Hot air balloon rides to attract tourists

Melaka plans to offer hot air balloon rides as part of the state’s tourism attraction.— Filepic

MELAKA: The state plans to offer hot air balloon services as part of the state’s tourism attractions, said Melaka Economic Planning Unit (EPU).

It said Myballoon Adventure Sdn Bhd (MBA) was planning to offer the services based on the uniqueness of Melaka city and its proximity to Kuala Lumpur.

“This hot air balloon rides can be a new attraction for the tourism sector where tourists can enjoy the views from the air.

“The state government supports this programme and hopes it will help the state reach the target of 20 million tourists in conjunction with Visit Melaka Year 2019,” it said in a statement.

MBA conducted has test runs to determine the areas’ suitability for the hot balloon rides and ensure passengers’ safety, from the Hang Jebat Stadium to Klebang, as the area has plenty of open space for safe landing. — Bernama

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