Melaka River Walk at Night

Melaka River Walk at Night
Melaka River Walk at Night

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Dragon boat race attracts 672 local and foreign participants to Melaka

Dragon boat participants race on the Melaka River. — Bernama photo
MELAKA: The dragon boat race held in conjunction with the 11th Melaka River International Festival at the Melaka River estuary has drawn 672 participants from 48 teams.
Melaka River and Coastal Development Corporation (PPSPM) chief executive officer Nazary Ahmad said the winners who would take home the ‘Asian Dragon Boat Award’ and a cash prize of RM2,000 would be known late yesterday evening.
He said the race is divided into two categories with the open category for teams outside of Melaka including foreigners while the closed category is for teams from the state and the champions of each category would battle for the challenge trophy.
“The dragon boat race is among 10 international events organised to attract tourist arrivals during the festival,” he told reporters after flagging off the race here yesterday.
He said among the local teams taking part included from Police, Malaysian Maritime Academy, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Universiti Multimedia and Universiti Kuala Lumpur while international participants are from Singapore, Brunei and Thailand. — Bernama

Thursday, June 8, 2017




MALACCA: The total number of tourists visiting Malacca rose to 5.38 million in the first four months of this year as compared to 4.77 million for the same period last year, said State Tourism, River, Beaches and Islands Development Committee deputy chairman Datuk Ghazale Muhamad.
He said the increase of 12.7% was very a big push for Malacca which was targeting 16.75 million tourists this year with domestic tourists being the largest contributor with 3.69 million as compared to 1.69 million foreign tourists in the first four months of this year. 
"On May 19, Malacca was listed in fifth spot in 'The World's Trendiest Holiday Destinations' in a report of The British Post which opens a new dimension for tourists to continue choosing Malacca as the best holiday destination in the world," he told reporters here today.
Earlier, he had officiated an Empowering Seminar and Hari Raya Contribution Presentation for 309 trishaw riders registered with Malacca Historic City Council as a trishaw ride is among the main tourist attractions in the state.
Also present were Tourism Promotion Division general manager Norena Jaafar and Tourism and Culture Ministry director for Malacca, Jeffri Munir.
Ghazale said the five main sources of foreign tourists were China with 30.45%, Singapore (20.78%), Indonesia (12.99%), Taiwan (3.86%), and Japan (2.96%). 
He said Selangor contributed the largest number of domestic tourists with 518,265 or 15.34%.
Therefore, he said all parties involved in the Malacca tourism industry need to promote cooperation to boost the development of the industry and attract more tourists to the state.
Meanwhile, Ghazale said last year, the state government received 12 complaints involving the misconduct of trishaw riders. 
"From the total, seven involved trishaw riders going against the traffic flow and four for unreasonable charges and the remaining number involved verbal sexual harassment.
"In this regard, they were called and given warning not to repeat the offences as they are the industry's frontliners and it is the responsibility of all to protect the image and to raise the prestige of the state tourism industry," he said. — Bernama

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Melaka Monorail will start operation again by end April 2017.

Some upgrading works were carried out to prevent failures.

Friday, April 14, 2017


This photo shows the Malacca Central Market from 1932 to 1985. It was demolished in 1985. If it was not demolished, it will be standing which can be reused as a tourist hub.

The photo below is the new Vedro by the River which is opening in 2017.

Friday, March 10, 2017


Vedro by the River

Vedro by the river is expected to be completed by mid year.

Melaka water taxis to be ready also by mid year which can transport passengers from Melaka Sentral to Vedro and Stadthuys as well.

Heard an entrepreneur is setting up an homestay 2 rooms apartments within Jalan Kee Ann for visitors to stay especially over the weekends.

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Malacca will soon introduce her Malacca river taxis by mid year. 

They will ply from the Melaka River mouth to the Melaka Bus terminal. Travellers can board and disembark at 5 terminals.

By doing so, we can beat the weekend jams around Malacca. It will be another transport around Malacca minus the traffic jams. We hope the fares will be affordable so everyone can use it.

Monday, January 30, 2017


The original Malacca Central market where Vedro on the River was built over

VEDROMALL is nearing completion. It is now in PAINTING stage while the air-conditioning systems have been installed.

Once completed, visitors can walk to the new mall, have coffee overlooking the Malacca river after shopping there.

It is expected to be completed by mid 2017.

VEDROMALL besides Malacca river

Painting in progress