TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

16 Jun 2010

'TOURISTS UNAWARE OF BEAUTY IN DISTRICTS'

By Hai Rozzaman Jalal

The Gunung   Ledang waterfall is famous with tourists, but not many are aware that   more attractions await at the nearby town of Tangkak.
The Gunung Ledang waterfall is famous with tourists, but not many are aware that more attractions await at the nearby town of Tangkak.

THE Johor Tourism Department has been urged to set up tourist information centres at the district level so that tourists can obtain information on places of interest.

State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Hoo Seong Chang said tourists to a particular district would find such a centre useful.

"With brochures and maps available, it would be easier for tourists to find out more about attractions such as textile shops, small and medium-scale enterprises or food outlets."

He said every district in Johor was unique, with its own tourist package, and urged the Johor Tourism Department to further develop these packages to attract more tourists to the districts.

He said the absence of a proper information centre resulted in tourists missing out on many places of interest.

"In Ledang district, for example, there is the Gunung Ledang Waterfall that is popular with tourists. With a tourist information centre, a visitor could also get information on the nearby Tangkak town, which is known for its textile and food."

Hoo also said that June and July had been declared as eco-tourism months as part of efforts to attract more tourists to the state.

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