Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Melaka New Chinatown from above the Shore

Above aerial view shows Melaka New Chinatown from the high rise project "The Shore" at Jalan Bunga Raya Pantai. A beautiful view from above.

As more development has been done at Bandar Hilir, slowly but surely, new investments and development have crept into Melaka New Chinatown. By counting various hotel projects in Melaka New Chinatown, more visitors will stay around this cluster of hotels i.e. from luxurious to budget. Melaka New Chinatown is located besides the historical area and within walking distance, it will be good for the area IF we get the planning right. We should study the traffic around the area and we do not want Jalan Munshi Abdullah to be congested every weekend.

Monday, April 8, 2013


Melaka City will celebrate her birthday on 15th. April 2013. Melaka City has come a long way and visitors are coming in droves to Melaka during the weekend. Last Saturday night, I witnessed dozens of tour buses parked along Stadthuys. Tourists from overseas and outside Melaka were visiting Melaka. It was amazing seeing so many tour buses within a small area.

Certainly, the proclaimation of Melaka and Georgetown as Heritage cities of UNESCO since 2008 has a tremendous impact on both cities. In Melaka, a large number of budget hotels, international hotels and boutique hotels have sprouted around the city to cater for visitors and tourists. Some heritage buildings are converted into hotels and you can even find a quaint lodge at Jalan Kampung Jawa. This small hotel was recommended by Tripadvisor as well.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


From 1st. April 2013, the hawker stalls at Jalan Pasar Baru have been relocated at the side road of Jalan Pasar Baru instead of at the main road. Operation times of these stalls are from 9.00am until 12.00 midnight daily. Before that the operation times was from 6.00 pm until midnight.

This location is better as the stalls can operate longer hours and does not hinder traffic as before. The taxi stand is now in front of the coffee shop located opposite their old stand.