Friday, September 13, 2013

彭亨州今年旅客要达1050万

前2年各达970万‧彭今年旅客要达1050万



莫哈末沙卡:彭亨州2011年及2012年旅客人数各达970万,今年目標是1千零50万。(图:星洲日报)

州旅游及文化委员会主席拿督莫哈末沙卡今日说,为了更进一步推动旅游业,委员会將於本月18日,在甘孟度假村举行“彭亨州旅游行动计划”研討会。

他说,研討会重点包括如何善用现有及开发新旅游景点吸引旅客到访。

“我们也会討论州內旅游业所面对问题及课题。我们必须加强州內旅游业竞爭能力。”

他在此间举行新闻发佈会上,发表这项谈话。

莫哈末沙卡说,研討会將由州务大臣拿督斯里安南耶谷主持开幕礼。

~星洲网~

Sunday, September 8, 2013

延长征收10%附加费 长巴车资变相起价

延长征收10%附加费 长巴车资变相起价

长途巴士业者要求车票调涨30%未有定案又遇柴油涨价,陆路公共交通委员会(SPAD)宣布,考虑到燃油涨价营运成本将提高,允许长途巴士继续征收10%的附加费,直到当局宣布新收费为止。

附加费原订今天停收

长途巴士业者获准在开斋节期间征收10%的附加费措施,原定于明天结束。该委员会这项宣布,形同巴士车资变相涨价。

泛马巴士业者公会是在政府宣布燃油涨价后,致函陆路公共交通委员会要求延长征收10%附加费措施。

该委员会之前是在6月中旬宣布,同意让巴士业者在开斋节期间收取长途快车票10%附加费,有效期限从7月8日至9月8日为止,包括全部现有的长途快车班次及因应佳节需求而推出的额外班车。

柴油上一次调涨零售价,是2010年12月4日。政府是在本月3日调涨RON95汽油和柴油每公升零售价20仙,使RON95每公升售价涨为2令吉10仙,而柴油是2令吉。

调涨车票年底决定

这也是近年来,政府首次因为柴油价格上涨,允许长途巴士业者延长原本只限佳节期间征收车票附加费的措施。

泛马巴士业者协会(PMBOA)原本是要求长途快车票涨价30%,不过陆路公共交通委员会拒绝,只允许在佳节期间给予两个月征收10%附加费,而调涨车票事宜将在年底有决定。

陆路公共交通委员会今日发文告说,尽管政府调涨燃油费,但长途巴士车票价格目前不会涨价,当局将会宣布新收费。 该会表明,研究长途巴士收费的工作处于最后阶段,该委员会确保即将宣布的新收费不会对人民和业者构成负担。

~以上新闻转载自南洋商报~

Monday, September 2, 2013

爬林明山警戒线误当栏杆‧女登山客12呎高跌落

爬林明山警戒线误当栏杆‧女登山客12呎高跌落

误把红白警戒封锁线当扶手栏杆,女登山客失足从12呎高处跌下,头破血流。



这起意外是於昨日清晨5时15分左右,发生在林明山脚。事发时,年约60岁的女登山客正准备与亲友一起登山。(图:星洲日报)

一名负责看守林明山脚公共厕所的林明居民钟育明说,当时女登山客与一名相信是其丈夫的男子及另一名男性亲友已走上楼梯,准备登山。

“突然,我听到一声巨响,往前一看,看到女登山客从楼梯处跌到公共厕所后面的空地。”

他说,女登山客头破血流,门牙也脱落,鼻子也有血,伤势严重。

看守员:救护车1小时才到

钟育明说,当时有其他游客帮忙打电话叫救护车,我则帮忙扶她到亭子里坐下,从关丹上来的救护车在1个小时后才赶到。

来自关丹的民防队救护车於清晨6时许赶到,並把伤者送往关丹东姑安潘雅富姍中央医院救治。

钟育明说,他相信女登山客当时扶著不锈钢扶手栏杆准备登山,不料却在不锈钢扶手栏杆后的转角处发生意外。

“不锈钢扶手栏杆只围到上山的楼梯,之后扶手栏杆就改建在登山梯级的中间,把登山梯级一分为二。

“女登山客是在不锈钢扶手栏杆过后的地方跌下去,严重受伤。”

建议增建扶手栏杆

他建议关丹市议会在游客失足处增建扶手栏杆,以避免类似意外重演。

针对林明山扶手栏杆安全问题,林明居民批评关丹市议会罔顾游客安全,选择在旅游旺期展开维修工程,导致意外发生。

居民:扶手栏杆2年前已坏

居民李云飞说,维修工程是於上週四开始,而週六则是国庆日假期。

“林明山的扶手栏杆早在一两年前已经坏了,我也已投诉了很多次,林明山的扶手栏杆早就应该维修了。”

~以上新闻转载自星洲日报~

每日逾2000旅客到来 林明掀国庆热

每日逾2000旅客到来 林明掀国庆热



林明博物院在国庆日当天迎来1328名游客。

继开斋节黄金周假后,一连两天的国庆日假期再掀游林明热,平均日吸引超逾2000名游客慕名到此一游,继而带动周边经济脉搏活动。

带动周边经济

林明民宿业者说,早在国庆日前1个月,8月30日至9月1日的订房率已爆满,而根据林明博物院官方记录,国庆日当天的到访人次更高达1328人。

林明河畔度假村老板何云盛说,目前林明民宿超过30家,且数目不断在增加中,这是很好的现象,意味着林明旅游业蓬勃发展中,带来无限商机。

“有竞争就有进步,业者们将通过提高服务及民宿设备,吸引更多游客入住。”

他指出,随着林明旅游业的发展,带动周边领域如饮食业及土产业等,不过以目前游客潜质人数来看,还有很大空间可以扩展,游客到来游山玩水,少不了买手信及吃这一环,因此建议有意在林明发展或扩展周边领域者,捉紧良机,赶紧搭上这趟黄金列车。

他说,目前其经营的民宿,所接到的订单,已排到明年农历新年假期。

以服务吸引游客———林明山顶小息馆老板●梁永康

林明旅游业还有很大发展空间,越多人加入越好,最主要回到原点,一齐推动林明旅游业,从中分得一杯羹。

最主要以服务为先,以取得游客的青睐。

市场蛋糕不断扩大——林明山民宿老板●朱敏宾

林明民宿冒起,不会带来同行之间恶性竞争,因为各有各客源,再者旅客人数不断增加中,蛋糕还有很大扩展空间,周边领域行业如饮食业也如是。

唯一美中不足的是,因街灯寥寥无几,导致入夜后的林明“黯然失色”,游客想逛夜街也不方便,因此希望获得当局的关注。

到林明小镇一游,可以抛开城市的喧哗及卸下重重压力,也不必担心罪案问题,舒舒服服走一趟心灵之旅。

~以上新闻转载自南洋商报~

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Genting theme park to close

Theme park to close

Making way for the new Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park scheduled for 2016, the Genting Outdoor Theme Park will be closing its doors from Sunday for two years.


While the Outdoor Theme Park is closed, all rides and attractions at the First World Indoor Theme Park will remain open.


To commemorate the occasion and to also celebrate the National Day, there will be activities such as cheerleading and dance performances from 10pm. Entrance is free from 7pm to midnight on Sunday. Pay per ride is also available from 7pm for customers to enjoy the rides one more time before its closure.


As the Genting Outdoor Theme Park will be closed, there will not be any fireworks display that evening.


For details, visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03-6101 1118.


~News courtesy of New Straits Times~

Flying fox thrill at Bukit Tinggi

Flying fox thrill at Bukit Tinggi

The Adventure Park at Colmar Tropicale has the longest flying fox line in Southeast Asia at 530 metres.

IF you are a thrill-seeker, make your way to the Adventure Park at Colmar Tropicale and try out their longest flying fox single zip-line in Southeast Asia.

With a length of 530 metres, the Adventure Park made an entry into the Malaysia Book of Records recently.

Malaysia Book of Records chief executive officer Aziz Hamdan presented the certificate to Berjaya Hills Bhd executive director Datuk Azlan Meah Ahmad Meah and the signing was witnessed by Colmar Tropicale chief executive officer Teh Ming Wah.

Teh said it took them six months of planning and another eight months to construct the contraption which cost a total of RM2 million.

"We want to attract more locals and international tourists by creating an unforgettable experience for them," she said adding that a special certification will be made available to them as proof of their participation.

The flying fox consists of four checkpoints and at each point, staff members are available for assistance.

Prior to the start of the event, each participant has to put on safety gear and follow the safety instructions strictly.

To get to the launch point, participants have to walk up the stairs built behind the rock climbing wall.

Once they reach the top platform, they have to go through two canopy walks, one person at a time.

The journey does not stop there as they the have to then climb a tree.

A deck is specially built around the middle of the tree and participants have the option of standing or sitting down.

Those who are not afraid of heights are welcome to stand and enjoy the beautiful scenery while those who are can opt to sit on the deck and not look down.

To participate an individual has to weigh at least, 45kg with a maximum weight of 120kg.

"If the riders weigh less than 45kg, they will have a difficult time reaching the other side," said Teh adding that more than 500 have tried it since it was first opened in 2011.

Aziz who tried this activity for the first time said although he was a bit nervous earlier he was excited about getting chance to experience this.

The fee for the flying fox is RM78 for each person and the park is open from 10am to 6pm.

Other activities such as paint ball, rock climbing, the canopy bridge walk and high rope obstacle course are also available.

The activities at the Adventure Park requires no electricity or motors.

Its design works to create a healthy, environmentally friendly, recreational venue.


Getting ready for take off on the flying fox.

~News courtesy of New Straits Times~

维持修改状况 关丹改道早宪报

市会主席:维持修改状况 关丹改道早宪报



经民意反映及观察交通流量顺畅后, 市议会决定提前宪报改道后路段, 当中包括敦依斯迈路。

关丹改道计划试跑1个月多,经民意反映一改再改后,改道路线将维持修改后现状,提早纳入宪报。

关丹市议会主席拿督朱基菲指出,原本改道计划试跑期为3个月,经民意反映及观察交通流量顺畅后,市议会决定提前宪报改道后路段。

“改道路线定下后,即使日后有任何更改,也只是局限于小路小规模式修改。”

他指出,在此改道计划下,受影响的路段包括敦依斯迈路、甘布路、以及涉及局部米昔拉路、黄亚养路及监狱路等。

“市民反映,改道后,交通流量较为通畅,车流量一分为二,分散敦依斯迈路及马哥达路的交通拥挤状况。”

不过,他指出,改道计划再如何变通,在试跑期已证实无法解决交通拥挤部分路段,如直落丝丝及丹绒隆坡路口处。

~以上新闻转载自南洋商报~

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