MAKING IT ATTRACTIVE: The state government wants city folk to promote facilities in Ipoh and change its perception as a sleepy hollow
IPOH: THE state government is turning Ipoh from a sleepy hollow into a hub for international activities.
Towards this end, the people here have been encouraged to be proactive in publicising the city as they are the ones who have the best knowledge of the place.
Adviser to Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, Datuk Chang Ko Youn said the locals must not underestimate, underrate or undervalue a state that has so much to offer in terms of medical, education, arts and music, eco-living, sports and food.
"The potential of Ipoh as a Resort Town is encouraging as the city possesses clean idyllic lifestyle, limestone and forest attractions, which surpasses traditional vacation locations like Penang, Genting Highlands and Malacca.
"Besides, Ipoh is strategically position between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Lumut and Cameron Highlands.
"It has infrastructure such as airport, railway, truck-roads and highway which make living convenient for locals, visitors and investors," he said.
Chang added that Ipoh has a population of 600,000 while Perak's population is 2.2 million.
"The growing population trend can help move economic activities and increase property value in the state," he said.
Meanwhile, The Haven chief executive officer Peter Chan said the project was the first luxury condo development in Ipoh which comprised three towers of 497 units.
"A topping off ceremony will be organised by the management on July 21.
"The ceremony is a first of its kind in Malaysia to witness the completion of three towers, simultaneously. Since, the condominium project started in 2010, there have been 20,000 visitors to our showrooms," he said.
Later, its co-principal David Yam led the media for a tour around the showrooms.