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SAFARI STYLE FOR 2ND. PHASE MELAKA RIVER BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT

Second Phase Of Melaka River Beautification Project To Be Safari-style

MELAKA, Jan 17 (Bernama) — The second phase of the Melaka Beautification and Cleanliness Project will be developed according to the safari concept to attract tourists, Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said.

He said the RM285 million project, a continuity to the first phase, famous for its river cruise, would incorporate elements of fauna and flora in the area covering six kilometres.

“The first phase of the Melaka River beautification project has been drawing more than one million visitors yearly, which has also generated up to RM9 million in revenue. In the second phase, improvements are made by applying the safari concept, similar to that found along the Singapore River,” he said.

Speaking to reporters after the closing of the Water Treating Technology Workshop at Casa Del Rio, here today, Mohd Ali said several species of animals would be propagated along the route and colourful trees planted on the river banks and along the waterways.

The second phase project launched on May 21, last year, which stretches from Taman Rempah and the Hang Jebat bridge to Melaka Sentral, would have river banks protective features, walkways and water taxis, other than landscape beautification.

On the workshop, Mohd Ali said it was suggested that the state government use the oil and gas cleaning technology to improve the cleanliness of Melaka River.

“The cleanliness of the river is now at level three and through this technology, we hope it can be improved to level two, that will enable the river to breed certain type of fish and be safe for recreational activities,” he said.

Mohd Ali said he would apply to the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water to fund a pilot project using the technology, which was estimated to cost RM800,000 to RM1 million.

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Most Charming Asian Island Destination Award winner

Malaysia was famous as a many desirable Asian island end by New Voyage Magazine during a annual awards rite hold during Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel on 15 Jan 2013.

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Trophy for many desirable Asian island destination

Trophy for many desirable Asian island destination

The win is seen as a boost to Malaysia’s tourism skeleton for 2013 as it prepares to accept tourists this year, that has been designated as a graduation year for a Visit Malaysia Year debate in 2014.

Malaysia’s many islands and beaches have prolonged been a favorite end for many. Langkawi is famous for a healthy attractions such as forests and 500 million-year-old stone formations that warranted it a standing of World Geopark by UNESCO in 2007.

Penang island, meanwhile, is a melting pot of cultures, pleasing architecture, abounding story and tasty food, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pangkor Laut Island is famous for a truly lush “one island, one resort” judgment and has captivated celebrities a likes of singer Jodie Foster, golfer Nick Faldo, and world-renowned effort Luciano Pavarotti.

The easterly seashore of Malaysia also boasts of wealth such as Perhentian, Redang, Gemia and Sibu islands.

Equally enthralling are a islands and beaches in Sabah and Sarawak, with Sipadan Island heading a container for a world-class diving knowledge it offers. Mabul and Mataking islands are also gaining recognition as diving destinations in Sabah, while a 5 islands within Tunku Abdul Ramman Marine Park offer visitors an island knowledge tighten to a city.

Nominations for a New Voyage Magazine awards for Best Outbound Travel Destinations were perceived via 2012 for voting by a readers, media, travelers and tourism attention players. Besides Malaysia, AirAsia also emerged a tip leader for favorite airline.

About 200 guest from airlines, hotels, inhabitant tourism boards, China’s tourism bureaus, and members of a media attended a function. The monthly repository has a dissemination of about 310,000.

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