Snack traders want village upgrades for tourism

Compiled by Amalina Akashah, Amanda Yeap and R. Aravinthan  


TRADERS at Buntong’s Kampung Kacang Putih in Perak are urging authorities to improve and upgrade facilities in the area for tourists, Makkal Osai reported.

Some 30 traders who made a living making and selling kacang putih forwarded their request to Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, who visited the area recently.

The traders said the place attracted between five and 10 busloads of tourists daily and an estimated 400,000 visitors per year.

There is a need for better roads, parking, road signs and a welcome arch in the area.

Several organisations representing the traders also wanted the authorities to officially recognise it as a tourism spot.


> The first bullet train service in India between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will begin in 2022, with fares expected to be from 200 rupees (RM12), Tamil Nesan reported.

The 500km railway will feature a 21km undersea section built by Japanese firms.

The trains are expected to run at 320kph using Shinkansen bullet train technology and the system will employ 40,000 to build.


The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.