THE state government has suggested that the Manjung Municipal Council create more tourism products on Pangkor island in an effort to attract more tourists.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the suggestion was made because the current attraction on the island was limited to its beaches.
“For example, we are looking into the possibility of having a small water theme park that could be managed by the council.
“It is not a massive theme park, but a simple one that could probably have a ‘lazy river’ concept like the one found in Sunway Lagoon,” he said, after presenting meat to Pangkor folk during the Hari Raya Haji event on Saturday.
Dr Zambry said currently the tourism industry on the island was experiencing good development.
“As we can see, there is a large number of tourists visiting the island, not only during the long holidays but also during the weekends.
“Traders on the island have also commented that they are experiencing better sales due to increasing number of tourists,” he said.
Dr Zambry presented a total of 10 goats and eight cows. The meat of the animals would be distributed to the poor at Pangkor during the Hari Raya Haji celebration.