Cuisine in Melaka


Published: Wednesday March 28, 2012 MYT 5:39:00 PM

Melaka Air set for maiden flight to Penang on April 6

MALACCA: Melaka Air will start its maiden flight from the Malacca International Airport in Batu Berendam to Penang on April 6.

Melaka Air, operated by Melaka Holiday Sdn Bhd in cooperation with Firefly, will fly twice a week (Monday and Friday) to Penang using an aircraft with a capacity to fly 72 passengers.

Melaka Holiday Sdn Bhd chairman Syed Mahaza Syed Dakian the flight would take 1 hour 10 minutes and tourists coming to Malacca from Penang would be able to arrive in comfort to visit interesting places in the state.

“There is a demand for such service from Penang since tourists who arrive in Penang would also like to visit Malacca which is also a Unesco World Heritage site just like Penang,” he told reporters after opening the Melaka Air and Melaka Holiday counters here Wednesday.

The introduction of the air route to and from Penang would shorten the travel time for tourists as well as save cost.

Melaka Air, which started its operations last November, was previously servicing only the Malacca-Medan (Indonesia) sector.

Syed Mahaza said Melaka Holiday also offered travel packages, especially five days four nights or four days three nights to selected destinations. – Bernama

Cuisine in Melaka


December 09, 2011 16:06 PM

Melaka-Sumatera Power Line Project Creates Strategic Partnership – Chief Minister

By Noor Azmi Hamdan

MEDAN, Dec 9 (Bernama) — Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the RM1.2 billion electrical cable project near Telok Gong, Alor Gajah, would create a strategic partnership in energy usage between his state and Sumatera.

He said the project that involves a collaboration between Malaysia’s Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and Indonesia’s PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), had been agreed upon by the two parties last year.

It would be implemeted in two phases with the first scheduled to commence in 2014 and completed three years later, he told reporters after the 8th Governor and Chief Minister Forum in conjunction with the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Conference here.

Under phase one, the project would generate up to 300MW of power while phase two 600MW, he said.

“It’s one of the master plan programmes between Melaka and Sumatera, and through this collaboration, we don’t need to build many electric generating stations because the two regions can share electrical power,” he said.