MELAKA HISTORICAL CITY TO CELEBRATE HISTORICAL CITY DAY ON 15TH. APRIL 2016

On this coming Friday, 15th. April 2016, Melaka will celebrate her 8th. Anniversary for being declared as Melaka Historical City Day.

In 2015, arrivals of local and foreign tourists to Melaka top 15.7 million. This is an all time high and hopefully Melaka can aim for 20 million visitors by 2020.

There are new attractions being planned and constructed.

A big project by Yong Tai group is Impressions Melaka and Impression City. Chinese and Malaysian investors are involved in this multi billion project.

Melaka Gateway is another major project at Pulau Melaka which includes a new marina, hotels and shopping area. International Cruise ships can berth safely in Melaka as well.

Impression Melaka is an international show directed and put together by Chinese renowned director, Zhang Zi Mou and is scheduled to be opened by end 2017.

This World class shows will be performed at night and guests are expected to spend at least one night for these shows. By doing so, guests must stay in hotels around Melaka including enjoying our food and beverages. Major spin offs are expected for Melaka.

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8th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

8th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

Date: 11 March 2016 – 13 March 2016

Venue: Millennium Monument, Precinct 2, Putrajaya

Website: http://myballoonfiesta.com/

 

View colourful hot air balloons from around the world. The fiesta features balloons in various shapes and sizes resembling a teardrop, clown, elephant and even Darth Vader.

 

Welcome everyone!

Come and watch the stars of the show, the hot air balloons as they inflate and float up and leave you in awe. This majestic beasts will be inflated twice daily at 7am and 6pm. While there are 20 balloons up for show, the Fiesta also has tethered balloon rides as well as cold inflation where visitors can get up close and explore inside the balloons.

Throughout the day there will be other activities such as the Extreme Zone for sports enthusiasts while for the shopaholics an area filled with bazaars as well as food and beverages stalls to curb your appetite! Be sure to visit our sponsors too at their corporate booths as they usually offer great deals and promotions of their products especially during the Fiesta!

Apart from our family friendly attractions, we also offer areas where everybody can relax and unwind and have a picnic throughout the day. Be prepared to have fun when you join the three-day festivities with us in Putrajaya!

 

 

 

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KEEPING MELAKA CLEAN

Monday, 4 January 2016
Beauties do their part to help keep Malacca clean

BY R.S.N. MURALI


Porta de Santiago or A Famosa fort is the landmark to visit when in Malacca.
 
MALACCA: If you are at the tourist spots here next week, expect to see a beauty pageant contestant handing you a pamphlet on keeping the Unesco Heritage City clean at all times.

Beauties from 52 countries are now in the state to vie for the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2016 title.

The finals will be held at The Shore shopping complex here on Jan 16.

Pageant sponsor Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd will work with the Malacca Historic City Council (MBMB) to organise a roadshow at all tourists hotspots to distribute pamphlets on the “Don’t Mess With Melaka” campaign to traders and tourists.

“The girls will be at the hotspots to heat up the campaign,” the company’s CEO Datuk Tee Eng Ho said in an interview yesterday.

Tee said details of the campaign will be announced by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron on Jan 6.

He said Tourism World Organisation president David Singh has agreed to the contestants’ participation in the campaign as a precursor to the finals here.

“We will probably have models wearing the placards ‘Don’t Mess With Melaka’ to highlight the state’s seriousness to keep our city clean,” he added.

In a front page exclusive in The Star on Nov 29 last year, it was reported that the MBMB wants to introduce a new by-law to make litterbugs walk around with placards reading “Don’t Mess With Melaka”, and increase fines for offenders.

First-time offenders must sign an “oath of pledge” not to mess up the city at the MBMB magistrate’s court in Jalan Tun Sri Lanang here.

Tee said the contestants will also help the Malacca Tourism Department to introduce Malacca’s attractions to the world.

The pageant finals was supposed to be held in Bangkok, but due to eleventh hour glitches, the organisers decided to switch the venue to Kuala Lumpur. However, Tee managed to convince them to have it in his hometown.

The prestigious event, now in its 10th year, will see contestants from 52 countries vying for the crown.

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Geographer Cafe Melaka, Famous Dine-in Restaurant & Cafe

The Geographer Café Melaka is considered to be one of the famous dine-in restaurants top cafe in Melaka, located exactly within the brink of pre-war shopping street of Chinatown within an old Melaka city in the Malaysian Peninsular. Tourists are extremely excited to visit the restaurant number of times due to its tempting as well as immensely natural surroundings. For instance, it is said to be visited for being the tempting bar favorable for being the night attractions. The bar is thus constructed in a way that its enchanting Melakan culture overwhelms its cozy decorum and the furniture seen here presumably overlooks its interior design.

Geographer Cafe Melaka

The formation of a Geographer Café Melaka is built within the remnants of the ancient times that were actually seen during the war that took place in the vicinity of Melaka bringing in multi trends just after its end. Thus, its architecture primarily signifies its spiritual and cultural aspects of the olden days and its modern design is also seen that clearly yields its preservation. There are other ancient places nearby café in Melaka city that is mainly built for tourism purpose; solely embedded in the Melakan culture renown as Shop Street in Chinatown Melaka.

Therefore, the imminent design of the building of Geographer Café depicts totally the mixture of Asian and Western trends seen here in its pubs through the spellbound of funky, cozy, musical as well as a cordial atmosphere around the café. Hence, the inside creation of this café inculcates with the seating arrangements for its customers that is placed at a distance of every five feet away approximately and with a mesmerizing effect that delivers far enhanced views towards the general public as compared to the beauties of Jonker Street Melaka. It is thus proven that it possesses the most tempting bars which are generally enjoyed at the optimum level on weekends especially.

Nearby locations of the Café

Due to its location within the heart of the old Melaka, there are numerous ancient remnants to be explored at optimum. For instance, myriad ancient spots; ideal for the tourists are located just at the walking distance that includes one of the historic times of Chinese Temple and the beautiful mosque for Muslims is also found in the harmony street therein. The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum depicting traditional amalgamation of Chinese and Dutch origins; seen nearby at the Heeren Street.

Main attractions of the Café

Its main attractions are its variety of delicious eatables that are being offered to its customers at large. The actual objective of this café is to provide healthy and scrumptious food to its customers.

Meal Specialty

The special servings of Geographer Café Melaka are specially those food items that are prepared from white meat that includes the list of Appetizers (Chicken Bites), Salad (famous as Geographer Rainforest Straits of Melaka), Soup (known as Geographer Tom Yam Coconut Soup), Snacks (Chicken Satay, Spring Rolls), Asian Main Course (Mango Thai Chicken, Mango Thai Fish Fillet, Jonker’s Fried Rice and Cashew Nut Chicken), numerous vegetable made dishes (Nasi Lemak, Geographer Curry Ramen, Geographer Curry Rice, Lontong, Tempeh), Pasta (Napoelitana, Aglio-Aglio, Pesto Pasta), Seafood  dishes (Grilled Lemon Fish), Poultry culinary(Black pepper chicken, Chicken Dragoncello), Sweet dishes (Sweet Melaka, Apple Pie A-La Mode, Banana Chocolate Cake, Yoghurt Cheese Cake).

Special Drinks

In beverages, Geographer Café Melaka serves numerous drinks consisting of a variety of fresh fruit juices, soft drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, liquors, wines, coffee and tea, etc. the special drink servings are enlisted as Health drink (Organic Coconut), Cocktail / Liquors (Geographer Delight, Cherish Melaka) and Non-alcoholic drinks (Geographer More-more Tea, Geographer Punch). The newly introduced drinks are known as Gula Melaka Layer Tea specifically created with three layers, i.e. Caramel, Smooth Steamed Milk and Rich Aroma of Red Tea can be served hot and iced as well.

Souvenirs and Gifts

The Geographer Café Melaka is similarly popular in delivering plenty of souvenirs and the gift items to its customers that includes Geographer mugs, classical T-shirts, scarfs, books, postcards, etc. and also launches innovative products. So you can head to Geographer Cafe if you want to buy souvenirs gifts in Melaka beside exploring top shopping malls in Melaka for the same.

The Geographer Café Melaka is no doubt one of the famous café in Melaka to try upon your visit. If you have visited Geographer Café in Melaka, please share your insight by adding comments below.

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Portuguese Village Melaka – Visit the Little Portugal in Malacca

The Portuguese Village Melaka is similarly identified with the name of Portuguese Square, famous for being located in the capital city Melaka within Malaysian Peninsular. The Portuguese village in its native language is also known as Kampung Portugis or Portugal Village, that can be certainly traced at a distance of few kilometers approximately; slightly away from the Melaka city center i.e. within the vicinity of Ujong Pasir. The area is thus occupied and developed due to the presence of thousands of Portuguese immigrants came and here between the time periods of 1511 and 1641 as per historical facts.

Portuguese Village Melaka

Portuguese Village Melaka has become famous to the global network since the year 1931; at that time the British people after the request from French rulers introduced the construction of St. John’s village; also popular as a fishing village that was actually made of wooden huts built near the shore in a marshy like space. Therefore, the creation of such a village brought in myriad Portuguese people as immigrants then after dwelling for a certain time period Melaka itself became home to Portuguese culture as well. Hence, it was an innovative prelude with the city of Melaka by developing cordial relations with the Portuguese people at large and simultaneously adopting the cultural lifestyle by and large of such a specific culture as seen here at Portuguese Village Melaka.

Best time to visit Portuguese Village Melaka

The best time to visit the Portuguese Village should be chosen to explore after the sun sets. It is also recommended that you must not miss the opportunity to explore the tempting place during the evening times and also on weekends because on weekends we will be able to view its innumerable intricate beauties overly crowded by numbers of tourists. Here special stage shows are organized only on the weekends. For instance, during the month of June there was an ongoing festival indulged in dancing, public swaying with the musical background and banquets were also organized for the celebrations of the Feast of Saint Pedro.

Major attractions of Portuguese Village

The recent era of Portuguese Village is typically overwhelmed with plenty of seafood outlets, myriad tempting bars and a small museum as well. For instance, it is advisable to must visit and try the opportunities being found in the Portuguese village by enjoying scrumptious seafood in Melaka, available in the Portuguese restaurants located here after every few steps of walking.

The followings are its awesome major attractions that are emphasized as:

  • The scrumptious Portuguese eatables are considered to be one of the top most attractions of Melaka. For instance, its popular dishes are Ikan Bakar, Sambal ladies fingers, black pepper brinjals, scallops, clams as well as a variety of seafood eatables.
  • The famous stall here is known as Mango Juice stall where the people have found it very delicious because the maker blends the fresh mango pulp that can be purchased from two to four Ringgits approximately.
  • The shops here in Melaka are filled with plenty of home-made mango pickles renowned as Sharon’s Traditional Homemade Melaka Portuguese Pickles.

The Portuguese Museum is also a tourism spot where the presence of Portuguese history can be traced. The entry to the museum is free of cost and normally closed on Monday.

The Portuguese Village Melaka should be on your lists of places to visit in Melaka. You will not only enjoy the scrumptious seafood Portuguese food there, but you can also stroll around in the area or sit in one of the pubs. To share your experience of the Portuguese Village, please leave comments below.

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