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MELAKA POPULAR DOUBLE DECKER BUSES UNDER REPAIR

MALACCA: The two double-decker red tour buses which were brought here from London slightly more than three years ago are no longer plying the tourist belt in the historical city.

Both the buses are out of service for now and Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam had announced recently that one of them would be made a temporary exhibit at the Malacca Transportation Museum in Ayer Keroh while awaiting repairs.

The bus which would be placed temporarily at the museum belongs to the Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ).

The other bus, which is undergoing repairs at a workshop in Sungai Udang, is owned by the Malacca Historical City Council (MBMB). It is expected to resume operations soon.

MPHTJ’s bus had been out of service and left idle at the MBMB compound since last September as the replacement parts were costly and difficult to get as they had to be imported from England.

Ali said it was better to make the bus part of the museum’s exhibits than to leave it idle while waiting for the spare parts to arrive.

“We have to think carefully about what to do with the bus due to the costs incurred and we have to ensure that we make a pragmatic decision when ordering the replacement parts,” Ali said.

The buses, which are also known as the Panorama Bus, were brought to Malacca from London in 2007 at a cost of RM200,000 each to take tourists around historical sites in the city.

The London Bus, as they are known by the locals here, started its services on Aug 14, 2007.

It made 13 stops, including shopping and leisure areas.

The buses are operated by Panorama Malacca Cultural Tourism Sdn Bhd (PMCT).

The bus owned by MBMB is undergoing repairs at a cost of RM140,000 while the other, owned by MPHTJ, is scheduled to be sent to the workshop soon.

MPHTJ is expected to cough up RM40,000 for the repair of its double-decker bus.

Mayor Zainal Abu confirmed the cost incurred to repair MBMB’s bus was RM140,000 as the replacement parts had to be imported.

Meanwhile, MPHTJ president Sapiah Haron confirmed that RM40,000 would be allocated for the repairs on its bus.

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Car Boot Bazaar

Car Boot Bazaar

October 27, 2010
Malaysia, Melaka, Shopping, interesting place

Car boot sale is relatively new here. But it’s becoming a popular business approach. Malaysian are used to open air market and we call it ‘pasar malam’ or night market or night bazaar. Where traders and dealers doing business in the open street. No premises just a stall and big tent.

So when the city council introduce Car Boot Sale, the locals can easily adapted it. In Melaka official Car Boot Sale area was introduced on August 2010 at Autocity parking lot Ayer Keroh. Open Sunday from 7.00am to 12.00pm only.

With the car boot sale, everyone can do business, just RM1.00 pay on the spot and start open your boot. Car Boot Sale at Autocity Ayer Keroh is handled by Hang Tuah Jaya City Council (MPHTJ). More info on MPHTJ here.

Kuala Lumpur have one too. They call it Kuala Lumpur Car Boot Bazaar. The Kuala Lumpur Car Boot Bazaar open Every Saturday and Sunday at Jalan Mahkamah Persekutuan from 8.30am to 4.00pm. If interested you can participate in the bazaar by fill in the form here.

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