Remember Pirates of the Caribbean?
Although the Dutch colony stay longer than the Portuguese in Malacca and many of the building remains are Dutch, there is no specific Dutch Village here like the Portuguese Village at Ujung Pasir. So when the Dutch defeated the Portuguese, they build the Stadhuys Complex, Church and Residential at Hereen Street that still available till today but where are the Dutch Descendants here at Malacca?
Now the Branyo and Farapeira are among Melaka folk dance although the Origin is from Portugal. But I never heard about Dutch culture anywhere here. Well actually the Dutch descendants are exist in this country and they are consider the minority within the minority. They are scattered all over the country and not only centered in Malacca. They maybe the smallest group of Eurasians in Malaysia but the they are descendants of the VOC or Dutch East India Company pioneers who ruled Malacca in 1641 for 16 decades.
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Melaka Chief Minister taking a spin at MIMC during the launching recently..
New Infrastructure now is open to public and it is the good news for all Malaccans motorsport enthusiast. Located just after the Toll Exit opposite the INB Resort (Durian Tunggal). This circuit is now the largest International Circuit for Go-Kart in the country. The data shows at present it is also the largest of its kind (go-kart) in South East Asia. with 35ha site, 1.7km long and 10wide racetracks.
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Old but new, can’t see it from the main road, at the back of the Putra Specialist Hospital, stand majestically the Majestic Hotel. A 5 Star Boutique hotel with strong Chinese-Peranakan influence. Enter the Majestic door and you feel like 1920s golden era. Front liners with Nyonya Kebaya will greet you and then smell the luxury wood finishing. You can view the historic Melaka River and Traditional Kampung Morten, the Malay Village from all the room.
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Kampung Ketek the almost forgotten…
One of the oldest village recorded since the Dutch era in Melaka is ‘Kampung Ketek’ or Ketek Village. It’s history can be track down on the transcript in the Malay Anal written by famous Malay literary figure in 18th century and now describes as “The Father of Modern Malay Literature” – Abdullah Munsyi. At the past, Kampung Ketek was called Kampung Pali. Now it is surrounded by old shop houses and strategically located at the UNESCO world heritage zone.
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Artist impression about the ship, source melakahariini.
Now Melaka have Flor De la Mar Ship Replica at Dataran Sungai Melaka. Soon it will be accompanied by another replica from 15th century – the ‘King Ship’ (Kapal Raja Melaka). Just few meters away from Flor De La Mar and at the riverside. Now this area is called ‘Dataran Sungai Melaka’. It said that the ship architecture would be like in Mansur Shah Sultanate era that rule Melaka 600 years ago.
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An opening ceremony for the completion of Batu Berendam Airport will be held on 5th May 2009 Tuesday. The ceremony will be officiated by Y.A.B Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali bin Mohd. Rustam, Chief Minister of Melaka.
Time : 9.00 AM
Place : Melaka Main Airport Terminal Batu Berendam.
All are invited to the ceremony.
*UPDATED – Pic of the New Airport*
Batu Berendam Airport Main Entrance…
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Made out of wood…
Remember the Mysterious great Island? Local said that there will never be a successful project in the Island because the ‘Things’ guard the Island… But that is another folklore story you will find in every part of the world. Now a local company is offering unique bungalow for those who want to get out from city hustle and bustle but not so far from town. Project Yield bungalow at Pulau Besar Melaka is a suitable place.
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