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FAO's hot air balloon rides a hit, help promote Visit Melaka Year

ALOR GAJAH, Sept 6  — Freeport A'Famosa Outlet (FAO) has come forward to assist the state government's effort in promoting Visit Melaka Year 2019 with offering hot balloon rides for the public at the vicinity of its shopping mall. 

A'Famosa Resort chief executive officer Datuk Julian Lau said the rides, which began on Aug 6 and will end on Nov 15, cost RM100 per person for Malaysians and RM150 for foreign nationals. 

The rides are on from 7.30am to 10.30pm and 6.30 to 9.30pm every day. 

“It is a unique experience for those who go on the rides and we hope by offering these rides we can contribute in some way in making Visit Melaka Year 2019 a success,” Lau told reporters.

Handled by Jordanian hot air balloon pilot, Omar Zaid, who is also fluent in Malay, the balloon can accommodate three people per ride with a maximum weight of 200 kilogrammes, climbing up to almost 100 feet for a 10 minute ride.  

Melaka Chief Minister Department Tourism Promotion Division General Manager Zairi Suboh, when contacted said the state government's was appreciative of FAO'’s efforts to promote its Visit Melaka Year campaign. 

“We are constantly encouraging the private sector to come up with new tourism products as it will also benefit their company operations,” he said.....

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Lorry collision, both drivers killed


BATU PAHAT, 6 Sept  -- Two lorry drivers were killed when their vehicles collided  on Jalan Parit Kuari, near  Ayer Hitam, today.

 
 

Johor to set up committee to monitor NFCP


A state level committee will be established to monitor the implementation of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan’s (NFCP).

 
 

Maal Hijrah personality advises civil servants to apply principles of justice


MELAKA, Sept 5 -- Public officials, especially law enforcement personnel and state leaders, must apply the principles of justice in carrying out their duties and responsibilities to the country and the people, said Melaka 2019 Maal Hijrah Personality Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman.

 
 

Apply justice when carrying out duties, ex-AG advises after receiving Maal Hijrah award


MELAKA, Sept 5  -- Public officials, especially law enforcement officials and state leaders, must apply the principles of justice in carrying out their duties and responsibilities to the country and the people, said Melaka Tokoh Maal Hijrah 2019 Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman.

 
 

Mufti tells religious preachers not to sell products during talks in surau, mosques


MELAKA, Sept 5 -- Religious preachers in the state have been advised not to use any religious event held at surau and mosques as their platforms to sell products for personal gain.

 
 

Sunway Big Box to open its doors in December


ISKANDAR PUTERI, Sept 5  -- Malaysia's first retail hybrid park, Sunway Big Box, is set to open its doors to the public in December.

 
 

Wan Kuzain opts to play for Malaysia - FAM


ISKANDAR PUTERI, Sept 4 -- Young football sensation Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal has made his decision on the possibility of playing for Malaysia.

 
 

Police: Factory is safe and free of ammonia leak


JASIN, Sept 4  -- Police today confirmed that the situation at chicken processing factory HLRB Processing Sdn Bhd, the scene of an ammonia gas leak yesterday, is safe.

 
 

All agencies prepared for any eventuality in Pasir Gudang - Johor MB


JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 4 -- All agencies under the state government are prepared to face any eventuality in Pasir Gudang, while the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) is going on, said Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal.  

 
 

Gas leak: 3 schools closed, 105 UPSR candidates moved to new exam centres


JASIN, Sept 3 -- Three schools in Merlimau, located near a chicken processing farm which experienced an ammonia leak today owing to a broken pipe, have been ordered to close tomorrow with Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) candidates moved to two new examination centres.

 
 
 

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