Silveritage Galleria Complex strategically situated along Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah (Gopeng Road) will be revived per its original proposed plan, that of a State Handicraft and Tourism Centre.
The centre’s infrastructure already includes restaurants, food stalls, mini-kiosks, 2 halls and other public facilities. However, the complex was subsequently rebranded as Medan Gopeng Bus Terminal when the express bus operators were relocated there in late 2004.
The re-development of the complex was announced by State Exco for Tourism Dato’ Hamidah Osman during a visit to the complex recently. The revived complex will be a one-stop centre and will house the offices of tour and travel agents who will be allowed to bring in their tour buses.
According to Hamidah, the goal of the one-stop centre is to have all the state’s products such as limau Tambun (pomeloes), kacang putih and even Pangkor Island ikan bilis and dried fish available here together with labu sayong pottery. “With the existing infrastructure even cultural events can be held here,” added Hamidah.
The complex is anticipated to be ready after the middle of this year. This schedule is aligned with the schedule date when Meru Raya bus station is expected to be completed before the express bus operators from Medan Gopeng will be able to move over.
Hamidah also stated that a committee consisting of MBI, SEDC and the various tourism bodies and NGOs had been formed to oversee the transition.