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Dinosaur Fossil Site In Pahang Might Be Opened As Tourist Spot

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Remember the late-’80s, early-’90s dinosaur craze that swept the world by storm? Yes, we think we’re in for a Jurassic comeback, you guys.

The Pahang state government is thinking of turning the site of a recent Mesozoic-era plant fossil discovery into a tourist attraction.

Bernama reports that the fossil — discovered in Kota Gelanggi, Jerantut — is believed to be up to 200 million years old.

“If it is truly a plant fossil, I will also suggest to the state government to conserve the forest and vicinity of the discovery site to be made into a tourist attraction. We don’t want the tourists to visit for merely one or two days. Instead, we want them to stay on longer for the benefit of the villagers there,” state Culture and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin was quoted as saying.

The final call would be made after the committee looks through a full report on the discovery and upon assessment of the site’s commercial value, Bernama reports.

Get your archeological kits ready, boys and girls!-MYNEWSHUB.CC

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