Tasik Kenyir draws 35,000 visitors since Sept 1 reopening


Fully vaccinated tourists enjoying their vacation sightseeing aboard a raft house on Tasik Kenyir. — Bernama

Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu has received some 35,000 visitors up until last Thursday, since its reopening on Sept 1.

Central Terengganu Develop-ment Authority (Ketengah) chairman Datuk Razali Idris said of the number, 3,300 visitors had put up at the boathouses while 3,000 hired speedboats and 1,100 used the raft house services.

The rest enjoyed the scenery and other attractions at the largest man-made lake in South-East Asia.

“Although inter-state travel is still not allowed, we can see that locals support our tourism products from the number of visitors received thus far.

Razali: Continued vigilance and SOP compliance will allow state to move to Phase Four of NRP.Razali: Continued vigilance and SOP compliance will allow state to move to Phase Four of NRP.

“Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Terengganu are starting to pay more attention to the tourist spots in the state, including Tasik Kenyir,” he noted.

Razali was speaking to reporters after inspecting the main attractions and activities around Tasik Kenyir in Kuala Berang following the reopening of the tourism sector in Terengganu to fully vaccinated visitors from Sept 1.

He attributed the encouraging number of visitors to the initiatives by the operators of boat houses, raft houses and speedboats at Tasik Kenyir, who were offering discounts of between 20% and 30% on their products.

“For example, the boat house operators are providing discounts for children and senior citizens on weekends,” he said.

“If we continue to remain vigilant and comply with the standard operating procedures, we will be able to move on to the fourth phase (of the National Recovery Plan) and see an increase in tourists at Tasik Kenyir, thus boosting the local economy.” — Bernama

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