TAWAU, May 16 -- Melaka are expected to build the biggest silat 'court' in the world soon according Malaysian Silat Federation (Pesaka) president Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam.
Mohd Ali who is also the Melaka Chief Minister said the venue, to be named 'Gerbang Persilatan Melayu Sedunia' would be build at the Hang Tuah Village at a cost of RM37 million.
He added that once completed in about 24 months, the court will have a capacity of 5,000 seats.
"This will certainly be a big boost to the sport of silat and Pesaka is eager to show how committed we are towards enhancing the status of silat," he told reporters after opening the Nusantara Silat Festival and International Invitation 2011 here Monday.
The Festival that started today will feature 250 silat exponents representing 18 teams, including from Singapore.
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