Promoting sports tourism in Malacca

where2life | March 29, 2021 | 0 | Events , Shop , Special features , Spotlight , Travel , Travel Buzz

In an effort to revive domestic tourism, a launch ceremony was held at the Ayer Keroh Country Club (AKCC) to promote Sports Tourism in Malacca yesterday.

AKCC’s is the first and largest golf club in Melaka with a 27-hole golf course is set to strengthen Melaka’s position as a top sports destination in Malaysia.


On hand to launch the event was the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri along with the state exco for Tourism, Heritage & Culture and chairman of AKCCB, Datuk Muhammad Jailani Bin Khamis.

Also present at the ceremony was Dato’ Dr. Noor Zari Hamat, Secretary General of MOTAC, Datuk Wira Dr. Ir. Ahmad Zaini Mohd Amin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AKCCB as well as Dato’ Sri Yap Ngan Choy, Founder and Managing Director NCT Group of Companies.

Founded in 1963, AKCC is amongst the earliest golf courses in Melaka to be certified by the Malaysian Golf Association. A prestigious recreational club situated at the heart of Ayer Keroh, AKCC is a strategic and attractive location to local and international tourists, particularly from Korea and Japan. Since its establishment, AKCC has hosted various championships including the 1989 Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open, the Panasonic Malaysian Open Amateur Championship and The Pan West Malaysian Open Amateur Championships.

“We are honoured to lead the way in promoting sports tourism through golf in the state of Melaka. AKCC’s long-standing track record coupled with its lush and tranquil surrounding makes for a great destination to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. Most importantly, AKCC will serve as a catalyst to reviving Melaka’s tourism sector and contribute positively to the growth of the State economy.” said Muhammad.

Additionally, the establishment of Ion Forte Green City (IFGC) by NCT Group of Companies within AKCC creates a new, exciting and invigorating element with the availability of a reputable hotel, branded residences, wellness suites, an International Club House as well as a lakeside retail boulevard.

The development offers a holistic experience to visitors with a range of outdoor activities such as sky jogging track, a fully equipped gymnasium, and swimming pool to be enjoyed amidst AKCC’s picturesque surroundings. These luxury and convenient facilities will further enhance the attractiveness of AKCC while providing property ownership opportunities to visitors.

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