KUALA LUMPUR: Idyllic beach views, schools of fish swimming in the clear sea – these sights of Terengganu will now greet those taking KTM Bhd’s Electric Train Service (ETS).
The display of scenery, showcasing the best of the state, was borne out of collaboration between the Terengganu government and KTMB, as part of its effort to boost tourism.
At its launch yesterday at KL Sentral, Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said the state hoped that the display would help promote Terengganu to the public.
Due to the huge number of passengers on the ETS, he said the state government felt that the display was a high-impact promotional platform for Terengganu’s tourism sector.
“When people look at the display, we want them to think that if they want to see beautiful nature, they can come to Terengganu.
“We have many islands in Terengganu. All the islands have pristine water, white sandy beaches, beautiful corals, and you can see turtles,” he said, adding his personal favourite was Redang island.
The display, which would go on for a year, was part of the state government’s Beautiful Terengganu tourism campaign.
For now, only one ETS train has been outfitted with the display at a cost of about RM200,000, he said.
Dr Ahmad Samsuri said ETS passengers could also purchase two of Terengganu’s famous delicacies – nasi dagang and keropok lekor (fish crackers) – on the train.
“Nasi dagang and keropok lekor will be an introduction to Terengganu,” he said.
The two delicacies are being sold on KTMB’s trains since last month.
Dr Ahmad Samsuri said the state government was targeting four million local and foreign visitors to the state this year.
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