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Melaka Batik House – Home of Colorful Malaysian Batik

Batik is any kind of fabric that is imprinted with the colorful patterns via the application of dye and wax. It is an essential part of the Malaysian culture and a traditional art form. The batik industry that has existed and evolved over nearly a century ago and is now one of the roots of Malaysian culture. Although it cannot be ascertained precisely how history begins, the results of this art has been the heritage of world civilization. It is creative medium and if you want to purchase some pieces or learn this art then a visit to Melaka Batik House should be in your list of things to do in Melaka.

Melaka Batik House

Melaka Batik House is operating since 2009 with the support of Batik Malaysia, Noor Arfa Batik. Located at the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), Melaka Batik house is one of the best tourist attractions in Melaka. The store accurately represents the Malay culture as it is shaped in traditional Malay house. With the wooden gabled roof and bricked stairs that lead to the entrance of the house of innovation.

Batik has much more to offer to its guests then a mere shop. Here you can find myriad of batik products, such as batik parios for women and batik shirts for men. If you want to create your own batik inspired outfits in your own style then the Melaka Batik house has also stocked up unstitched colorful batik fabric for you. The store also creates outfits of your choice on order with your hand-picked batik fabric. Your shopping in Melaka will be incomplete if you don’t pay a visit to the Batik House.

Melaka Batik House consists of two floors. On the first floor, visitors can enjoy learning batik class. On the second floor, visitors’ eyes will be spoiled by a variety of beautiful batik designs from designers Melaka Batik House. Price batik sold in the Batik House ranging from Malaysian Ringgit 39 or more. It depends on the quality of fabrics, types of batik and batik motif. Melaka Batik House is also equipped with a large parking area, showroom sales, and making batik workshop to guests. In Malacca Batik House, you can find the entire batik from various parts of Malaysia, ranging from the rare to the popular and modern. For the class of batik workshops for visitors, you can register yourself first.

History of Batik House, formerly started from a small batik business owned companies Noor Arfa. Claiming self-operating since 1980, Noor Arfa ventured to expand the business by opening boutique batik Melaka Batik House. The Batik House building itself was built in 2008, a year before the boutique opened to the public. The main batik manufacturing plant is located in Kuala Terengganu and is built on an area of ​​2.5 hectares, part of the Industrial Zone Chendering. There are about 140 employees at the factory batik makers.

Melaka Batik house is not only a place to learn but it is a must visit place in Melaka due to the creative aroma it exhales. Visit the Batik House once and of let us know about your experience there.

Selamat Tinggal!

Address: Pt 15251, Melaka International Trade Centre, 75450, Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-232 3900

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#MyMelakaVisit : Dinner with 2D Stryker Brigade Combat Team , 2D Infantry Division (US)

Tourism Melaka hosted a Networking Dinner to honor 2D Stryker
Brigade Combat Team , 2D Infantry Division (US) head by Colonel Jerry
Turnel, the Brigade Commander of 2-2 Sryker Brigade Combat Team

Colonel Jerry Turnel were joined by 127 of his combat team members
tonight after a day tour around the historical sites and a few famous
tourist attraction in Melaka. The dinner were also attended by Mr
Shamsul Ambia, represents the State of Melaka with Pn Norena Jaafar, GM of Tourism Melaka and YBhg. Dato’ Mejar Kolonel Hasagaya Abdullah, Panglima Markas 3 Divisyen. 



 

The delegates earlier were brought for tour around the heritage sites by the
Heritage Walking Tour, the museums , viewing 360 degree of Melaka town
by Menara Taming Sari and cruising the famous Sungai Melaka by Melaka
River Cruise besides experiencing the authentic Melaka foods.


Thanks to US Army for choosing Melaka as the prefered destination and we are looking forward your next trip soon









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The Sterling Boutique Hotel Melaka – For a Luxury Stay Over

The Sterling Boutique Hotel Melaka


Melaka was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2008 for possession of various relics and valuable historical sites. The greatness of A’Famosa, Jonker Street, Stadthuys, Hang Li Po’s Well, Masjid Kampung Hulu and Maritime Museum puts it among the places that should be visited by the tourist in Melaka. Your trip to the historical city of Melaka will be complete if you have a comfortable accommodation. In fulfilling this requirement, The Sterling Boutique Hotel Melaka, opened in November 2011 offers great many services for its guests.

The Sterling Boutique Hotel Melaka

Strategic location in the heritage zone certainly is among the factors to fully enjoy the atmosphere of luxury accommodation at The Sterling Hotel, a boutique hotel which applies a touch of English architecture.

Rooms

The boutique hotel has 37 luxurious rooms with contemporary style. The Sterling Hotel offers six types of rooms with interesting names such as The Leyton the Stoke Mandeville, The Windsor, The Riley, The Brighton and The Churchill as an option for the guests.


Leyton is a standard that is suitable for not more than four persons. Stoke Mandeville name was taken from a city that introduced the first wheelchair recovery in Britain. For families, the Windsor was also an option for a two bed ‘king’ and the total area of ​​40 square meters allows visitors to add a sofa bed.

Additionally, Riley, Brighton and Churchill rooms also offer a well-equipped and comfortable luxury as well as the use of a Jacuzzi inside or outside the room while enjoying the beauty of the sun from the balcony. The Churchill Room streamlined with a living room and a private lounge measuring 46 square meters.

Amenities

The Sterling Boutique Hotel Melaka provides in-room services like mini fridge, LCD television, tea and coffee making facilities, IDD telephone, newspapers and a safe deposit. The Sterling Hotel not only presents the architectural uniqueness applied in each luxuriant room, but also makes full use of LED lights and power generation using solar energy and rain water that form part of the exclusive features as support the ‘Go Green’ state government.

Eco Friendliness

The Sterling Boutique Hotel Melaka use of LED lights that can save energy up to 90 percent and durable than conventional bulbs. It also uses a centralized air conditioning system to suit the customer flowed and energy efficient. Solar energy is used in water heating systems that meet the needs of hot water in the rooms. It has a rainwater collection system for natural plants and 320 liters for cleaning.

The Loft

Visitors have the opportunity to celebrate a wedding anniversary, a birthday or a romantic dinner in Melaka at The Loft restaurant, which can accommodate up to 70 guests. The dining room is comfortable and quiet, serving a selection of delicious menu of Western or Asian. Relax in the open space at The Balcony with a choice of cocktail or mock tail with sliced ​​fruit while watching the sunset and twinkling lights of the city of Malacca.

The Loft restaurant opens for breakfast from 7.00-11.00am served to order; 12.00-3.00pm for lunch and dinner from 6.00-11.00pm. The Balcony opens from 6.00pm-1.00am daily.

No wonder, The Sterling Boutique Hotel Malacca has always been the focus of both local and foreign tourists. Other services include a shuttle bus to the city of Melaka, parking and Wi-Fi service. Located in Jalan Temenggong near Restaurant ‘Satay Dip’ and ‘Little India’ or 5 minutes walk to the famous Jonker Walk and is surrounded by the world heritage sites, which obviously makes The Sterling Hotel right choice for those who crave a luxurious stay in the middle of the city.

Related Article: Best Hotels in Melaka

Address: Lot 232 Jalan Temenggong 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-283 1188

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Melaka Cafes – Top 6 Must Try Cafe in Melaka

Top 6 must try cafe in Melaka


Melaka, the historical capital of Malaysia is famous for many things and one being the food of Melaka which is a fusion of Malay Chinese. The cafe’s in Melaka are a perfect place to try these mouth-watering food which is one of the reason behind the popularity of Malacca. The cafe in Melaka not only offers great food but a great ambience, as many of the cafe’s are located in the heritage buildings.

With the environment of ancient sites; Malacca is famous for supplying delicious foods and beverages among its visitors by providing of myriad cafe in Melaka. Most of the cafe’s are located in the heritage buildings, which not only provide a great ambience to the users, but also great tea coffee.

Best Cafe in Melaka

There are plenty of best cafe’s in Malacca which provides good food and great ambience to the tourists. Many of the cafes are operating in Melaka for quite a long time as well.


Following are the best cafe in Melaka which are impeccably made not only for eating and drinking purpose, but also bind its visitors’ with its ancient beauty. It is thus certain that if you really want to visit the antique glamour of cafe choosing the best among the whole Asia then do try mentioned below:

Geographer Cafe

Geographer Cafe Melaka

The Geographer cafe is considered to be famous for being rated as four stars because it possesses a unique identity among the prominent cafes in Melaka. As discussed earlier Melaka was originated from the historic periods, this café is similarly built on the brink of pre-war supermarkets in the Chinatown. By visiting this cafe memory of ancient date cultivates in our minds for which customers take great pleasure and enthusiast themselves with golden days simultaneously.

Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-281 6813
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Casa de Cafe

Casa de Cafe Melaka

The Casa de Cafe is termed as a special cafe in the whole state of Melaka that is built in a building form and has floors whereas the cafe is presumed in a second floor where you are only allowed to enter bare foot and each person is given a separate cabinet for her/his shoes keeping. The reason for entering barefoot is to show cleanliness and the floors are composed of wooden material where the visitors are supposed to be seated on leather sofas; also for toilet they have arranged slippers to wear. Their vision is generally to endorse cleanliness among its customers by emanating an easy going and light headed environment in their cafe specially.

Address: No. 1, 1-1, Jalan Kl 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana, Melaka, 75250, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-283 9932
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Discovery Cafe

Discovery Cafe Malacca

Another cafe here in Melaka with a four star rating by its customers emphasizes of preserving an ancient civilization. Similarly a nostalgic view arises after entering this cafe due to an imminent demonstration of antiquities of old Melaka. The Discover Cafe is thus situated on the brink of Jalan Bunga Raya with the placement of stones therein taken from St Francis Xavier Church, Stadthuys, Little India Street as well as from the Jonker Walk also. It is especially designed for the purpose of tourism; where tourists get specific awareness of the availability of tourist guides in bulk.

Address: 3, Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-201 5606
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Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

Generally, Hard Rock Cafe is famous for its construction in an ancient style and naturally visitors get mesmerizing affect with the sense of classical music. The food of Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka is acutely famous around the globe. This cafe is beautifully located on the Melaka River. Thus, people not only enjoy specialties of light eatables here, but also enrich themselves with the nature specifically. Here in Melaka apart from eating and drinking in the café tourists are better equipped with enjoying a lively glamour of the Hard rock Cafe that includes performance of famous musicians and artists by using a variety of jazz instruments.

One more favor the Hard Rock Cafe Melaka gives you is that you can also shop here and buy your choice of classical jazz, shirts and treasuries and unique gifts for the special ones.

Address: 23 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka, 75200, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-292 5188
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Calanthe Art Cafe

Calnthe Art Cafe Melaka

The Calanthe Art Cafe is famous for its variety of coffee available here; attracts visitors with its special aromatic taste. It is specially built within a small valley that is popular among the thirteen states of Malaysia instantaneously and constructed on a beach theme due its flooring area filled with pebbles and its footpaths built with wooden material where people take full advantage of a pleasurable and healthy walk seems like of having a coffee on the sea shore. The environment is built in a way that people assumes of entering into an artistic small valley of Calanthe Art Cafe. Thus, numerous types of coffees are presentable to people who wants to enjoy the various tastes in coffee.

Such as for adventurous customers’ the blend of Jasmine tea and coffee normalize the bitter taste of coffee purchased with the name Eunice and Kaya butter toast are mostly famous here that are taken with a coffee drink.

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-292 2960
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Mods Cafe

Mods Cafe Malacca

Only those are eager to have a coffee at Mods Cafe who possesses a special love of drinking coffee on the streets as it is a mobile cafe moving in a mini orange color van with a complete variety of coffee for the coffee lovers. It is specially inaugurated for transporting Mod subculture to Malaysia transported from England dating back to 1950’s.

Address: Jalan Tokong, Melaka, Malaysia
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Now you know about the top cafe in Melaka to try on your visit. You can also read about the Melaka restaurants which offers wide range of menus to suits your taste bud. If you would like to suggest a cafe or share your experience of one of Melaka cafe, please do so by adding comments below.

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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum in Melaka

baba nyonya heritage museum


Baba Nyona Heritage Museum is one of the best place in Melaka to learn about Paranakan culture, art history. Paranakan culture is a fusion of Chinese Malay, started in 15th century when Chinese merchant landed in Melaka. A visit to Baba Nyonaya Heritage Museum is a best way to learn about evolution of Paranakan culture in Melaka. It is also one of the best activity and things to do in Melaka.

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Highlights

It is possible to be lost anywhere in the world but a few places. Melaka is one of these. It is not possible for you to mistake when finding Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum in the city. It stands out all other buildings around. It is a place turned into heritage museum since the Chinese-Malay art is found at its peak here. Everything in this heritage museum seems so untouched that you feel like history is alive. The furniture, floor and ceilings; everything is clean and glossy. The local authorities have protected the building quite well and for the same reason, it is one of the best attraction in Melaka.

Distinguished Architecture

The architecture of Baba and Nyonya speaks of the lavish lifestyle of Peranakans of the past.


They used to live in big houses and palaces that were erected on East-Western style. Carved windows with balconies speak of the taste of its nineteenth century residents.

The building of the museum is colorful from outside and elegant from within. Today you can see, feel and capture pictures of things and artifacts that were once under the use of kings and rulers alone. You will find Chinese, Dutch as well as other western patterns in the furniture made from rosewood.

Chinese-Malay

The Malaysia, as we know today, is the home of Chinese and Malay ethnicities. The ancient people that originally came to Melaka and adopted the local culture became a blended ethnic group.

The heritage museum that was once residence of rich Chinese arrivals to Malaysia shows how the two cultures blend together.

Colorful Chinese art with white background will catch your eyes and you will not be able to move for a while until you have looked closely the designs and patterns in the carved wood. Yes, Da Vinci was not the only artist!

Bridal Chamber

A few minutes’ walk from Jonker Street, the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum offers you a unique aspect of culture of the Chinese-Malays; the traditional costumes and bridal chambers. There are posters hanging from walls of the museum illustrating foot-binding tradition of Chinese culture. The miniature shoes are placed in the museums. Bet it, you will remember your Cinderella when seeing these shoes. Besides that, you can also see the kitchen items that the nineteenth century Chinese Cinderella used to work with. You will certainly appreciate the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Melaka that has opened windows to the Baba Dan Nyonya past for you.

Visiting Hours of the Museum

The visiting hours of the museum are from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Admission Charges

For Adults, 8 RM
For Children (5-12 years old), 4 RM

Address

The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
48, 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 62831273

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