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Thursday, January 18, 2018

MELAKA CABLE CAR TO BE READY BY END 2018

RM46mil project in Melaka includes 2.5km cable car line and theme park




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MELAKA: The state will get its
first cable car as well as a
theme park by the end of this
year, said its Chief Minister
Datuk Seri Idris Haron.

He said the project called
“Seven Mini Wonders” cost
RM46mil and the cable car
would run across the Marina
in Pulau Melaka to Klebang
here.

He said the 2.5km cable car
line was proposed to run
overhead at certain busy
locations overlooking the
Straits of Malacca.

“The project will complement
other new tourism products
that have also been planned
for this year,” he said after
chairing the weekly exco
meeting at Seri Negeri here.

“The theme park will be
strategically located and the
whole project aims to attract
even more tourists to the state,”
he said, adding that it would
help boost the state’s image as 
a family-oriented holiday
destination.

Idris said the state’s objective
was to draw more tourists and
record higher arrivals in 2018
than last year.

“The state is looking at the
cable car and theme park
project as an economic driver
to lure more tourists.

“This will lead to economic
spillover in the state’s tourism
related industries such as
malls, hotels and resorts,”
he said.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/01/19/mini-wonders-to-draw-tourists-rm46mil-project-in-melaka-includes-25km-cable-car-line-and-theme-park/#5GswGByBRABkDhHo.99

Monday, January 15, 2018

BANK OF CHINA OPENS BRANCH IN MELAKA

Bank of China opens branch in Malaysia's historic city of Malacca

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-12 18:31:04|Editor: Yurou
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Idris Haron (2nd L), Chief Minister of Malacca, Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian (2nd R), and Wang Hongwei (1st L), CEO of Bank of China Malaysia, cut the ribbon at the official opening ceremony of Bank of China Malacca branch in Malacca, Malaysia, Jan. 12, 2018. Bank of China held an official opening ceremony for its branch in Malaysia's historic city of Malacca on Friday, which is expected to further boost economic and financial ties between Malaysia and China. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)
MALACCA, Malaysia, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Bank of China held an official opening ceremony for its branch in Malaysia's historic city of Malacca on Friday, which is expected to further boost economic and financial ties between Malaysia and China.
In his speech, Idris Haron, Chief Minister of Malacca, welcomed the opening-up of the branch by the Bank of China.
He praised the Bank of China's role in fostering growth of economy and investment in Malaysia, as well as the implementation of projects under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
With Bank of China's excellent record, Idirs believes its Malacca branch will serve as "catalyst for bilateral economic development and growth."
Proposed in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative aims to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa on and beyond the ancient Silk Road routes. It comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Malaysia is one of the first countries that has supported the initiative.
Wang Hongwei, Chief Executive Officer of Bank of China Malaysia, said a branch by Bank of China has been long anticipated by many in Malacca. The historic ties exist since the great Chinese navigator Zheng He visited Malacca five times in his seven voyages more than 600 years ago.
For his part, Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian said financial integration is one of the important topic in the Belt and Road Initiative, and it will serve as the "lubricant" and "accelerator" for cross-border collaboration.
The opening of the Malacca branch shows that Bank of China identifies Malaysia as a potential place for long-term development, and the new branch will attract more investment from China, and spur Malcca's growth, Bai said.
Since the re-commencement of business in Malaysia in 2011, Bank of China has been playing a pivotal role in business development and the facilitation of bilateral trade between Malaysia and China.
The Malacca Branch is Bank of China's eighth Branch in Malaysia.

Monday, January 8, 2018

IMPRESSION MELAKA ENCORE SERIES SHOW TO START BY 1ST QUARTER OF 2018

Impression Melaka Encore series is expected to start her inaugural live show by 1st. quarter of 2018.

The show tickets are expected to cost between RM 120 to RM 130.00 per head.

During the signing ceremony with 6 travel agents recently, these agents are tasked to market about one million tickets annually for the next 3 years.

Two daily shows by 200 local actors and actresses will be carried out in the rotating auditorium.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

MELAKA RIVER CRUISE POPULAR WITH VISITORS

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The Melaka river cruise has become a must for visitors to the state.
The Melaka river cruise has become a must for visitors to the state.
MELAKA: Approximately 1.07 million visitors have cruised down the historic Melaka river via the Melaka River Cruise (MRC) service between January and now, compared to 991,108 visitors recorded in the corresponding period last year.
Melaka River and Beach Development Corporation chief executive officer Nazary Ahmad said the number was expected to continue to rise next year following the various infrastructural improvements being made to provide more comfort to visitors.
“We expect the number to rise by 10.03% as the MRC has become one of the must-visit attractions in Melaka,” he said at an event to announce the winner of the “Cruise and Win” lucky draw here.
Muhd Azam Muhd Said, 24, from Padang Jambu was the lucky winner of a Perodua Axia, the main prize for the lucky draw which was opened to all visitors who purchased their MRC tickets directly from the MRC counter.
The new price for Malaysian adult is between RM13 and RM18, non-citizens (RM18 to RM23), Malaysian children below 12 (RM6.50), non-Malaysian children (RM10), senior citizens, the disabled, students (RM10) and chartered boat (RM720 to RM920).
The new prices were introduced in line with the rising cost of operations, price of boats, workers’ salaries, boat maintenance and cleaning of Melaka river.
“This is the minimum increase upon review after 10 years,” he added. - Bernama

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2017/12/29/melaka-river-cruise-a-big-hit-number-of-visitors-expected-to-increase-following-infrastructural-impr/#CyGVHlR7ljiRClre.99

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MELAKA CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE HAS STARTED

10,000 expected at national-level Christmas celebration in Melaka today.

Kelly Koh
MELAKA: The national-level Christmas celebration is expected to draw some 10,000 visitors at the Proclamation of Independence Memorial here tomorrow night.
Tourism Malaysia senior director of domestic & events, Datuk Ammar Abd Ghapar said preparations are fully completed, with participants carrying out rehearsals today as Melaka plays host to the celebration which will officially begin at 8.30pm tomorrow.
"We are ready with decorations, stage performances, exhibition booths as well as food. We are just doing the final touches today and rehearsing for the event tomorrow.
"The venue has been decorated with a sea of green and red, in line with the colours of Christmas to enliven the atmosphere," he told the New Straits Times here today.

Khairuden Kathni, putting up Christmas ornament near the stage in conjunction with national - level Christmas Day at the Proclamation of Independence Memorial, Bandar Hilir. Pix by Muhammad Zuhairi Zuber
The event, organised by Tourism Malaysia under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, will feature a series of activities which include exhibitions and demonstrations by 11 agencies under the ministry. Also on the cards are a Christmas idol competition, fashion recycle competition and performances by local artistes.
The highlight of the event is a lucky draw, with 100 prizes to be won. Apart from a motorcycle as the grand prize, other prizes include travel packages within Malaysia, and electrical items.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

Tourism-Melaka will like to express our Merry Christmas wishes to all Christians around the world.


May we also greet everyone a very Happy New Year 2018.

Peace,  Harmony and Happiness in 2018

Saturday, December 23, 2017

DANANG, HUE IMPERIAL GROUND - ANOTHER UNESCO CULTURAL SITE

Besides Hoi An, we visited Danang and Imperial grounds in Hue.

DANANG used to be a small fishing village before it was transformed into a modern city with a deep sea port.

The Dragon Bridge is one of the many bridges that crosses the Han River. The dragon head sprays out water and spits out fire every Saturday at 9.00 pm.


DANANG Bay has a very long beach and is very scenic.

Overlooking DANANG Bay is a 65 meters high of Kwan Ying, Goddess of Mercy. It glows at night where fishermen can see her from South China Sea.




Hue used to be the Imperial capital of Vietnam before it was colonised by the French in 1858.

Entrance into Hue Imperial Grounds. A most surrounds the entire palace grounds.

Vietnam pushed out the French in 1950s.