THE state wants to turn Pangkor island into a “living museum” in its bid to turn the island into its main tourist attraction.
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the concept was one of many ideas that came about during a discussion with the Economic Planning Unit (EPU).
“The living museum concept is one where visitors can see and experience for themselves the lifestyle of the people on the island.
“Pangkor has a fishing industry and there are many fishing villages there,” he said during his working visit to the island recently.
“When visitors come, they might want to experience the lifestyle at these villages and we want to develop village-style areas that are based on these fishing villages to welcome the tourists,” he added.
Dr Zambry said he has instructed the Manjung Municipal Council, the district office and all relevant agencies to be involved in discussions on the idea.
“The discussions must focus on the conceptualisation and imagination on how to turn Pangkor into the living museum for visitors.
Dr Zambry said the state has also thought about restructuring all the villages on the island as one of its initial phase to turn Pangkor into a top tourist destination.
“We want to properly plan out the island to welcome tourists,” he said.