ALOR SETAR: Ferrylines Ventures Sdn Bhd will begin providing five trips to and from Langkawi island beginning this Saturday, after receiving encouraging response from local tourists.
Its human resources and operation manager Captain Baharin Baharom said there will be three trips from the Kuala Perlis ferry terminal and two from the Kuala Kedah ferry terminal to the island.
Previously, he said, there were only two ferries available for travel from Kuala Perlis and one trip in Kuala Kedah.
“We are expecting over 3,000 tourists to use these ferry services heading to the island starting this Saturday.
“We see that passengers have begun booking ferry tickets to Langkawi after the interstate travel ban was lifted recently.
“We are expecting the increase in tourist count to continue, reviving the tourism sector in Langkawi,” he said when contacted today.
Baharin called on tourists to continuously adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) including wearing face masks at all times and observe social distancing while at the terminal.
“Apart from that, local tourists must strictly ensure they have completed their vaccination cycles, including the 14 days after receiving their second vaccine jab.
“We advise unhealthy individuals including those with Covid-19 symptoms to postpone their trip and get themselves tested using the Rapid Test Kit-Antigen (RTK-Antigen) test or the Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test,” he said.
He added that tourists can book their tickets online or purchase it over the counters at the terminals.-NST