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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.

HANG TUAH TRADE CENTRE AT JALAN HANG TUAH IN 2018

Melaka To Set Up Trade Centre

Details Published on Monday, 11 January 2016

Datuk Seri Idris HaronMELAKA: The Melaka State Government and its agencies will upgrade and build several new buildings in the town centre to set up the Hang Tuah Trade Centre in bid to boost economic activities in the area.

Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Idris Haron, said the 30- 40-hectare project will be in the vicinity of Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Tun Ali, Pengkalan Rama and Kampung Morten.

“The development is expected to take about five years and the re-development of the Hang Tuah area with various socio-economic activities will contribute to the local community and the state.

“The institution of higher learning that has been be built in the area will be maintained because we also wanted to set up an university town with many institutions of higher learning,” he told reporters here today.

He said this after the ground-breaking ceremony for the Yayasan Melaka building at Jalan Tun Ali here today.

Also present was General Manager of Yayasan Melaka.

Idris said all buildings owned by Chief Minister Department, especially in Jalan Hang Tuah, would be upgraded to meet the standards of developed nations.

He said in line with this, the state government urged developers keen to develop the Hang Tuah Trade Centre to send their proposals to the state government for considerations.

Meanwhile, he said, the development of Yayasan Melaka’s RM120 million 25-storey, which would take two-and-a-half years, woud serve as a catalyst in the development of the Hang Tuah Trade Centre.

“The building, with ginger flower concept, will have four levels as offices and the rest will be a hotel with 252 rooms,” he said.

He said the hotel would provide the Melaka Foundnation and opportunity to generate income during school holidays.

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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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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.

Malaysian Urban Retreat Festival (MURFEST) 2015

Malaysian Urban Retreat Festival (MURFEST) 2015

13th November 2015 to 15th November 2015 – Pullman Hotel, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival 2015, which will take place from November 13th-15th at Pullman Hotel Kuala Lumpur, will showcase a gathering of well-renowned names and brands in the wellness and health industry. Murfest 2015 is well on its way to becoming Malaysia’s largest wellness, music and dance festival.

MURFEST is pegged to be the Top 5 Wellness Festivals in South East Asia, mapping Malaysia on a global platform as a regional wellness and retreat destination.

Participants are going be spoilt for choices at this three-day festival with over 80 classes to choose from the different categories – yoga, aqua yoga, Zumba, capoeira, motivational speakers, sound healers and many more. No festival is complete without a market place, the newly launched JUST BE Markets is a niche place where communities get to connect and network with wellness experts while sipping organic coffee, speak to natural healers and checking out semi-precious healing jewels, get pampered with an Ayurvedic massage, sample essential oils, explore raw food delicacies, and connect with artisans from all walks of life and cool off with a cold pressed organic juice.

The day time workshops culminates into two musical nights, Nadi Night 13th November, a soulful musical journey showcasing International and local Sufi, healing and world music genres. The grand finale is our signature URBANITE concert happening at an undisclosed venue in the area on the 14th November 2015, bringing to you international local bands in genres like reggae, soul, world music, fusion and percussionist.

Venue
Hotel Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

Phone
Shobie Malani – 016 661 0262
Cale – 014 333 0527

Organiser
MURFEST (M) SDN BHD
102 Lorong Maarof
59000 Bangsar Park
Kuala Lumpur

The Rucksack Caratel

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Summary:


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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Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge

Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge

The Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge 2015 is an annual offshore deep sea fishing competition under the auspices of the Pahang State Government. It is jointly organized by Tioman Development Authority Culture Malaysia, in collaboration with the Malaysian Angling Association.

The competition is only for catches of sailfish and marlin, and contestants are guided by the rules of conduct based on international standards set by the Billfish Foundation and The International Game Fish Association. “Catch and Release” is compulsory whereby after capture, the fish is unhooked, photographed and returned to the sea before it experiences exhaustion or injury.

The event is held at Lanjut, Kuala Rompin, about 125 kilometres south of Kuantan in the state of Pahang. The area is known as the “Billfish Capital of Asia’’ where sailfish and marlin spend much of their time cruising the seas off Kuala Rompin during their active migration season in the months of March through September each year.

Organiser : Pahang Tourism Culture Office Tioman Development Authority

Date  : 11 – 13 September 2015

Venue : Pantai Bernas, Kuala Rompin, Pahang

Contact : +6 019 336 6862 / 012 220 7618

Email : [email protected]

Website : www.rpbic.com.my