IPOH: A recent article on the city of Ipoh in The New York Times shows the remarkable achievement of Perakians and the state government, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir.
He said he considered it a success as the state government had toiled to develop the city into a major tourist destination.
The article titled Why Ipoh, Malaysia, Should Be on Your Travel Radar, was published on Feb 28 by the newspaper.
“It is a touching recognition,” Zambry told reporters after presenting land titles to 115 settlers of Felda Besout 2 here yesterday.
He said the recognition showed that the state government had developed Ipoh into a top destination of the world.
Last year, Ipoh was recognised by the Lonely Planet travel portal as one of the 10 top regions in the world to be visited.
Zambry said efforts to develop Perak must be continued, with particular focus on Ipoh, in terms of the state’s hygiene.
“We have to collectively work to implement what we plan, maintain cleanliness and ensure the unique identity of Ipoh is preserved,” he said.
He also said the state would strive to develop places outside Ipoh, such as Tanjung Malim. — Bernama