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    RM15mil allocated to upgrade Gunung Ledang Waterfall


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    MUAR: In a bid to enhance the Gunung Ledang Waterfall in Tangkak, the Johor government has allocated RM15mil for its upgrade. According to K. Raven Kumar, the chairman of Johor’s tourism, environment, heritage, and culture committee, the funds will be distributed in phases throughout this year. Additionally, the waterfall will be the first national park in the state to have electric vehicle charging stations. This initiative aligns with the Singaporean government’s green energy plan to introduce more electric vehicles into its market by 2025.

    Mr. Kumar explained, “We have already commenced the first phase of the upgrading works, which included upgrading the current store and toilet, roadworks, and improving traffic flow. We have invested RM1mil for this phase. In September, a new toilet will be built, and by next year, a new ticket counter and entrance gate will be ready.”

    Recognizing the interest of Singaporeans in visiting ecotourism areas, Mr. Kumar believes that providing basic facilities such as electric vehicle charging stations will attract more tourists. He expressed this during a meeting with reporters after the re-opening ceremony of the waterfall on Sunday (July 9).

    Furthermore, the Johor National Park Corporation (JPNC) has imposed a limit of 2,000 visitors per day to the waterfall for the purpose of safety and cleanliness. Mr. Kumar also encourages visitors to bring their own plastic bags or purchase them from JPNC to properly dispose of waste in the designated bins placed in front of the ticket counter.

    Taufik Bahar, the director of JPNC, provided information on the entrance fees for visiting the waterfall. Local adults will be charged RM5, while children and the elderly will be charged RM3. For foreigners, the rates are RM20 for adults and RM10 for children and the elderly.

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