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Museum: UMNO Museum

Melaka Umno Museum is located along Jalan Kota, in Bandar
Hilir, which is the museum belt of Malacca. The museum showcases historical
exhibits related to the founding and struggles. Among the items displayed are
old photographs, letters and other documents. The reason to site the museum in
Malacca is, among others, because Umno was founded in that state. Also, being
the brainchild of Malacca Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, it is
part of the plan to build 21 museums in Malacca – certainly a plan that pushes
for quantity over quality.

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Museum: DMDI Museum

DMDI Museum (also known as Malay World Islamic World Museum
or Muzium Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam) is housed in Bastion House located along
Jalan Kota. Bastion House was built during the British era for the officers and
administrators based in Melaka.

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1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival

1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival

Vibrant colours leap out from the painting, embellishing the walls with a unique style of Malaysian contemporary art.

Malaysian art scene has steadily gained acclaimed recognition with the emergence of unique painting styles, catapulting Malaysia’s artists to international prominence.

Gaining momentum as an art tourism destination, Malaysia is slowly but surely entering the international art foray with a yearly three-month long campaign held from July to September under the aptly titled, ‘ 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival’.

Entering its third year, the festival, aims to establish Malaysia as a hub for contemporary art in the region by showcasing the works of local artists. The collaboration of art galleries, museums, state governments, embassies and educational institutions, NGOs and the private sector is also helping to promote the event extensively.

The main highlights of the festival will be several exhibitions showcasing exciting and vibrant works by some of the best internationally-acclaimed Malaysian artists, both young and established personalities.

These include artists such as Suhaimi Fadzir, Ahmad Shukri Mohamad, Datuk Mahsun Taib, Mohd Shaimy Hashim, Khalil Ibrahim, Umibaizurah Mahir, Yap Kim Boon, Yong Yoke Lam, Suzlee Ibrahim, Yusof Gajah, Maamor Jantan and Juhari Said.

Others include Kelvin Chua, Chang Fee Ming, Fong Kim Sing, Ismail Kadir, Khoo Sui Hoe, Ho Say Yong, Lee Weng Fatt, Md Salleh Dawam, Ahmad Zaki, Bayu Utomo Radjiki, Latif Mauln, Nizam Abdullah, Pheh It Hao, Samsudin Wahab and Peter Liew.

Art exhibitions around the country will also be showcased at several venues. Those attending the Rainforest World Music Festival from 13 to 15 July at the Sarawak Cultural Village will also get to see an art exhibition, titled ‘Sarawak Heritage.’

There will also be an art event at the Esplanade by Kuantan River from the 14 to 15 July by the Persatuan Senilukis dan Senireka Melayu Pajang (SENIKA) celebrating fine art, graffiti and mural art.

Besides this, there will be other art-related events organised nationwide. For a full list, click on the link:

Art students from institutions of higher learning institutions will also be able to participate in an art tourism competition with the theme, ‘The Futurists’.

The competition aims to ensure a thriving and sustainable art culture for the future. Handled by the Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Malaysia, Balai Seni Visual Malaysia and Gabungan Persatuan Pelukis SeMalaysia (GAPS). A total of RM 43, 000 in prize money will be given to the top 62 winners of the competition. Download the form here: 1MCAT ‘1Msia-The Futurist’ Art Competition Entry Form

For further information on 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival, check out the downloadable brochure:

1MCAT 2012 ‘Malaysia Your New Art Tourism Destination’ Directory



Caption: Paintings showcased at the recent launch of 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

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Malaysia Export Exhibition Centre

Malaysia Export Exhibition Centre

Did you know that there is a permanent display promoting local products and services from over 500 Malaysian companies?

The Malaysia Export Exhibition Centre (MEEC) at Menara MATRADE in Kuala Lumpur is the place for trade visitors to obtain more information on Malaysian local products for export.

Located on the second floor of MEEC, it has 4,500 sq meters of display space showcasing and promoting the various Malaysian products and services.

Built as a one –stop exhibition centre, MEEC helps provide sourcing solutions with assistance in addressing trade queries as well as setting up business meetings with exhibitors of the various products. MEEC also has personnel to address on trade enquiries.

Serving as an international venue for Malaysian suppliers to meet with prospective buyers, trade visitors can choose from 30 industries such as Green Technology, Electrical and Electronics, Chemical, Automotive, Rubber, Plastic, Pharmaceutical and Timber/Wood.

There is also promotion of the services sector with industries like Oil and Gas, Construction, Business Services, Healthcare and Education.

The showcased display area is divided into three sections:

a)      Home Display Area – a quirky display of furniture, household products and its usage in real life

b)      Booth Area –  Divided by industries this area showcases Malaysian products and services

c)       Open Concept – segmented by industry cluster, products are displayed creatively

Interested in learning more?

Check out the visiting hours:

Monday – Thursday         : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Friday    : 9.00 am – 12.15 pm

: 2.45 pm – 5.00 pm

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

For further information on MEEC, kindly visit or call 03-6207 7183/ 7184/ e-mail:


Level 2, East Wing


Jalan Khidmat Usaha, Off Jalan Duta

50480 Kuala Lumpur

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Honda Motor to build hybrid cars at Malacca plant in Malaysia
Reuters Jul 19, 2012, 12.25PM IST

TOKYO: Honda Motor Corp started building a second production line at its Malacca plant in Malaysia on Thursday where it will build hybrid and small-sized vehicles as local demand grows for green cars, the Japanese automaker said.

The new line, which will start operating by end of 2013, will produce small cars such as the Jazz, known as the Fit in Japan, as well as hybrid vehicles, Honda said.

The capacity at the plant will be doubled to 100,000 vehicles. Honda, which will invest a total of about $110 million for the line, said it plans to hire about 700 people once it is running.

Last year, Honda sold 4,600 hybrid vehicles in Malaysia, its largest market for hybrid cars in Southeast Asia. The automaker plans to more than double sales to about 10,000 vehicles this year.

To meet growing demand, it will start producing the Jazz hybrid locally at the end of this year using the Malacca plant’s existing line until the new line is set up.

Honda currently manufactures vehicles including the Civic compact cars and flagship Accord at the Malacca plant.