A golf club of epic proportions via NCT Group’s Ion Forte Green City initiative 😉
MELAKA, March 23, 2021 – In line with boosting the State’s economic activities as it moves forward from the impact of COVID-19, a launch ceremony was held today to mark Ayer Keroh Country Club (AKCC) as a new sub sector of Sports Tourism in Melaka for 2021. The event was launched by YB Datuk Muhammad Jailani Bin Khamis, EXCO Tourism, Heritage & Culture of Melaka and Chairman of AKCCB, witnessed by YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture (MOTAC). Also present at the ceremony were YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Noor Zari bin Hamat, Secretary General of MOTAC, YBhg. Datuk Wira Dr. Ir. Ahmad Zaini bin Mohd Amin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AKCCB as well as YBhg Dato’ Sri Yap Ngan Choy, Founder and Managing Director NCT Group of Companies.
Cover Pix: YB Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khamis, EXCO Pelancongan, Warisan dan Kebudayaan presents YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Menteri Pelancongan, Seni & Budaya Malaysia with a token of appreciation for gracing the event.
AKCC’s well-established presence in the region as 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. 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.
YB Datuk Muhammad Jailani Bin Khamis, EXCO Tourism, Heritage & Culture of Melaka State and Chairman of AKCCB said at the event, “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 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.”
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.
Further to this, UUM International School Melaka (UUMISM), led by Mr. David Jeong, Founder and President of UUMISM and Mr. V. Gunalen, the former Malaysian Team Coach in 2009 till 2017 will render its support to AKCC by providing specialised golf programmes and educational golf courses which will be made available to visitors.
Ayer Keroh Country Club (AKCC) is home to Melaka’s first 27-hole golf course. Situated amidst a lush and natural setting, AKCC is indefinitely an attractive feature to golf enthusiasts. In year 1994, AKCC was acquired by Ayer Keroh Country Club Berhad, a company under the state government. Over the years, AKCC hosted a various major championships, the most prestigious one being the 1989 Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open. In year 1992, AKCC opened its grounds for the Panasonic Malaysian Open Amateur Championship and subsequently The Pan West Malaysian Open Amateur Championships in 2004. Taking it a step further, AKCC saw the official opening of AKCC Hotel Resort in 2012.
About NCT Group of Companies
NCT Group of Companies was established in 1985. It began its journey in the tiling sector with NCT Tiling Sdn. Bhd., offering tiling products of global quality and environmental standards. Taking it a step further in 1998, NCT ventured into construction, real estate and trading of building materials. A decade later, NCT transformed into a full-fledged property developer, with its first project being the medium-cost Bukit Rambai Idaman in Melaka. Having honed its competency in the property development sector, NCT paved its way as the top-tier property development sector through the revival of Malaysia’s mega abandoned housing development since 2010. At the peak of its growth, NCT expanded into the hospitality industry with the establishment of five-star Grand Ion Delemen Hotel in the world-renowned travel hotspot of Genting Highlands. For more information, please visit www.nct.net.my