A new site-specific theatre show is drawing tourists to the old city of Melaka while celebrating the state’s rich and diverse history. Set in and amongst the glorious heritage buildings of UNESCO Heritage Melaka, Melaka Alive tells the rich 600 year-old story of the state through an innovative and interactive concept theatre that leads the audience through the various stages of Melaka’s evolution, from the arrival of Parameswara, through the periods of Portuguese and Dutch colonization and finally to current day Melaka, where many cultures blend seamlessly in a true modern melting pot.
Told through the eyes of revered sailor Panglima Awang, said by many to be the first man to circumnavigate the world, the show takes place on a to-scale reconstruction of the famed Bahtera Merdeka ship and features state-of-the-art projection and sound techniques that bring Melaka’s history to life in a thrilling 30 minute spectacle, making it a perfect attraction for families. Meanwhile, attraction owner Nuevo Attraction Destination Sdn. Bhd. has recently opened The Pirate Adventure, an immersive indoor attraction that promises to engage all five senses.
In this new attraction, visitors get to be a pirate for the day, navigating the seas of the Melaka Straits before searching the dark and humid jungles for buried treasure. With the aid of sophisticated technology, visitors will literally get to feel the gusts of storms on the high seas, and Mohd Nizar b Mohd Najib, Advisor to Nuevo Attraction Destination, is confident that the total Melaka Alive package will enhance Melaka’s charm as a tourist destination.
“The appeal of Melaka Alive is that it makes the rich history of our city accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds”, said Nizar. “There is great potential for tourism in this city – there is living history everywhere and a truly multicultural population – and we want to do our part to celebrate this history and boost the local economy”.
He added that Nuevo Attraction Destination has plans to build more tourism attractions in the city, with an increased focus on historical attractions,with the goal of increasing appreciation of Melaka’s history, heritage and beauty from Malaysian as well as foreign tourists alike.
Tickets for the various attractions start from RM20 for children aged 4-12 and senior citizens, and RM25 for adults, with discounts for MyKAD holders. Tickets may be purchased via www.melakaalive.com.my or directly from the Melaka Alive ticket counter.
For more information about Melaka Alive, please contact Emelyn Yahya at [email protected]
Operator: Nuevo Attraction Destination Sdn Bhd
Address: Melaka Alive, Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, Melaka.
(Opposite Proclamation of Independence Memorial) GPS N 2.191 261 E 102.250 725
Hotline: 012-266-9374 / 012-266-9461 / +603-7877-2828
Email: [email protected]
Operation Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday – Sunday Malaysia Public Holidays: 10am – 9:30pm
Ticket Price :
Category MyKad Non MyKad
Adult RM20.00 RM25.00
Child (4-12 years) RM15.00 RM20.00
Senior Citizen (60 years++) RM15.00 RM25.00