MELAKA, Sept 16 -- Dinosaur World, to feature various species of giant reptiles in robotic form, is currently under construction within the premises of the Melaka Zoo as a new tourist product.
Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ) president Shadan Othman said the project developed on a 1.62-hectare area in the zoo is a collaboration with a private company.
"Dinosaur World would be the largest in Southeast Asia and it is currently in the process of construction and is expected to be completed in November.
"We want to make Melaka Zoo a learning centre where visitors especially children, can not only get to know the dinosaurs or animals that are here but also learn the characteristics of these animals," he told reporters after a Treasure Hunt event in conjunction with Malaysia Day at the zoo here today.
Shadan said apart from educational tourism, Dinosaur World can also be used as a filming location.
In another development, he said, several new products will be introduced at Melaka Zoo next November, including an international bird show where various species of birds from various countries will be on display.
The zoo will also have three Orang Utans specially brought in from Bukit Merah Lake Town Resort and A'Famosa Safari Wonderland this November, he added.
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