MELAKA, Feb 25 (Bernama) -- Melaka plans to build a Jurassic Park, a dinosaur theme park, costing RM200 million at the 1Malaysia Square here, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.
He said the park, the first tour of its kind in Asia, which would showcase 200 species of dinosaurs through hydraulic and electronic methods, was expected to draw over one million tourists a year.
The Jurassic Park, which will be built on a 12.1 ha site by Yayasan Melaka and Eden Incorporation Berhad, will two years to be completed after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in March, he told reporters after attending a briefing on the projects at Seri Negeri here today. Mohd Ali said a 60.7 ha site next to the Jurassic Park at the 1Malaysia Square had also been earmarked for the construction of the Melaka Sea World which would have the largest whale aquarium in the country.
Other projects earmarked for the 1Malaysia Square are a RM2 million Malaysia Map Square, 21 bus restaurants and 20 bus chalets costing RM2.7 million, and three football fields costing RM1.4 million.