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Things To Do In The Month of Merdeka

In Malaysia, Independence Day is celebrated on 31 August every year. Why is it important to celebrate our Independence Day? For us, it is a day to remember all we as a nation have been through, as well as to demonstrate the significance of freedom and remind us of the sacrifices of our ancestors. By celebrating our Independence Day, we are acknowledging and owning the long and complicated history of our country. The whole month of August is actually dedicated to celebrating Malaysia’s independence.

For tourists to have a better understanding of Malaysia’s history, this is the right month to visit Malaysia.

So, let’s dedicate the whole month of August to learning about the history of Malaysia by doing these activities:

Visit the Proclamation of Independence Memorial

Proclamation of Independence Memorial

It can be said that the Proclamation of Independence Memorial is a building that safeguards many precious secrets in its vaults. The memorial exist as a reflection of a page in history from the struggle for independence to the great moments at Padang Pahlawan in Bandar Hilir, Melaka.

The two-storey building houses and exhibits historic documents ranging from the era of Melaka Malay Sultanate right up to the eve of independence in 1957. The exhibits here include collection of manuscripts, videotapes and other audio and visual collections.

The Memorial building, which was established on the mutual collaboration between the Melaka State Government and the National Archives of Malaysia, is surrounded by historical by historical remnants and structures such as the A’ Famosa Fort, St. Paul’s Hill, Padang Pahlawan Square and the Cultural Museum, which is a replica model of the Melaka Malay Sultanate Palace.

This is the place all Malaysians must go at least once in their lifetime. Admission is free.

Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 17:30 pm (Closed every Monday except on public holidays)

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial
Address:
Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606 284 1231

Get a Closer Look at the Merdeka Obelisk

Merdeka Obelisk

IT IS one of the most significant monuments of the country’s independence from colonial Britain but sadly, not many people notice it.

The little triangular structure called the Merdeka Obelisk stands forlornly in the shadow of yet another crass commercial development that Malacca is fast gaining notoriety for.

The obelisk marks the spot where H. G. Hammet, the last British resident commissioner of Malacca, handed over the instrument of independence to the state’s first local governor, Leong Yew Koh (later Tun) on Aug 31, 1957.

Then Chief Minister of Malacca Datuk Kurnia Jasa Osman Talib read the Proclamation of Independence after which the flags of the Federation of Malaya and state were raised.

The memorial with the letter “M” (for Merdeka) in the centre of a 11-pointed star, also indicates where Tunku Abdul Rahman first announced the date of Independence on Feb 20, 1956, after returning from his successful talks in London.

Merdeka Obelisk
Address:
Padang Pahlawan (Warrior’s Field),
Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka.

Story and Photo are credited to The Star.

Visit the Army Museum, Port Dickson

Military Museum – Negeri Sembilan

Visiting this Army Museum can be a surreal encounter that all Malaysians should experience at least once in our lifetime. It will evoke a sense of patriotism and pride in all of us. Why this museum you asked, well, this Army Museum does a good job to show us key moments of Malaysian history and also the heroism of our warriors.

The Army Museum, known locally as Muzium Tentera Darat, is located next to a military base off the main road at 5th mile, about 7km away from Port Dickson town in Sirusa district. A property of the Malaysian Royal Armed Forces, the museum traces Malaysia’s exploits and achievements through history, trumped up with dramatised aspects and romantic story-telling.

Get to know Lieutenant Adnan Saidi who was a Malayan soldier of the 1st Infantry Brigade which fought the Japanese in Pasir Panjang and Bukit Chandu and regarded by Malaysians and Singaporeans as a national hero. Learn about the modern day heroes who saved the American soldiers during the Battle of Mogadishu, an incident that was later made into a movie called Black Hawk Down. All these stories are proudly displayed at the museum.

MUZIUM TENTERA DARAT – NEGERI SEMBILAN

There are two blocks of buildings housing four galleries each, taking visitors from era to era. The museum use yellow footprints to guide you through the two-storey twin buildings so that chronological order is maintained. One of the galleries is dedicated to the era of the Melaka Sultanate, while another gallery tells the tale of British Malaya, and the various local heroes and freedom fighters. Other galleries are dedicated to the time of the formation of the Malay army, the time of the Japanese occupation and the communist insurgency.

Another interesting feature is a re-created mock-up of a communist underground tunnel. You walk down into the ground and into a darkened tunnel which has a communist sentry, surgery room, mock operations room and ammunition store.

In addition to the museum buildings, the spacious grounds also house decommissioned military vehicles, including planes, tanks and artillery guns, and a memorial fountain dedicated to soldiers who served through Malaysia’s war history. Children will love this museum because they can climb into some of the military vehicles and take pictures too.

Open daily from morning till evening, entry is free for all visitors.

Muzium Tentera Darat
Batu 4, Kem Si Rusa
71050 Port Dickson.
Tel: 06 – 647 1266 samb. 2482

Visit Tugu Negara (National Monument)

Situated overlooking the KL Lake Gardens, the huge bronze monument was built to pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the Communist Insurgency in the 1950s. It was designed by Felix de Weldon, the architect of the famous Iwo Jima Memorial

One place with patriotic significance that Malaysians rarely visit is the Tugu Negara or National Monument. Deeply rooted in Malaysia’s history, the National Monument (Tugu Negara) stands tall and proud as a testament of the sacrifices that we as a nation have gone through. Visiting this place can bring back mixed feelings, memories of struggles, moments of triumphs and at the same time sadness as we remember all those who died for the country.

Located in Jalan Tugu, off Jalan Parlimen, Tugu Negara was built for RM1.5mil and was officially unveiled on Feb 8, 1966. Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, was inspired to build a monument after visiting the Marine Corps War Memorial in Virginia, United States in Oct 1960.

He believed it was essential to commemorate those who had perished defending the country, particularly during WWII and the Malayan Emergency from 1948 to 1960. It was reported that about 11,000 civilians and security forces were killed during that time.

The monument was designed by the late Tan Sri Felix de Weldon, an American sculptor of Austrian origin who had worked on the Marine Corps War Memorial. The construction of Tugu Negara began in 1963.

The bronze sculpture depicts a group of seven soldiers. In the middle stands a soldier in a victorious pose, his right hand holding a Malaysian flag (made from cloth). The height of the monument is 15m, making it the biggest freestanding bronze sculpture in the world.

The soldiers symbolise leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice. The statues are erected on stones imported from the coastal city of Karlshamn, Sweden.

The base of the monument is made from granite and bears the Malayan Coat of Arms, of which both sides are engraved with the inscription: “Dedicated to the heroic fighters in the cause of peace and freedom; May the blessing of Allah be upon them.”

At Tugu Negara, there are two monuments to take note of as you enter the compound. The first is a 10m-high cenotaph (an empty tomb or monument erected to honour the dead) which stands at the upper entrance of the National Monument, on a seven- tiered rectangular base.

The inscription at the bottom, “To Our Glorious Dead (1914–1918), (1939–1945) and the Emergency (1948–1960)”, testifies to Malaysia’s involvement in a number of wars, including both World Wars and and also the Malayan Emergency, a guerilla war between the Commonwealth armed forces and the military arm of the Malayan Communist Party.

Interestingly, the cenotaph was originally placed at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin (formerly called Victoria Avenue) near the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. It was later moved to its current site to make way for the construction of a flyover connecting Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin and the Parliament roundabout.

Names of the fallen are engraved on the plaques of the cenotaph as a token of tribute to their sacrifices.

Getting to the National Monument is relatively easy. Hop on the KTM train and get off at the Bank Negara Station. Follow the signage to Jalan Parlimen or Botanical Lake Garden. It will take about 15 minutes by foot or five minutes by taxi.

Another option is to take the Kuala Lumpur Hop-on, Hop-off bus from Jalan Bukit Bintang. One of the stops is the National Monument. You can explore the area for a bit and then take the next bus to continue the city tour of Kuala Lumpur.

The cheapest way is to take the metro to the Old Railway Station. From there it is a 10/15 minute walk to the entrance of the wonderful Lake Gardens, one of the biggest parks in Kuala Lumpur. It will take another 15/25 minutes to walk through the park to the north entrance where it is only a 5/10 minute walk to the National Monument.

Daily opening hours are between 7am and 6pm.

Tugu Negara
Address: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia
Tel: +603-2615-8188

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Stay the Night at Federal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Nestled among other modern skyscrapers that dominated the Kuala Lumpur’s famous shopping and entertainment district, Bukit Bintang, the Federal Hotel’s old-fashioned architecture really looks out of place.

However, the building’s unassuming facade betrays a rich historical trail. Back in the day, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman intended the hotel to be a world-class accommodation for the distinguished guests who would be gracing the historic celebration that marked the handover of Malaya from the British.

Completed three days before the country’s independence in 1957, Federal Hotel’s first registered guest was British government official Nancy Simmons. Affectionately known as Bunny, she chauffeured Tunku during his official visits to negotiate Malaya’s independence in London. One of its famous guest was the former world heavyweight boxing champion, the late Muhammad Ali.

The hotel’s iconic restaurant, the Mandarin Palace was even featured in a Hollywood movie called “The Seventh Dawn” in 1964.

Federal Hotel
Address: 35, Bukit Bintang Street,
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2148 9166

Fly the Jalur Gemilang campaign

NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION – MERDEKA SQUARE, KUALA LUMPUR

In order to nurture the spirit of patriotism in all of us, let’s participate in the Fly the Jalur Gemilang, our national flag campaign. This year, the state of Melaka has been selected as the venue for the launch of the 2019 National Month and Fly the Jalur Gemilang campaign scheduled for 3 Aug 2019.

In keeping with this year’s theme for National Day, which is “Sayangi Malaysiaku – Malaysia Bersih”, we can safely say that flying the Malaysian flag proudly can be a symbol of our love for the country. Jalur Gemilang should be given the utmost respect and dignity as it symbolises national sovereignty, unity and national pride.

So let’s fly our flag on our vehicles, office cubicles, houses, restaurants, hotels, etc throughout the whole month of August. Some tourists collected flag of the country they visited so this a good opportunity to get a free Jalur Gemilang to add to your flag collection.

Watching the Independence Day Parade

This coming 31 August 2019 marks the 62nd anniversary of Malaysia’s national independence. Known locally as Hari Kemerdekaan, it is the time of the year when Malaysians show their appreciation for yet another year of harmony among the people, and are reminded of their country’s struggle for independence.

This national event helps to educate the public, especially the younger generation, about the importance of racial tolerance, unity and cooperation so that the country can continue to enjoy prosperity, development and harmony.

The annual celebrations will not be complete without the pomp and splendour of the traditional procession. On Independence Day itself, the national day parade will take place at Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya at 7 am in the presence of Their Majesties, the King and Queen of Malaysia. The VIPs gracing the occasion are the Hon. Prime Minister of Malaysia, Malaysian cabinet ministers, foreign ambassadors and other dignitaries. Although Putrajaya is the celebration’s epicenter, expect smaller Hari Kemerdekaan celebrations all over the country to include parades and fireworks.

Among those who participate in this parade are government services such as the military, the police force, naval forces, public and private sectors’ staff and school children.

The day will be filled with a procession, cultural performances, military demonstration, intricate floats, and other interesting diversions. So, don your patriotic gear and grab a flag and start waving it!

The closing of Independence Month 2019 will be held in Kuching, Sarawak on 16 September, as it is the date that the federation of Malaysia was formed in 1963. Everyone can expect another lineup of fun patriotic activities that will pump up his/her patriotism.

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7 PLACES TO VISIT IN MELAKA WITH YOUR FAMILY THIS YEAR-END HOLIDAYS

Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is no doubt charming. Its historical gems are among the best in the region, attracting travellers around the globe. But besides historical sites, Melaka actually has more to offer that make it ideal for family vacation.

Here are our picks for places you should visit with your family this coming year-end holidays.

Taming Sari Tower

This revolving tower enchants travellers whether during a bright, sunny day or dark, cold night. At the top-most elevation of 80 metres, travellers can feast their eyes over the stunning view of Melaka city. Among major landmarks that can be spotted are St. Paul’s Hill, Maritime Museum, Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca Straits Mosque and Besar Island.

Price: With MyKAD – MYR16.10 (Adult), RM10.45 (Child) / Without MyKAD – MYR21.80 (Adult), RM14.20 (Child)
Operation Hour: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Daily)
Address: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Tel: +6 06 288 1100

 

 

Melaka River Cruise

What other better way to start your tour of Melaka than taking the Melaka River Cruise? From Melaka River Square Jetty or Spice Garden Jetty where travellers can purchase cruise tickets, travellers can hop to several iconic spots along the route such as Stadthuys, Jonker Street, Water Wheel, Kampung Morten, Kampung Hulu Mosque, beautiful old bridges and more. Best to experience the cruise during sunset or at night. 

Check the ticket price HERE.
Operating Hour: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Daily)
Address: Jalan Laksamana, 75000 Malacca
Tel: +6 06 281 4322

 

 

 The SHORE

 The SHORE Oceanarium The SHORE Interactive Museum The SHORE SKy Tower Melaka

The SHORE is more than just a shopping mall. There are a few attractions within this building worth visiting with your family such as The SHORE Oceanarium, The SHORE Sky Tower, The SHORE 3D Interactive Park and The SHORE Toy Museum. It is definitely convenient to visit so many attractions all under one roof! 

Address: The SHORE, Pinggiran @Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, Melaka, 75100 Melaka

Also read: In Case You Didn’t Know (#ICYDK) Melaka

Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis

 Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis

If you find glimmering trishaws overrated, then try riding on bullock carts! In the olden days, bullock carts were the main mode of transport. It is hard to experience the ride nowadays since almost anywhere else in Malaysia has abandoned it for motorised and mechanised vehicles.

To experience this bullock cart ride, travellers need to go to Telok Mas, which is half an hour away from Melaka city centre by car. The bullock cart riding experience would take around an hour and a half, bringing travellers to various parts of the kampung (village). You could also try donning traditional Malay attire, rubber-tapping and tasting traditional delicacies like tapai and ubi kayu. Talk about living like the locals!

Price: MYR40 per head (minimum 15 persons, prior reservation is needed)
Address: Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis, KM 10, Jalan Tambak Bugis, Telok Mas, 75460 Melaka
Tel: +6 019 756 3341 / +6 012 765 3341

 

 

Perkampungan Hang Tuah

Literally means Hang Tuah Settlement, this place is interesting for you to learn about the aspects of the local Malay culture like the types of food, attire, architecture, legends and folklores. You can even get involved in a mock Malay traditional wedding at the Balai Adat (‘cultural pavilion’) either as guests or betrothed couple. Travellers also get to learn and play traditional games like congkak, chapteh and batu Seremban, as well as trying on traditional clothes.

Entrance Fee: MYR3 (adult), MYR2 (senior citizen) and MYR1 (children)
Operating Hour: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday – Sunday)
Rest Hours (Friday – 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Address: Balai Adat, Perkampungan Hang Tuah, Kampung Duyong, 75450 Melaka
Tel: +6 06 292 6340

 

Malacca Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary

Make your family trip educational by visiting this 11-acre sanctuary to meet and greet thousands of colourful butterflies. There are more than 20 species of them here, including rare species like Black and White Helen, Malayan Birdwing and Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing, which is Malaysia’s national butterfly. Travellers and their family should also visit other parts of the sanctuary such as Kampung Buaya (Crocodile Village), Snake Garden, Bird Aviary, Lizard Territory, Emu Ranch, Bugs Kingdom, Koi Garden, and Tarantula Cave.

Entrance Fee: MYR22 (adult) and MYR16 (child 3-12 years old)
Operating Hour: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (daily)
Address: Malacca Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka
Tel: +6 06 232 0033

 

 

A’ Famosa Water Theme Park

Dubbed as the largest water theme park in Malaysia, this place is perfect for a wet, fun-filled family day! Be sure to experience all of the sections within this park such as the Arabian Village, Kids Adventure Pool, Family Raft, Wave Pool, Big Ice Cream, Hula Hula, High Speed Ride and more!

Entrance Fee: MYR30 (Adult) / MYR24 (Child)
Operating Hour: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. (Saturday Sunday) / 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (other days except Tuesday)
Address: Jalan Kemus, Simpang Empat, Melaka, 78000 Alor Gajah
Tel: +6 06 552 0888

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Must-Visit Melaka Night Clubs for a Perfect Night Out

Melaka is famous for its fun-filled and exciting nightlife, which is due to the famous pubs and clubs, having the best music and dance performances along with nocturnal activities. Also, the served delicious cuisines and drinks are not at all heavy on the pockets. Despite being a small town, Melaka has to offer a great nightlife to locals and tourists. You shall find Melaka night clubs with some intricate interior, ranging from dusty and vintage pubs to colorful clubs. Visiting one of these night clubs in Melaka is also one of the recommended things to do in Melaka for tourists.

Top of the Town Melaka Night Clubs

There are a number of Melaka clubbing spots, among which the most hottest ones, having awesome environment, refreshing food and drinks and great live music, have been listed down:

Mixx Club

Mixx Club
Photo Credit Mixx Cafe FB

Mixx Club is famous among the nocturnal crowds and is a renowned Melaka clubbing spot. Since its initiation in December 2011, it is entertaining people and has built a strong credibility in the hip. This club is easily located on Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall on the second floor, having the best DJ’s from across Asia and imported visuals. You shall be fascinated with its neon lights, giving a painting effect on walls, and its industrial warehouse interior. The drinks served here a bit expensive, but rest if you are out here to party all night, then it is the best place to be.

Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Cafe
Photo Credit Hard Rock Cafe Foursquare

Found on the street of Jonker Walk, Hard Rock Café is one of the most visited night clubs. You shall enjoy outstanding live music here. Apart from the great live music experience, you shall be overwhelmed to see its scrumptious Tex-Mex menu. Visitors enjoy here sandwiches, smoked barbeque chicken and beef ribs, Percik burger, Legendary burger, seafood char kuey teow and pedas fish. Also, you can go for some delicious desserts and drinks. Hence, you shall have the best nightlife here, during your stay in Melaka. Read more about Hard Rock Cafe Melaka.

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

Reggae on the River

Reggae on the River
Photo Credit Reggae on the River Foursquare

For an amazing night, don’t forget to visit Reggae on the river. As the name implies, it is located just next to the river. Enjoy reggae music, drinks and delicacies by the side of river with your friends, family or loved ones. This place is among best Melaka night clubs, offering drinks at very reasonable prices. The music played here includes classic to modern genre and will give you a feeling that you are in Jamaica. The slow flowing water of the river adds a great value to your experience here.

Address: Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca Town, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-218 7532

Alto Sky Lounge

Alto Sky Lounge
Photo Credit Alto Sky Lounge Foursquare

Alto Sky Lounge is present on the Hatten Hotel Melaka, providing breathtaking view of the entire town from the top. If you are with your family and cannot attend the roaring Melaka night clubs, worry no more, as this stunning lounge will definitely fulfill your desire to spend a great night. You shall enjoy here a wide variety of experts’ designed cocktails, tantalizing meals and the finest wines, which shall be accompanied by mesmerizing live music.

Address: Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-286 9696

Ringo’s Classic Cafe

Photo Credit Ringo’s Classic Cafe Foursquare

Having loads of the best drinks to offer, Ringo’s Classic Cafe is found on the Melaka Jonker Street. It is a dusty, yet highly jam packed Melaka nightclub. Though it is not that good interior wise, but still it is one of the highly preferred gathering spot of music lovers in town. You shall get to see a number of historical memorabilia and other stuff, which will include posters of old beer, clock hangings on the wall, old musical instruments and pre-Malaysia maps. It is a nice place to spend your night with exquisite drinks and food, along with some great music.

Address: 11, Jalan Hang Lekir, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-354 2223

So, you shall never get bored in the small town of Melaka, as apart from various other things to do in Melaka, you shall be having great fun at night as well. The nightlife of Melaka is though famous in the entire Malaysia.

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Malacca Straits Mosque – The Floating Mosque in Melaka

Malacca Straits Mosque is a floating mosque that can be found in Pulau Melaka. The mosque is popular among locals by the name of Masjid Selat Melaka. The mosque was constructed by the State Government of Melaka at the shore of Selat Melaka in Bandar Hilir. Found at a man-made Island named Pulau Melaka, it is an unparalleled Mosque fabricate at the shoreline of the Strait and at the water level of the ocean. It will look like as it is floating if the water level is high.

Malacca Straits Mosque – Masjid Selat Melaka

The construction work of the mosque started in 2003 and completed in 2006. The mosque was officially opened in 24 November 2006 by Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, the nation’s Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. Its outline thought originated from the state’s previous Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam.

Exhilarating Features of the Mosque

The mosque’s most conspicuous peculiarity is its 30-meter-high minaret which additionally works as a beacon, going about as an aide for watercrafts, boats and air ships. A monstrous brilliant arch with blue trims which is unmistakable from a separation sits over its principle request to God lobby. The building joins Middle Eastern compositional style peppered with Malay beautifying components, for example, the utilization of bamboo as a major aspect of its structure and a perfectly cut platform made out of teak wood. The mosque is very much a breathtaking sight around evening time when the entire developing lights. Masjid Selat Melaka is outfitted with different offices which incorporate a multipurpose corridor, a library and a learning focus.

Masjid Selat Melaka showcases the magnificence and radiant current Islamic construction modeling. Separated from serving as a position of love, it has additionally turned into a popular vacationer terminus.

Related Article: Tourist Attractions in Malacca

The Attention Grabber

The city of Melaka, in Malaysia, is an entrancing spot to visit, and individuals originate from great distances abroad to see its attractions, taste its nourishment and encounter all that it brings to the table. Melaka has a rich history spanning over 600 years, yet in the meantime, it is likewise a quickly creating city, grasping new thoughts and advances. One great illustration of this is the man-made island known as Melaka Island or Pulau Melaka. Some piece of a task to make new organizations and opportunities, it is additionally the home to the Malacca Straits Mosque.

Numerous mosques far and wide claim to be the loveliest, and the Masjid Selat Melaka positively merits its place among the contenders. It has been outlined so that when the tide is high, the mosque seems, by all accounts, to be skimming on water. This is especially stunning on a brilliant, crunchy dawn.

The Malacca Straits Mosque has a brilliant vault which is more Middle Eastern in outline than a portion of alternate mosques in Melaka that have a tendency to have a three layered material framework. It has its exceptional and unexpected perspectives, however, and one of these, is its tower that looks really like a beacon.

Related Article: Things to do in Malacca Malaysia

A dynamic spot of love, the Malacca Straits Mosque is likewise a prominent vacationer terminus, as it is exceptionally photogenic. The mosque, which is arranged on Melaka Island, can be arrived at by foot or a consolidation of foot and taxi from the city.

Other Floating Mosques in Malaysia

An alternate floating mosque is spotted in Kuala Ibai, a little more than 4km far from Kuala Terengganu town focus, south of Batu Buruk shoreline. The mosque is based on a floating stage with a lake encompassing it. This gives the figment of itself floating on water from a remote place. One of the floating mosque is located in Tenjung Bungah in Malaysia.

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MEDICAL TOURISM BY HATTEN

MELAKA: Melaka’s first full-fledged health-tourism centre, Satori Sanctuary in the City, will be developed in Bandar Hilir at a cost of RM300mil.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the mixed development project by Hatten Land Ltd, expected to be completed by 2020, would boost the state’s medical tourism industry.

The project, to be developed on 0.83ha, would house 50 nursing facilities and other healthcare services, besides a shopping mall, parking lots, 336 hotel rooms and 192 serviced residences.

“Some 160,000 tourists visit Melaka yearly for healthcare services and check in the private hospitals here.

“This project will add value or choice for tourists to seek more conducive treatment or healthcare services,” he told reporters after officiating the Satori-Sanctuary in the City in Melaka on Friday.

He said the project would also contribute to the increase in the state’s gross income and generate more jobs for the locals.

Meanwhile, Hatten Land group managing director, Datuk Colin Tan said Melaka was among the top three states in Malaysia that offered the best healthcare and personal care services, besides having a vast prospect in the medical tourism industry.

“The medical tourism industry in this country is booming every year and Melaka is among the best states in this industry,” he added. – Bernama

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