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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Stay at the Luxurious Casa del Rio Melaka Hotel

Casa del Rio Melaka is the most popular five star luxurious boutique hotel, and certified with Pride of Excellence in 2015 as an honorable service of the hotel that is exactly located along the Melaka river side capturing the vivacious ancient remains here in Melaka within the Peninsular of Malaysia. It is also one of the best hotels to stay in Melaka upon your visit.

Casa Del Rio Melaka

The actual architectural design of the building of the Casa Del Rio Melaka is immensely spacious that is built within the tempting natural surroundings of Melaka. Therefore, the inside structure of the building includes sixty-six luxurious and cozy rooms as well as identically comfortable suites equipped with modern fittings and furniture in order to yield maximum benefit for their guests. Hence, the outer design of the building depicts to be inherited by the Melaka’s Portuguese trends mainly.

Apart from its ancient design it pretty well manages to entertain their customers simultaneously with the modern creations as well, i.e. swimming pools, internet access, protected parking lots, etc.

Prominent features of the Hotel

The Casa Del Rio Melaka is continuously busy with its enhanced service being provided for the betterment of its customer service in a broader sense. Therefore, the huge attractive features of the hotel includes round the clock service, quality meal servings, providing spacious and cozy rooms measured around 560 to 2,615 square feet approximately, dining facility with the river view, high speed internet access for around 10Mbps respectively, Melaka River Cruise Trip, free ride by a trishaw, laundry facility, recreational activities, furnished bathrooms, care-taker facility, physical fitness club, meeting halls, myriad swimming pools and every single room is equipped with fresh ground coffee powder or the coffee thrusting machine.

Promotional Services

The Casa Del Rio Melaka is well versed in offering special promotional services to its customers during special events. Below are some of the events festivals, where you’re most likely to grab a deal from the hotel.

  • New year’s celebrations (For upcoming year 2016 the hotel has arranged special countdown event)
  • Christmas festival (special Christmas dinner is organized at the river side)
  • Weekday events (Special Weekday escape promotion is launched for the kids especially for free of cost)
  • Holiday break promotional campaigns (by the end of every year there is special discount allotted by the hotel for a night stay and kids are allowed to stay without any charges)
  • Silver celebrations (this type of event is organized for the old citizens of fifty-five years of age during special weekdays)
  • Discounted rates (there are special discounted rates that are available online)
  • Cuarto Del Rio (At this segment rooms are purchased through special available deals)
  • Early bird promotions (By availing this particular campaign people can plan the special opportunity to reserve their rooms in prior to thirty days with 20% of relaxing rates approximately) and many more.

Dining Facilities

There are varieties of dining facilities being offered by the particular hotel. Therefore, Casa Del Rio hotel offers innumerable meals and beverages to its visitors at the riverside surroundings. For instance, its special meal offers include Sun-kissed breakfast, brisk business lunch, reviving after work sundowners as well as sizzling Saturday night as a barbecue buffet where the visitors can simultaneously enjoy the tempting view of the river. Such as, its special dining outlets are Bar Rio, The River Grill, River Café and Bar Sol. The café of the Casa Del Rio is also among the best cafes in Melaka.

Address: 88, Jalan Laksamana, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-289 6888
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Langkawi to be branded as Monaco of the East

Langkawi to be branded as Monaco of the East

The Malaysian Prime Minister wants to turn Langkawi into a high-end tourist destination to spur numerous multiplier effects for the local economy. In a recent report by Bernama News, Prime Minister Najib Razak wants more effort to be put to turn Langkawi into a high-net-worth tourist destination in the region. Speaking during the Langkawi Tourism Awards 2015 ceremony at the Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC) here recently, he said efforts to turn Langkawi into the “Monaco of the East” for well-heeled tourists should be done while maintaining its attraction for mass tourism.

The Prime Minister said – “I would like to see Langkawi emerge as the ‘Monaco of the East’ for high net-worth tourists, while maintaining its appeal for mass tourism. I would like to see two-tier development for Langkawi, one for mass tourism and another one for high-net-worth tourists,” he said. He said turning Langkawi to a high-end tourist destination for deep-pocketed tourists would spur numerous multiplier effects for the local economy such as creating high-paying jobs.”

According to the Prime Minister, there are pockets of high-end tourist destinations in Langkawi such as the St Regis luxurious hotel, but the development for that kind of destinations need to be enhanced. Langkawi’s St Regis hotel, known for its luxury rooms and facilities, he said, will open its doors to customers in April next year, bringing along a Michelin-star restaurant to the island which will also be the first Michelin-star restaurant in Langkawi Island.

The Prime Minister was also hopeful that the responsible parties would develop stronger brands for Langkawi, to put the island in the same league as Bali, which is more recognisable among tourists as compared to Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta.

Another one of Langkawi’s plus points that needed to be highlighted to tourists Najib said, was that the island is peaceful, secure and safe from disturbances, which engulfed other tourist destinations in other parts of the world. The Prime Minister cited terrorist attacks suffered by other tourist destinations like what happened in Sharm-el Sheikh in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and other places.

“Langkawi should remain peaceful, safe and secure and efforts should be made to maintain it,” he said and in jest added that he hoped that there were no supporters of the so called Islamic State (IS) militants or Daesh terrorists in Langkawi. Najib also hoped the authorities would put in more effort to attract Russian tourists.

Main Image: St.Regis Langkawi Island, image from Starwood Hotels. Story from Bernama News on Langkawi to be branded as Monaco of the East.

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Tourism Malaysia at WTM2015 to Promote Malaysia

 

Tourism Malaysia at WTM 2015 London to Promote Malaysia

The Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz is leading a delegation to promote the country’s tourism offerings and tour packages at the 36th World Travel Market (WTM) London. The four-day business-to-business exhibition for the global travel and tourism industry begins today at ExCel, Docklands.

The Malaysian delegation is comprised of 84 members from 44 organisations, including travel agents, hotels, and airlines, as well as state tourism agencies, namely Tourism Promotional Division Melaka. Tourism Perak, Pesona Terengganu, Penang Global Tourism, Sabah Tourism Board, Sarawak Tourism Board, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Putrajaya Cooperation. The Malaysian delegation will take advantage of this excellent platform to reach out to industry players, media, and travellers here.

WTM 2015 marks the 32nd year of Tourism Malaysia’s participation in the prestigious event since it began in 1983, which reflects the country’s commitment in attracting more travellers from London and Europe to its shores. The event, deemed the most important travel fair in the European market, is the main platform for Malaysia to promote its tourism offerings and introduce its new and upcoming tourist attractions to British and European travellers.

Through its participation in the event, Tourism Malaysia aims to raise and maintain Malaysia’s image as a top tourism destination in the region, besides strengthening its promotional efforts in UK, particularly London. It will also meet and forge closer relationship with industry players from UK and Europe to get their support to sell packages to Malaysia.

Earlier today, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri launched a Taxi Wrap Campaign as part of Tourism Malaysia’s promotional efforts in conjunction with WTM 2015. Throughout November, a total of 80 taxis in London are wrapped with visuals of the country’s attractions, such as culture, nature, and beach.

Besides that, the Tourism Culture Minister is scheduled to attend the “UNWTO WTM Minister’s Summit 2015” on 3 November to share Malaysia’s tourism experience through a panel discussion on “Destination Branding: New Challenges in a Changing Market”.

In the evening, Tourism Malaysia will be hosting a cocktail reception at Malaysia Pavilion to thank the industry players in UK and Europe for their support, as well as to network and forge a closer relationship with them.

To ensure the continuous growth of arrivals from UK and Europe, the participation of Tourism Malaysia in this event will strengthen the relationship and increase cooperation with British and European industry players and media to ensure a high awareness and market presence of Malaysia.

A total of 445,789 British tourists visited Malaysia in 2014 compared to 413,472 tourists in 2013, signifying a 7.8% increase.

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ACPR 2015 – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

ACPR 2015 – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

The 3rd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR2015), sponsored by the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and supported by the Malaysian Image Analysis and Machine Intelligence Association (MIAMI) and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Malaysia Chapter will be held on November 3-6, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The First Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR2011) was held at Beijing, China; while the second series (ACPR2013) was held at Okinawa, Japan.

ACPR2015 is a high quality, biennial single-track conference, comprising oral presentations and poster sessions (with oral acceptance 10% in the last 2 series; previous years’ ACPR statistics are available here). ACPR aims at providing one major international forum for researchers in pattern recognition and related fields to share their new ideas and achievements. Submissions from other than the Asia-Pacific regions are also highly encouraged.

ACPR2015 solicits high-quality original research for publication in its main conference and co-located workshops. All accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and Indexed by EI. Topics of interest include all aspects of pattern recognition including, but not limited to:

A) Computer Vision and Robot Vision;
B) Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning;
C) Signal Processing (signal, speech, image);
D) Media Processing and Interaction (video, document, medical, biometrics, HCI, VR)

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