15th. June 2007
WELCOME / SELAMAT DATANG
Welcome to very own Tourism Melaka Blogspot. This blog was created to compliment our Tourism Melaka website at www.tourism-melaka.com. By having this blog, we can suggest own ideas and receive feedback from visitors on how we can put on our thinking caps together and promote Melaka to the World.
Melaka over her 600 years of history, has seen her golden years and her turbulent years. Melaka was the cradle of Malay civilisation and through Melaka, Islam spread in South-east Asia. Due to her strategic location and a trading hub in 16th. Century for spices and other sought-after commodities, she encountered the Portuguese, the Dutch, the English and Japanese before securing her future in Malaya in 1957 and in Malaysia in 1963.
Her long history has created a melting pot of people, cultures, cuisines and languages and different races have lived together since Independence in 1957 as Malaysians.
We, at Tourism Melaka, are keen to share our thoughts and views on how Melaka can progress onwards. We should build on what we have and conserve them for the future of our generations to come. These can be buildings, trades, languages, traditions, cuisines and cultures each race hold dearly to. At the same time, we should also share our unique possessions and hospitality for all visitors to Melaka in particular and in Malaysia in general.
Similarly, readers of our blogs are invited to pen their views and comments on these blogs so that others can read and share their thoughts. Together, we can make the difference.
We hope you enjoy our Tourism Melaka Blogspot.