KUALA TERENGGANU: The monsoon season has not affected tourism activities in Terengganu. Instead, community-related programmes are actively being carried out to attract more visitors.
State tourism, culture and digital technology committee chairman Ariffin Deraman said among the activities that attracted attention was a programme to trace history in several locations via cycling.
“Cycling is a current trend and it is capable of being a new method to attract tourists, ” he said in a statement following the organisation of the Kalang Warisan “Explore Ride” programme here.
Ariffin said the programme managed to bring together 300 cyclists for a 40km ride starting at Kalang Warisan, a new location for community tourism products. It is located by the river.
He said the area not only had various unique handicraft heritage but was also rich in history with the tomb of Tok Pulau Manis or Sheikh Abdul Malik Abdullah and products based on agro-tourism such as the original duku orchard of Terengganu located here.
“Today’s programme is just part of the efforts taken by the community to further develop this area.
“Apart from taking part in this healthy cycling activity, participants also indirectly have the opportunity to enjoy the uniqueness of tourism products and the beauty of Kalang Warisan located in Kampung Pulau Manis here.
“The success of making Kalang Warisan another new destination for family vacations is also the result of the co-operation and creativity of the villagers.
“They indirectly provide an economic overflow for the locals through community-based tourism activities, ” he said in the statement. –-- Bernama