30 signboards, highlighting traditional villages, popular filming locations in Kuala Kangsar

30 signboards, highlighting traditional villages, popular filming locations in Kuala Kangsar

KUALA KANGSAR: The presence of 30 new signboards along the banks of the Perak River here not only impacts tourism but also highlights several famous areas that have been used as filming locations for local and international films. The effort, spearheaded by the Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council (MPKK), should serve as an example for local authorities (PBT) in this state.

The presence of these large signboards can change the perspective of attending tourists, as well as showcasing several traditional villages in the area. According to the Secretary of the Perak Heritage Association, Nor Hisham Zulkiflee, the project to install 30 signboards began at the end of last year. “The signboards cover villages and locations that have been used as filming locations for international and local films.

“It also coincides with the River Cruise Sungai Perak project there; the signboards are indeed large, and when visitors on boats sail by, they can see the highlighted interesting locations,” he said when met. Nor Hisham added that such infrastructure is important in promoting history-based tourism and heritage. “Some have already been installed, and some are still in the installation process (signboards).

“It’s good because it can revive historical tourism along the riverbanks. Villages with historical value can also be highlighted for public attention. “Each village has its own products and historical narratives; this way, we can generate local economy,” he added. However, he said, for future improvements, MPKK could add further information such as narratives on the signboards.

“Many have given positive feedback, but some also want more narratives on those signboards. “If the public visits the location without a guide, at least there is information displayed about the historical stories on each signboard. “It is hoped that with these signboards, they will be maintained as best as possible from time to time so that they are not left to deteriorate due to overgrowth,” he added.

Among the signboard locations include Kampung Seberang Karai, Kampung Kuala Parit, Kampung Kandang Hilir, Kampung Sayong Lembah, Kampung Jenalik, Kampung Sayong Tebing, Kampung Senawar, Kampung Bendang Kering, Bukit Chandan. Kampung Padang Changkat, Kampung Tanah Lepan, Kampung Menora, Kampung Buaya, Kampung Enggor (in the installation process), Kampung Jamuan. Kampung Kledang, Warung Pak Jabit (in process), the location of the telefilm 18 Puasa, Zombie Kampung Pisang, and Anna & The King.


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