Banking on waterfront, seafood to attract tourists

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 16 Aug 2019

Mohamad Razif (right) discussing with Yasid on the plans for more seafood restaurants at Pier Point One on Laguna Park.

WITH the aim to turn Laguna Park, Precinct 2 at BioBay in Pulau Indah into a tourist spot, Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd, the main property developer in Pulau Indah, is hoping to include a row of seafood restaurants along Jalan Samudera, Port Klang.

Its chief executive officer Mohamad Razif Abdul Wahab said the waterfront had tourism potential.

“Our vision is to create a seafood destination for foreign and domestic tourists.

“Currently, there is only Restoran Rahmat Tan that offers Chinese Muslim dishes.

“We believe that giving people access to good food will draw in the crowd, especially tourists from the Boustead Cruise Centre located 9km away.

“This is our economic development strategy that will leverage on tourism to enliven Laguna Park, ” he said.

He added that most travellers exiting the docked cruise ships would board bus coaches heading to Kuala Lumpur.

“We hope to firm up package deals for tourists to enjoy good food here before going to Klang’s Little India for some shopping and other interesting places in Klang, ” he said.

Laguna Park is a 404ha area of mixed development, including industrial, housing, commercial and recreational gardens.

“We can see Pulau Indah having a population of 15, 000 in a decade.”

Restoran Rahmat Tan owner, Rahmat Tan, opined that aggressive promotions must be done to attract tourists coming through the Boustead Cruise Centre as it was one of the gateways into Selangor.

“A simple tour package that includes meals at Pier Point One and a tour of Klang town and heritage trail will attract tourists, ” he said.

Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Datuk Mohamad Yasid Bidin lauded Central Spectrum’s plans to promote Pulau Indah.

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