Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari 2016

Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari 2016

Date : 1st Apr 2016

Venue : Kapit Town, Sarawak Malaysia

 

An Annual rafting competition held along the Rejang River.  A challenging race that take competitors through swift river ad whirl pool.

Baleh-Kapit raft Safari is a two-day rafting contest organized by Tourism Task Group of Kapit.  This is the 21st Baleh– Kapit Raft Safari since the inaugural event in 1996.

Come join the fun, bask in the picturesque riverbank scenes and enjoy the unique, divers culture and lifestyle of Baleh riverine people.

Organizer

Tourism Task Group (TTG) Kapit Kapit Residen Office

Email:[email protected]
Website: http://sarawaktourism.com/event/baleh-kapit-raft-safari/

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10 Fun Facts about Melaka to know the City better

Malacca (or Melaka in Malay) is undoubtedly the most interesting city in Malaysia from a historical perspective. While Malaysia dire sites and monuments full of history compared to its South Asian neighbors, Malacca is a cultural oasis with a rich colonial past. Successively colonized by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English, the city guard these times many buildings of European inspiration and a certain architectural style. There are various things to do and places to visit in Melaka. But the city is also linked with various interesting facts to know.

Read on to know 10 fun facts about Melaka which will excite you to visit this amazing place.

Fun facts about Melaka

  1. The name of Melaka is famous because the city gave the name to the strait between Malaysia and Indonesia which used to borrow all the boats sailing between Europe and China.
  2. Melaka is the third smallest state in Malaysia which is located about 150 miles north of Singapore. It can be reached from Singapore within 3 hours.
  3. Melaka’s history is quite old than the other Malaysian cities. It was founded by Paramesawar, the last king of Singapura. He ruled from 1389 to 1398. He established Melaka in 1402 when he found a port strategically located in the narrowest point of Melaka Straits.
  4. Melaka has a long history of invasion and destruction. It was first captured by Portuguese in 1511 by General Alfonso de Albuquerque who sailed from Goa to Melaka.

The Dutch defeated the Portuguese in 1641 with the help of the Sultan of Johore. They ruled Melaka from 1641 to 1798.

The Dutch surrendered Melaka to the British under the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 in exchange for Bencoolen on Sumatra. It was then ruled by British between 1826 and 1946. It was a part of the Straits Settlements and became part of the Malayan Union after the dissolution of the crown colony.

  1. Melaka is quite a diverse society with 63% Malays, 25% Chinese, 6% Indians, and small communities of Kristan with partial Portuguese ancestry and community of Eurasians with Dutch ancestry. Islam is the dominant religion of Melaka i.e. 66% percent, along with about 25% Buddhists, 5% Hindus, and 3% Christian.
  2. Melaka has several antique sites that transport you back to the time. The Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum and the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum are the most famous museums of Melaka.
  3. The city has heritage sites belonging to every religion. For instance, Melaka has Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple that is the converging point of Hindus of Malaysia. It was built in 1781 where devotees believed to be granted what they ask.

Melaka has a monumental Christ Church constructed in 1753. The church reflects Dutch architecture as it was ceiling skylights, hand-crafted church pews, copper replica of the Bible, and a reproduction of “The Last Supper”.

Melaka also has historical Mosque. Kampung Hulu Mosque is the oldest mosque in Melaka. The mosque is also known as “Harmony Street” as it is located nearby the Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. It was built between the year 1720 and 1728 and was renovated in 1892. The mosque is one of the most interesting places to visit in Melaka as its architectural design is an amalgamation of Hindu, Chinese, Sumatran, and the Melaka Malay styles. Its minaret resembles pagoda.

  1. One of the fun things to do in Melaka is to visit Taming Sari Tower. It goes 260 feet in the sky. Its height and revolving structure lets you view Melaka from bird-eye-view.
  2. Melaka also has typical tourist attractions such as the Melaka zoo which is second largest zoo in Malaysia with more than 1,200 animals. The Taman Mini Malaysia and Mini ASEAN cultural parks are also located in Melaka. These parks houses architectural styles of all the 13 Malaysian with numerous arts and crafts and other items depicting their culture.
  3. Like any city, Melaka also has atypical mean of transport. These are the bicycle rickshaws decorated with loads of flowers and vigorously painted with several colors.

These fun facts about Melaka is not only a historical city but it has a lot more than that. It has everything that can please tourists via its diverse culture, adventurous places, exciting commute system, and recreational parks etc.

 

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Mods Cafe Melaka – A must visit Retro Cafe in Melaka

Melaka is a place where you will find plenty of activities to do. It is known for its cultural and historic sites, as well as food shopping. But somewhere in the crowded street, nestles a small space. It is hard to find but holds a treasure of taste and excitement. It is Mods Cafe Melaka, where you can experience an invasion of the Beatles once again. A visit to Mods Cafe is also one of the recommended things to do in Melaka if you’re looking for a hot drink snack.

Mods Cafe Melaka

Located in the heart of the old Chinatown of Melaka, a small cafe enjoys its discrete presence with tourists from every part of the world pouring in. As the name “Mods Cafe” suggest, the place is inspired by the mods culture originated in England during. The Mods Cafe Melaka is a brain child of young Albert and his wife Jin-Jing and was opened in 2010. The café is located near Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and is quiet hidden amongst the shops.

The main highlight of Mods Cafe Malcca is a bright orange 1978 Volks Wagon that stands inside the café. It is said that the owner used to sell coffee in the wagon and it was mobile but due to some restrictions, owner had to stand still it and turn it into a café. Its fame shows that it was not a bad idea to convert mobile wagon into a café with a hint of Mods culture. The place is built around wood planks and brick walls. It is not quite spacious as it has only few chairs and tables and cannot accommodate more than 6 groups of people. So, you have to try your luck quite hard, especially on weekends.

The shop is decorated with lots of antique stuff making it, perhaps, the most retro cafe in Melaka. The overall look of Mods Cafe is quite antique but the coffee machines they use are the advanced technology. You may not see coffee roasters in many branded cafes, but Mods Cafe’s coffee roasting machine shares a room with drum set of Khow. Therefore, their coffee is undoubtedly, 100% pure and fresh. The shop has little scooters and other stuff as souvenirs. The walls are adorned by vintage beer cans with the Union Jack hanging proudly at the back.

The coffee make has the expertise to make more than 30 types of drinks. From hot, blended, iced, and ice cream, the café has got it all. If their double espresso is superbly thick with strong coffee aroma, then their Caffe Latte will leave your mouth all creamy and milky. The deliciousness of the Mods Cafe Melak does not end up with their drinks. They serve heavenly mouth watering Tiramisu cake with the delectable rum taste, coffee powder, and soft cakes. Enjoy an amalgamation of sweetness and bitterness with Espresso Affogato. The combination of bitter coffee and sweet ice cream may not sound good, but your taste buds will surely approve them.

The Mods Cafe is not only a place to sit and drink, but it is surely a top tourist attraction in Melaka that offers a whole new experience at a very small place. If you are tired of searching authentic coffee, then Mods Cafe is a must-try cafe in Melaka. It is a bit pricey, but the price worth the servings. If you have visited the cafe and would like to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

Address: Jalan Tokong, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-756 4441
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#FabulousMelaka Instagram Photo Contest

FabolusMelaka

#fabulousmelaka Instagram Photo Contest
22 – 29 Dec 2015

Closing entry : 29 December 2015, 2400hrs

Contest rules :
1. Follow @fabulousmelaka

2. Post your photo(s) about destination/food/location/lifestyle/culture etc in Melaka with appropriate caption with #fabulousmelaka, #tourismmelaka #melakatourismweek2015 .Do not private.

3. Photo(s) must be photographed within the duration set time of the competition

4. Contest entry will only be accepted once posted on instagram and the original hi-res is EMAILED to [email protected] by 29 December 2015 with below details :
* Name
* IG Profile Name
* Phone Number

5. Winners will be notified on 31 December 2015 via IG / phone /email

6. Prizes can be acquired from Tourism Melaka from 4th January 2016 / by post

For more info, please call Tourism Melaka at 06-232 8402

#fabulousmelaka #tourismmelaka #melakatourismweek2015 #bandahilir #idrisharon #tourismmalaysia #gayatravel #visiting #visitmelaka #destinationmelaka #dontmesswithmelaka #uitm #uitmmelaka #uitmmelakabandaraya #melaka #asmaliana

— asmaliana

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NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN MELAKA

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 14 (Bernama) — Star Alloy Industries (M) Sdn Bhd, which is mainly involved in infrastructures, telecommunications and manufacturing, today inked two memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with two Melaka-based companies for development projects in Melaka.

The companies are Melaka Biotechnology Corp (MBC) (develop Melaka Biocity in Alor Gajah) and LIS Petroleum Sdn Bhd (develop Melaka Oil Storage Terminal (MOST) at Pulau Hanyut, about 20 km from Umbai.

Star Alloy Executive Chairman, Ken Leong Wai Kit, said Star Alloy will be “fully operational” in the Biocity.

“Research will be conducted here with regard to commercialising, marketing, advancing of technology in the field of toxicology, food technology, tissue culture, phytochemistry, molecular biology microbiology,” he said after signing the MoUs on behalf of Star Alloy here Monday.

MBC was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Badrul Hisham Badrudin, and LIS its Chief Executive Officer Fadzil Ismail.

Also present was Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.

“On MOST, we have envisaged the very potentials of Melaka. It is a very important sea route destination,” said Leong.

Leong said plans were under way to build a deep-sea port by Star Alloy and its allies, pending the greenlight by state and federal government.

Meanwhile, Idris said, he welcomed the signing of the two MoUs, and hoped the ground works would start soon.

“I hope the signing of MoUs is not just ceremonial. The Melaka state government is serious on the development,” he said.

— BERNAMA

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