What would you do if you spotted a massive, expensive, spaceship-like boat hovering on the river? Obviously, drop what you’re doing and stare in awe, right? This superyacht did just that when it suddenly appeared at a local village one afternoon causing confusion among the residents.
Yesterday (Sunday, 14th August), the local residents, especially the fishermen, surrounding the area of Sungai Perlis, Kuala Perlis nearby the Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal were surprised to see a rare luxurious yacht docked there.
The Superyacht Adastra that costs USD45 million (RM200 million) was believed to have arrived from Langkawi and was headed to the Perlis Marine Engineering (PME) Sdn Bhd dock located in Kampung Tengah Kuala Perlis for repairs.
The Board of Directors of the Perlis Fishermen’s Association (PELARIS), Jasmi Hashim, stated that the fishermen as well as the residents were informed of the arrival and activity of the yacht. “We, however, did not receive any complaints from the fishermen regarding the disturbance in terms of boat traffic at the mouth of the river,” he said.
According to an observation by a representative from Berita Harian had said that the view from above the Tunku Syed Putra Bridge in Kuala Perlis, there was no trace of the superyacht being anchored or moving near the bridge. What’s strange is that even the local fishermen were also unsure of the superyacht’s whereabouts—if it’s still at the dock or had already moved to Langkawi.
The yacht’s mysterious disappearance is a question mark indeed but one other question comes to mind as well—who owns that boat?
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Neetashini Kanendran contributed to this article