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Upgrading plans for royal town revealed

The scenic royal town of Muar is being upgraded by the municipal council to make it more tourism-friendly. This picture of Sungai Muar with the Muar bridge as the backdrop is taken from ‘Impressions of Muar’.

The scenic royal town of Muar is being upgraded by the municipal council to make it more tourism-friendly. This picture of Sungai Muar with the Muar bridge as the backdrop is taken from ‘Impressions of Muar’.

PROMOTING TOURISM: Allocations by MPM include funds for open-air tour bus, new council building and landscaping

MUAR: THE Muar Municipal Council (MPM) is planning to introduce a RM200,000 open-air bus service that would enable tourists to get a better view of the royal town.

MPM president Ramlee Abdul Rahman said the bus is expected to begin operations next year.

“The bus service will mean that tourists get to see the town’s attractions more closely,” said Ramlee after the recent full council meeting.

He also said the council would be allocating RM20 million for the construction of a new nine-storey MPM building located near the Muar bypass.

Construction is expected to begin at the end of this year.

This cost, in addition to the RM3.2 million that the council had already spent in purchasing the land for the project, will bring the total cost to RM23.2 million.

Ramlee said the new building would enable the council to house all its divisions under one roof.

“The current building at Jalan Maharani is too small and we have to divide our services over different buildings,” he said.

Ramlee added that in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, MPM had also drawn up plans to upgrade the town’s cleanliness, its drainage and irrigation systems, collection of waste and landscaping.

“We have applied for a RM10 million Federal grant to repair the damaged seawall at Tanjung Emas. We are also planning to transform the nearby Tanjung Ketapang into a recreational attraction for the whole family,” he said.

“Under the plan, no vehicle will be allowed to enter the area so as to enable the people to jog, exercise or conduct other recreational activities, while the nearby golf course will be fenced up to prevent mishaps.”

Ramlee said Tanjung Emas would also be turned into a centre for dragon boat races, hot air balloon rides, swimming and international motorcycle competitions.

Read more: Upgrading plans for royal town revealed – Johor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/upgrading-plans-for-royal-town-revealed-1.475757#ixzz2sN3Sr7oX

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The most urgent infrastructure needed in Muar city is multilevel car parks.