Terengganu to Spend RM60 Million On Tourism

3/5/2009 — BERNAMA
Terengganu will spend RM60 million to develop its attractions to boost tourism under the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) masterplan.
One such attraction is Kampung Cina or Chinatown, which has been identified to boost living heritage tourism and cultural preservation, ECER said in a statement.
There are plans to build a bridge and road, connecting the Chinatown to Pulau Warisan, a man-made island consisting of traditional-style buildings and recreational beaches.
Some of the 300 pre-war shop houses located at Chinatown and dating back three centuries, have undergone restoration.
The buildings have been repaired, repainted and upgraded, making the structures with their colourful roofs and facades, a unique photography experience.
“The project which started last month will be completed in August 2010,” said the state’s Trade, Industry and Environment Committee chairman Toh Chin Yaw.
Terengganu recorded 3.528 million in tourist arrivals last year, a 24 percent increase in comparison to 2007.