MELAKA, March 8 (Bernama) -- The Yang Dipertua Negeri of Melaka Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob has proposed the building of a housing complex dedicated to Malay warrior, Hang Tuah, as a new tourist product.
He said the complex should project Hang Tuah as a well known statesman, ambassador and silat exponent.
"With a hall, silat arena and his staff's housing quarters it will be a tourist attraction.
"It will make Hang Tuah more well known as a Melaka icon on par with other international legends and be an inspiration to the present generation," he said.
The complex was among several proposals by Mohd Khalil to further develop Melaka's tourism sector in his speech to open the Melaka State Assembly sitting at the Seri Negeri complex in Ayer Keroh here on Monday.
He said now Melaka's leaders were only known through road names or their graves without much information and this does come to bear on the new generation.
Mohd Khalil also suggested that Melaka-produced products be branded and that Pulau Besar be made a well known tourist draw in the region.
He called on local authorities to pay attention to aspects of cleanliness and beauty of green spots as a tourism attraction.
The sitting continues tomorrow.