Melaka River Walk at Night

Melaka River Walk at Night
Melaka River Walk at Night

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

RIVERBANK MUSIC CAFE IN MELAKA

Another F & B outlet named Riverbank Music Cafe has opened on the banks of Melaka River. Slowly but surely, more and more F & B outlets are opening up here besides Hard Rock Cafe in 2013.

Riverbank Music Cafe besides Melaka River

The next big thing in Melaka will be activities besides the Melaka River as more investors see the potential of the Melaka River Walk. At the same time, Melaka River at night is very romantic and colourful.

Opposite Riverbank Music cafe on the other side of Melaka river is Best Western Wana Riverside Hotel.

Visitors should not miss this gem of Melaka and come to our Melaka River Walk.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

Monday, December 10, 2012

HARD ROCK CAFE @ MELAKA RIVER TO OPEN IN 2013

Hard Rock Cafe, Melaka which is being constructed besides the Melaka River opposite Stadhuys, will open her doors to the public in early 2013. Internal works and finishing touches are being carried out in feverish pace before her opening.

Once Hard Rock Cafe opens, visitors and locals can have another famous outlet to relax and enjoy themselves. It will make the Melaka Riverwalk more vibrant in the future.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

As 2012 draws to a close in 3 weeks' time, we want to wish everyone of Christian faith "A Very Merry Christmas" and to everyone " A Very Happy New Year 2013 ". Hopefully, 2013 will be a good year in our undertakings, health and happiness.

Enjoy your year end holidays and festivities. Do not drive if you drink and drive carefully.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR

Friday, November 23, 2012

WALL FOUNDATIONS OF MELAKA FORT BEING EXCAVATED

23rd. November 2012

Due to the discovery of the old Melaka forteress wall besides the Melaka River carpark, excavation works are currently being done. Red laterite blocks that form her foundations can be seen. This find is very encouraging to the historical past of Melaka where there was a wall surrounding the administrative centre of Malacca.

The British demolished the surrounding walls of Malacca by explosive gunpowder under Farquhar so as to destroy the defensive fortified walls forever. When Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, was recuperating in Malacca from the swampy conditions in Singapore then, he strongly objected to this demolition. He wrote a formal letter of protest against this to Lord Minto, Viceroy at British India in 1800s.

Due to Raffles intervention, the total demolition of Malacca fort was stopped. Unfortunately, only A Famosa was saved which we can see today.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

DRIVE CAREFULLY FOR DEEPAVALI AND AWAL MUHARRAM

With the coming Deepavali and Awal Muharram celebrations next week, travellers will hit the highways to various destinations. Also, the end year school holidays have started and more cars will be on the road.

Everyone must do their part in keeping our highways, roads and even motorbikes lanes safe. Do not speed, keep your distance and be patient.

HAPPY DEEPAVALI AND AWAL MUHARRAM

Thursday, November 1, 2012

HAPPY DEEPAVALI 2012

To all Hindus around the world, we wish to extend our "Happy Deepavali" greetings. May the festival of lights help us in overcoming our shortcomings. Let us celebrate and bathe in the Lights of Deepavali.

HAPPY DEEPAVALI

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

OFFICIAL DINNER BY MELAKA STATE GOVERNOR

We have been invited to attend an official dinner to be hosted by the Governor of Melaka on this Friday night.

On Saturday morning, we will be visiting some new tourist products for Melaka viz.Taman Seribu Bunga, Macau Gallery, the Jonker Bird house, Coral Wonderland etc. which should be interesting for visitors to Melaka.

Certainly Tourism Melaka is looking forward to this dinner and exciting new tourism products for Melaka. We will feature them after our visit.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY

All Chinese around the world will celebrate the mid Autumn Festival on this coming Sunday. This festival is held on the 15th. Day of the eight month of the Chinese calendar where lanterns will be lit and mooncakes will be eaten.

In the old days, people will eat the mooncakes at night and drink tea under the moonlit night and admire the fullmoon. This tradition is still being carried out in some countries. A good excuse to enjoy the different varieties of mooncakes and the peanuts.

Children enjoy walking around their neighbourhood with their lanterns brightly lit by candles or by modern LED lights which are safer. All good fun for the kids and their parents.

In multicultural Malaysia, this festival is being celebrated by all races especially in the lantern festival or commonly called the Tung Lung festival. Good fun as the children mingle among each other for a night of fun and celebration. Hopefully, this unique Malaysian celebration will continue in years to come.

HAPPY MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL and ENJOY

Thursday, September 20, 2012

MELAKA FESTIVAL STARTS FROM 21-23.9.2012

MELAKA FESTIVAL 2012 starts tomorrow from 10.00am. Venue is at the historical site of St. Paul's hill in Melaka.

Admission to all shows is free, so all people interested in performance arts should make your to Melaka this weekend.

Besides coming to Melaka for her history, cuisines and charm, performance arts can draw crowds and enhance our cultural heritage. Tourism Melaka is supportive of such effort in promoting arts in Melaka. Hope more publicity can be undertaken in future years. This festival should also be incorporated in our Melaka events of the year.

For details, go to www.melakafestival.com.

Monday, August 27, 2012

SELAMAT MERDEKA AND HAPPY MALAYSIA DAY

In 3 days time, Malaysians from all walks of life, creed, religion and races will celebrate our 55th. Anniversary of Independence Day or Merdeka Day. We achieved our Independence from Britain through negotiation and compromise from all Malaysian under the leadership of Tunku Abdul Rahman.

At the same time, we celebrate our Malaysia Day on 16th. September 2012.

Over these 55 years, Malaya then and Malaysia now has gone through many challenges. However, with the co-operation of the three main groups within Malaysia, we have managed to overcome these challenges. We prospered, work, play and live in harmony over these years and built Malaysia into what is today.

Many challenges lie ahead. Europe is in a state of uncertainty due to the Eurozone problems. USA's economy is still not robust enough while in Asia, China's growth is slowing.

Malaysians must unite together and face these challenges head-on. With all Malaysians working together in unison, we can overcome these external threats. Besides that, we need to overcome internal conflicts within Malaysia herself.

Peace and Harmony within Malaysia is important. We must maintain and improve our economic, social and financial goals so that Malaysians of future generations can enjoy the peace and prosperity built by our ancestors in our years ahead.

SELAMAT MERDEKA AND HAPPY MALAYSIA DAY!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

MELAKA NEW CIQ BUILDING AT MELAKA RIVER MOUTH

20th. August 2012

This was how Melaka River mouth used to look like during the old days. Now, we have the newly opened CIQ complex on 1st. August 2012 as seen below. Added this photo to show the major difference between now and then. Enjoy.

Melaka new Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Centre located at the Melaka River mouth is completed recently. It should be operational soon.

Looks modern and the new CIQ will be able to cater to tourists from cruise ships, Dumai ferries from Indonesia and visiting yatches from overseas.

Monday, June 11, 2012

MELAKA RIVER DRAGON BOAT RACE

The annual Melaka River Dragon Boat Race will be held at the Melaka River mouth. The event will be held on Sunday, 17th. June 2012.

Visitors to Melaka are invited to witness this annual event where different teams from overseas and locally will take part.

Since 3rd. June 2012, Melaka is holding the Annual Melaka River Festival. Different activities will be held during this time including this Dragon Boat Race.

As the annual Dumpling Festival is held on 23rd. June, this Dragon Boat Race is significant to all.

Come and join in the fun at the Melaka River Festival. Enjoy.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

MELAKA RIVER FESTIVAL STARTED FROM 3.6.2012

The Melaka River Festival started yesterday and will last about 30 days.

Various water activities are organised at the Melaka River. On 17th. June 2012, the Melaka Dragon Boat Race will be held at the Melaka River mouth. All are welcomed to see this Dragon boat race. Local and International Dragon boat teams will compete with each other.

Monday, May 28, 2012

MELAKA RIVER PROJECT MUST SAFEGUARD NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Melaka River project must safeguard natural environment

May 25, 2012

FMT LETTER: From NK Khoo, via e-mail

The Melaka river beautification Phases one and two projects seem to have been bulldozed through without any public consultation to gather feedback and expert opinions on how to optimise taxpayers’ money and assess the impact on the environment.

For instance, the trees along the riverbank are being cut down indiscriminately for Phase two of the project by the contractors.

Singapore realised that its river beautification with concrete walls was not suitable for its native habitat. It has learned a bitter lesson and tried to restore the ecological environment by recreating and re-introducing a natural environment in the river several years on.

Why is Melaka and the Malaysia government repeating a similar mistake without learning from those made by others?

They should have cleaned up and deepen the Melaka river to maintain its natural setting and allow native habitats to flourish. It is not a rocket science.

Besides, by planting the right mix of plants on the riverbank, it could function as a cost efficient natural filtration system in the river.

This is a cheaper and a viable greener solution rather than build another multi-million ringgit sewage plant. The natural settings will attract monitor lizards, mud skippers, crabs, fishes and birds back to Melaka River as in 90s, free from its odorous and stinky past.

I believe most tourists prefer to cruise in a river filled with livable habitat than seeing concrete walls as found in Phase one of Melaka River beautification project.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012 16:06 PM 800,000 Tourists Targetted For Melaka River Carnival

JOHOR BAHARU, May 17 (Bernama) -- The Melaka state government hopes to attract 800,000 tourists during the Melaka River Carnival 2012 to be held for a month starting June 8.

State Transportation, Information, Unity and Consumerism Committee chairman Datuk Ghazale Mohamad said the sixth edition of the carnival would feature 53 attractive activities from government agencies and the private sector.

"The carnival had attracted 500,000 visitors last year and we are confident the figure will increase this year," he told reporters when promoting the event at the Sultan Iskandar Information and Broadcast Centre here Thursday.

Ghazale said the international level carnival would also include competitions in kayak and parade of boats that would be open to foreign participants as well.

He said participants from Portugal, Holland, United Kingdom and a number of Asian countries had already confirmed their entry.

-- BERNAMA

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MELAKA RIVER WALK AT NIGHT




Melaka River Walk is turned into a romantic walk at night. Everyone should take the opportunity to have a walk along the banks of Melaka River at night. The sights are ones that can captivate you with the colourful lights and the passing of the river cruises.








Beautiful Melaka River Walk at night.

TRANSFORMATION OF MELAKA RIVER



Melaka River used to look like this before her transformation. The river was used as a big sewage which you can see laterines overhanging the river. It formed the sewage for the disposal of human faeces, rubbish and unwanted items. It was in the 1990's that Melaka River began her transformation.





The works were carried out in Phases and it took about 10 years to complete. The river bank was strengthened and a new sewage system was installed to prevent human wastes to be discharged into the Melaka River.


The whole Melaka River was upgraded including the building of a river mouth barrage system. The barrage will control the level of the Melaka River and prevent the Melaka Straits to discharge muddy salt water into the river. The barrage will be lowered to discharge the fresh water into the sea at certain intervals. By doing so, the Melaka River level was regulated. Now, the Melaka River Cruises can be used to ferry visitors to see the whole length of Melaka River.

To date, the whole length of the Melaka River Walk is about 8 km each way. The public can enjoy the rejunevated Melaka River.

WELCOME TO MELAKA RIVER WALK


This website is created to compliment our parent website at www.tourism-melaka.com. After creating our parent website in 2000, it has promoted Melaka to the world and brought Malaccans together from various countries in the world. Since then, more than 1million visitors have graced our website and it is steadily growing.

As we have followed the construction of Melaka River Walk and the development of our Melaka River over the decade, we feel we should do our part in promoting the popular Melaka Cruise and the Melaka River Walk. More activities and promotion can be undertaken to enhance the attractiveness of this Melaka River Walk.