KANGAR, July 21 (Bernama) -- The Wang Besar river cave in Bintong here,
which used to be a famous picnic area and a source of water supply for the local
people, needs restoration, Kangar member of Parliament Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi
Sheikh Ahmad said.
As such, he said he would try to apply for an allocation to implement the
restoration works on the area.
He said apart from getting their water supply, local people also used to
flock the water catchment area in the cave to bath and wash their clothes
because the water was so clean and never dried up.
Mohd Radzi said he was introduced to the cave when he followed his late
father Tan Sri Sheikh Ahmad Mohd Hashim, who was the first Menteri Besar of
Perlis, on his visits to the villages, including Wang Besar.
He said with serious restoration and conservation works, the cave, which now
covered with bush, could re-emerge as a popular picnic area and tourist
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Meanwhile, Wang Besar Village Development and Security Committee chairman
Ahmad Hussin also lauded Mohd Radzi''s idea to restore the cave.
Kampung Wang Besar, which has over 100 houses with about 450 residents, is
one of the most visited villages in Perlis.
Recently, the village was also selected as the overall champion to receive
the Excellence Village Award and cash prize of RM10,000 from the Rural and
Regional Development Ministry and Social Development Department.
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