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November 26, 2012 18:36 PM

‘Eye On Malaysia’ Wheel In Pulau Melaka To Operate In April

MELAKA, Nov 26 (Bernama) — The 101-metre high “Eye on Malaysia” Ferris wheel under construction in Pulau Melaka is expected to start operating in April next year, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said today.

Construction of the 13th highest Ferris wheel in the world, being built at a cost of RM40 million, had progressed to 15 per cent, involving installation of piles, he said.

“The installation of the wheel structure will begin in February,” he said during a visit to the project s

Mohd Ali said the made-in-China Ferris wheel, with 54 gondolas, could assist in the development of Pulau Melaka, which also has a wildlife theatre, as a major tourist attraction of the world.

Besides the Ferris wheel, local company The Eye Sdn Bhd was also developing a water and light theme park as well as a 28-storey hotel, he said.
Mohd Ali invited more tourism industry players to invest in the state, particularly in the development of large-scale theme parks.


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    The world’s 10 best shopping cities

    The world’s 10 best shopping cities

    Don’t hide from it. Revel in it.

    Shopping is a drug, and just as therapeutic as anything handed out by your doctor.

    That’s why when we wanted to know which international cities deliver the most gratifying shopping prescriptions, we consulted global experts, such as fashion merchandising firm Donegar Creative Services and Marie Bergfelt, senior spokesperson for Global Blue, which publishes the Globe Shopper City Index.

    Then we judged cities in four areas, using a one-to-10 scoring scale for each category:

    1. Getting around: Quality of public transportation, affordability and availability of cabs.

    2. Value: Bargain opportunities, such as sale seasons and average prices.

    3. Variety: Number of available brands, range of shopping categories, quantity of upscale shops, department stores, boutique and vintage retailers and market stalls.

    4. Experience: City beauty, quality of window displays and shop décor, friendliness and competence of clerks and service staff, dining and accommodation options.

    Then we charged into the breach.


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    Kuala Lumpur truly a shopping haven

    Kuala Lumpur truly a shopping haven

    KUALA LUMPUR: The city of Kuala Lumpur has been ranked fourth best for shopping in global news network CNN’s survey.

    Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, who announced this last night, said the Government’s continued effort to boost KL as a shopping haven was bearing fruit.

    She commended shopping malls and stores on the cooperation extended to the ministry to help make its campaigns a success.

    “This is wonderful news. Malaysia Boleh!” she said at the launch of the sixth “A Journey Through Time” watch and jewellery exhibition at Starhill Gallery last night.

    She said she had been informed that New York, London and Tokyo were placed before KL.


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    Top 5 nature trails

    Much of the Klang Valley is a concrete jungle, but nature lovers, hikers and fitness enthusiasts can breathe a sigh of relief when they find there are still green trails that allow them to enjoy the country’s lush tropical landscape.

    Here are the top five nature trails in the Klang Valley:

    1. Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve trail

    A view of the KL Tower from the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve

    Located right smack at the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the foot of KL Tower or Menara Kuala Lumpur is the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. The city’s last remaining green lung allows city dwellers who are nature lovers to get their fix of the tropical jungle without travelling out of the city. The protected forest has several walking trails, jogging track and obstacle courses for those keen to appreciate nature after a day at the office. The park also offers guided tours and is open from 7am to 7pm daily. Admission is free.

    2. Bukit Kiara hill

    The Bukit Kiara nature attraction is also popular among city dwellers. Located across Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bukit Kiara, the hill has a tarmac road encircling it for joggers and hikers, and several clearly marked trails within the forest. Some of these trails stretch to about 15km and cut through from one suburb to the other. The area is particularly popular with cyclists. The tarmac road is equipped with street lighting, with several guards stationed at the entrance of the hill.

    3. Klang Gates Dam trail or Bukit Tabur

    Another hidden gem is the trail leading towards Bukit Tabur in Taman Melawati. To get there, visitors will need to head to Taman Melawati, towards the Bulatan Hillside roundabout. From there, they’ll need to take the 12 o’clock route and turn right at Jalan H-16, then take a left turn towards the end of the road. There’ll be large water pipes lining the side of the road. The hiking trail follows these pipes for about 20 metres and then up a steep climb on the hill within Gombak Forest Reserve. The hill is less than 1000m high and is a quartz ridge, but hikers are advised to wear gloves as they have to tackle rocky surfaces during this three-to-four-hour climb. At the top, climbers can appreciate the breathtaking view of the Klang Gates Dam and surrounding jungle. Incidentally, the dam was the country’s first reservoir which opened in 1958.

    4. Bukit Gasing

    This lush hill is located in Section 5 of Petaling Jaya and is usually crowded during the weekends. The park offers two entries to different trails – the main one on Jalan Tanjung or Jalan 5/4, clearly signposted with a wooden archway and the second is a playground entrance, about 50 metres from the main entry point. At the hill, visitors can make use of the park map to find their way to the wooden footbridges and a watch tower. Once a rubber estate that was left idle, Bukit Gasing is one of the few remaining green lungs in Petaling Jaya that offer respite and natural habitat for wildlife within the city areas.

    5. Broga Hill

    Climbing the Broga Hill at 5am may be daunting for some, but watching the sunset from this scenic attraction is worth all the effort. The hill is also known as Bukit Lalang because of the type of grass there. Hikers have to tackle a 40 minute climb from the trail’s entrance at an oil palm plantation, toward the top of the hill where they can appreciate a scenic view of the town below. Located near Semenyih, some 50km from Kuala Lumpur, Broga is a town that sits on the border of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. Visitors will have to pass the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus to get to this hill. The trails on these hills are clearly marked, with proper steps or terraces cut through the hill so that hikers can easily make their way to the top.

    The view of Broga Hill from the Negeri Sembilan side.

    Map: Top 5 Nature Trails in the Klang Valley


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