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DEWAN HANG TUAH TO BE REDEVELOPED



In March 2016, Chief Minister of Melaka announced plans to redevelop the current Dewan Hang a Tuah into a new multi storey Dewan Hang Tuah.

The current 2 storey building has reached her age of about 40 years or more. Time has come to turn the area into multi purpose building. The library that used to be there can be turned into Melaka Dewan Hang Tuah Library. Office tower block, hotel and convention centre can be planned.

The strategic location is a good marketing point as it overlooks Melaka river and it is near to Jonker walk, Panggung Melaka and Heeren Street as well.

Relive the Ming Dynasty at Cheng Ho Cultural Museum Melaka

Your decision to visit Melaka can never turn out be the wrong one as there are several tourist attractions in Melaka. The city has a rich history with several historical building, architecture, heritage sites, and museums. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is one of the prestigious places to visit in Melaka. All the artifacts in the museum are ancient and take you hundreds of years back.

Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

The Museum occupies various shop houses nearby the river in the city. History devotees and enthusiasts visit this fascinating place, fathoming the amazing career of a Chinese admiral Cheng Ho. Cheng Ho (Zheng He) was the Ming dynasty admiral who has a prominent place in Melaka history. It is said that the admiral visited this city-state for at least five of his seven visits to the Western Ocean from China from 1405 to 1433. He setup his own depot, warehouse in this area. The museum is assumed to be built on the original Guan Chang site built by Cheng Ho around 600 years ago. It is also said that the warehouse built by Cheng Ho was also located in the same area.

The museum stretches over three floors which can roughly be divided into various sections such as ship gallery, old Melaka village, treasure ship, antique gallery and garden courtyard. Various old shop houses that date back to the time of Cheng Ho are restored and linked together to establish this archetype museum. It covers a huge place that depicts Cheng Ho’s life and voyages.

The museum has mock-ups of his treasure ships, a life-sized statue of a giraffe that was supposedly bought by him from china. The teas hops and treasure ship living cabins will carry you the past while offering a glimpse of Cheng Ho’s routine. All these ancient objects display his birth into a Muslim family, his career as a eunuch in the palace and counselor to the Ming emperor. The social influence of his voyages in more than 200 treasure ships with more than 28,000 men can be sensed till today. The gallery also exhibits his death during his journey to the Persian Gulf.

Visiting Cheng Ho museum is indeed one of the amusing things to do in Melaka. The museum is strategically located at Jalan Hang Jebat and is also close to the Tan Kim Seng Bridge, making it easily accessible from wherever you are staying in Melaka. It is open daily from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm and the admission charges are RM 10.00 (2.33 USD).

The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is a must-visit museum in Melaka, especially if you’re interested in a history. If you have visited the museum and would like to share your thoughts, please add comments below.

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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Bei Zhan Restaurant – A Popular Chinese Restaurant in Melaka

The restaurant which is considered to be the most popular Chinese restaurant in Melaka is said to be Bei Zhan Chinese Restaurant. It was first formed during the period of 1995; at the time of its formation the restaurant was being operated within the ground portion of a tiny spacious area. The Bei Zhan restaurant is also among the must-try Chinese restaurants in Melaka.

Bei Zhan Chinese Restaurant

The missionary theme of this restaurant is to deliver home-made eatables to its numerous customers who actually admired its delicious delights. Due to huge admiration the management of this Chinese restaurant has certainly decided to expand the area of a restaurant and also increase the quantity as maintaining the quality food in Melaka. Therefore, during the period of 2002 the spacious structure of this restaurant was constructively expanded in order to offer numerous dine-in consumers. For instance, first of all it was built only within the single shop lot and then it was increased gradually by gathering the space of four more shop lots mainly.

During the year 2009, the restaurant similarly keeps on expanding its business as soon as it incessantly gains profitable market share. Such as, the restaurant, then moved to a distinct building like structure with a favorable design that is considered to be feasible for all sorts of events that can be taken into account in the particular restaurant as per being meticulous about the customer’s requirements. Due to its unique and favorable expertise in delivering quality home-made Chinese eatables for its customers at large since the year 2006 till 2009 it was globally awarded by Kerajaan Negeri and Persatuan Pelancongan Melaka as “The Best Chinese Restaurant” operable in the Melaka state of Malaysia.

Food at Bei Zhan Restaurant

There are varieties of orders being prepared for its customers that can be attained with the minimum order of at least eight hundred Ringgits approximately. For instance:

  • The major favorable eatables of Bei Zhan Restaurants are Chicken Soup with Ginseng Dried Scallop on twenty Ringgits
  • Simmered Hasma with Ginseng purchased for twenty Ringgits
  • Tofu Pudding with Pumpkin and Sago of fifty Ringgits
  • Guang-Dong Antipasto Platter is grabbed for hundred Ringgits
  • Crab Meat Dried Scallop with Hasma in Thick Soup is attained for hundred and eighty Ringgits
  • Lobster Platter is purchased for three hundred Ringgits
  • Braised Goose Palm with Sea Cucumber Fish Maw is available for hundred and sixty Ringgits
  • Stewed Stuffed Whole Sea Cucumber can be purchased for hundred and eighty Ringgits
  • Steamed Boneless Chicken with Fried Garlic can be attained for seventy-five Ringgits
  • Coal Roast Suckling Pig is available on given market price
  • Crispy Pork Knuckle in Siam Sauce grabbed for seventy Ringgits
  • Braised Pork Knuckle with Sea Cucumber is for hundred Ringgits
  • Mini Buddha Jumps over the wall is attained for hundred sixty Ringgits
  • Braised Goose’s Palm with Abalone can be eaten for at least hundred and twenty-eight Ringgits, etc.

The prices given above are for the reference as they may vary due to peak season and availability, etc.

Bei Zhan Food Menu

The Bei Zhan Chinese restaurant is actually popular in delivering its distinctly scrumptious list of eatables allotted as a special list of menu being served with quality. For instance, its special menu is classified under four categories that are mentioned as:

  • Special food dishes as demanded incessantly are Lobster Platter, Mini Lobster (Butter / Ginger Scallion), Steamed Sliced Jelawat (Fresh water), etc.
  • Food items allotted within its general menu inculcates Red Nile Tilapia (Fresh Water), Sweet Sour Boneless Chicken, Roast Duck (Half), etc.
  • Another B food list of general menu is slightly expensive that includes the dishes as Steamed Grouper Fish Head in Curry, Deep Fried Prawns in Salad Sauce, Pork Chop in Barbecue Sauce, etc.
  • The third C list of its menu includes those dishes that are being presented to eight numbers of persons together.
  • Whereas the last D list of eatables is slightly huge in quantity that can be eaten by ten numbers of persons at least.

The food is among the popular tourist attractions in Melaka. If you are carving for a Chinese food in Melaka then you must visit Bei Zhan Chinese restaurant which provides a complete range of Chinese food to the visitors. To share your experience of Bei Zhan restaurant, please add comments below. For foodies, you can check out top 10 must-try Malacca food.

Address: No. 43 Jalan Kota Laksamana 2/17, Taman Kota Laksamana Seksyen 2, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-281 2684
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CHINA PM VISITS MELAKA

China PM to make historical visit to Malacca

Warm welcome: Li (right) being escorted by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur for the 27th Asean summit. — Bernama
 
KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who is in town for the Asean Summit, is making a detour to historical city Malacca.

The visit tomorrow is set to be a momentous one, cementing ties between the city-port and China, which began when Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) sailed to Malacca more than 600 years ago.

Li’s trip will begin with a briefing by Chief Minister Datuk Seri idris Haron on development projects in the city.

Together with his wife Cheng Hong, the premier will get to experience Malacca’s unique Chinese-Malay heritage at the Baba Nyonya heritage museum.

He will visit the Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, built on top of the site where the admiral’s warehouse once stood, and also the Sky Tower observatory deck on the 43rd floor of The Shore shopping complex.

Sky Tower CEO Chew Chert Fong was delighted when told that he would escort the Chinese Prime Minister to the pinnacle of The Shore’s building, currently the tallest structure in the state.

On Monday, Li will attend the Malaysia-China High Level Economic Forum and meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Putrajaya.

The Rucksack Caratel

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The Rucksack Caratel is situated in an ideal location, which is not too far from the heritage core area, yet, enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Though it is not easy to find the hotel as it is built at the end of a byroad, as soon as you arrive at the hotel, you know you are in for a good treat of comfort in a seemingly secluded place.


We are impressed with the rustic design of the lobby. You can find sweet painting and deco that add colors to the area. There are various seating arrangements so just pick one that you feel is comfortable and mix around with your friends and other guests.

Caravan and Floral themed rooms are two types of staying experience in The Rucksack Caratel.


The hip Caravan themed rooms cater to the youngsters who want unrestrained staying experience just like having a camp fire with friends, having fun and talking about dreams and ambitions all night long tirelessly during the old school time. Positioned at the back of the lobby, this area is decorated with game facilities and furniture that blend in well.

As the lobby can get quite noisy when other guests hang around here, it is not recommended to stay in Caravan themed room for those who want a quiet room. Instead, book the Floral themed rooms upstairs.




The Floral themed rooms, on the other hand provide you with more luxurious stay. These rooms are also one of the many reasons guests stay in this hotel as each rooms have big glass windows that gives you different views outside. Getting a room with old building view makes you feel like you are staying in Melaka heritage zone. You can also book rooms with pool view or garden view.

We love the heritage city view as it was an amazing feeling that you are staying in a modern and comfortable room, next to you outside is the heritage building separated by a glass window.


Every piece of land in the heritage area is precious. In money sense, it is logical to convert the land into rooms to optimize the revenue. This is not the case for The Rucksack Caratel. With over 30% of the land being the swimming pool area, the backyard is another reason why guests will come back to this hotel again.

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Government Urged To Build National Tourism Institution

Government Urged To Build National Tourism Institution

TEMERLOH, June 18 (Bernama) — The Pahang Tourism and Culture committee has urged the federal government to build a national tourism institution to educate and produce skilled manpower in order to boost the sector.

Its chairman, Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsuddin said the tourism sector was the largest contributor to the national economy and it should be managed in a professional manner, especially in highlighting quality products to tourists.

“This institution should have a uniform curriculum to train individuals who are directly involved in the tourism industry. They will not only be trained as ‘little ambassadors’ of the country in terms of speech, dress, manners and culture, but also in the Malaysian culinary arts and food,” he told reporters here today.

A certificate from the institution will be recognised as a ‘licence’ to open a new homestay or work with any employer in the tourism industry in the country, he added.

Mohd Sharkar, who is also Lanchang assemblyman, said the state government was willing to offer suitable land for building the institution.

“Pahang has various natural attractions such as beaches, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, hills and secondary forest which can be highlighted to attract domestic and foreign tourists.

“The many world-class tourist destinations available in the country will not benefit the economy if it is not utilised properly,” he said.

News Source — BERNAMA

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/newsindex.php?id=1145480