Melaka River Walk at Night

Melaka River Walk at Night
Melaka River Walk at Night

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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