Promoting Balik Pulau as new tourist destination in Penang
Last Update: 19/07/2019
BALIK PULAU, July 19 (Bernama) -- The three-day Balik Pulau Festival 2019 from today will promote Balik Pulau as a new tourist destination in Penang.
Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said many programmes have been organised throughout the festival, including running and cycling events that provide an opportunity for tourists to explore the surrounding Balik Pulau area.
Muhammad Bakhtiar who is also Balik Pulau member of Parliament, said that the public will also be feted to traditional orchestral performances, as well as performances by invited artistes, besides having the chance to win various prizes in lucky draws among them flight tickets, motorcycles, watches, cameras and so on.
He was speaking to reporters after launching the slogan ‘I Love MY (Malaysia)’ in conjunction with Festival Balik Pulau 2019, here today. The slogan, among others, aimed at promoting the spirit of patriotism among the people, especially the young.
“I purposely took advantage of the Balik Pulau Festival to start the ‘I Love MY’ campaign. It should be followed by all Malaysians, as we are all proud of our beloved country. Malaysians should popularise this tagline,” he said.
Earlier, Muhammad Bakhtiar attended a motivational talk by celebrities and entrepreneurs, Ariz Ramli or better known as Caprice, titled ‘Jihad in Education’ to about 1,000 students from schools and institutions of higher learning.