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MELAKA INTERNATIONAL CRUISE TERMINAL READY BY 2017

MALACCA: The construction of the Malacca International Cruise Terminal, part of the Melaka Gateway project, will kick off in three months and is expected for completion in 2017.

Malacca Transport, Project Rehabilitation and International Trade committee chairman, Datuk Lim Ban Hong, said the terminal would be able to accommodate four large cruise ships simultaneously.

“We are targeting 250 cruise ships to dock at the terminal per year by 2020 and bring in a strong economic impact to the state,” he told reporters in Malacca on Thursday.

He said this after a visit to the terminal construction site with KAJ Development Sdn Bhd chief executive officer, Datuk Michelle Ong and Luis Ajamil from project consultant, The Royal Carribean.

The RM40bil Melaka Gateway, near Pulau Melaka, is developed by KAJ Development and is the largest man-made island project in South-East Asia.

Among the planned facilities are a marina for yachts, luxury condominiums, bungalows with private marina, tourist eco-parks, theme parks and ports for cruise ships.

“Most tourists travel by land, but with the Melaka Gateway, we will be able to attract more tourists via the sea. This is part of the state’s Transport Development Master Plan,” Lim said.

Meanwhile, Ajamil said Melaka Gateway was the third entity that the Royal Caribbean had collaborated with for jetty construction and development project after Miami and New York in the United States.

“Normally, research on waves, ocean depth, soil conditions and waves flows takes four years but Malacca Gateway only took about two years from 2014,” he said. – Bernama

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Grammy-themed cruise

Grammy-themed cruisesare set to launch subsequent year.Grammy-themed cruises
are set to launch subsequent year.

MUSIC lovers are being wooed to journey a seas with Norwegian Cruise Line, that announced skeleton to launch a Grammy-themed boat subsequent year.

The Grammy Experience will be located on Deck 8 of a latest further to their fleet, a Norwegian Getaway. In further to housing artifacts curated from a Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, a boat will also underline live performances by past Grammy winners and nominees.

Construction on a 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway is
currently underway in Germany. It will be a largest boat to homeport year-round in Miami when it sets journey in Feb subsequent year.

Highlights of a ship’s facilities embody an alfresco boardwalk, 3 decks to optimise oceanside viewing, and a seafood grill grown by US Food Network luminary cook Geoffrey Zakarian.

Are we a fan of a music-themed journey idea?

Here’s a sampling while we wait for a Grammy-themed one to set sail.

American stone band, Matchbox Twenty, will be holding to a seas on a Carnival Imagination in December, sailing between Miami and Nassau, charity their fans nightly concerts, QA and print sessions.

Norwegian Pearl is also charity a KISS-themed journey outing for Halloween this year, mouth-watering fans to enclose their best KISS outfit and journey a Caribbean. – AFP RelaxNews

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