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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Perak govt plans to upgrade Pangkor airstrip
Tan (background, in grey T-shirt) with tour agents from
Hong Kong onboard
the Hop-on Hop-off bus in Ipoh on Saturday.
IPOH: The Perak government is planning to upgrade
the airstrip in Pangkor to accommodate bigger aircraft, allowing more tourists
to fly to the island.
State Tourism Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing said
the state recognised the need for the upgrade as Pangkor would have duty-free
status from next year.
"I will visit Pangkor next week. We will have
discussions with some companies to have domestic flights to and from Ipoh and
several other airports in the country," he told reporters after welcoming
a group of Hong Kong tourist agents to ride on the hop-on, hop-off bus here on
Saturday (May 18).
"We need to study the technical aspects first
and will discuss this further with Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd," he
It was reported that the state had submitted an
application to gazette Pangkor as a tax-free island.
The status for the island was first announced by
the previous Barisan National administration during the tabling of Budget 2018
The status will see the island be exempted from the
Sales and Services Tax (SST).
Tan said the response towards the tourist bus was
good since its launch in March.
He said about 2,000 passengers have experienced it
"The numbers grow every week. We are getting
two more open-top buses prepared by the end of this month.
"At the end of June, we will start the second
phase to extend the routes to Tambun and Gopeng," he added.