Why 15th of April? That is because in 2003, 15th of April, Melaka Historic Town Council was declared as a City Council. From town status to a city status. Melaka Historic City Council ranked among the best Town Council in Malaysia and among the award that have been given to themwas the Perdana Award for Local Authority. Now it’s already the 7th year of the Anniversary.
The fiesta is back. Pesta Sungai Melaka 2010 or the Melaka River Festival 2010 will be held from 1st June to 30th June 2010. Easy to say the whole month of June is Melaka River Festival. There will be a lucky draw everyday in the River Festival month. Among the prizes are hotel vouchers, electrical items and many more. An expo / stall will be open through the month of June at Taman Rempah and Dataran Sungai Melaka. The official opening will be on the 5th of June at 7.30pm and there also will be Decorative Boat competition. Other interesting activities are :
Cruising Along Melaka River through the historic city…
Melaka River Cruise now easily turn to be the top tourist destination if visiting Melaka. With the total number of about 60,000 tourist using the river cruise every month, the Melaka State Government have new plan for it. The plan is to extend the boat route until the Melaka Sentral – among the biggest and comfortable bus terminal in Malaysia. So what the catch? There is a river beside Melaka Sentral, if the River Cruise Route is extended until the Melaka Sentral, tourist that are using the bus or taxi can directly get a water taxi and rides through the Melaka river to go to other part of the town like Banda Hilir.
For the those who concern about healthy activities, from 12 March to 25 April 2010 Mahkota Parade presenting an Event about health. This health event will include talk about fitness trends, health products and beauty regimes that will keep you in the pink of health. Also some free gift to grab at the mall:
CLEAN ‘n’ FRESH
12 Mar – 25 Apr 2010 | 11am – 9pm
Daily Redemption at Guest Services Desk, Main Entrance
FREE! Mahkota Parade Face Towel with a minimum
purchase of RM80* at Mahkota Parade. *Limited to the first 80 shoppers per day | 1 redemption per shopper per day only on a first-come-first-served basis | While stocks last.
Which is better? Serviced apartment or hotel? Both better according to your matter. That’s why both of the building exist. If you are traveling alone for a short period, Serviced apartment are to big for you. Usually hotel are focus to be build in the heart of a town and we can see many serviced apartment at coastal or resort area like in the high land. This is because people like to choose serviced apartment for a long holiday or group vacation.
Last Year Melaka Archipelago Drum Festival, more pic at mohd azhar flickr..
Now already the fourth week of March. How fast the time past by. So what’s big in Melaka this April? They got the drums and the sofa. On 15th of April there will be Gendang Nusantra Festival and Also HOMDEX first day opening. Homdex is the anual Melaka Furniture expo held at Melaka International Trade Center (MITC). This expo are from 15th to 18th April. Many big furniture manufacturer will participate and there will many cheap sales / promotion. Suitable for new house owner and couple planning for wedding ceremony. Other than furniture there will be electrical items, house hold goods and home improvement products.
I think many of you that have visited the Jonker Walk night market every Friday to Sunday evening must have seen an old Chinese man doing some kung fu master stuff like brick breaking at the chest and the his famous coconut penetration with only one finger. He also selling his traditional chinese medicated oil at the night market. This video from youtube show him at work. It has been a long time since I go to the Jonker Walk night market, don’t know how the performance now…