Speaking of Melaka, not only that the state is rich in culture and heritage, it has several attractive tourist destinations in Malaysia.
Recently, the Melaka Islands Development Council has announced that they will be adding 3 new beautiful islands on the list, which is believed to be comparable to islands such as Semporna!
According to Bernama, Melaka will be opening 3 islands for tourism this year that have rich and diverse marine life, including coral reefs that are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts.
The 3 islands are Pulau Nangka, Pulau Dodol and Pulau Undan, and it have been described as ‘premium’ islands that are on par with other pristine island destinations in Malaysia, including the ones found in Sabah.
During the launch Pulau Besar New Year Challenge 2022 event, Melaka Islands Development Council (MPPM) Chief Executive Azhar Yaacob said,
“Actually, Melaka has many unexplored islands and under the Pulau Besar cluster, there are 6 islands that have great potential to be developed as new tourism destinations as they are home to more than 150 species of coral reefs and marine life.”
He added that the 3 islands will be gazetted as marine parks soon but also be turned into new tourist destinations in Melaka.
Currently, Pulau Payar in Langkawi was the only island in the Melaka Straits that has been gazetted as a national marine park.
Speaking of the cost involved to develop the 3 islands, Azhar said it does not involve a large amount of money as only some conservation works would be carried out.
MPPM will also be assisting existing resorts which were previously affected by the pandemic in Melaka in their recovery process.
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