- July 20, 2011, Malaysia
- More tourist arrivals expected with Visit Terengganu Year 2013
The Terengganu Government has declared 2013 as ‘Visit Terengganu Year’ (VTY), aimed at increasing tourist arrivals in the state by 20% from the previous VTY in 2008.
State Tourism, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Rahin Said said the state had received three million visitors during the VTY 2008 campaign.
“We will step up efforts to develop the state’s tourism industry and enhance the current attractions,” he said after launching the Mount Berembun Green Challenge 2011 here yesterday.
Rahin said Hulu Terengganu’s Tasik Kenyir with its 10 small islands being developed for tourism would be the main attraction for visitors to the state.
He added that the state government was working at turning the untouched natural splendour of Gunung Berembun and Chemerong Waterfalls, which is among the highest in South-East Asia, into places of interest as well.
“I also intend to turn Hulu Dungun as a tourist draw for the VTY 2013 and make the Mount Berembun Green Challenge an annual event.”
Rahin added that the state government would double the event’s prize next year to encourage more international participation.