“Tourism passport” for students to visit Perak

IPOH : The state government is coming up with the Perak Tourism Passport which it will distribute to students to encourage them to visit the state’s tourist attractions.

Executive councillor Datuk Hamidah Osman said the passport, sold at RM1 each, was an initiative of the state government to promote the Visit Perak Year 2012.

“We are now printing 10,000 passports which will be distributed to 15 schools which have student tourist clubs. In the passport are pictures of attractions in Perak,” she told reporters after opening the Perak Student Tourist Carnival.

The passport also contains coupons offering a discount of between five to 50 per cent which can be used to visit places like Gua Tempurung, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort and the Lost World of Tambun.

Passport holders are also eligible for the monthly lucky draw by visiting at least two destinations listed in the passport.

“They need to have their passport stamped at these places and send it to the Perak Tourism Office,” she said, adding that students were the main target of the campaign as they could encourage their parents to come along.

Meanwhile, she said, works to upgrade the Darul Ridzuan Museum in Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab as an archaeological museum was going on smoothly and expected to be completed by month-end.

“It will be declared open next month,” she said.

Works began early this year, costing RM100,000, as part of the bid to have the Lenggong Valley inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites.

Universiti Sains Malaysia has agreed to hand over archaeological materials found in Lenggong Valley to be displayed at the museum. — Bernama

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