KAMPAR, Jan 16 – From 24 to 26 March 2017, Kampar will be coloured with the WOW Kampar festival at Sports @ Grand Kampar. In this event, Majlis Daerah Kampar (MDKpr) together with a total of 204 Public Relations students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and supported by Perak State Government will be organising a tourism-themed festival.
The festival is held in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017 and aims to promote Kampar as a tourist destination that has cultural tourism, edutourism, sports tourism, health tourism and agriculture tourism values.
This festival focuses on five main components, namely , trade shows, sports and recreation, community relations, entrepreneurship, as well as edutainment.
Some of the highlights of WOW Kampar are bazaars to promote local food from all around Perak such as Woong Kee Tau Fu Fah, Popiah, Ikan Bakar from Ipoh, Laksa Kerang Sotong. Other than that, visitors can also get a firsthand experience in shaping Labu Sayong, a popular traditional craft in Kuala Kangsar.
WOW Kampar Senior Vice President Public Relations Desmond Tan Chong Kee felt the festival could put Kampar on the map with some of the other bigger towns.
“Kampar is located not far from Ipoh and has great potential to further develop. The festival can help to boost Kampar popularity in the future,” said Chan.
Further updates on the event can be followed through the WOW Kampar Facebook page.