TAIPING — March 7, 2019: This town in north Perak has once again done the state and the nation proud when it emerged as the world’s third best city at the Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards 2019 held at the ITB Berlin yesterday.
The top spot in the Best of Cities category went to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, followed by Vancouver, Canada.
It was only two months ago that heritage city Taiping was listed in the world’s Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.
Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) president, Datuk Abd Rahim Md. Ariff, said he was delighted with the achievement and proud that it was made possible by the joint effort of the whole community including the agencies involved in ensuring sustainability of the city.
This is the first prestigious award of world standing won by Taiping although it had previously received a number of national and international awards such as ‘Best Destination Manager 2016’ given by the Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia-Pacific Cities.
At the ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Borse Berlin) or International Travel Trade Show Berlin, Rahim received the award on behalf of the local council. — Bernama