THE first floating market in Terengganu will be set up by next year in an effort to attract more tourists to the state, said Terengganu tourism, culture and communications committee chairman Ariffin Deraman.
He said it would be located at the estuary of Terengganu River and close to the city’s iconic drawbridge.
“We are still discussing the concept and studying other floating markets like the one in Hatyai, Thailand.
“It will complement the drawbridge and Islamic Civilisation Park,” said Ariffin at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house.
The RM248mil drawbridge is the fourth bridge connecting Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus, on top of the three existing bridges, namely Sultan Mahmud Bridge, Pulau Rusa Bridge and Pulau Sekati Bridge.
Construction of the drawbridge started in August 2014. It can be lifted for ships to pass through. — Bernama