Friday, February 26, 2016

Two Hulu Perak Forest Sites Become Latest Attraction For Local Tourists

LENGGONG, Feb 26 (Bernama) -- Two recreational forest destinations in Hulu Perak have become popular attractions to domestic tourists visiting the state.

State Tourism, Arts, Culture, Communications and Multimedia Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said the two spots, the Kekabu Falls and Pulau Mata Kail were known for their pristine forest environment.

She said both attractions were among 16 recreational forest areas found in the state.

"With the Lenggong Valley declared as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the area could be seeing more local and foreign visitors," she said at a press conference at the Kekabu Waterfall here Friday.

She told reporters after officiating a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) exercise to clean up the waterfall area in conjunction with the five-day visit to Hulu Perak district by the Menteri Besar.

Apart from that, Nolee Ashilin said the state government was also furnishing documents to get the Royal Belum Forest recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.

"We are preparing documents to be submitted to the UNESCO Committee by the end of this year. The Royal Belum Forest has become a major attraction as the natural forest is renowned for attractive flora and fauna," she said.

She said the Hulu Perak district had various facilities including hotels and homestays which were popular with tourists who like the natural environment.

In this regard, Nolee Ashilin said the local communities could derive from economic benefits if they help to conserve the natural beauty of their areas to attract more tourists.

-bernama.

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