THE Kampung Bagan Jalan Pantai bridge in Kuala Kurau, Kerian in Perak is now a popular tourist spot after it appeared in a drama with a Malaysian and South Korean cast.
The image of South Korean actor Kim Ho-Won and local actress Chen Xin Yu, standing in a romantic pose with the bridge as the backdrop, has benefited villagers as many tourists are now stopping to take photos of themselves at the bridge in the little fishing village.
The actors were among the cast of a romantic comedy ShunPong O (or Shen Feng Yu based on the Chinese name of the film).
The almost two-century-old village shot to fame overnight when the drama was shot there for about a month after Chinese New Year this year.
Kampung Bagan Jalan Pantai chief Tan Boo Nam said villagers were very proud and excited that their village was chosen as one of the locations, adding that the rest of the shooting had included places in South Korea and Vietnam.
“We are now looking forward to watching the drama which is scheduled to be aired next Chinese New Year,” a visibly proud Boo Nam told StarMetro.
He said there was an increase in tourist arrivals since the film was shot.
Villager Teoh Kim Kooi, who has kept newspaper cuttings of the filming at the bridge, said the village’s beautiful landscape was the reason why it was chosen as a film location.