ALOR GAJAH: Melaka’s latest tourist attraction, “The Touch City”, which is being redeveloped at a cost of RM20mil on a 19.8ha site at Durian Tunggal here, is expected to draw more visitors to the state, said tourism, river, beaches and islands development committee deputy chairman Datuk Ghazale Muhamad.
He said the tourism centre, formerly known as Auyin Hill, had been operating since September 2016 following renovations done by the new management.
Prior to that, the centre was closed for more than 10 years because of management problems.
Showcasing the unique culture and lifestyle of the Chinese community besides elements of arts and education, he said, it was poised to boost the state’s tourism sector.
Built based on the feng shui geomancy, he said The Touch City aimed to attract about 30,000 visitors this year as it had the capacity to receive 13,000 visitors now.
Ghazale also proposed that the operators take the initiative to apply for halal certification to attract Muslim tourists, especially from China, who accounted for the highest number of foreign tourists to Melaka last year.
Also present during the visit were Bemban assemblyman Datuk Ng Choon Koon and Fonion Cultural Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd managing director Marcus Chong. — Bernama