Bertam water theme park gets licence to resume operations

The Bertam Souk & Water Park, near Butterworth, is set to be a new tourist attraction. (Bernama pic)

KEPALA BATAS: The Bertam Souk & Water Park here has received a licence from the Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) to resume operations as usual.

The water theme park was ordered to close on Dec 28 after MBSP issued a notice to its management to stop all entertainment activities under the Entertainment and Places of Entertainment Enactment 1998.

MBSP said the water park’s application for a licence was approved yesterday.

“The premises licence and entertainment licence for the water theme park were approved on Jan 6 — the same day it (theme park) received the certificate of completion and compliance.

“MBSP hopes that the reopening of the theme park will benefit visitors and it will become a new tourist attraction in the Seberang Perai area,” MBSP said in a statement today.

Previously, MBSP said it had conducted inspections several times from Dec 16 to 27 at the theme park.

It had found that the theme park was operating without a licence and issued a notice for the management to stop all activities there.

However, the management failed to comply with the directive, resulting in closure action being taken at 9.40am on Dec 28.

The RM90 million theme park, which began operations on Dec 15 on an over 8ha site, is owned by Maritime Waterfront Suites Sdn Bhd.

It was previously reported that the project was delayed for more than three years due to several problems, including the Covid-19 pandemic.

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