Melaka Bird Park eyes 100,000 visitors
MELAKA: About 100,000 visitors are expected to visit the Melaka Bird Park next year after it re-opened last month with new features and attractions, said state Housing, Local Government and Environment Committee chairman Tey Kok Kiew.
He said improvements were made to the family recreational park, bird cages, boosting the number of bird species, launching the Junior Dinosaur Club (Dino Jr Fan Club) and adding virtual reality and augmented reality games.
With a total area of 2.02ha, including car parks, the Melaka Bird Park houses 113 birds from 23 species, including six peacocks.
“Since the opening on Nov 23 until yesterday, 16,568 visitors have visited the park and the number is expected to double by the end of the year. “The Melaka Bird Park, prior to this, was among the popular tourist destinations and a must-visit by local and foreign visitors. We will add other attractions,” he said after the launch of the park and the Dinosaur Club here yesterday.
Tey said the Melaka Bird Park would be redeveloped with the collaboration of Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ) and a local company, WeGrow Global, incorporating a concept that would feature recreation, entertainment and education.
Present at the event were MPHTJ president Mohd Rafee Ibrahim and WeGrow Global adviser Datuk Mustaffa Shariff.
Tickets for the park are priced at RM6 for adults and RM3 for children.