Raja of Perlis launches village transformation programme


Royal guest: Raja of Perlis visiting Kampung Seberang Ramai in Kuala Perlis. — Bernama

KUALA PERLIS: Kampung Seberang Ramai is set to be a new attraction in the state following the launch of the Village Transformation Programme by Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail.

The Ruler also checked out the seven villages involved in the transformation programme, namely Kampung Baru Seberang, Kampung Tandiap, Kampung Hujung Tanjong, Kampung Tengah, Kampung Seberang Alor, Kampung Seberang Jaya and Kampung Pulau Ketam.

Also present at the event yesterday were Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail and Raja Puan Muda of Perlis Tuanku Lalilatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil and their children as well as Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man and his state exco members.

State tourism committee chairman Asmaiza Ahmad said the programme involving 184 houses, which began at the end of last year, was capable of elevating the villages involved as a new tourism product known as Rumah Pelangi in the state.

“The initiative, under the Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council as well as Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra Perlis, has made the villages brighter, cleaner and indirectly helped to develop the economy in these areas, ” she told reporters.

One of the residents of Kampung Seberang Alor, 66-year-old Hatijah Halim, who has lived there for over three decades, was excited with the changes in the village, saying that what once looked like a dilapidated fishermen’s squatter area had now become more harmonious and beautiful, thanks to the vibrant colours which give it a different vibe.

Fisherman Hussin Abu Samah, 56, concurred, saying that he was also proud to see tourists taking pictures of his house, which had been beautifully repainted. — Bernama

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