You are entering smoke free zone…….campaign.
Now the Melaka Health Department making a new campaign of smoke free area at certain part of the Melaka city. Among the area is Banda Hilir. In Malaysia smoking is ban at certain place like the Government office, Hospitals and School. But for these campaign, it target a larger area rather tahn the building itself. The campaign is aimed to educate people not to smoke in public places. This is different from the actual gazetted area. Smoking in the gazetted can be fine. In Malaysia, if caught smoking in gazetted area you can be fine RM10,000 or 2 years in jail. Europeans regions are among serious continent in making legislation about smoking ban. They had European Public Health Alliance to gather information about smoking ban also few organization such as the European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) and the European Respiratory Society on the progress of European countries in implementing anti-smoking legislation.
Full ministry release about smoking area here.