APT Consortium Sdn Bhd
is an Ipoh-based private company with offices in both Ipoh and the Gua Tempurung area. The company was appointed by the Perak State Government in 2004 to manage and maintain Gua Tempurung as one of the state’s main tourist attractions. APT Consortium has been managing the cave till today. The number of tourists visiting the cave has been increasing steadily from more than 50,000 in 2005 to over 70,000 the following year. The cave continues to attract both locals and foreign tourists, with many coming from Europe, Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Singapore and other countries in the Asian region. In 2007, the company won the Perak Tourism Appreciation Awards for being one of the State’s Exciting Tourist Attractions.
|WINNERPerak Tourism Appreciation Awards 2007|
CATEGORYExciting Tourist Attraction
APT Consortium employs cave rangers and part time rangers who are trained in caving activities. The company with the support of the State Government and local authorities have made Gua Tempurung more accessible to visitors with good paved road leading to the ample parking area near the cave entrance. The company not only maintains the area inside the cave but also the area fronting the cave. It also provides facilities for the convenience of the public visiting the cave.