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 â€” discovered in Kota Gelanggi, Jerantut â€” is believed to be up to 200 million years old.
â€œIf 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 donâ€™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,â€ 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 siteâ€™s commercial value, Bernama reports.
Get your archeological kits ready, boys and girls!-MYNEWSHUB.CC