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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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HK’s new oppulance journey terminal

Repurposed: The former Kai Tak International Airport is now a oppulance journey terminal.Repurposed: The former Kai Tak International Airport is now a oppulance journey terminal.

Hong Kong’s aged airfield is now a contemporary seaport.

HONG KONG non-stop a US$1.1bil (RM3.5bil) journey depot during a site of a former airfield on Wednesday in a bid to turn Asia’s heart for oppulance liners.

The new terminal, built on a runway of a aged Kai Tak airport, will be means to accommodate a largest journey ships in a universe – liners of adult to 220,000 sum tonnes.

�Kai Tak was a site of a mythological airfield and is now branch a ancestral page by joining Hong Kong with a rest of a universe by a 7 seas,� pronounced Commissioner of Tourism, Philip Yung.

“With a further of this new facility, Hong Kong is in full rigging to accept mega journey ships,� pronounced Yung.

Royal Caribbean’s 1,020 feet (310m) prolonged Mariner Of The Seas was a initial mega oppulance journey boat to wharf during a two-berth terminal, that boasts a 360° breathtaking perspective of a city. A unit of lion dancers welcomed some-more than 3,000 passengers as they disembarked.

“Our favourite pier was Venice. You kick Venice,� George Lamson, a 74-year-old artist from a United States, told reporters, adding he was vacant by a views as a boat entered a city’s famed Victoria Harbour.

“We feel absolved to have this honour,� 65-year-old retirement from Britain, Valerie Blakeway, pronounced of being among a initial visitors to a terminal.

The former Kai Tak International Airport was deliberate one of a many severe places to land an aircraft due to a executive plcae in a city and high plateau surrounding it.

The airfield sealed in 1998 after being in use for over 70 years and was transposed by a stream Chek Lap Kok International Airport.

The journey depot will open to a open in a third entertain of a year with a second berth opening in 2014.– AFP RelaxNews

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