The uniqueness of Ipoh as a heritage tourism city is further established through the opening of Kinta Riverwalk yesterday. It is expected to increase the presence of local and foreign tourists in the city, in addition to indirectly creating fresh opportunities for small traders as well as boosting the business of existing traders in the area.
The development of Kinta Riverwalk is a continuation of the Ipoh Heritage Trail that was developed previously to provide more attractions in the city centre, specifically within the Ipoh City Tourism Triangle. This development complements the planning of the Old Town Tourism Area as outlined in the Special Area Plan (RKK) and Ipoh Walkable City as well as the Ipoh Local Plan 2035.
This project, which is divided into three locations in front of the Kinta Riverfront Hotel, starting from the Jalan Raja Musa Aziz Bridge to the 1600-metre Jalan Lim Bo Seng Bridge, was funded through the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) with an allocation of RM3 million.
Next is nearby Hadramout Restaurant starting from Jalan Lim Bo Seng Bridge to Jalan Sultan Idris Shah Bridge with a length of 195 metres, will be funded through the state government’s allocation of RM500,000.
Finally, near Oldtown area from the Jalan Sultan Idris Shah Bridge to Lorong Hale with a distance of 280 metres. It will be funded through the allocation of the Ministry of Local Government Housing (KPKT) of RM500,000.
The pre-opening of Kinta Riverwalk in conjunction with the New Year 2022 Celebration on 31st December 2021 received a warm response from visitors. Among the uniqueness found here includes three iconic bridges, two of which glow in the dark at night. Moreover, there are also business icons adopting the 3H concept of Hipster, Heritage & Health.
It is hoped that Kinta Riverwalk, as the latest attraction for tourists from within and outside the country to Ipoh, will enhance the tourism sector in Perak in general and Ipoh in particular.
Event: Launch of Kinta Riverwalk
Venue: Kinta Riverwalk, Ipoh
Date: 15th Jan, 2022