Bukittinggi Utilizes Hanging Bicycle as Local Revenue Source

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Hanging bicycle. (ANTARA SUMBAR/ Ira Febrianti/)

Bukittinggi, (Antaranews Sumbar) - Government of Bukittinggi Municipality, West Sumatra is utilizing a hanging bicycle facility at the Fort de Kock Fortress as a source of local revenue.

"The hanging bike is a new facility, then we will set the regulation for its utilization so it can increase regional income," Bukittinggi Mayor, M Ramlan Nurmatias stated in here, on Wednesday (May 16).

Hanging bikes are a grant from social responsibility (CSR) program of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) which was inaugurated by local mayor on May 17 so that the facility can be utilized by people who travel to Fort de Kock after Eid al-Fitr.

In addition to the new attraction, there are also other spots such as Panorama Park and Japanese Hole.

He explained as attractions of PAD contributors to Bukittinggi, Fort de Kock located in TMSBK area, Panorama Park and Japanese hole require innovation so that visitors remain attracted to it.

These attractions also include a cultural heritage that tourists can use to know the struggle in the Dutch and Japanese colonial period.

Besides, PT Telkom represented by Sales Supervisor and Outlet Operation of Bukittinggi, Ahiro Augustus said the grant is a form of BUMN support for regions according to their potential.

"Bukittinggi is a tourism city so our form of support is in a tourist attraction, especially hanging bikes, hammocks and spot for selfie," he added. (cha)

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