GEORGE TOWN, May 27 (Bernama) — Penang Tourism Malaysia is promoting the ‘Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Bike Ride George Town Bicycle & Trishaw Tour’ in efforts to liven up the tourism sector and help generate income for the local community.
Tourism Ministry domestic marketing director Musa Yusof said besides promoting bicycle touring, which has become a global trend, the activity was also a healthy hobby.
“The Tourism Ministry hopes to turn bicycle touring into a tourism product as it is not only a mode of transportation, but encourages a healthy lifestyle.
“It is also a recreational activity which brings families closer and strengthens communities,” he said at the “Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Bike Ride George Town Bicycle & Trishaw Tour” launching ceremony at Tanjung City Marina, here today.
He added that cycling activities in George Town, which are cheap and economical, started in 2010 and was a unique way to bring visitors to explore Penang’s rich culture and heritage.