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JONKER WALK AREA
SHOPPING IN MELAKA
Jonker Street - The Antique Street
Madam King, Jalan Bunga Raya, Jalan Kee Ann, Jalan Bendahara
Mahkota Parade,Parkson Grand and Giant Melaka.
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WELCOME TO TOURISM MELAKA PORTAL
DO YOU KNOW THAT 14.5 MILLION VISITORS IN 2013, 13 MILLION VISITORS IN 2012, 11 MILLION VISITORS VISITED MELAKA IN 2011, 10 MILLION IN 2010, 8.9 MILLION VISITORS IN 2009 and 7.2 MILLION VISITORS IN 2008? IF POSSIBLE, WE TARGET 20 MILLION IN THE FUTURE (MAYBE BY 2020 :)... THANK YOU FOR VISITING US..COME TO MELAKA AGAIN....AND AGAIN.....ENJOY
MELAKA LISTED AS NO. 28 TO VISIT IN 2012 IN A TOTAL OF 45 CITIES WORLDWIDE BY NEW YORK TIMES.....
Hi, I am Kancil (or Mister Mousedeer), the official mascot for Tourism Melaka. I welcome you to our Tourism Melaka website where I introduce you to the charms of Melaka - World Heritage City, Unesco and Everlasting Living Heritage.
On the 7th. July 2008, Melaka and Georgetown were listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Cities List under "Historic Cities in the Straits of Malacca". This is certainly an historic day for Melaka in particular and Malaysia in general. Melaka and Georgetown are recognised as World Heritage Cites and we must be responsible custodians of this heritage status. These cities do not only belong to Malaysia now BUT to the whole World now. Let us do our part in the years ahead.
Take your time to browse through our contents and do pay us a visit in person to Melaka for her history, cultures, food, shopping and enjoy our friendly Malaccan hospitality. Enjoy and Tourism Melaka welcomes you.
Also, if you want to know why I am a VVIP(Very Very Important Person) in Melaka, you can read about me by Clicking here. You will then understand why. SELAMAT DATANG.
MELAKA & GEORGETOWN LISTED BY UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST UNDER "HISTORIC CITIES IN THE STRAITS OF MALACCA" FROM 7TH. JULY 2008
This is a very historic day for Melaka in particular and for Malaysia in general. Melaka and Georgetown have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Cities under "Historic Cities in the Straits of Malacca" from 7th. July 2008. This was announced in Quebec, Canada after the UNESCO Heritage Meeting.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!
THE HISTORY OF MELAKA
THE HISTORY OF MELAKA TOLD in STAMPS
CHRONOLOGY OF THE HISTORY OF MELAKA ( Read more )
THE MELAKA SULTANATE ( Read more )
MELAKA LEGENDS AND TALES
The LEGEND OF HANG TUAH ( Read more )
The LEGEND OF PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG (PRINCESS OF MT.OPHIR) ( Read more )
THE STORY OF ADMIRAL ZHENG HE (CHENG HO)
CONQUEST OF MELAKA BY THE PORTUGUESE IN 1511
PORTUGUESE MALACCA (1511 - 1641)
KRISTANG - The Malacca Portuguese Creole
DUTCH IN MELAKA (1641 - 1825)
Melaka fell to the Dutch in 1641 after a long siege by the Dutch forces. How was the Dutch era in Melaka?Read about it here.
BRITISH IN MELAKA (1795-1818,1826-1941, 1945-1957)
MUNSHI ABDULLAH OF MELAKA (1795 to 1852)
JAPANESE OCCUPATION IN MELAKA (1941-1945)
PROCLAIMATION OF MERDEKA AT DATARAN PAHLAWAN(Feb. 20th. 1956)
HISTORICAL SCHOOLS OF MELAKA
HISTORICAL CLUBS IN MELAKA
CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN MELAKA
MAP OF MELAKA
Tourism Melaka Updates and NewsCheck out the latest news around Malacca in this column.For greater news and views coverage on Malacca,Click on www.emelaka.com/melaka
NEWS UPDATE & ACTIVITIES
WANGKANG FESTIVAL 2012 FROM 1ST. TO 6TH.FEBRUARY 2012
On Sunday 11th.December 2011, the Melaka Chief Minister YAB Datuk Seri Mohd.Ali Rustam has been invited to officially launch the official website of the Wangkang 2012 festival in Melaka.
The members of the public are also invited to witness this event.
The event will be held from 1st. February to 6th.February 2012 which the climax of this festival will be the procession of the Wangkang over 20km through the streets of Melaka City. The Wangkang will be burnt off Pulau Melaka at the end of the Festival.
WILDLIFE THEATRE MELAKA OPENS ON 26TH. NOVEMBER 2011
Melaka newest attraction is the Wildlife Theatre Melaka at Pulau Melaka. Star attraction is the 3 Seals that will give visitors a performance of the skills. The attraction is a private sector initiative and visitors will also be able to see parrots and other wildlife at the theatre.
500 YEARS ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL AT PORTUGUESE SETTLEMENT FROM OCT. 26 TO 29, 2011
For enquiries, call the association's secretariat at 016-2505309; Singho at 017-2244653; association secretary Philomena Singho at 016-2505309; vice-presidents Regina Sta Maria at 012-3657263 and Lawrence Stephen at 016-3356617.
ARAB CITY MELAKA TO BE OPENED IN MARCH 2012
7th. July 2011
ARAB CITY MELAKA is to opened to the public in March 2012. However, soft launch will be in January 2012. The new shopping mall is have a Middle Eastern theme and in the future an oasis with a beach front will be built. This allows visitors to view the sunset over the Melaka Straits. For details : http://www.myarabcity.com/
HARD ROCK CAFE MELAKA READY IN 2012
10th. June 2011
Melaka will have another tourism product by 2012. Hard Rock Cafe is being built besides the Melaka River and shall be ready by end 2012.More tourists are expected to visit Melaka once Hard Rock Cafe, Melaka is opened.
MELAKA RIVER FESTIVAL May 26, 2011 18:19 PM
MELAKA, May 26 (Bernama) -- About 500,000 visitors are expected to turn up at the month-long Sungai Melaka Carnival, beginning June 1.
The carnival, organised by the Melaka River and Beach Development Corporation, involves more than 70 water sport and cultural events.
The corporation's chief executive officer, Baharom Majid, said the carnival would be officially launched on June 4.
The launch will see a concert by local artistes, decorated boat parade and various music troupes.
Fans of local celebrities, including Mawi and Fazli Zainal, could accompany them on a 45-minute sunset cruise costing RM80.
8th. March 2011
It is very heartening to see that our Tourism Melaka Web Portal site at www.tourism-melaka.com has received more than 900,000 visitors. This historic mark was breached 3rd. March 2011.
Started in 2001 as a web portal to "Bring Malaccans Together and Malacca to the World", www.tourism-melaka.com began slowly. However, as the years go by, more and more visitors logged into our site as they searched for "Melaka" or "Tourism Melaka".
For 2 years, our website was selected by Tourism Malaysia website as the site to promote Melaka. This helped in increasing our web presence before Tourism Malaysia revised their official website.
In July 2008, Melaka was announced to the world as a UNESCO World Heritage City together with Georgetown in Penang. This further boosted our web visitors and worldwide interest.
To date, about 500 visitors per day come to our front page at www.tourism-melaka.com before going into our content websites for details about Melaka. We expect to reach our next target of 1,000,000 visitors in September or October 2011.
We welcome our visitors to our web portal site and for your continuous support in visiting Melaka and our websites.
ANNUAL RAPTOR WATCH from 12th. to 13th. March 2011 at Tanjung Tuan, Melaka.
21st. February 2011
MELAKA TRAM PROJECT TO BE READY BY MAY 2012
Melaka Tram project is expected to be ready by May2012. The gruond breaking ceremony was done about 2 days ago. Starting from Ayer Keroh,it will travel to Melaka Heritage area. Fares is RM2.00 per trip or RM 5.00 per day. Disabled and students need not pay.
Certainly a good project for visitors and locals.
24th. November 2010
MELAKA ART FESTIVAL FROM 26TH. TO 28TH.NOVEMBER 2010
The 2nd. Melaka Art Festival will be held at St. Paul's hill this coming weekend. Admission to this Art Festival is FREE to the general public. Log onto : http://www.melakafestival.com/ for details and schedules. Enjoy.
3rd. September 2010
Tourism Melaka can now offer Group Day Tour to Melaka - World Heritage City - UNESCO. Currently, we are offering Day tours for individuals from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka.
In view of requests by clients for daily Group tour from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka, we can offer a Group tour for minimum 30 adults to Melaka. If your group has more than 30 persons or more, your group will be pick up by our Airconditioned bus exclusively by our Tour operator.
Our rates is only RM 120.00 per adult and RM 80.00 for child ( 3 years to 12 years old )
The day tour is inclusive of travel from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka and back on a 44 seater Air-conditioned bus, lunch and services of a Tour Guide.
This Group tour is suitable for company outings, tour for overseas visitors attending conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Non Governmental Organisations and Alumni members who want to visit the World Heritage City of Melaka.
20th. July 2010
Hiya!Music this week!
We play at my bass player's coffee shop "Hajji's Blues Corner" down the end of Jalan Hang Tuah, across from The Avillion Legacy Hotel, next to the Texaco station on Thursday afternoon 22 July from 3pm till about 7pm. (no alcohol unless BYOB).
We also play at "My Rock & Roll Blues Cafe" in Melaka Raya Saturday nite July 24, from 9pm till we drop! Plenty to Drink! (Hajji the Bass Player's Birthday! Rockin at 60!)
Hope to see ya there! Come early for dinner if ya wanna get any service!Cheers! Mark, Sue & Yaya
SCOTT KELBY'S WORLDWIDE PHOTOWALK IN MELAKA ON 24TH. JULY 2010
Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk is a largest worldwide photography event in history.
To date, there are 1100 walks and nearly 28,000 walkers around the world. And it's free.
On Saturday, 24th. July 2010, Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk will be held in Melaka - World Heritage City, UNESCO.
Come and participate in this wonderful event.
TOURISM MELAKA ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
Since April 2010, Tourism Melaka can be found on the evergrowing Social Network site at www.facebook.com and www.twitter.com.
Come join our group at Facebook to express your views and comments regarding the development of Tourism in Melaka - World Heritage Site, Unesco.
You can follow us at Twitter through our Twits. Click on www.twitter.com/tourismmelaka.
Hope all of you will participate and popularise Melaka as a tourism destination to the world.
7th. April 2010
Transnasional has airconditioned buses that travel from Melaka Sentral to LCCT/KLIA on a daily basis. Costing RM 22.00 for a one way trip from LCCT to Melaka and vice versa, the time table is attached here.
KLIA & LCCT : 12.15 AM, 05.00 AM, 08.00 AM, 12.30 PM AND 02.30 PM
TOURISM MELAKA ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
You can find Tourism Melaka on Facebook and Twitter. Come join our group on Facebook and send your tweets to Tourism Melaka. Enjoy and Share.
MELAKA HISTORICAL CITY DAY ON 15TH. APRIL 2010
March 23, 2010 22:07 PM Restored Middleburg Bastion To Be Officially Opened On April 3
MELAKA, March 23 (Bernama) -- The restored Middleburg Bastion, a fort built by the Dutch in the 17th century beside the Melaka River bank in Bandar Hilir, will be officially opened on April 3.
Heritage commissioner with the National Heritage Department, Prof Datin Paduka Zuraina Majid, said Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim would officate at the opening following the completion of the RM4.8 million restoration project at the bastion.
"The restoration work, undertaken by NTQT Sdn Bhd, began in 2008 with an allocation under the National Heritage Department. It will now become another tourist attraction for Melaka," she said after officiating at the bastion's opening ceremony organising committee meeting, here, on Tuesday.
Middleburg Bastion was built in 1660s by the Dutch as a strategic military security post but was destroyed by the British in 1809 on the order of Capt William Farquhar.
"The public is invited to the restored bastion's opening which will also feature multicultural performances and recitation of a poem by National Laureate Prof Dr Mohammad Salleh," Zuraina said. -- BERNAMA
LAUNCHING OF MELAKA FROM THE TOP
PANORAMA DOUBLE DECKER AND STAGE BUS SCHEDULE (2010)
MELAKA WONDERLAND THEME PARK TO OPEN ON 15TH. APRIL 2010
Melaka Wonderland Theme Park will be fully operation in April. This RM45 mil theme park also equipped with ‘tornado’ game, first in South East Asia Region. The opening date will be starting 15 April.
Melaka Wonderland Theme Park in 23 acre land expected to be much bigger then Sunway Lagoon. Other than tornado, it will have wave pool, lazy ***** crazy river and many more water base game attraction.
A Hotel with 168 room also will be built at the theme park and the construction will be started after Chinese New Year Celeberation.
Melaka Chief Minister Said that Melaka Wonderland Theme park can accommodate 4000 people at a time and also can attract at least 300,000 tourist arrival to this State.
The location is also strategic just after the Ayer Keroh Toll Exit (Taman Botanikal / Botanical Garden).
TORTURA EXHIBITION IN MELAKA
MELAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BE OFFICIALLY DECLARED OPENED BY PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA ON 4TH. FEBRUARY 2010
MELAKA, Jan 27 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will make a one-day visit to Melaka on Feb 4 where he is scheduled to open the Melaka International Airport in Batu Berendam, Chief Minister Datuk Mohd Ali Rustam said.
The RM190 million airport, which has a new terminal capable of handling 1.5 million passengers a year, is targeted to be an airport hub for health tourism.
LARGEST JUSCO STORE TO OPEN IN MELAKA ON 5TH. FEBRUARY 2010
Jusco Melaka Store, the largest in Malaysia,will open her doors on 5th.February 2010. Located just besides Tesco Melaka at Pringgit, Malaccans and visitors will benefit greatly by making Melaka a destination for shoppers. As it just before the Chinese New Year of the Tiger in February, Jusco Melaka is gearing up for her opening.
MELAKA INTERNATIONAL TOURISM SHOW (MITS) 2009
MITS 2009 will be held at MITC at Air Keroh from today,4th. December until 6th. December 2009. This 3 days event is a must for Malaccans and visitors alike to see and hear about Melaka's tourism programmes and travel deals.Why not make you way to MITC today.
MELAKA DUCK TOUR IS FINALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Duck Tour finally in operation. Because of limited ride, Phone reservations are highly recomended. Boarding Details are :
Operation Hours : 9am-6pm
Tour Operation : 45-60mins
Duck Capacity : 34 Duckies
Admission : RM38/ Adult
RM22/ Child (3-12years)
During peak season there will be additional times available. But during heavy rain the duck will not go into the water. Booking for groups are available. The ticket kiosk is conveniently located at Menara Taming Sari. You know where to find it. So for those who want to explore the historical Melaka by land or sea, without ever living the seat browse here for the route. Or contact: Hotline : 016-6627999 Phone : 062922595 Fax : 062925595
15th. November 2009
MELAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BE OFFICIALLY DECLARED OPENED ON 15TH.JANUARY 2010
Melaka International Airport at Batu Berendam, will be officially declared open by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, on 15th. January 2010. It is expected to bring in international visitors from overseas into the heritage city of Melaka.
Expanded to cater for Boeing and Airbus 320 jet planes at a cost of MYR 131 million, more air planes from AirAsia, Firefly etc.are expected to fly directly into Melaka when the airport opens next year.
9th. October 2009
LARGEST JUSCO STORE TO OPEN IN MELAKA
Jusco Melaka Store, the largest in Malaysia,will open her doors in December 2009. Located just besides Tesco Melaka at Pringgit, Malaccans and visitors will benefit greatly by making Melaka a destination for shoppers. As December month is a festival month for Christmas and New Year including the Chinese New Year in February, Jusco Melaka is gearing up for her opening.
7th. October 2009
Our website, www.tourism-melaka.com was selected in an article in "Travel Times" in New Strait Times yesterday as "Top 10 Asean Heritage Sites" chosen by David Bowden.
19th. September 2009
MELAKA HARI RAYA OPEN HOUSE ON 20TH. SEPTEMBER 2009
24th. July 2009
Malaccans can enjoy a night of the renown Lisbon Chamber Choir in Melaka on Thursday, 30th. July 2009. The choir will be performing at the Renaissance Hotel, Melaka.
Those interested, please contact Mr. Andrew Goh (Tel : 012-6221877) or Pastor Moses Tay (012-4738966) for tickets of RM 50.00, RM 70.00 and RM 100.00 only or Click here for further information. You may also care to help inform your friends and relatives who may be interested to attend this rare event.
15th. July 2009
Message from Mss Lee Lee from Eye On Malaysia:
“Greetings from Eye On Malaysia, Menara Taming Sari, Melaka River Cruise and Straits Meridian Hotel. Come discover Historical Melaka in a whole new, different and unique way by participating in our version of “Treasure Hunt”, except it’s on-foot !!! (aka walk hunt). It combines sight seeing, recreation and at the same time meeting a variety of objectives, namely :
i. fun (rides on the Eye & Tower) ii. educational (history) iii. leisurely (sight seeing) iv. general knowledge (learn & walk journey) v. team building (+ rebonding - resourcefulness is KEY) vi. & excercise ( 5km the most) The treasures???? for example ……’We were once defending the fort, now there’s only 6 of us left. What am I?’ - answer…CANNONS.
Trust us, YOU will NOT regret it!! In fact, you will have the better of it!!! Call : 60196557783 Emel: email@example.com
7th. July 2009
MELAKA CELEBRATES 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CITY LISTING
All are invited to celebrate Melaka 1st Year Anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage City Listing at 8.00pm tonight.
4th. July to 5th. July 2009
FRUITS FIESTA 2009
29th. June 2009
FOOD PROMOTIONS AT RENAISSANCE HOTEL, MELAKA.
There are some food events that recently launched for the month of July & August 2009 by Renaissance Hotel, Melaka. It is good to let Malaccans and visitors to Melaka know, there are still plenty of good eatery places they might have missed.
26th. June 2009
Have you been to Venezuela? If the answer, not yet…you still have a good opportunity to learn the Venezuelan cultural & heritage…just at Taming Sari Tower, Melaka.
MELAKA RIVER TRANSFORMED INTO A ROMANTIC & MAGICAL RIVER AT NIGHT
Nightly especially from Friday to Sunday nights, Melaka river is transformed into a romantic and magical river of lights. It is very romantic to stroll down the Melaka River and all visitors should enjoy this enchanting walk along Melaka River and enjoy the lights. Click here and be enchanted
MELAKA RIVER READY FOR TOURISTS AND LARGEST AQUARIUM TO BE BUILT
Tuesday June 2, 2009
Malacca River clean and ready for tourists
MALACCA: The rehabilitated Malacca River is set to become a major tourist attraction, with its river cruise activities capable of attracting 500,000 visitors this year.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the state would continue to promote the river as a tourist product, including starting a water taxi service by the end of the year.
“Based on ticket sales last year, some 350,000 visitors took the Malacca River cruise for their sightseeing.
“We expect the numbers to rise to more than half a million this year following our promotion,” he said during the launch of the 3rd annual Malacca River Fiesta on Saturday.
He said there were 26 pilots operating 40 ferries for the 4.5km cruise along the river, adding that the state planned to recruit more soon.
Mohd Ali said the state would also be building the country’s largest aquarium on a site near the river in a bid to enhance its tourism appeal.
Meanwhile, the nine-day fiesta kicked off to a glittering start as thousands of people gathered at Dataran Sungai Melaka to witness the event.
Among the highlights was a river cruise taken by Malacca Governor Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob and other dignitaries from Taman Rempah in Pengkalan Rama to Dataran Sungai Melaka.
The event, launched by Mohd Khalil, also saw colourful cultural performances by various ethnic groups and fireworks display.
Other events at the fiesta, themed River – The Pulse of Life, were dragon boat races, a colouring contest, jet ski performances, kite flying, exhibitions and a gotong-royong to clean up the river.
MIMOSA HOTEL, MELAKA SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROMOTION SPECIAL
School Holiday Promotion(31.5.09 - 13.6.09)
Package inclusive of :-
COLOURFUL WATER FOUNTAIN IS OPERATIONAL AT JALAN KEE ANN
14th. May 2009
If you think that the area near Plaza Hotel is rather dark at night, please re-visit this area again. You will be surprised!!!
Yes, we have a new attraction there. Recently, the musical water fountain with colourful lights was commissioned. At night, you will be able to witness the water fountain in her full glory. Colourful lights also make the area enchanting and being near the Melaka River, the fountain makes the place unique.
Come and enjoy the new water fountain at Jalan Kee Ann.
KOTA LAKSAMANA TO LIMBONGAN COASTAL HIGHWAY IS NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC
The new Kota Laksamana to Limbongan Coastal Highway is now opened to traffic. Cars can now come direct to Bandar Hilir from Klebang and vice versa.
MELAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW TERMINAL OPENS ON 5TH. MAY 2009
Some photos taken at the newly opened Melaka International Airport Terminal on 5th. May 2009.
MELAKA STREET CARNIVAL 2009 IN JUNE.
Come and enjoy in Melaka Street Carnival at Jalan Hang Tuah Mall.
MELAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BE READY BY SEPTEMBER 2009
Being a state where tourism is a major revenue generator, Malacca is eyeing a share of the RM200 million allocated for the sector in the mini-Budget.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the allocation would be helpful for the various projects being undertaken in the upgrading of tourist attractions in the state. "The allocation is expected to boost the upgrading works on the Batu Berendam Airport to accommodate the landing of Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft, beautification of Sungai Melaka and other tourism-related projects. "Malacca is already cashing in on tourism but we want to turn the state into the ultimate tourist destination and for that we have to have world class infrastructure.
"Although the economy is quite slow, the number of domestic tourists coming to the state has seen an increase this year. The allocation for tour-ism could help us boost our tourism market."
Christmas do on Dec 27th. December 2008
MALACCA: The national-level Christmas celebration will be held in the Portuguese settlement here on Dec 27.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said yesterday preparations for the event were 95 per cent completed. The celebration begins at 8.30pm and will be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
He will be accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, and Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob. About 30,000 people are expected at the event. -- Bernama
MELAKA DUCK TOURS offers a combined city, island and harbor tour without the hassle of switching craft. More than a tour, it is 45 to 60 minutes of land sea adventure. The tour route would cover sites of interest such as Porta de Santiago, Sultanate Palace, Independence Memorial Museum, Mahkota Parade and Pulau Melaka. The Duck Tour will enter the Straits of Melaka from Floating Mosque towards the Great Island before entering back Banda Hilir at Melaka River.
Rates : Adult RM 38.00 / Student RM 28.00 Children (Age 3 to 12 yrs) RM 22.00 Toddlers (0 to 3 yrs) FREE Full DUCK charter RM 1,500.00 Family Package: 2 Adult & 2 Child RM 100.00
TOURISM MELAKA WEBSITE EXCEEDS 400,000 VISITORS IN NOVEMBER 15TH. 2008
Tourism Melaka website has just breached 400,000 visitors on 15th. November 2008. Since its inception in 2001, we reached our 100,000 visitors mark on 15th. July 2005 and on January 2007, it touched 200,000 mark.
On 15th. November 2008, we have succeeded in touching a total of 400,000 visitors to Tourism Melaka website. On average, 100,000 visitors visited our website per year. On daily basis,on normal days an average of 300 visitors grace our site. However, on pre-holiday seasons, it can reach between 400 to 500 visitors per day.From Mondays to Fridays while weekends, the numbers range from 250 to 300 visitors.
We are very encouraged by the ever growing number visitors to our website. More foreign visitors will grace our site as Melaka now is a World Heritage City since July 2008.
As 2008 draws to a close in 45 days,we at Tourism Melaka will like to wish our visitors farewell to 2008 and welcome you to hopefully, a better 2009.Do continue to visit our website to keep in touch of latest development in Melaka - World Heritage City, an everlasting Living Heritage.
FAREWELL 2008 AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009
21ST. BABA CONVENTION IN MELAKA (5TH.-7TH.DECEMBER 2008)
For Babas and Nyonyas and friends who want to know about the Peranakan culture, please mark the dates 5th. to 7th.December 2008. The 21st. Baba Convention will be held in the World Heritage City of Melaka.
Babas and Nyonyas from all over the world are expected to attend this convention. Over the years, Peranakans have gone all over the world and this convention will be a good meeting point.
As the Peranakan culture is unique to Melaka in particular, it must be preserved as a living heritage for the world.
Our kudos to the organisers of this forthcoming convention. Kamsiah.
TOURISM MELAKA WEB PORTAL TO PROMOTE MELAKA - WORLD HERITAGE CITY
Tourism Melaka Web Portal will be marketing 2 specially-designed caps to promote as "Melaka - World Heritage City" and "Melaka - Bandaraya Warisan Dunia". This is one of our many initiatives undertaken by us to publicise and promote Melaka to the World.
We hope to sell our caps to interested vendors in Melaka so that they can be purchased by local and foreign visitors to Melaka as souvenirs.
MELAKA - WORLD HERITAGE CITY - AN EVERLASING HERITAGE IS OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMED ON 1ST. AUGUST 2008
August 02, 2008 00:08 AM
Khalil Declares Melaka A World Heritage City
MELAKA, Aug 1 (Bernama) -- Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob Friday officially declared Melaka a World Heritage City as recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) recently.
About 7,000 visitors including foreign tourists flocked the area in front of the Stadhuys Building near the Bandar Hilir Historical Complex, to witness the Letter of Declaration of Melaka being recognised as World Heritage City, which was symbolically delivered to Khalil by a group of "warriors".
Also present was Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.
Various activities have been lined up for a month-long celebration in conjunction with the declaration, including an Everlasting Living Heritage-themed fireworks display.
TOURISM MELAKA ATTENDS MELAKA TOURISM DIALOGUE SESSION AT DEWAN SERI NEGERI MELAKA AT AYER KEROH ON 1ST.AUGUST 2008
The founder and CEO of Tourism Melaka Web Portal attended the above dialogue at Dewan Seri Negara Melaka on Friday, 1st.August 2008 at 9.00am. Mr.TW Kang who foundered and manages www.tourism-melaka.com, was invited to attend this public dialogue with other Malacca tour and hotel players in Melaka - World Heritage City, Unesco.
More than 100 persons from different Melaka state agencies, NGOs,Malacca Hotel Associations,Melaka Tourism Association and other organisations related to Melaka tourism industry attended this event.
During the meeting, a number of important issues were raised with Datuk Bandar, Tourism Malaysia Melaka and other state agencies. This open dialogue was useful for all those present.
We were also requested to promote Melaka as "Melaka - World Heritage City, Unesco - Everlasting Living Heritage". We were also invited to witness the Proclaimation Ceremony of Melaka as World Heritage City tonight at Dataran Stadthuys at 8.00pm.
MELAKA AND GEORGETOWN LISTED IN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CITIES
Malaysia's Melaka and George Town added to UNESCO sites 08.07.08 01:19
Two historic cities on the Straits of Malacca - Melaka and George Town - have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list on Monday by the committee meeting in Canada, dpa reported.
The two towns developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca, bringing "tangible and intangible" evidence of a multicultural heritage that combines the influences of Asia and Europe, UNESCO said on its website.
Melaka's heritage dates back to the 15th-century Malay sultanate in Melaka and the Portuguese and Dutch periods beginning in the early 16th century.
George Town's residential and commercial buildings represent the British era from the end of the 18th century.
"The two towns constitute a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia," the UNESCO selection committee said.
JONKER WALK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008
FESTA SAN PEDRO FROM 22ND.JUNE TO 27TH.JUNE 2008
MALACCA: A decorated float procession from A'Famosa in Bandar Hilir to the Portuguese Settlement and street dancing are some of the highlights of this year's Festa San Pedro (Feast of St Peter). The week-long celebration of tradition and culture by the Portuguese community in the historical city opens with Festa San Juang (Feast of St John) on June 23, and is combined with the opening of Festa San Pedro on June 27.
PESTA SUNGAI MELAKA - MELAKA RIVER CARNIVAL FROM 31ST.MAY TO 8TH. JUNE 2008
Melaka is holding a week long Pesta Sungai Melaka or Melaka River Carnival from 31st. May to 8th. June 2008. All are invited to join in the fun as more than 31 events are planned over this period. Click here for Details.
8th. May 2008
MELAKA TOURISM STREET CARNIVAL FROM 24TH. TO 31ST. MAY 2008
Hang Tuah Mall will be full of fun again on 24th to 31st May 2008. Lot of activities and events in this year Melaka Tourism Street Carnival. What has Bestnya added to the subject? Best 104 Radio Station will also be joining us along the week!. Best 104 Deejay will be doing live radio broadcast at Hang Tuah Mall. The event will spread along Jalan Hang Tuah, Hang Tuah Mall, Graha Maju & UiTM Campus Parking Lot, Plaza Hang Tuah compound and along Melaka Uptown till the Eye on Melaka Station (the existing)besides the Melaka River.
The Activities for this year Melaka Tourism Street Carnival include:
-Grand MTSC Parade -Lucky Coupon for Melaka Tourism Festival 2007 (Big Prizes…ITs A Car!) -The Famous Autoshow with KW. -Extreme Games -Canon Photo Shoot Competition -Miss MTSC 2008 -Martial Art Demo From Multi Races -Shuffle Dance Performance (Kids Nowadays…) -Online Gaming - Winning Eleven -Coral Speaking -Little Tot Compete -Futsal for Chief Minister Cup
…Lots of exhibition booths, typical night market stall and a PC Fair @ Digital Mall too!
17th. March 2008
MELAKA TOWER (MENARA TAMING SARI) TO BE LAUNCHED ON 1ST. APRIL 2008)
After a delay of about 2 months, the Melaka Tower or "Menara Taming Sari" at Banda Hilir, will be ready for visitors on 1st. April 2008.
Visitors will be able to move upwards the Tower by sitting in an air-conditioned capsule and see the panoramic view the of Melaka City from a height of 110 meters.
This Melaka Tower will add onto Melaka's various historical and tourist attractions. Hopefully, more tourists and locals alike will visit Melaka in the future.
See Melaka City from the Sky Tower
BANDA HILIR - Melaka Sky Tower is set to change landscape of Banda Hilir. The soon to be completed revolving tower is the only revolving tower in Malaysia with a cabin lift fitted outside the tower.
Targeted to be open to the public in April this year, the one of its kind tower with its cabin capable of traveling rotationally and vertically, will be a great place up in the sky to catch the birdeye view of the Straits of Melaka, Casa De Rosa, Watermill and the scenic sight of Melaka River.
Visualize yourself at tip of Melaka Sky Tower, enjoying aesthetic view of skyscrapers, seeing the contrast of old and new buildings of Melaka and so on. You will be blown away for sure!
The lift cabin, which is capable traveling vertically, and rotating at the same time like 'a helicopter and its rotor', can accommodate a maximum of 80 passengers and it costs only RM10.00 for adults and RM5.00 for children to take the seven minutes ride. Using Swiss technology, the head-turner of Banda Hilir tourists belt will provide four foldable seats for physically challenged at the lift cabin. It only takes one minute to go up and you will be given spend 5 minutes to enjoy panoramic view of Melaka hence giving ample time for people to take photographs and one minute to get down.
Make sure you take a ride at Melaka Sky Tower otherwise; you are missing a whole lot!
MELAKA MAY MAKE IT INTO UNESCO HERITAGE LIST
15th. March 2008
Chances are high for Malacca to make it to the Unesco World Heritage Listing. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, who announced the good news after hosting Unesco director-general Koichiro Matsuura who is on a courtesy visit, said the state had fulfilled all the criteria for the listing.
"Things are looking good," he said.
Malaysia has been trying to get the historical sites of Malacca and Penang to be listed since 2000. The submissions were accepted last year. Matsuura is in Malaysia for the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education (Seameo) conference in Kuala Lumpur recently.
MELAKA MISSING RAILWAY TRACKS FROM TAMPIN TO MELAKA
Do you know that Melaka used to have a direct railway link from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka before the 2nd. World War? This railtrack from Tampin to Melaka was dismantled by the Japanese Occupation forces in 2nd. World War and transported to Siam to build the infamous "Death Railway" to Burma. Now, there is no railtrack into Melaka unless KTM revives this line.
You can read about "Melaka Missing Railtracks" here. Enjoy
MAJESTIC MALACCA IS BACK IN FULL GLORY
After being extensively refurbished and renovated, the Majestic Hotel of Malacca is back in her full glory. Majestic Malacca was officially opened in mid January 2008 and is now a boutique hotel.
The original hotel structure has been retained and houses the lobby, bar and an air-conditioned restaurant at the first floor. The new rooms are located at the back of the old building.
ALDY HOTEL CHINATOWN IS OPENED FOR BUSINESS
MELAKA TOWER TO BE READY BY END FEBRUARY 2008
MELAKA TOWER which rises to 110 metres will be operational in end of February 2008. Visitors will sit in a rotating air-conditioned capsule which rotates upwards to 110 metres tower. Once it reaches up the highest level, visitors can view the panoramic view of Melaka from above.
JONKER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008
MORE THAN 76,000 VISITORS VISITED TOURISM MELAKA WEBSITE IN 2007
In 2007, more than 76,000 visitors have graced our Tourism Melaka website. This works out about 6,300 visitors visited us per month or on average 200 visitors per day.
Since our launching of our website in 2001, more than 330,000 visitors have already seen us. We value your interest in our Tourism Melaka website. For this, we say a big THANK YOU for your continuous support. Besides visiting us, we invite you to pen a few words on our "Guest Book". We want to hear about your views and share your comments.
Meantime, do make a point to visit Malacca in 2008 whenever you can. Lots of interesting new sites are being set up in Malacca. In 2007, we had the "Melaka Panorama Tours", "Eye on Malacca", "Pirate Ship", opening of Holiday Inn, Melaka and the completion of the Melaka River Walk.
In 2008, we will be able to view Melaka from 100 metres up via the Melaka Tower. A refurbished boutique "HOTEL MAJESTIC" will open at Jalan Bunga Raya. Then, a new hypermarket like Carrefour and new GSC Cinemas will be opened in April 2008 at Banda Hilir. So, it will be fun for all. Enjoy.
DUTCH HERITAGE TRAIL IN MELAKA
A new attraction for locals and tourists is now available in Melaka. Called the "Dutch Heritage Trail", you can walk, see historical buildings and learn about the Dutch Era in Malacca. This new attraction is a MUST to all visitors to Malacca and locals alike.
MALACCA EYE ON THE BANKS OF MELAKA RIVER By Tourism Melaka Reporter
17th. October 2007
Construction of the smaller version of the Eye of Malaysia is under way on the banks of the Malacca River.
Called the Malacca Eye, the 25 metres-high ferris wheel from Hong Kong is expected to be a far better attraction than the Eye on Malaysia at Titiwangsa as it will have two added attractions built next to it – a trampoline bungy and a pirate ship.
The new attractions are located opposite the former Cathay Cinema which used to be the location of the Express Bus Terminal at Jalan Kilang near Hang Tuah Mall.
The Melaka State government will manage the operations of the ferris whee and had invested some RM 3.3 million for the three attractions which would be fully operational by end of the month i.e. in October 2007.
Malacca Eye will be a permanent feature in the state and its 16 gondolas can sit five people each.
It is hoped that the new attractions will draw more visitors to Melaka. Visitors in the future can enjoy their boat rides up the Melaka River, sit on the Malacca Eye and bounced on the trampoline and ride on the Pirate ship. These are fun projects which can be enjoyed by all.
More importantly, it is good to see that the Melaka State Government are finally investing in tourism projects outside the main heritage zone of Melaka. By doing so, visitors can start to explore the various locations outside the Melaka Heritage Zone.
Currently, too many projects have been carried out around Banda Hilir and are now causing infamous traffic jams around the area on weekends. Tourism Melaka 2007
HOLIDAY INN TO OPEN IN MELAKA ON 1ST. OCTOBER 2007
17th. September 2007
Jalan Melaka Raya: The first purpose built international hotel Melaka which has seen for over 10 years will be open on Monday 1st October, 2007. Heralding a new era in style and trend, the MYR68million Holiday Inn Melaka, rises 20 storeys high above Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz and is already a landmark hotel in the heart of the city. The arrival of the Holiday Inn name in Melaka – one of the world’s strongest and most widely recognised hotel brands – will strengthen the city’s profile with international visitors who seek familiar leisure and business brands when traveling away from home.
HOLLAND DAYS IN MELAKA
1st. September 2007
From 1st. September to Sunday, 9th. September 2007, Dutch Heritage Melaka has organised some activities, exhibitions and food fare in Melaka.
From 1st. to 9th. September, a "Dutch Market" is being held at the Dutch Square in Melaka from 9.00am to 7.00pm. There will be stalls featuring ING Delft Blue Painter, Flowerbooth, Dutch Snack Booths, Photoshoot Dutch Costumes etc.
On Thursday, 6th. September, a lecture on the Old Melaka Fort by John Koh will be held at Melaka Historic Museum, Dutch Square,Jalan Kota from 4.00 to 5.00pm.
On Saturday, 8th. and 9th. September, Celine Marbeck will provide Dutch Cooking lessons at Quayside Cafe at No.4, Quayside Heritage Centre from 3.00 to 4.00pm.
Concert 'Kleinstje Pils' will be held on 8th. & 9th. September from 3.00 to 4.00pm and from 8.30pmto 9.30pm at Dutch Square and Jonker Street. Kleintje Pils plays joyful, catchy music, mainly Dixieland Jazz and Dutch classics.
EXHIBITIONS from 1st to 30th. September
Venue : Melaka Conservation Centre, Jalan Laksamana.
AUTHENTIC DUTCH FOOD AND SNACKS
Authentic Dutch Food and snacks will be served at "The Windmill Station(1) at Melaka Raya and at "The Windmill Station (2) at Jaya Jusco Shopping Centre.
Another new food sensation "Dutch Harbour Cafe" comes to Melaka at No. 39, Jalan Laksamana, Melaka.
People who are interested to know more about Dutch history, food and music are invited to attend these events in Melaka. Enjoy and Click here for details.
TOURISM MELAKA to have own Blog site
TOURISM MELAKA has created her own blog site at TOURISM MELAKA BLOG.We hope visitors can visit and comment on our own blog site. Enjoy and be a blogger.
MALACCA INTRA CITY HOP ON HOP OFF DOUBLE DECKER AND PANORAMA BUSES
Fare for Red Double Decker Bus Tour is only RM5.00 per Adult.
27th. April 2007
Syabas and Congratulations to the Melaka State Government for introducing the abovementioned bus services. It only costs RM 2 per day to hop up and down of the aforesaid bus services with the same ticket !!!!! It should had been introduced a long long time ago....as this service will enhance visitors and locals to use public transport around Melaka.
RAPTOR WATCH WEEKEND AT TANJUNG TUAN, MELAKA FROM 10-11TH MARCH 2007
Bring your friends and family to this annual celebration of raptor migration and enjoy an activity-filled weekend for young and old.
With more games, craft, shopping, talks, performances, mangrove and forest walks, and much much more, this year's festivities spell more fun on the ground even as you gaze in awe at hundreds of birds soaring overhead en route to their nesting grounds in the northern hemisphere.
Venue:PNB Ilham Resort, Tanjung Tuan, Malacca(10mins from Port Dickson) Phone: ë17-6729367 Fax:ë3-22878773 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.raptorwatch.org Contact person:Serina Rahman Organised by:Malaysian Nature Society
A FAMOSA TO BE REBUILT
4th. June 2007
Since the announcement in January 2007 that the A Famosa walls will be re-built, in March 2007, the Federal Government has alloted RM 12.8 million ringgit for its reconstruction. Read more here about the re-building plans of about 50% of the 1.3km wall of A Famosa.
27th. January 2007
Since the accidental find of the foundation of the A Famosa wall during the building of the Melaka Tower near the Stadthuys in November 2006, the Malaysian Government has decided to rebuilt part of the A Famosa wall Read more...
14th. August 2006 PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG - THE MUSICAL
The 2nd. season of "Puteri Gunung Ledang - The Musical" is currently being performed at the Istana Budaya at Kuala Lumpur from 12th. to 21st.August 2006. I had the opportunity to see the musical yesterday afternoon and it was a world class performance about the legend and mystical story of the Princess and Hang Tuah at Mount Ophir(Gunung Ledang).
The show inspire eternal love, romance, glamour of Melaka in ancient times and the politics of that time. This 3 hours long show can be considered worldclass performed by Malaysians that we can produce a great show for all to see.
Definitely a must-see for all lovers of performing arts and it is a matter of time that this musical will be made into English for world audience in the future.
With the long festive holidays behind us,it is back to work for most of us. However, pamper yourself & your family by having a short break in between by visiting enchanting historical Melaka and check out her history, food fares,island & beach resorts and her cultures. Enjoy.
TAXI TERMINAL AT JALAN KEE ANN IN MELAKA NEW CHINATOWN
Both Malaccans and visitors will be surprised to hear that there is a Taxi Terminal located at the end of Jalan Kee Ann and Jalan Pasar Baru. It is located right in the centre of Melaka New Chinatown and these taxis ply local routes including to KLIA International Airport,KL, Muar, Tampin and even Singapore.It is also a taxi terminal for other taxis from Melaka Sentral and other outskirts of Melaka into Jalan Kee Ann and Jalan Pasar Baru. Passengers can go directly to this Taxi Terminal and take their taxis to other destinations. For details of Taxi fares, please click here.
BREAKING NEWS ... BREAKING NEWS : MELAKA TOWER TO BE BUILT ON HERITAGE ZONE?
Malacca, Friday, March 11, 2005 By Sharanjit Singh, New Straits Times
The controversial RM 15 million tourist observation tower will now be built in the middle of Malacca's gazetted heritage zone, containing landmarks such as the Stadthuys and Christ Church area.
Tourism Melaka was able to get a photo of the Sky Tower on Sentosa Island....
Recently, the Melaka State Government has proposed the building of a 116 meters high Observation Tower in historical Melaka. The proposal has drawn both supporters and opposition groups on the project.
We are pleased to announce that Ms Poh Bee Leng of Singapore has won this On-line Contest with her entry.
"What I like most about Melaka......: The ever friendly and helpful Malaccan!
Our congratulations to Ms Poh Bee Leng of Singapore. We will be contacting you via email soon.
Hi Mr Kang, Thank you for your email, informing me about the good news. What a surprise! I'm looking forward to hearing from you again. Please let me know the information you require in regard to the claiming of the prize.
In the meantime, I would like to wish you and all members of the tourism-melaka as well as all Malaccan a safe and blessed Year 2005! Regards, Bee Leng
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MELAKA HISTORICAL WEEK DAY PACKAGE FOR TWO
Our specially Melaka Historical Week day Package for 2 Days/1night stay at Hotel Puri, Melaka for 2 will include a night's stay at a 200 year heritage hotel at the heart of Melaka Chinatown and a half day historical tour around the historical sites around Melaka.
Also included is a cruise for two down Melaka River. Costing around RM 285.00 for two persons,Bookings must be made on-line. For details, please click here.
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