Padang Besar Malaysia plans to open new tourism center

In Malaysia the Perlis Tourism Office has sent application to reopen a tourism information centre in Padang Besar, one of the tourist attractions in the state in conjunction with the upcoming Visit Ma

Padang Besar Malaysia plans to open new tourism center

In Malaysia the Perlis Tourism Office has sent application to reopen a tourism information centre in Padang Besar, one of the tourist attractions in the state in conjunction with the upcoming Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014.

Padang Besar is a border town located in the northern part of Perlis state in Malaysia. It is situated on the border with Songkhla province, Thailand, 35 kilometers northeast of Kangar and about 57 km southwest of Hat Yai

State Tourism, Cultural and Art committee chairman Abdul Jamil Saad ( BN- Sena) said Tourism Malaysia had once set up such centre in 1995 to provide information and assistance to locals and tourists who visited Padang Besar.

However, he said the centre was closed about three years later following the discouraging feedback from tourists.

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“The proposal to reopen the centre had been submitted to Tourism Malaysia.
“I believe the agency is looking into the matter,”he said.

Abdul Jamil was replying to the question posed by Khaw Hock Kong (BN-Titi Tinggi), over the need of setting up an information centre or a kiosk in Padang Besar to cater the incoming tourists, especially for those entering the country via the Malaysia-Thai border.

Abdul Jamil added that the state government was constantly upgrading and maintaining other tourist attractions in the state including the Snake Park, Gua Kelam and Herbal Park in gearing up for 2014 VMY and Malaysian Games (Sukma).

Besides face lifting tourism destinations, he said the state government had also step up efforts to promote the state’s tourism an cultural products through various programmes such as Perlis Carnival which would see the participation from entrepreneurs from Malaysia and Thailand beginning Dec 27 to Jan 1.

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