Malaysia has a new tourism destination: Tangkak


A new declared tourism destination in Malaysia has emerged.

Tangkak is the principal town and capital of Tangkak District in Johor, Malaysia. The town is nicknamed “Fabric Town” or “Syurga Kain” in honour of its many textile shops.

angkak has been declared a tourism district in line with the Johor State Planning Master Plan 2016-2020 to turn the tourism sector as the main contributor to the district’s economic growth.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Hamim Samuri said Tangkak was lucky to have been blessed with wonders of nature, especially the Mount Ledang, which were capable of attracting tourists and nature lovers.

There were 22 old and new tourism products identified in the draft of Tangkak District Local Plan 2016-2020, which include the Sawah Ring, mushroom farm, lobster fishing activity in Sungai Muar, as well as textile centre in Tangkak town.

Authorities hope the tourism sector could create and offer many employment opportunities, such as in the field of hospitality, transportation, light industry and other tourism-related activities, so local residents must grab and use this opportunities wisely to earn extra income.