The RM40bn Melaka Gateway project is set to turn Melaka from a historical jewel into nothing more than a shiny plaything for the international idle rich, warns Weezy La Boite.
Much of the information in the Melaka Gateway project website is also published in the glossy flier being distributed at the Melaka Gateway office. There is very little real information here. For example, the page “Who is KAJD Development” conspicuously avoids answering the question.
From what we can gather, this is going to be a massive island project designed to capture the cruise ship market. KAJD Development are publicising the numbers – RM40bn in cost and 609 acres in size (why 09?).
They have an information office on the (failed) Pulau Melaka. According to the representative there, the company had to take over Pulau Melaka and promise to “refurbish” it in order to win this contract.