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Saturday, June 17, 2017

IBIS MELAKA AT JALAN BENDAHARA IS OPENED FOR BUSINESS


Ibis Melaka has opened for business. Soft launch still but will officially opened for business before Hari Raya.
This is the latest International hotel chain to open in Melaka.


Ibis Melaka is located at 249, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Melaka. Mobile: ++60126626368
email: sos@ibis-melaka.com
Website: https://www.Facebook.com/ibisMelaka/

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TOURISM TAX TO BE IMPOSED ON 1ST. JULY 2017











(File pix) Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the tourism tax,
which comes into force on July 1, will not affect tourist arrivals to Melaka and
the state is still on track to welcoming 16.75 million
tourists by year-end.
Pix by Rasul Azli Samad



MELAKA: The implementation of the tourism tax, which comes into
force on July 1, will not affect tourist arrivals to Melaka, Chief Minister
 Datuk Seri Idris Haron assured today.
He said the state is still on track to welcoming 16.75 million
tourists by year-end.
Idris also pointed out that the state has had experience with
 implementing heritage tax on hotel guests,
which did not adversely affect tourist arrivals.
"When we first implemented the heritage tax,
we expected (fewer tourist arrivals), but (more) tourists are coming here because they are confident that the heritage products here are
well taken care of.
"(Tourists) also have the (right to make a
dispute) if they find that the heritage products
are not being properly taken care of," he said at
 the state agencies' monthly assembly, hosted
 by Telekom Malaysia Melaka at Seri Negeri here today.
Idris added that most tourists would have
 factored in taxes into their holiday expenses,
 as they are here to enjoy their holiday instead
of evading tariffs.
"The implementation of the tourism tax will enhance the quality of tourism products and services, and this will favour the tourists as
 they will be better assured," he said.
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri
 Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz had said that proceeds from the tourism tax would be used for promoting Malaysia overseas and to refurbish tourism facilities.
The tax rate will be fixed at RM20 per room
per night (five-star), RM10 per room per
night (four-star), RM5 per room per night
(one-, two- and three-star), RM2.50 per room
per night (one, two and three Orchid) and
RM2.50 per room per night (non-rated accommodation premises).
Nazri added that the revenue collected
 from the tourism tax nationwide will be channelled back to the states.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

MELAKA TRISHAW OPERATORS GIVEN ADVICE TO UPHOLD MELAKA IMAGE

Friday, 9 June 2017

Melaka trishaw riders warned to toe the line

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A total of 12 complaints were made by foreign tourists against trishaw riders last year. — filepic
A total of 12 complaints were made by foreign tourists against trishaw riders last year. — filepic
 
MELAKA: Trishaw riders here must maintain their discipline and appearance or face the risk of losing customers in the future.
Deputy Tourism and River, Beach and Island Development committee chairman Datuk Ghazale Muhamad said the state tourism authority had received a total of 12 complaints from foreign tourists against trishaw riders in 2016.
He said the complaints were for imposing excessive fares (four cases), sexual harassment (one) and riding against the flow of traffic (seven).
“Such incidents, if continue to occur, will affect the good name of trishaw services here as well as the state’s reputation as one of the top tourism destinations in the country,” he told reporters after presenting duit raya and Raya goodies to 309 trishaw riders at Restauran Melayu here.
He said the complaints were received via tour guides, phone calls, tourist police and social media.
Ghazale said no complaints were received from local tourists because those irresponsible trishaw operators did not dare to commit the same acts on them.
However, he said on a positive note, no complaints against trishaw operators have been recorded from January to April this year.
“I hope this situation will continue to be maintained,” he said.
Ghazale said a total of 5.38 million tourists have visited the state between January and April this year compared to 4.77 million tourists recorded during the same period last year.
He said if such momentum continues, the state is on the right track to attract 16.75 million tourists this year compared to the 16.28 million tourist arrivals last year.
“Our data to date indicates that the top three foreign tourists to Melaka are from China, Singapore and Indonesia, while the top three domestic tourists are from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor,” he added.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2017/06/09/melaka-trishaw-riders-warned-to-toe-the-line/#JwQItvmz6LYeZ7ES.99

Saturday, June 10, 2017

ANCIENT UNDERGROUND TUNNEL IN MELAKA FOUND

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Intriguing find: The historical dig where the tunnel was found at Banda Hilir in Melaka.
Intriguing find: The historical dig where the tunnel was found at Banda Hilir in Melaka.
 
MELAKA: An old secret tunnel linking St Paul’s Hill to St John’s Hill has been found, with the state museum body saying more explorations will follow.
Melaka Museum Authority general manager Datuk Khamis Abas said he always believed that the underground pathway existed, based on research by archaeologists.
Both locations are about 5km apart, with St Paul’s Hill inside the Unesco World Heritage Site’s buffer zone and St John’s Hill in Ujong Pasir.
Khamis said more study was needed to find out the actual distance and whether any artefacts were left there by the Portuguese when they fled the Dutch conquerors in 1641 or by the Dutch themselves.
St Paul’s Hill has a hidden doorway near the entrance of the fort, Khamis said.
“It was probably used as a secret escape route by the Portuguese. We only recently confirmed its existence,” he told The Star yesterday.
Legend has it that a dragon-like creature guards the tunnel, but “that is only a myth”, laughed Khamis.
There was a story circulating that several archaeologists from Germany were exploring the underground pathway in the early 1990s and quit after their tracker dog was mauled by a creature inside.
Many historians, including Munshi Abdullah, have also told of the tunnel at St Paul’s Hill.
In Hikayat Abdullah, published in 1849, Munshi said one could walk to the Governor’s residence atop St Paul’s Hill through the tunnel.
Other historians, like John Cameron and Rev Father Rene Cardon, also wrote about it, with some claiming that the records of tunnels built by the Portuguese and Dutch in Melaka are kept in Europe.
Khamis said there was talk of a tunnel running from the Hang Li Poh Well to the Bank Simpanan Nasional building in Jalan Munshi Abdullah, but this was found to be untrue.
“We researched and found there was no such tunnel. It was rumoured to be filled with gold,” he said.
But such rumours have taken on a life of their own over time and there are some people in the state looking for treasure from the Melaka Sultanate.
According to Khamis, these treasure hunters focus on three locations where they believe that Melaka palace officials buried gold bars to hide them from the Portugese.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/10/secret-tunnel-found-in-historical-site-more-explorations-planned-after-passageway-in-melaka-discover/#0QWih2YJoE2t0QqE.99