Malacca rehabilitates 11 abandoned projects: Idris Haron
Posted on 21 February 2016 – 04:56pm
Last updated on 21 February 2016 – 06:19pm
MALACCA: The Malacca State government is in the process of rehabilitating 11 tourism projects that were abandoned in the state to ensure productivity in the tourism industry remained positive, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
He said the projects concerned included the upgrading of the monorail at Malacca River, the Malacca Zoo and the Dolphin Park at Pulau Melaka here as well as the development of the Extreme Park in Chin Chin, Jasin near here.
“For the monorail project, we have asked the party concerned to undertake a study and analysis, there will be a new approach in the management and development of the project while the other projects would be rehabilitated in stages and would be monitored to ensure their smooth implementation.
“This is a positive development to continue the abandoned projects, and we have identified 13 abandoned projects in the state but only 11 would be continued,” he told reporters, here today.
He disclosed this after the gathering with the Tourism Malaysia Director in conjunction with the program “Fun with Health, Tourism Malaysia Directors’ Retreat 2016”, here. – Bernama
Tourists looking for love join in Malacca’s Chap Goh Meh celebration
22 FEBRUARY 2016 @ 9:56 PM
BY MICHELE NG
MALACCA: Love was in the air at the Quayside at the Malacca River as tourists mingled with locals to celebrate Chap Goh Meh.
A group of women in particular, were keen participants in the tossing of the oranges ritual, synonymous with the celebration often dubbed the ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day.’
Susanna and Carla Saradeth from Germany who were on the boat expressed their excitement at being part of the celebration for the first time.
“A friend of mine told me the meaning behind the orange tossing and said I would do it while I am here.
“At that time, I laughed it off but I never thought I would actually do it”, Susanna said with a giggle when met today.
Carla also jokingly said that they might get lucky in love after this.
Both Susanna and Carla liked the warmth that they received by the locals throughout the event.
“We were just walking by when we were invited to join and suddenly we were a part of everything.
“It was really cool and the dances and costumes were nice,” Carla said.
Those in attendance were also serenaded by a performance from the ‘Body and Soul’ band while being entertained by the catchy lagu joget by ‘The Serani Teng Teng’.
Present was state Transport and Project Rehabilitation executive committee chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong, who officiated the event.
Chap Goh Meh is the 15th and last day of the Chinese New Year celebration.
Some of the women tossing oranges into the Malacca River at Quayside during the Chap Goh Meh celebration. Pix by HAIRUNISAH LOKMAN.