Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Visit Pahang 2017 彭亨旅游年


Get ready for a wet, wet new year

Get ready for a wet, wet new year

Downpours and intermittent showers around the country are expected to persist until the end of the year causing floods especially in the east coast states.

The Meteorological Department issued a heavy rain warning for Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan with Maran, Bera, Rompin, Pekan, Kuantan and Jerantut in Pahang, and Terengganu likely to experience moderate intermittent showers until Wednesday during the mid north-east monsoon season.

“The heavy rain warning (Orange Stage) issued at 10.15pm on Dec 25 is still valid,” it said in a Facebook posting yesterday.

It said Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya were set to experience isolated rain until the new year mostly in the afternoon and evening.

Terengganu was on high alert between Dec 13 and Dec 22 following an earlier forecast of heavy rains and high tides of up to 3.5m in Kemaman.

The first wave of floods in several states in the peninsula had receded, but the wet weather due to the North-East monsoon will persist for those living in the east coast.

Early this year, authorities were pre-occupied with the big clean-up following the big floods that swamped many states, especially in the east coast.

Torrential rain which lasted for days caused several main rivers such as Sungai Galas, Sungai Lebir, Sungai Nenggiri and Sungai Kelantan to burst their banks, submerging almost all of the state’s districts.

Statistics from the Kelantan National Security Council showed that over 170,000 families were relocated to 170 relief centres at the height of the floods.

Kuala Krai was among the worst hit districts with 16,734 families reportedly affected.

This year, the authorities are already on standby while flood simulation exercises have been carried out with the Fire and Rescue Department as part of preparation to face the rainy season.

Science, Technology and Inno­vation Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau had said Kelantan, Tereng­ganu, Pahang and eastern Johor were expected to get more than 500mm of rainfall this month.

Heavy rain is expected over Kelantan beginning yesterday until Wednesday.

Johor and Sarawak (Kuching, Samarahan, Serian, Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah and Bintulu divisions) can also expect heavy downpours from Wednesday until Friday.

Updates on the weather conditions are available on MetMalaysia’s website at www.met.gov.my, myCuaca mobile application, Facebook malaysiamet, Twitter @malaysianmet or MetMalaysia Hotline 1-300-22-1638.

~News courtesy of The Star~

土崩水灾不损游兴.金马仑旅业炽热

土崩水灾不损游兴.金马仑旅业炽热

金马仑于昨日圣诞佳节发生土崩及闪电水灾,不过由于发生的地点是非旅游区,加上情况不严重,因此并没有影响到访金马仑的人潮,当地旅游业在这个3天连假的小黄金周依然一片炽热。



金马仑土崩情况不太严重,并没有造成人命伤亡。(图:星洲日报)

金马仑于昨日圣诞佳节发生土崩及闪电水灾,不过由于发生的地点是非旅游区,加上情况不严重,因此并没有影响到访金马仑的人潮,当地旅游业在这个3天连假的小黄金周依然一片炽热。

受访的金马仑旅游业者认为,此次土崩及水灾情况不严重,对到访金马仑的人潮和旅游业并没有造成影响。

金马仑昨日因一场豪雨引致土崩,波及国能公司(TNB)一间用作旅馆用途的别墅和4辆轿车,所幸无造成人命伤亡。

当地政党和业者澄清并强调,昨日的土崩情况并不是太严重,并没有像网络上所流传山水倾泻而下的短片般,所以希望民众不必太担心,业者也相信不会影响旅游业。

陈姝娟:没网传般严重

马华金马仑区会妇女组主席陈姝娟向星洲日报《大霹雳》社区报表示,昨日发生的土崩并不如网络上流传般严重,只是从丹那拉打和冷力之间的路段,有两处土崩,善后工作也在昨日的7时左右完成。

她指出,由于昨日是圣诞佳节,前往金马仑的人潮非常多,加上清理工作进行时关闭了一边通道,所以塞车情况严重。不过,清理工作完成后,一切已恢复正常。

她说,昨日的一场大雨也导致丹那拉打一所中学旁的河水上涨,另外,哈布(Habu)的河流和水坝的水位也上升。

她也说,所幸,大雨没有延续太久才不至于引发严重灾情。

她表示,暂时未能看见土崩事件是否对旅游业有影响,不过,有关当局已下令员工12月不得休假,随时候命,当局也密切检测水坝的水位,做好防范工作,游客大可放心。

庄文贵:仅小段路土崩

金马仑EQ新鲜草莓及蔬果供应店老板庄文贵表示,昨日是因为下了一场维持约2至3小时的大雨才导致土崩,不过只是一小部份,情况并不严重。

他指出,今年的人潮多,整体而言,近几年来的游客量属于稳定,证明过去的洪灾和土崩事件并没有造成影响。

他也相信,这起土崩事件不会影响接下来几天的人潮。

谢小姐:圣诞节最多游客

金马仑薰衣草花园经理谢小姐表示,昨日圣诞节是游客最多的一天,今日人潮则开始减少了。

她认为,土崩事件可能会导致民众害怕上山,不过,由于年终假期已接近尾声,尽管有影响也不大。

蔡国林:土崩影响不大

帝沙酒店董事经理拿督蔡国林表示,丹那拉打发生土崩的地点处于小路,不是主要道路,所以其实影响不大。

他指出,事件发生在圣诞节当天算是不幸中的大幸,如果是早数天发生,对旅游业的影响可能将会更大。

“许多游客在圣诞节前几天就已上山或入住酒店,所以影响不大,如果早几天前发生,原本打算上山的人就可能打消念头了,进而影响圣诞节的生意。”

他说,今年年终假期的游客比去年多了30%,尤其有很多新加坡旅客,他估计可能是因为马币疲软,吸引国外游客。



土崩发生后善后,工作迅速展开。(图:星洲日报)



土崩发生后的第二天即26日(星期一),上山的车辆仍非常多,游客并没有因为土崩而影响到访金马仑的雅兴。(图:星洲日报)



金马仑在圣诞节连续3天假期,游客人数达高峰,不少旅游景点都泊满车子,由于公假于周一结束,下山方向的道路更出现塞车情况。(图:星洲日报)



金马仑热门景点之一──熏衣草花园,周一迎来大批游客。(图:星洲日报)

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