Underwater Royal post, Tunku Laksamana Corals Garden named in Malaysian Book of Records

22 Aug 2016 / 18:05 H.

MERSING: Pos Malaysia Bhd received two new Malaysian Book of Records recognitions for its efforts in installing the first underwater Royal post box and the first man-made corals garden in the country.
Both, the Royal post box and Tunku Laksamana Corals Garden were installed in Pulau Mensirip, about 45-minute boat ride from the Mersing jetty, here.
MBOR operations director Christopher Wong Hong Wai presented the certificates to the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar who later, handed it to Pos Malaysia Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, during the final day of 'Kembara Jelajah Pulau Mersing 2016', today.
Sultan Ibrahim had also signed a plaque for the Dugong Sanctuary Monument and pinned its location on the Google Map, besides launching Pos Malaysia services and receiving explanation on the upgrading work of the hybrid solar project in the island.
Also present were Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, state secretary Datuk Ismail Karim, state Executive Council members and Mersing district officer Adib Azhari Daud.
Earlier, Sultan Ibrahim had also dived nine metres deep in Pulau Mensirip to place the Sultan of Johor logo on top of the post box and inserted a special waterproof postcard as a gimmick for its launching.
Mohd Shukrie meanwhile said the installation of the new underwater post box was done through cooperation between Pos Malaysia, Communications and Multimedia Commission and Johor state government in promoting postal tourism in the country.
This, he said was a continuity to the success of Pos Malaysia before this in installing the post box on Mount Kinabalu, followed by the one in Pulau Layang-Layang, both of which are in Sabah and another one in Tanjung Piai, Johor.
At another island, Pulau Pemanggil, Sultan Ibrahim had placed a recreational artificial reef as a mark for a Special Area Plan (Fishing Zone), a collaboration between Pulau Pemanggil, the Johor National Park Corporation and Mersing District Council.
Meanwhile in Pulau Aur, he launched the security post and water source of the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park, followed by the artificial reefs placement in the marine park.
The Kembara Jelajah Pulau Mersing 2016, led by the Sultan involved eight islands in Mersing waters, namely Pulau Tengah, Pulau Besar, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Mensirip, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Aur, Pulau Tinggi and Pulau Sibu covering more than 500km. — Bernama


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