Thursday, 2 March 2017

(The Star) Klang set to impress visitors

About a million visitors, including foreign tourists, are expected to visit Klang during Visit Klang Year 2017

In a move to promote the royal town, Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Datuk Mohamad Yasid Bidin said the council would be spending a total of RM500,000 this year.

Mohamad Yasid said the money would be spent to print materials such as information kits, pamphlets, booklets and even coffeetable books.

“Klang has a lot of things to offer to visitors, including its rich history and tradition. We have many pre-war and colonial buildings.

“Among the attractions in this town are Jambatan Kota which is the only double-decker bridge in the country, the Istana Alam Shah, Royal Gallery, the Raja Mahadi Fort and other great spots,” he said at the full board meeting.

Among the landmarks in the royal town is the Istana Alam Shah, the official palace of the Sultan of Selangor. — filepic

He said the council would be also working closely with corporate bodies to get financial support to achieve its goal.

“We have the Pandamaran Sports Complex, which has become a venue for people to organise expos and carnivals.

“The GM wholesale mall in Bandar Botanic has been a big hit too, among visitors and tourists, for its wide choice of products,” he said.

The Raja Mahadi Fort is one of the many attractions in the royal town. — filepic

Apart from that, Mohamad Yasid said the council was promoting the Royal Town Heritage Walk programme as a “DIY” package for tourists.

He said tour organisers and tourists could obtain the tour booklet from MPK for free and walk around the royal town on their own.

“The walk will take approximately two hours and tourists will be able to see a lot of things about the history of one of the oldest towns in the country,” he said.