Mat Kilau: Padang Koba Telok Bakong is Perak’s latest tourist destination

Mat Kilau: Padang Koba Telok Bakong is Perak’s latest tourist destination

IPOH: Mat Kilau’s filming location in Padang Koba Telok Bakong, Bota, has great potential to be another interesting tourist destination in Perak.

Perak State Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi said his party was ready to see proposals to make the location a source of new tourism products for the state.

“It’s a good suggestion. So far we haven’t done anything yet to maintain the filming location as it is understood the location is not a permanent set.

“So, we will look at the proposal whether we need to maintain the location as a popular destination in filmmaking,” she said.

Nolee Ashilin said this at the Perak State Arts, Culture and Heritage Appreciation press conference at the Perak National Culture and Arts Department (JKKN), here, yesterday.

Also present were JKKN Director General, Mesran Mohd Yusop, Ipoh Mayor, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tourism Perak Management Berhad, Datuk Mohamad Kamil Shafie.

In the meantime, she explained, before this, several districts in the state have been the choice of filming locations for filmmakers.

She added that the Perak Film Office (PFO) which was established in 2016 also offers services to help film operators choose a suitable location in the state.

“There are already many locations in the state that are actually a choice for producers because of its proximity to the studio in Kuala Lumpur, thus making it easier for them to move.

“We also have many different locations to suit their filming, for example the Tanjung Tualang Dredger No.5 (TT5).

“There have been several filming series held there and we hope that many more locations will get attention in the future,” she added.

Earlier, the media reported that the epic biographical film “Mat Kilau: Kebangkitan Pahlawan” which triggered an extraordinary phenomenon managed to collect tickets amounting to RM47 million after 11 days of screening in this country, Singapore and Brunei.

Its director, Mohd Syamsul Mohd Yusof, through a post on Instagram, said that the amount collected would surpass the record of breaking the Munafik 2 film theater, which is also his directorial work in 2018.

source – Aida Aziz

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