April 25, 2011 15:15 PM
Call To Upgrade Maintenance Of Melaka Tourist Areas
MELAKA, April 25 (Bernama) -- Maintenance of the historical sites in Melaka has to be upgraded in the effort to draw more tourists, State Tourism, Culture and Heritage Committee Chairman Datuk Latiff Tamby Chik said on Monday.
He said maintenance encompassed cleanliness, parks, signboards, drainage, building structures and car parking bays.
"For example, the Jonker Street area needs more parking bays to meet the demand of the rising number of tourists," he told reporters after a tour of the Jonker Street and Melaka river bank areas.
Latiff said irresponsible people were imposing up to RM5 in parking fees when the actual rate was RM3.
"We will not compromise with those who indulge in such activities which do not have the approval of the local authorities, and will take firm action against them," he said.
Last year, Melaka registered 10.35 million tourist arrivals, and is targeting 11 million arrivals this year.
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