Christ Church Melaka – 17th Century Wonder in Malaysia

Melaka; state of Malaysia is packed with the south of Johor Bahru and at its north is Negeri Sembilan. Dating back to 15th century it was emanated from the renowned port city and has enjoyed of being the chain of great islands in the world. It was simultaneously noticed as the hub of eastern and western trade routes forming the passage of island in Melaka during the huge spread of Islam within Southeast Asia. Its economic defamation was visible when Portuguese captured the state in 1511 for hundred and thirty years approx. A Famosa fort was developed during the reign of Portuguese through the Red sea towards Nagasaki and Porta de Santiago was among its gateway which is still preserved and can be toured even today.

In the dates of 1803 to 1815 when the state was suffering by Napoleonic fights was then ruled by British Empire certainly which in 1824 was proven with the formation of Anglo-Dutch treaty then after two years in 1826 it came intact with Penang and Singapore island in order to better procurement of the passage between both the islands.

Christ Church Melaka

It was also noted that between the years of 1641 to 1824, an amalgamation of Portuguese and Dutch empires lowered the supremacy of the port to secondary level located on Java specifically. Then Dutch traders occupied the state of Melaka after taking it from Portuguese and inaugurated Christ Church Melaka therein.

Whereas, historic facts describe that dating back to 1753; the Christ Church Melaka was originally built by Dutch business men. Whereas the exact year of its inauguration is a bit confusing because related to some other facts the year of its formation depicts the year of 1741 in the cause of celebration that took place by the Dutch Empire. It was thus constructed on the church street known as Jalan Gereja where Presbyterian Church of Singapore and Malaysia is also seen here in the Malay Peninsula.

Special bright colored rides are available around the vicinity of Christ Church Melaka known as trishaws. The area where this church is built is one of the tempting monuments in the locality of the Stadthuys. There are two famous museums as well just in front of this church named as Ethnographical and Historical Museum.

Tourist fantastically possesses keen interest to visit Christ Church Melaka due to its historical background that is still kept alive to date. For the same reason visiting Christ Church Melaka is among best things to do in Melaka. The material of this monument is made of red bricks and the big white cross is seen on the top of it. The size of the church is not as huge and inside the church after entering the gate you may come across a long rectangular table having some selling products kept on it that are myriad catalogs and some religious stuff. Simultaneously you can also view around ten rows of long benches with comfortable back seat on it just before that huge table. The most eye catching view of this church is that the pews are all handmade and was formed around two hundred years back. A souvenir of Dutch army and civilians can be seen at large that includes fanlights and tiles particularly.

The vicinity of Christ Church Melaka is primarily filled with the cultural identity of Baba Nyonya (Between 15th and 17th century Chinese offspring visited to Malaysian and Singapore Peninsular) flourished with Nyonyan commercial and residential blocks i.e. houses and restaurants at large along the side.

I must say those who are fond of visiting ancient sites should come to view this church building. The Christ Church Melaka is among the recommended historical places to visit in Melaka. If you want to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

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Melaka Chicken Rice Ball – A delicious must-try Local Dish

Melaka Chicken Rice Ball is considered to be one of the special dish that is enthusiastically eaten everywhere in the Melaka; state of Malaysia. If you come to visit Melaka to enjoy its original taste of beauty, then you cannot come back home without eating this dish as it is known to be one of the identifiable dishes here. It is also among top 10 must-try food in Melaka.

Every restaurant here offers Melaka Chicken Rice Ball dish in bulk; having a distinct taste for tourists. This dish is made as simple which is specially served with chicken and rice; the shape of rice is made like a small ping pong ball. This is thus cooked by using other special ingredients that certainly enhance the aroma of food; those unique ingredients are chicken stalk served with sauces in bottle containers filled with chili sauce and gloomy soya sauce in it.

Melaka Chicken Rice Ball Restaurants

There are many best chicken rice balls restaurant here in Melaka. Following are said to be the favorite of all; who really analyze its original taste. Such restaurants are mentioned as follows:

Around Jonker Street

We can see the stall here in Melaka located beside Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, on Jonker Street that is famous for Melaka Chicken Rice Ball particularly. If you are staying in Hotel Sentral Melacca then you can spend no time while eating in this restaurant. It remains open after the breakfast till noon. We feel like homely by eating here in an open area without any hassle of waiting in a queue.

Chicken Rice Ball at Hwa Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant

Another restaurant to try delicious Melaka Chicken Rice Ball is Hua Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant. After eating in an open area we tried chicken rice balls in this restaurant. The most favorable thing we got to know that it is very economical to eat here and we certainly have to wait for our turn to taste this food. It also remains open in business hours and only found closed on Thursdays.

Chicken Rice Ball at Kedai Kopi Chang Hwa

Mostly visited restaurant by tourists here is Kedai Kopi Chang Hwa; situated also on Jonker Street at Jalan Hang Jebat adjacent to Hoe Kee restaurant. It is especially opened on weekdays and the people here at Jonker Street have to stand in a long queue under the sun with their umbrellas to have Melaka Chicken Rice Ball as it is majorly a coffee shop and chicken rice balls are moreover kept for selling.

Chicken Rice Ball at Hoe Kee Restaurant

Chicken Rice Balls at Hoe Kee Restaurant are served with special decorum here that gives a sentimental feeling to its visitors. The furniture used here for its customers is  made of marble with a bright red colored theme. This restaurant is considered to be one of the second famous restaurants in serving quality Melaka Chicken Rice Ball. The chicken used here is famous for its special brand i.e. Hainan Chicken presented with the quality rice. Your mouth will definitely get watery after eating a tendered soft chicken with smooth balls and only crushed into pieces when chewed. Whereas, the quality of food eaten here is worth it more than other restaurants in Melaka and it doesn’t cost much only twenty cents for each rice ball.

These are some of the recommended restaurants to try Melaka Chicken Rice Ball. If you want to recommend a place or share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

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Japan’s Taxi Association Visits Malaysia

Japan's Taxi Association Visits Malaysia

The Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz hosted a dinner to welcome 50 members of Sango Taxi Association from Osaka and two members each from Kobe and Fukuoka’s taxi associations at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur Hotel today.

This is the second visit to Malaysia organised by Sango Taxi Association to enable their members and taxi associations from other cities to get first-hand experience of the country’s tourism attractions.

During the dinner, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri expressed his appreciation to the members of the Japan’s taxi associations for their assistance in promoting Malaysia to their passengers and clients in Japan.

“It is amazing to see that the members of these taxi associations have taken the initiative to visit Malaysia at their own expenses in an effort to get to know the country better so that they can share their experiences with their family, friends, and passengers in Japan. At the same time, they can also be a spokesperson for Malaysia,” he said.

The Minister of Tourism and Culture also said that such commitment shown by them is exemplary and should be applauded and appreciated.

Their weeklong tour to various parts of Malaysia, beginning today, is organised by Tourism Malaysia. It includes a Destination Seminar and a tour to Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, and Melaka.

Japan Taxi 2016

The artwork on the Japan Taxi for Visit Malaysia.

Tourism Malaysia has been collaborating with various taxi associations across Japan in eight of its major cities, namely Osaka, Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Nagoya, and Sapporo, in an advertising campaign called Taxi Wrapping, which involves 1,060 taxis. It is part of Tourism Malaysia’s continuous efforts to promote Malaysia’s tourist destinations to Japanese tourists.

Tourism Malaysia is the only National Tourism Organisation allowed to carry out the taxi wrapping campaign in Japan due to the close diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between Malaysia and Japan. The taxi wrapping campaign is more cost-effective compared to other terms of mainstream advertising, besides producing high recall and response levels from consumers.

 Japan is one of Malaysia’s top ten tourist generating markets. Malaysia recorded a total of 149,951 Japanese tourists for the first four months of 2015. This year, Malaysia aims to attract 600,000 Japanese tourists to the country in conjunction with the Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFest).

With better connectivity between Malaysia and Japan through direct flights by Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia X, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways from Tokyo (41 flights per week), and Osaka (14 flights per week), Tourism Malaysia foresees higher passenger traffic between the two countries in the future.

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Promotions At Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort

MALACCA TOURISM ASSOCIATION
No.4281-C, Jalan Mawar, Bukit Baru,75150 Melaka, Malaysia. Tel: 06-284 8234 Fax: 06-281 8408
email: [email protected] website: www.malaccatourism.com

President :

Mdm. Madelina Kuah Wey Lee Kenzar Travel Tours Sdn. Bhd.
DSM,BCM,BKT, PJK No. 113-A, Jalan TMR 24, Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
Tel. No : 06-281 1133 Fax No:06-281 1122
H/P No: 019-665 7221
E-mail:[email protected];
[email protected]

Vice President:

Encik Sazali Sabri,PJK Seri Malaysia Melaka Hotel
Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Melaka, 75760 Melaka
Tel. No: 06-232 8464 Fax: 06-232 8470
H/P No: 012 231 5685 E-mail:[email protected]

Secretary :

Mr. Narendra Kumar Reddy,PJK The Shore@ Malacca River
(Kerjaya Hotel Sdn Bhd)
189-G-01 , Jalan Pesisiran
75300 Melaka
Tel: 06-282 2666 Fax: 06-282 0333
H/P No: 012 220 3828
Email: [email protected]

Treasurer:

Mr. Gan Sen Chin Ezee Technosys (M) Sdn Bhd
DT 3946-1, Jalan Angsa Mas 1
Taman Angsa Mas, Durian Tunggal,76100 Melaka
H/P No: 6 016 663 2377
E-mail:gan @ezeetechnosys.com.my

Ahli Jawatankuasa:

Puan Latifah Mohd Abdul Wahab
LMN Travel Tours Sdn Bhd
No.19-2, Jalan PM2
Plaza Mahkota,75000 Melaka
Tel. No: 06-286 0399 Fax No:06-286 0397
H/P No: 017-692 7917
E-mail:[email protected]

Encik Nazary Bin Ahmad,DSM, BCM
Melaka Taming Sari Bhd
Jalan Merdeka, Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka Tel:06-288 1100 Fax:06-288 1551
H/P No: 019-388 9267
E-mail:[email protected]

Mr. Gunabalan A/L V.G.Balasubramanian
Balmic Management Services Enterprise 828H, Taman Kerjasama, Jalan Zamrud 1
75450 Melaka
H/P No: 012-605 0446
E-mail:[email protected]

Ms Jessica Yeo
Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre
(Representative for Ms Christine Lee)
Medical Hub, Pantai Klebang,
Taman Limbongan Indah, 75200 Melaka
H/P: 016-665 3323
E-mail:[email protected]

Ms Melissa Chan Bee Cheng
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Melaka
48 50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
75100 Melaka
Tel/ Fax: 06-283 1273
H/P: 012-362 8274
E-mail:[email protected]

Mr. Feeter Francis

Hatten Hotel
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir,
75000 Melaka

Tel: 06-221 9738 Fax: 06-221 9799
H/P: 012-3872396 Email :[email protected]

Mr. Stanley Lam
Mahkota Medical Centre Sdn. Bhd. No.3, Mahkota Melaka, Jalan Merdeka 75000 Melaka
Tel. No: 06-285 2888 Fax No:06-281 0560
E-mail: [email protected]

Mr Chew Chert Fong
Coral Wonderland Sdn Bhd
F4-99 Level 4,
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka Tel:06- 282 9966 Fax:06-281 9966
H/P: 012-681 8168
Email: [email protected]

Past President :

Datuk Seet Tiang Chye
No.4281-C, Jalan Mawar, Bukit Baru, 75150 Melaka
DMSM,DSM,BCM,BKT
H/P No: 012-6811848 E-mail: [email protected]

Executive Secretary
Miss Cheong Fay Fong
Persatuan Pelancongan Negeri Melaka
No.4281-C, Jalan Mawar, Bukit Baru, 75150 Melaka
Tel: 06-284 8234 Fax: 06-281 8408
H/P No. 017-681 3901 E-mail: [email protected]

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RECONCILING TENSIONS BETWEEN TOURISM AND HERITAGE CONSERVATION IN MELAKA WORLD HISTORIC CITY- A Group discussion with MTA

MALACCA TOURISM ASSOCIATION
No.4281-C, Jalan Mawar, Bukit Baru,75150 Melaka, Malaysia. Tel: 06-284 8234 Fax: 06-281 8408
email: [email protected] website: www.malaccatourism.com

President :

Mdm. Madelina Kuah Wey Lee Kenzar Travel Tours Sdn. Bhd.
DSM,BCM,BKT, PJK No. 113-A, Jalan TMR 24, Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
Tel. No : 06-281 1133 Fax No:06-281 1122
H/P No: 019-665 7221
E-mail:[email protected];
[email protected]

Vice President:

Encik Sazali Sabri,PJK Seri Malaysia Melaka Hotel
Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Melaka, 75760 Melaka
Tel. No: 06-232 8464 Fax: 06-232 8470
H/P No: 012 231 5685 E-mail:[email protected]

Secretary :

Mr. Narendra Kumar Reddy,PJK The Shore@ Malacca River
(Kerjaya Hotel Sdn Bhd)
189-G-01 , Jalan Pesisiran
75300 Melaka
Tel: 06-282 2666 Fax: 06-282 0333
H/P No: 012 220 3828
Email: [email protected]

Treasurer:

Mr. Gan Sen Chin Ezee Technosys (M) Sdn Bhd
DT 3946-1, Jalan Angsa Mas 1
Taman Angsa Mas, Durian Tunggal,76100 Melaka
H/P No: 6 016 663 2377
E-mail:gan @ezeetechnosys.com.my

Ahli Jawatankuasa:

Puan Latifah Mohd Abdul Wahab
LMN Travel Tours Sdn Bhd
No.19-2, Jalan PM2
Plaza Mahkota,75000 Melaka
Tel. No: 06-286 0399 Fax No:06-286 0397
H/P No: 017-692 7917
E-mail:[email protected]

Encik Nazary Bin Ahmad,DSM, BCM
Melaka Taming Sari Bhd
Jalan Merdeka, Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka Tel:06-288 1100 Fax:06-288 1551
H/P No: 019-388 9267
E-mail:[email protected]

Mr. Gunabalan A/L V.G.Balasubramanian
Balmic Management Services Enterprise 828H, Taman Kerjasama, Jalan Zamrud 1
75450 Melaka
H/P No: 012-605 0446
E-mail:[email protected]

Ms Jessica Yeo
Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre
(Representative for Ms Christine Lee)
Medical Hub, Pantai Klebang,
Taman Limbongan Indah, 75200 Melaka
H/P: 016-665 3323
E-mail:[email protected]

Ms Melissa Chan Bee Cheng
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Melaka
48 50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
75100 Melaka
Tel/ Fax: 06-283 1273
H/P: 012-362 8274
E-mail:[email protected]

Mr. Feeter Francis

Hatten Hotel
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir,
75000 Melaka

Tel: 06-221 9738 Fax: 06-221 9799
H/P: 012-3872396 Email :[email protected]

Mr. Stanley Lam
Mahkota Medical Centre Sdn. Bhd. No.3, Mahkota Melaka, Jalan Merdeka 75000 Melaka
Tel. No: 06-285 2888 Fax No:06-281 0560
E-mail: [email protected]

Mr Chew Chert Fong
Coral Wonderland Sdn Bhd
F4-99 Level 4,
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka Tel:06- 282 9966 Fax:06-281 9966
H/P: 012-681 8168
Email: [email protected]

Past President :

Datuk Seet Tiang Chye
No.4281-C, Jalan Mawar, Bukit Baru, 75150 Melaka
DMSM,DSM,BCM,BKT
H/P No: 012-6811848 E-mail: [email protected]

Executive Secretary
Miss Cheong Fay Fong
Persatuan Pelancongan Negeri Melaka
No.4281-C, Jalan Mawar, Bukit Baru, 75150 Melaka
Tel: 06-284 8234 Fax: 06-281 8408
H/P No. 017-681 3901 E-mail: [email protected]

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