Monthly Archives: April 2011

HERITAGE TAX FOR MELAKA HOTELS

AP File Photo Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam explained that the tax was necessary to fund the upkeep and promotion of heritage sites as well as the state’s beautification programmes. He said revenues from assessment tax and Quit rent collection were insufficient for this. “The heritage charge will be based on the rental… Read More »

GIANT ANGSANA TREES DELIBERATELY CUT DOWN

MALACCA: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam is upset over the felling of five giant angsana and malacca trees within the buffer zone of the Unesco World Heritage Site here. The trees that had stood for hundreds of years along Jalan Merdeka and Jalan Parameswara, near Equatorial Hotel here, were cut down by a… Read More »

MELAKA HERITAGE TAX FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER 2011

MALACCA: Malacca will impose a 5% “heritage charge” on hotel guests from Sept 1. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the decision to impose the new tax on hotel rooms was reached at the weekly state executive council meeting yesterday. There are 193 hotels and resorts in the state. The tax was crucial… Read More »

MELAKA TARGETS 11 MILLION VISITORS IN 2011

Tourism Melaka is doing our first survey on the tourism products and services in Melaka. Please take some time to participate in this survey. You can be rewarded with a Day tour from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by Tourism Melaka. Click here to participate in our first Tourism Melaka survey. VIEW MELAKA AT A GLANCE… Read More »

UPGRADE MAINTENANCE OF HISTORICAL SITES

Tourism Melaka is doing our first survey on the tourism products and services in Melaka. Please take some time to participate in this survey. You can be rewarded with a Day tour from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by Tourism Melaka. Click here to participate in our first Tourism Melaka survey. VIEW MELAKA AT A GLANCE… Read More »