Melaka River Walk at Night

Melaka River Walk at Night
Melaka River Walk at Night

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

QUANGDONG TO INVEST IN MELAKA

Published: Tuesday September 22, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM Updated: Tuesday September 22, 2015 MYT 7:05:07 AM Guangdong eyes Malacca

Strengthening tiesNajib observing the ‘Friendly State and Province’ MoU signing between Idris and Zhu at the Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya. Looking on are (back row, from left) Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang. — Bernama Strengthening tiesNajib observing the ‘Friendly State and Province’ MoU signing between Idris and Zhu at the Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya. Looking on are (back row, from left) Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang. — Bernama

MALACCA: The state has a great potential to be an international sea port by 2025 with fiscal commitment from Guangdong, China.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said Guangdong provincial government was interested to construct harbour facilities to turn Malacca into a top nautical hub in this region on par with Singapore.

“We are talking about a huge investment by the Chinese and once materialised, Malacca will be recognised as the largest port in this region,” he said here yesterday.

Besides the port, Idris said Guangdong was looking at unveiling another airport here as a catalyst to tourism and industrial development in Malacca.

Guangdong governor Zhu Xiaodan, he added, had also expressed interest during his working visit to Malacca on Saturday in focusing on man-made Pulau Melaka’s potential as a tourist port project as well as to cater to the needs of the maritime industry.

“Zhu is looking at the long-term, progressive development here as the state has potential as new growth area for Asean,” he said.

Idris also revealed that Zhu toured the Melaka Gateway residential and commercial property project in Pulau Melaka during his visit.

“Zhu is also passionate about bringing our bilateral ties to greater heights as well as being enthusiastic about a win-win strategy for both governments,” he said.

The state government, said Idris, had created a new portfolio known as International Trade helmed by State Transport and Project Rehabilitation Committee chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong.

Friday, July 24, 2015

NEW 3 STOREYS HOTEL OPENS AT JALAN BUNGA RAYA



A new 3 storeys hotel located at Jalan Bunga Raya has opened for business. The building was refurbished early this year.

Visitors to Melaka can check out this new kid on the block.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

MELAKA PART OF 21ST CENTURY MARITIME SILK ROUTE

Malacca Begins Work for International Port

By Aiswarya Lakshmi
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:27 AM
File Image: Malacca Port Authority
Image: Malacca Port Authority
 Soon after China identified Malaysia's Malacca as part of its 21st Century Maritime Silk Route economic belt (MSR), an international shipping port is being planned for the state.
 
The existing port in Malacca would be expanded to meet international standards, informed the Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, as per a report in the Star.
 
A vast opportunity awaits Malacca under MSR, and the government will start with the port expansion as part of the initiative, the minister added.
 
The authorities are still planning the project to make Malacca port part of the Chinese MSR initiative, and Liow has discussed this with his counterpart from China. He added that his ministry had suggested that cruise liners ferry tourists from China directly to Malacca through the MSR maritime route.
 
Liow said the MSR was mooted by Chinese President Xi Jinping as China was eager to increase its maritime cooperation and explore trade opportunities. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

OCEANARIUM MELAKA OPENS

Oceanarium Melaka targets 200,000 visitors this year
Published on: Friday, January 30, 2015
Melaka: The Shore Oceanarium Melaka, a commercial aquarium centre here, has target 200,000 visitors from both locally and overseas for this year. 
General Manager Choo Chert Kian said the latest tourist attraction in the state has managed to draw more than 20,000 visitors since starting operations early last month. 
"Oceanarium Melaka has on display about 500 marine and land exhibits, with 300 being fishes from various countries. 
"We also have marine life that are rarely seen by Malaysians such as the obor-obor, lionfish and ikan batu from countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines and Hawaii in the United States," he said. 
He said his company was also planning to build another aquarium centre under phase two of the venture and this is expected to be ready in 2017. – Bernama 
The Shore Oceanarium Melaka is situated within the Shore Shopping Gallery next to the Melaka River and is open daily from 10.30 am to 9 pm. 
Tickets are priced at RM28 for adults, RM18 for children and RM18 for senior citizens above 60. –Bernama 

Monday, February 9, 2015

QONG XI FA CAI IN THE YEAR OF THE GOAT

As the Chinese New Year of the Goat is fast approaching, we want to extend our best wishes to all the owners and tenants of our Business Centre. May the New Year of the Goat brings you happiness, wealth, prosperity and health to you and your family.

QONG XI FA CAI AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

BY 2016, MELAKA WILL HAVE IBIS MELAKA HOTEL TO CATER TO OVERSEAS VISITORS

World renown hotelier, Ibis will be constructing their own IBIS MELAKA HOTEL. The hotel will be located at the former Savoy cinema just besides Melaka infamous 9 Storey flats at Jalan Bendahara.
This 6 storeys hotel will cost around MYR 200 million in investment by the Ibis Group of companies with local partners. Designed with a classical look, it is expected to open for business by 2016. More and more international renown hotels have started to invest in Melaka as they see the historical and commercial aspects in Melaka after Melaka was added into UNICEF World Heritage City in 2008. Plaza Ramada Hotel is here together with Swiss Garden Hotel, Holiday Inn and other international boutique hotels.

The Melaka River bank will spur future opening of riverside restaurants. Hopefully, in another 5 years time, Melaka Riverwalk will be a hub of activities whereby it will be the walk that links the historical part of Melaka with the residential hub of hotels being located in the upstream of Melaka River.

THE SHORE @ MELAKA RIVER

Newly opened, The Shore, is located besides the Melaka River Bank. Swiss Garden hotel and residences are also situated here. A aquarium is opened for business. Tang's, the renown Singapore owned departmental store is also here at the shopping mall. Besides cheek fusion restaurants and a Spanish restaurant have also opened shop here.

Opposite the Melaka River, the newly refurbished Cathay Cinema has been turned into Melaka's own Panggung Bangsawan where cultural shows and performances will be presented to the public in the future. Let us make and turn our Melaka River into a hub of festivities and cultural performances.