Saturday, October 19, 2013

VISIT ROYAL PRESS MELAKA


BREAKING NEWS FROM THE ROYAL PRESS

1. WELCOME TO THE ROYAL PRESS, MALACCA

We are delighted to announce that The Royal Press, Malacca is ready to welcome you.The premises are open to the public from 10-00 am to 6-00 pm daily, from Wednesday to Monday, including weekends. We are closed on Tuesdays.

Our printing press operations will run as usual, from 9-00am to 5-00 pm on weekdays, offering a unique perspective of our printing heritage.

2. GUIDED GROUP TOURS
Students, clubs, associations and special interest groups are especially welcome to join our guided group tours. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes, commencing at the following times:
- 10.30 am
- 12.30 pm
- 02.30 pm
- 04.30 pm

General Admission Prices:
Adult - RM12
Child (12 years & below) - RM6
*Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Please let us know your proposed date and time of visit for our guides to organize an appropriate program for you.

We look forward to hearing from you on telephone: +6012 3517540 or email: tour@theroyalpress.my

Advance notice is best as it allows us to prepare a meaningful tour for you.

Friday, October 18, 2013

HAPPY DEEPAVALI


In 2 weeks time, Malaysians of Hindu faith will celebrate the Deepavali festival of lights. May we take the opportunity of wishing our Hindu friends "Selamat Deepavali".

HAPPY DEEPAVALI

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

POCKETS OF DEVELOPMENT IN NEW CHINATOWN

Using Google Earth, we can identify potential development sites around Melaka New Chinatown. The vacant site of the former Central market is going to be Vedromall in 2016. Burnt out site of former Lido cinema will be redeveloped.

At Jalan Jawa, there is a vacant area now used as an open carpark.

Former Capitol cinema should also be redeveloped. The former site of Savoy cinema will soon be developed into a hotel.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

NEW DEVELOPMENT AT JALAN BENDAHARA

Hotel Bendahara Makmur @ Jalan Bendahara, Melaka.

Some development were carried out at Jalan Bendahara. The first shopping arcade in Melaka, Wisma Bendahara has been rebuilt to a 82 rooms hotel named Hotel Bendahara Makmur recently.

Now, notice has been given that the land where Savoy cinema was demolished some years back, is being re-developed into a 4 & 6 storeys hotel. That leaves the state owned land at former Capitol Cinema undeveloped.

Maybe, it should be developed into Panggung Capitol Melaka where live cultural shows and lively art shows can be staged. Melaka now needs to develop her soft skills like performance arts, dances, bangsawan and others.

JALAN KEE ANN SETS FOR MULTI-MILLION DEVELOPMENT

After 25 years of waiting ie after the Melaka iconic Central market was demolished in mid 1980s, finally Jalan Kee Ann has risen from her slumber. It started out in 2008 when the freehold land held by Sedap Food was offered for sale to interested parties.

Some smaller parcels of land were sold and four storeys shops were built. These shops have been completed and are now in business. However, Lot 427, Jalan Kee Ann, 75100 Melaka has an area of 93,000 sq.ft. It was rented out as an open carpark and some retail business until now.

Finally, an established property developer under the Hatten Group has decided to invest a multi-million project on the site. It will have 2 basement carparks and 5 storeys of freehold retail outlets. Slated to be completed by end 2016, the success of this project will influence the property prices around Jalan Kee Ann.

During the night, the area should see more economic activities. Now, it is rather quiet at night especially after the fire of Khelass supermarket. Luckily, a new hotel viz. Prima Hotel Melaka has opened last December and visitors are staying here. Probably, the former Lido cinema site will be redeveloped by 2016 as well. Then, Jalan Kee Ann can be revived to her glorious days.

REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER LIDO CINEMA SITE

With the redevelopment of Lot 427, Jalan Kee Ann into a vibrant Vedro mall by 2016, all eyes are now at the former site of Lido cinema. Khelass supermarket was burnt down in an early morning fire last year. The site has been cleared of debris and enclosed up.

Rumours are circulating that a high rise hotel will be constructed. No firm confirmation from the owners of the land. Watch this space if we get some news on it.

Friday, October 11, 2013

MULTI-MILLION RINGGIT VEDRO MALL COMING UP AT END OF JALAN KEE ANN BY 2016

A new investment by the Hatten Group is going to be built at the end of Jalan Kee Ann. This 7 storey building with 2 basement car parks and 5 storeys of retail space will enhance the value of properties around Jalan Kee Ann.

This multi-million ringgit project is at Lot 427, Jalan Kee Ann,75100 Melaka. Completion of the project is expected to be done by 4th. Quarter of 2016.

With the over development of Bandar Hilir, finally, developers see the potential of Melaka New Chinatown especially beside the famous Melaka River.

In three years time ( by end 2016), the quiet area around the former Melaka Central Market will be transformed into a vibrant space. This area has been neglected since the Melaka Central Market was demolished in mid 1980s.

Details of this development can be viewed at : www.vedromall.com