, there are the categories such as best overfficer Zuraida Md Talib and Tourism Malaysia Perak Director Ibrahim Seddiqi Talib.

Explaining the competition’s format, Nolee Ashilin said it will be divall winner, best landscape, best cleanliness and beautification, best infrastructure and best public amenities.

“There are also various other categories for private companies related to hotels and food places. The registration forms for these two categories can be downloaded via Tourism Perak’s Facebook page,” she said.

As for the individual category, Nolee Ashilin said a specific theme is attached to this, named “The Best Story of Perak.”

“It will be carried out and evaluated on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and blogs.

 “It is open to all Malaysians. Those who wish to participate will only need to insert the hashtag #CelebratingVisitPerakYear2017 in every post to qualify.

“The 10 participants with the best and most interesting video, story or photograph will stand a chance to win a smartphone or an iPad,” she said.

Nolee Ashilin added that this competition was a first step in promoting and sustaining improvements in domestic tourist arrivals to the state.

“It also marks the significance Ipoh city’s success, which was recently recognised as one of the 10 cities to visit in Asia by international travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet,” she said.

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/TourismPerakMalaysia.

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