Taiping Municipal Council president Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir shares with Twentytwo13 the local council’s plans, timeline and what traders and visitors can expect once conservation and upgrading work are completed at the town’s iconic wet market, better known as Siang Malam.
The Taiping Municipal Council says the century-old Siang Malam structure – the nation’s oldest wet market – is in dire need of repair. Conservation works will begin soon with traders temporarily relocated to Dhoby Lines. Meanwhile, CMCO will be enforced in Labuan.
Business operators in the peaceful town of Taiping say businesses have been impacted as more are staying indoors. Locals are also bracing for a spike in Covid-19 cases with the emergence of Batu cluster.
Sustainability and green initiatives top Inner Wheel Club Taiping’s agenda as they hope to collaborate with Taiping Municipal Council and partner Sekolah Semangat Maju to educate masses more about environment.
State-level National Day parade among activities lined up in historical Taiping but locals need more than just events to boost economy and lure youngsters to stay put.
Business owners hope more can be done to lure tourists to Taiping and turn it into the number one destination in Malaysia.