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VEDRO MALL AT JALAN KEE ANN

A new investment by the Hatten Group is going to be built at the end of Jalan Kee Ann. This 7 storey building with 2 basement car parks and 5 storeys of retail space will enhance the value of properties around Jalan Kee Ann.

This multi-million ringgit project is at Lot 427, Jalan Kee Ann,75100 Melaka. Completion of the project is expected to be done by 4th. Quarter of 2016.

With the over development of Bandar Hilir, finally, developers see the potential of Melaka New Chinatown especially beside the famous Melaka River.

In three years time ( by end 2016), the quiet area around the former Melaka Central Market will be transformed into a vibrant space. This area has been neglected since the Melaka Central Market was demolished in mid 1980s.

Details of this development can be viewed at : www.vedromall.com

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ELECTRIC BUSES FOR MELAKA BEFORE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2014

Electric buses for Malacca

Posted on 18 August 2013 – 08:51pm
Last updated on 18 August 2013 – 09:26pm
Vathani Panirchellvum
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AYER KEROH (Aug 18, 2013): Malacca’s plans of becoming a green technology city state steps closer with the advent of electric buses, scheduled to be launched before Chinese New Year next year.

Chief Minister Datuk Idris Haron said that for starters 10 buses will ply the World Heritage City of Bandar Hilir, giving a positive impact on the environment, according to a report in Melaka Hari Ini, a community newspaper.

“If this project is successful, Malacca will be the first state that uses electric buses as an initiative to improve the public transportation system in the state, making it comparable to other countries like the US and Japan. The use of the environmental-friendly electric buses will reduce the use of petrol and diesel, thus lowering the carbon footprint,” he said.

Idris added that the project will give positive returns in the long run as the buses can fit up to 40 passengers and will reduce the usage of fuel as much as RM0.20 per km, bringing in a profit of RM0.49 per passenger to the government.

The buses can move up to 40km per hour, he said, adding that it is based on the town bus concept, with standing room for most, and seats prioritised for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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Light aircraft fall to Selat Melaka

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A light aircraft fall to Selat Melaka just now at 10:00pm, 3 pilots is safe from the accident.

Location : Masjid Selat Melaka, Pulau Melaka.

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A Malaysian Flying Academy instructor and her two trainees escaped death when their Piper PA-28 aircraft crashed into the Straits of Malacca, near the Masjid Selat in Bandar Hilir, here, last night.

The trio were on a night flying training exercise when the light aircraft was believed to have experienced some tech nical problems before crashing into one of the busiest straits in the world.

The trio involved in the 8.20pm incident were identified as flying instructor, Capt Sharon Yee, 27, and second year trainees, Soh Shien Shoong, 22, and Faeroz Kamil, 23.

Yee was piloting the aircraft while Faeroz was the co-pilot. Soh was seated at the back row in the aircraft.

Yee and Soh are said to have embarked out of the aircraft and swam to the nearby Masjid Selat to seek help while Faeroz, who was unable to swim managed to stay afloat at sea before he was rescued by the Fire and Rescue De partment at about 9.30pm.

According to State Deputy Police Chief, Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Shah Ghazi Shahadad Yee and Soh had managed to swim for help and sought aid from the con gregation at the Masjid Selat who then alerted the rescue personnel.

“The distress call was received at about 8.41pm and the Fire and Rescue Department arrived at about 8.54pm.

“The rescue boat was sent to sea and Faeroz was picked up some 400 metres from the shores of Bandar Hilir.

“All three people in the aircraft survived the ordeal,” he said, adding that Yee had sustained a deep gash above her right eyebrow while Soh suffered some minor cuts on the back of his body.

“Faeroz, who was rescued from the sea did not suffer and injuries but was exhausted after having to keep himself afloat in the Straits of Melaka for over an hour after the plane crashed despite strong currents,” he said.

It is learnt that the aircraft was last seen on radar at about 8.15pm.
Kubu Fire and Rescue Department head, Yazid Mohamad Tahir when met at the scene said that a boat with 15 divers were deployed to rescue Faeroz, who hails from Sarawak, from the sea after he was swept by the strong currents.

“We had no trouble finding the victim at sea as he was using a torchlight to indicate his location while waiting for rescue workers to arrive,” he said.

[SOURCE : New Strait Times]

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DATARAN PAHLAWAN UNDERGOING EXPANSION WORKS IN 2013

Dataran Pahlawan at Bandar Hilir is undergoing a complete expansion works. When completed, additional shop spaces will be added and expanded.

By end of 2013, we will see a new look for Dataran Pahlawan.

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PRICES AND RENTALS OF HERITAGE SHOPHOUSES RISE IN HISTORIC MELAKA

9th. October 2012

Since the announcement of Malacca and Georgetown as World Heritage Cities in 2008, both cities have seen a rise of local and foreign tourists arrivals. Melaka has seen tourists arrival increase from 8 million in 2008 to about an estimate of 13 million visitors in 2012 or about 15% increase year on year basis. These arrivals have helped Melaka and Malaccans economically and tourism is regarded as one of major source of income despite her small population. Malaccans cannot deny that fact tourism has benefitted them.

With Melaka being world recognised as a heritage city, property prices and rentals within the Heritage city areas have jumped by 30%. Within the Jonker street and Heeren street, heritage freehold shophouses prices are now being offered between 3 to 5 Million which are unheard of previously. Foreigners especially Singaporeans and Australians consider these prices as cheap in relative terms to the exchange rates. Singaporeans in particular are buying up these properties as investments since Melaka is just 3.5 hours drive away from Singapore.

At the same time, property owners within Melaka are also asking for higher rentals for businesses. Some businessmen from KL are also coming in to invest in properties and businesses as they see the potential of Melaka as a popular tourist destination. Similar trends are also seen in Georgetown, Penang.

New developments in international brands and boutique hotels are being constructed in Melaka and shopping malls are being built on reclaimed land around Bandar Hilir and Klebang. Hopefully, with the construction of new roads such as the coastal road at Klebang and expansion of the Ayer Keroh highway (construction of flyovers at strategic interchanges) will held weekend traffic jams.

Melaka Historical City council should undertake and develop a masterplan so that Melaka can benefit from this in years ahead.

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Museum: Kites Museum

This museum is located on the fourth floor of the building
housing the People’s Museum in Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, Melaka. The museum was
officially opened by the Chief Minister of Melaka in September 1995 in
conjunction with the ‘Regional Malay Customs’ seminar.

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ALL LIST OF RESORT, CHALET, HOMESTAY, BUDGET HOTEL, CHEAP HOTEL IN MELAKA

ALL LIST OF RESORT, CHALET, HOMESTAY, BUDGET HOTEL, CHEAP HOTEL IN MELAKA

Travel Package and accomodation in Melaka

Accomodation all around Historic Melaka City Center

Accomodation all around Historic Melaka City Center in Melaka International Trade Center (MITC), Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh, Melaka
Accomodation all around Historic Melaka City Center in Pantai Puteri / Tanjung Kling / Klebang di Melaka
Accomodation all around Historic Melaka City Center at Pengkalan Balak dan Tanjung Bidara,
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MELAKA TRAM ON TRACK

Email    Print 17 November 2011 | last updated at 01:06am
Tram project on track

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MALACCA The proposed RM272 million Melaka Tram project linking Ayer Keroh and Banda Hilir is the most effective mode of transportation to overcome the traffic woes here, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said yesterday.
  “We have already obtained the green light from the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) for the project.

  “In October, the state had written to the Federal Government, through Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, for approval,” he said.

  “We are now awaiting the approval from the prime minister.

  “Once it is obtained, we will exhibit the letter together with  complete details of the project.

  “This is  to show the public that the project would bring great benefit to them.”

  The Melaka Tram project is  a joint venture between Mrails International Sdn Bhd and Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI).

  The service would have 23 stops along a 40km-route from Ayer Keroh to Banda Hilir, the heart of the historical city.

  It is estimated that 250,000 passengers would use the trams monthly.

  Annual revenue would be in the region of RM20 million.

  The tram would  go through Bukit Baru, Peringgit, Jalan Munsyi Abdullah, Bandar Hilir and Taman Melaka Raya.

  Ali Rustam was speaking to reporters when he was asked to comment on the unsuccessful bid by Betty Chew Gek Cheng (DAP-Kota Laksamana) to have the Melaka Tram project shelved through a motion she had tabled at the Malacca State Legislative Assembly.

  The motion was rejected by the house.

  Ali Rustam said the Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)  on the Melaka Tram had also been completed and the necessary approvals had been given.

  “Studies have also shown that the Melaka Tram would be used by  109,559 people from Monday to Friday.

  “The figure is expected to soar to 210,160 during the weekends,” he said.

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MELAKAKAD LAUNCHED

Melaka launches MelakaKAD for tourist spots

Posted on November 8, 2011, Tuesday

MELAKA:  Melaka has launched the MelakaKAD, an electronic card that will enable residents and tourists to make payments at tourist spots in Ayer Keroh and Bandar Hilir.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said tourists, who use the facility, would enjoy a first class service.

He said the MelakaKAD could be obtained from a minimum deposit of RM10 up to RM2,000 by producing MyKad or passport at the Taming Sari Tower Tourist Information Centre, the Taming River Cruise office and the Melaka Planetarium.

“Cardholders could redeem the cash balance or top it up,” he told reporters after launching the MelakaKAD here recently.

The card, which used smart chip technology, would be accepted for payments of about 130 bills using the MEPCASH account through PosOnline at www.posonline.com.my. — Bernama

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INCENTIVES FOR HOTEL INVESTORS

Special Incentives Await Hotel Investors
In Melaka

MELAKA, Oct 15 (Bernama) — About 70 per cent
of income tax exemption will be given to
entrepreneurs who invest in four and five-star
hotel development in Melaka.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said
60 per cent of investment tax allowance would
also be given within five years to encourage
investment in the hotel industry.
“The state government will continue to focus on
building more hotels, resorts, chalets, homestay
and hostels to meet the needs of tourists
coming to the state.
“We are also targeting about 11 million tourists
to Melaka, and up to July this year, we have
received a total of 6.6 million tourists… and I
believe it could be achieved by the end of this
year,” he told reporters after launching The
Heritage Melaka in Bandar Hilir here Saturday.
Mohd Ali said, so far, Melaka had a total of
12,857 rooms, adding that 15 new hotels would
be built with an addition of 3,542 rooms.

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