Melaka State Government in collaboration with The Oxford Center for Leadership, Akademi Pelancongan Melaka and Techno Trend Global will organize a Conference of Melaka World Heritage. The details is below:
Theme: Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Tourism Development
Venue : Avillion Legacy Melaka Hotel
Date : 23 – 24 February 2009
Why is the conference held in Melaka?:
The World Heritage Conference: Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development will be held in the city of Melaka. Listed by UNESCO as one of the prominent World Heritage Sites, Melaka is popular for its historical attractions, multicultural mix, arts, daily life and most notably its food. The initial prosperity of Melaka attracted Malay and Chinese settlers in the past and was it later influenced by European colonization during the 1500’s. As a result, many of its remaining Dutch and Portuguese inspired historical structures exist in Melaka till today.
For Health tourism, Indonesian is the largest Market for Melaka. Until October 2008, more than 89,000 tourist from Indonesia has visited Melaka. Many Indonesian prefer Melaka for seeking medical service at various private Hospital such as Putra Specialist, Mahkota Medical and Pantai Hospital. Last year until the month of October 2008, 59,803 foreign patient come to Melaka for medical attention. From the 59,803 foreign patient, 56,828 are from Indonesia itself. The most favorite hospital for this Indonesian is Mahkota Medical Center with more than 40,000 Indonesian patient use their service until October last year.
Last Sunday picture at Dataran Pahlawan Megamall Melaka, people rush for Mega Sale Carnival…
While all the people in America, Europe and Japan are thinking about cutting daily expenses, open saving account and think about more reliable job in this global financial crisis, the Malaysian seem to get along well with the current problem. Thanks to the Malaysian, the nation economy came to breath again and retailer can smile to the ears when Malaysian Mega Sale Carnival came again. To date, MasterCard revealed that members spent about US$1.18 billion (RM4.13 billion) in just 59 days!. That for a credit card sales, I think the cash sales will be the same amount…
LOOK! that why it’s called the Jetty (pic from flickr by jasondgreat).
This Jetty never meant for boats or ship to dock. The name Jetty because it is physically looked like a Jetty and it is extended far toward the sea, the Straits of Melaka. The Jetty is a complex that house fine restaurants and Karaoke lounge. Nicely situated between Mahkota Hotel and Holiday Inn. The Jetty now starting to be a famous nightspot for Melakans to eat and to get amusement. You can choose to enjoy your food at the outdoor area and the wind from the straits will be quite strong. If the wind get you sneezing sit inside the the Bali Cafe will be good too.
You will not hope this kind of thing happen in the middle of a vacation…
Usually a country where tourism will be their important source of nation GDP, people will appreciate it and welcome all tourist that come to their country with open hand. Here in Melaka, we do various of tourist friendly campaign to educate the community about hospitality. Tourism players like hotelier, taxi driver, beca (trishaw) owner and small businesses are advice to be nice with tourist and don’t overcharged for their service. The newest campaign was the smile campaign. Tourism Malaysia also doing serious effort on promoting Malaysian Hospitality and making foreigners feel Malaysia is the prefect place for a 2nd home.
As usual weekend will be the best time to bring our children for a short trip or vacation. Ask your children between playground and water, most of them will choose water instead of land. When we go for water trip, a theme park will be the best option. In Melaka, the best place to go for a swim with your family is AFamosa Water World. The park offer variety of water playing field that will let your child forget eating the whole day and they will end up sleeping in the car while going home. Usually the theme park don’t put any requirement of age for children to use all the theme park features as long as their parents are there. We can seem even babies also in the water with their parents. Safety first! Lets take a look the available swimming aid available in the market for your children:-