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If Queen Victoria Memorial could talk, it would tell you a story of how the Chinese in Penang defied the Imperial Japanese Army
PERAK folk arrived in the thousands for the state-level Chinese New Year celebration.
IPOH: Three new tourist attractions in Perak have been identified as “high risk areas”.
IPOH: The Perak Fire and Rescue Department has identified three new high-risk tourism locations in the state, says its director Azmi Osman.He said the three locations are Tasik Cermin, Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge, and Tasik Banding.However, Azmi said unlike the other two locations, Tasik Cermin in Gunung Rapat has yet to be officially recognised as a tourist destination by the state authorities.“However, the place has become a popular filming area, and tourists have been visiting to snap photos due to its beautiful landscape.“People have been visiting the place due to word of mouth, as well as its ‘promotion’ on social media,” he told reporters after the department’s annual parade celebrations.Tasik Cermin or Mirror Lake, a hidden gem, is a lake surrounded by limestone karst towers, and it was reported recently that some 10 underwater caves were discovered beneath the lake by cave divers.Azmi said a visit at the lake showed that a raft on the lake was not safe, as there were no life jackets and other safety equipment.“We will continue to warn tourists there on the dos and don’ts. Because the place is officially not declared a tourist spot, no proper safety infrastructure has been installed."As for Tasik Banding, we are planning to build a fire post there to respond swiftly in any emergencies.“As for the dredge, although there have been no incidences reported there, we will continue to provide advice to tourists, and the operator on the safety aspects,” he said.Azmi said besides the three spots, there were 16 other existing tourist hotspots including beaches, waterfalls and rivers, that are under constant observation by the department, especially during the holidays.On another matter, Azmi said a safety report by the department on Pulau Pangkor's duty-free status had been forwarded to the Mentri Besar.He said the island was generally safe to receive a larger amount of tourists.“We have ensured proper water pumps, and the deployment of more fire personnel to the station there, as well as providing proper vehicles to be used in the narrow streets there,” he added.
LUMUT: A trip to Pangkor Island will not be considered complete without savouring its delightful version of laksa, a dish of noodles in a spiced gravy known as laksa mi Pangkor.
PANGKOR’S duty-free status, which has been long-awaited by locals and tourists, marks a promising start to the year.
PETALING JAYA: Travellers using the North-South Expressway (NSE) during Chinese New Year can opt to use alternative routes such as the West Coast Expressway (WCE).
IPOH: Perak plans to build a jetty complex at Pangkor to resolve the congestion issue at the current main jetty.
IPOH: Pangkor folk are demanding the smaller Sungai Pinang jetty on the island to be reopened to ease travels to and from the mainland.