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It was in the fourteenth century that the fishing village of Melaka gained the attention a Hindu prince named Parameswara from Sumatra. He was the last ruler of ancient Singapore who was of Malay origin. The ruler decided to make this place a permanent settlement and named it ‘Melaka’ after a tree. A special position is occupied by Melaka Sultanate when it comes to history of Malaysia. The discovery of this new place led to the emergence of new Malayan Empire. Melaka served as the perfect platform on which the Dutch, Portuguese and English played their roles towards shaping the history of this beautiful place. The industrious nature of Parameswara along with chiefs made this place a powerful maritime trading destination attracting traders from different parts. Muslim traders from India and West Asia shifted their attention towards Melaka from other trading places. The strategic location of Melaka made it a popular trading centre with merchants and ships arriving from India, Japan, China, South Africa and Arab.

In the year 1511, Melaka was captured by the Portuguese which soon shifted to the hands on the Dutch in the year 1641. It was in the year, 1795 the British took control of Melaka to prevent French occupancy. However, after treaty of Vienna came into effect, Melaka was again handed over to the Dutch. Following the year 1826, British East India Company together with Penang and Singapore started to govern the place. The place was ruled by the Dutch for more than a century which is prominent from the fine buildings that exist still today. The red Christ Church which is a prominent feature of Melaka city was built with pink bricks that were imported from Holland. Local red lacerite was then used to give the structure that red appearance. The European presence is constantly reminded by some of the famous structures like the St. Paul’s Church and A Famosa.


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MPO Chamber Concert

January 24, 2012 during 12:00 pm

It is that time of a month again where cover song lovers can conduct on to Dewan Filharmonik Petronas and suffer good performances by a Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Players. For a month of Jan 2012, a band will be behaving 4 pieces from eminent musicians.

One of a pieces that will be achieved is from Heitor Villa-Lobos, a shining Brazilian composer who was described as a many poignant artistic figure in 20th century Brazilian art music. His song is mostly shabby by both Brazilian folk song and a European exemplary tradition. The MPO Chamber Players will be behaving ‘Chorus No. 4‘. Another square that will be achieved that night is Hoffmeister’s Solo String Quartet No. 3 in D Major. Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a German composer and song publisher. Hoffmeister was one of a pioneers in a song edition businesses, carrying determined one of Vienna’s initial of this kind of business in 1785.

MPO Chamber Concert is scheduled to start during 6.30 pm on 31st Jan 2012

Jean-Baptiste Loeillet was a Flemish antique composer who also achieved on a recorder, flute, oboe and harpsichord. He is called a London Loeillet, so as to heed himself from another famous composer. The MPO Chamber Players will be behaving a Trio Sonata for Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo. The final piece, Piano Trio in A Minor, is a square stoical by Joseph-Maurice Ravel, a French composer who was famous for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects.

Tickets for this opening are labelled during RM 20 for all seats. Patrons who are attending a eventuality are compulsory to observe a dress code, that is Smart Casual. Performance is scheduled to start during 6.30 pm on 31st Jan 2012. For some-more information and sheet purchases, greatfully record on to a website here.

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NEW YORK TIMES RECOMMENDS MELAKA AS ONE OF 45 CITIES TO VISIT

Monday January 9, 2012

Malacca among 45 ‘must-visit’ places

KUALA LUMPUR: Malacca has been listed by influential The New York Times as one of the 45 places to visit this year. “With its lantern-lighted canals and silent, narrow streets lined with decades-old ornate temples and shophouses, few places in South-East Asia conjure romantic images of the past as effectively as Malacca,” it said in a write-up which became its second most-read story of the day. Under the heading “

The 45 Places to Go in 2012”, it said that Malacca, as a Unesco World Heritage site, had been captivating “record numbers of tourists lured by its unusual architecture and cuisine, which reflect centuries of foreign influences”. “When you’re not exploring places like the 17th-century former Dutch town hall or Jonker Street’s antique shops, gorge on

Malacca’s outstanding local specialties, like creamy, piquant nyonya laksa at the family-run Donald Lily’s.”World heritage: According to ‘The New York Times’, Malacca offers tourists unusual architecture and cuisine which reflect centuries of foreign influences.

Other Asian places which it recommended were Myanmar, Tokyo, Lhasa (Tibet), Halong Bay (Vietnam), Moganshan (China), Kerala (India), Koh Rong (Cambodia) and South Korea. Besides recommending the always popular cities such as London (The Olympics! The Queen! Charles Dickens turns 200!), Vienna and Florence, it also recommended a number of places less travelled such as Antarctica. It described Antarctica as “still remote and exotic. Now, luxurious too”.

But the clincher was its suggestion for a trip to space. “It’s not just the imaginings of science fiction geeks. Pretty soon anyone with US$200,000 (RM620,000) will be able to travel to the last frontier.” It noted that Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004 with the goal of pioneering commercial flights to space.

“Last year, the company began test-flying SpaceShipTwo, an aircraft that will enable two pilots and six passengers to travel to suborbital space. “Although no launch date has been confirmed (a 2012 date was pushed to 2013), about 450 people from around the globe have already purchased tickets – the first passengers will be (surprise!) Richard Branson and his two children, Sam and Holly.” E-mail this story Print this story  

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MELAKA 45 CITY TO VISIT

Monday January 9, 2012

Malacca among 45 ‘must-visit’ places

KUALA LUMPUR: Malacca has been listed by influential The New York Times as one of the 45 places to visit this year. “With its lantern-lighted canals and silent, narrow streets lined with decades-old ornate temples and shophouses, few places in South-East Asia conjure romantic images of the past as effectively as Malacca,” it said in a write-up which became its second most-read story of the day. Under the heading “
The 45 Places to Go in 2012”, it said that Malacca, as a Unesco World Heritage site, had been captivating “record numbers of tourists lured by its unusual architecture and cuisine, which reflect centuries of foreign influences”. “When you’re not exploring places like the 17th-century former Dutch town hall or Jonker Street’s antique shops, gorge on

Malacca’s outstanding local specialties, like creamy, piquant nyonya laksa at the family-run Donald Lily’s.”World heritage: According to ‘The New York Times’, Malacca offers tourists unusual architecture and cuisine which reflect centuries of foreign influences. Other Asian places which it recommended were Myanmar, Tokyo, Lhasa (Tibet), Halong Bay (Vietnam), Moganshan (China), Kerala (India), Koh Rong (Cambodia) and South Korea. Besides recommending the always popular cities such as London (The Olympics! The Queen! Charles Dickens turns 200!), Vienna and Florence, it also recommended a number of places less travelled such as Antarctica. It described Antarctica as “still remote and exotic. Now, luxurious too”. But the clincher was its suggestion for a trip to space. “It’s not just the imaginings of science fiction geeks. Pretty soon anyone with US$200,000 (RM620,000) will be able to travel to the last frontier.” It noted that Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004 with the goal of pioneering commercial flights to space. “Last year, the company began test-flying SpaceShipTwo, an aircraft that will enable two pilots and six passengers to travel to suborbital space. “Although no launch date has been confirmed (a 2012 date was pushed to 2013), about 450 people from around the globe have already purchased tickets – the first passengers will be (surprise!) Richard Branson and his two children, Sam and Holly.” E-mail this story Print this story  

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Vienna Boys’ Choir

October 26, 2011 during 2:00 pm

The Vienna Boys’ Choir is one of a best famous boys’ choirs in a world. It is done adult of a choir of trebles and altos and is formed in Vienna. Though a boys are especially comparison from Austria, there are other boys that comes from other countries in a choir group. There are approximately 100 choristers between a ages of 10 and fourteen. This organisation is divided into 4 smaller groups and any of a organisation is named after famous Austrian composers that were compared with a choir’s history. The 4 are Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.

Vienna Boys’ Choir will be behaving in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 29th and 30th Oct 2011

It is hoped that a choir can emanate an sourroundings where a boys can entirely rise and realize their personal and low-pitched potential. The practice that a child has while being a member of The Vienna Boys’ Choir stays with him for life, and a Choir aims to make it as different and engaging as possible.

This famous choir will be in Malaysia come 29th and 30th Oct 2011 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. They will be behaving a extended repertoire trimming from dedicated song to operettas , normal Viennese waltzes and folk songs from around a world. This eventuality is partial of Rotary Club Kota Kinabalu’s fund-raising project. Tickets are labelled during RM 250, RM 100 and RM 50 (for students) and is accessible for squeeze during Tong Hing Supermarkets, Pacific Sutera Hotel and Magellan Sutera Resort. For tickets and some-more information, greatfully hit Mr Edward Sung Burongoh during +6019 821 5557 or email all enquiries to [email protected]

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