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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.

8th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

8th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

Date: 11 March 2016 – 13 March 2016

Venue: Millennium Monument, Precinct 2, Putrajaya

Website: http://myballoonfiesta.com/

 

View colourful hot air balloons from around the world. The fiesta features balloons in various shapes and sizes resembling a teardrop, clown, elephant and even Darth Vader.

 

Welcome everyone!

Come and watch the stars of the show, the hot air balloons as they inflate and float up and leave you in awe. This majestic beasts will be inflated twice daily at 7am and 6pm. While there are 20 balloons up for show, the Fiesta also has tethered balloon rides as well as cold inflation where visitors can get up close and explore inside the balloons.

Throughout the day there will be other activities such as the Extreme Zone for sports enthusiasts while for the shopaholics an area filled with bazaars as well as food and beverages stalls to curb your appetite! Be sure to visit our sponsors too at their corporate booths as they usually offer great deals and promotions of their products especially during the Fiesta!

Apart from our family friendly attractions, we also offer areas where everybody can relax and unwind and have a picnic throughout the day. Be prepared to have fun when you join the three-day festivities with us in Putrajaya!

 

 

 

New Tourism Malaysia Website 2016 Launch

New Tourism Malaysia Website
A new Tourism Malaysia website is to be launched this 18th February in Kuala Lumpur by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz. The all new look for the Tourism Malaysia’s Consumer and Corporate Website is also being launched at the Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

The first Tourism Malaysia website was developed back in 1998 and since then, the website has been reconstructed a number of times, and the last was in 2012. This re-branding of the new URL (http://www.malaysia.travel/) is to push the consumer website and to differentiate the Tourism Malaysia’s consumer website and Tourism Malaysia’s corporate website where both websites mission is to give out a more user friendly characteristics, making it easier to navigate through the sites.

Tourism Malaysia News Website 2016

A screen capture of the new parallax style template for Tourism Malaysia

To find out more, you can now visit http://www.malaysia.travel/ to see the new look and feel of the brand new Tourism Malaysia website as it is now live for the world. The website style also uses the new Parallax Template which is also responsive for smartphones and tablets and is the trend for 2015 and 2016 where most tourism boards around the world are using too. These new parallax templates are one page design websites that are built with sliders and you can simply scroll down with large images in the background. for the new website, large images of Malaysia are showcased by showing islands, cultures, shopping and more.

Currently, the website also shares a link to the Tourism Malaysia Corporate site and as for the main features, there are links to information about Malaysia, places in Malaysia, experiences, packages and events. There are also videos on Malaysia which pop up to the Tourism Malaysia YouYube Channel. On the last slider section, you see a Package and Promotion page that leads you to various travel packages on Malaysia. And finally at the footer, there is the sitemap with multiple links. Hopefully more information will be revealed at the new Tourism Malaysia Website 2016 Launch happening in February.

Geographer Cafe Melaka, Famous Dine-in Restaurant & Cafe

The Geographer Café Melaka is considered to be one of the famous dine-in restaurants top cafe in Melaka, located exactly within the brink of pre-war shopping street of Chinatown within an old Melaka city in the Malaysian Peninsular. Tourists are extremely excited to visit the restaurant number of times due to its tempting as well as immensely natural surroundings. For instance, it is said to be visited for being the tempting bar favorable for being the night attractions. The bar is thus constructed in a way that its enchanting Melakan culture overwhelms its cozy decorum and the furniture seen here presumably overlooks its interior design.

Geographer Cafe Melaka

The formation of a Geographer Café Melaka is built within the remnants of the ancient times that were actually seen during the war that took place in the vicinity of Melaka bringing in multi trends just after its end. Thus, its architecture primarily signifies its spiritual and cultural aspects of the olden days and its modern design is also seen that clearly yields its preservation. There are other ancient places nearby café in Melaka city that is mainly built for tourism purpose; solely embedded in the Melakan culture renown as Shop Street in Chinatown Melaka.

Therefore, the imminent design of the building of Geographer Café depicts totally the mixture of Asian and Western trends seen here in its pubs through the spellbound of funky, cozy, musical as well as a cordial atmosphere around the café. Hence, the inside creation of this café inculcates with the seating arrangements for its customers that is placed at a distance of every five feet away approximately and with a mesmerizing effect that delivers far enhanced views towards the general public as compared to the beauties of Jonker Street Melaka. It is thus proven that it possesses the most tempting bars which are generally enjoyed at the optimum level on weekends especially.

Nearby locations of the Café

Due to its location within the heart of the old Melaka, there are numerous ancient remnants to be explored at optimum. For instance, myriad ancient spots; ideal for the tourists are located just at the walking distance that includes one of the historic times of Chinese Temple and the beautiful mosque for Muslims is also found in the harmony street therein. The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum depicting traditional amalgamation of Chinese and Dutch origins; seen nearby at the Heeren Street.

Main attractions of the Café

Its main attractions are its variety of delicious eatables that are being offered to its customers at large. The actual objective of this café is to provide healthy and scrumptious food to its customers.

Meal Specialty

The special servings of Geographer Café Melaka are specially those food items that are prepared from white meat that includes the list of Appetizers (Chicken Bites), Salad (famous as Geographer Rainforest Straits of Melaka), Soup (known as Geographer Tom Yam Coconut Soup), Snacks (Chicken Satay, Spring Rolls), Asian Main Course (Mango Thai Chicken, Mango Thai Fish Fillet, Jonker’s Fried Rice and Cashew Nut Chicken), numerous vegetable made dishes (Nasi Lemak, Geographer Curry Ramen, Geographer Curry Rice, Lontong, Tempeh), Pasta (Napoelitana, Aglio-Aglio, Pesto Pasta), Seafood  dishes (Grilled Lemon Fish), Poultry culinary(Black pepper chicken, Chicken Dragoncello), Sweet dishes (Sweet Melaka, Apple Pie A-La Mode, Banana Chocolate Cake, Yoghurt Cheese Cake).

Special Drinks

In beverages, Geographer Café Melaka serves numerous drinks consisting of a variety of fresh fruit juices, soft drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, liquors, wines, coffee and tea, etc. the special drink servings are enlisted as Health drink (Organic Coconut), Cocktail / Liquors (Geographer Delight, Cherish Melaka) and Non-alcoholic drinks (Geographer More-more Tea, Geographer Punch). The newly introduced drinks are known as Gula Melaka Layer Tea specifically created with three layers, i.e. Caramel, Smooth Steamed Milk and Rich Aroma of Red Tea can be served hot and iced as well.

Souvenirs and Gifts

The Geographer Café Melaka is similarly popular in delivering plenty of souvenirs and the gift items to its customers that includes Geographer mugs, classical T-shirts, scarfs, books, postcards, etc. and also launches innovative products. So you can head to Geographer Cafe if you want to buy souvenirs gifts in Melaka beside exploring top shopping malls in Melaka for the same.

The Geographer Café Melaka is no doubt one of the famous café in Melaka to try upon your visit. If you have visited Geographer Café in Melaka, please share your insight by adding 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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Try Melaka Zoo Night Safari for some Night Time Fun

The most visited zoo and night safari to explore in Malacca is popularly known as Melaka Zoo Night Safari situated in the Jalan Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh; Melaka city in Malaysian peninsular. Although, historic facts depicts that it was first invented in the year 1963 was governed by the Melaka authoritarian sector than in 2013 its care taker has taken its control by the private organization mainly. For instance, Melaka Zoo Night Safari was renowned around the globe after its control when it was governed privately.  It is also one of the recommend tourist attractions in Melaka to visit.

Melaka Zoo Night Safari

Melaka Zoo Night Safari is constructed in a spacious land that is actually measured around fifty-four acres of land respectively. Due to its huge area occupied in the establishment of the Zoo Melaka, it is similarly famous for being the second largest zoo in Melaka.

Adoption of natural and adventurous segments introduced

The private company that has predominantly taken the ownership as its caretaker is actually identified as Konsortium KKW Sdn Bhd. Hence, its actual mission is to bring a positive change in the Melaka Zoo Night Safari by inventing innovative task in terms of introducing new wildlife species in the zoo. It is also establishing various learning methodologies in order to understand the ecology of different species, the breeding process of distinct animals have been understood by the zoo management as well as introducing innovative vision of physical activities and implementing such concepts through meticulous objectives planned for making the Melaka Zoo more attractive for the tourism purpose primarily.

Thus, through exploring further the Night Safari Melaka; its visitors can be able to observe the species in their natural homes while at night (after sunsets). There are multiple programs being organized by the Melaka Zoo Night Safari from the infant level to the university grads as well through a long stroll in order to make them familiar with the surrounding species.

Suitable timings for the Melaka Zoo Night Safari exploration

We are thus allowed to explore the Melaka Zoo and Night Safari attractions on a daily basis during the whole day at specified timings that begin from 9am in the morning till 6pm by evening. The Night Safari timings are from 8pm to 11pm so you can plan your trip in a way that you can see both Zoo Night Safari. It is similarly essential to purchase the number of tickets at prior in order to explore its temptations without wasting your precious journey time. Here we can simultaneously grab the feasible opportunity to view the night safari attractions as well that can be availed specifically on nights of Fridays and Saturdays, during government holidays and also during the school off days as well. The tickets are usually sold between the timings from 8pm till 10:30pm.

Attributes of Melaka Zoo Night Safari

It is the sole responsibility of a visitor to know the necessary attributes prior to visiting the Melaka Zoo. For instance, the visitor must plan the whole day journey in order to explore the attractions of the zoo in a real sense. While enjoying the zoo, people implicitly avails the facilities like a separate prayer room built in the vicinity, there is also guest room located here, first aid is also available in case of any emergency and other numerous facilities can also be explored.

Though, Melaka Zoo Night Safari is not as big as Singapore Night Safari or others but it does provide a unique experience to the visitors. If you’re looking for some nighttime activities in Melaka, a visit to night safari is highly recommended, which is also among the best things to do in Melaka.

If you have visited the night safari in Melaka and would like to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

Address: Jalan Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka
Phone: +61300 22 3000
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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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