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Melaka weather (forecast) today

Melaka is reputed as the treasure trove of Malaysian legends, legacies and charm.

Melaka is said to have been founded by an exiled Sumatran prince, Parameswara. While hunting in a village, he stopped to rest under a tree called Pokok Melaka. He then saw one of his hunting dogs being kicked by a mousedeer.

He was so inspired by the mousedeer's courage that he decided to build his empire at the spot where he sat, and named his new city Melaka.

The city attracted spice traders from as far as Europe and South America. Control of the city changed hands first from the Melaka Sultanate, to the Portuguese, the Dutch and then, the English. Melaka today is a kaleidoscope of rich heritage.

The State may have lost the pomp and grandeur of atrading empire but the legacy is left which is visible in its many historical relics, the language of its people, its cuisine and traditions.

State Flag

Red, White, Yellow and Blue refers to the colours of the Malaysia national flag called "Jalur Gemilang" or Glorious Stripes, that signifies the Melaka state as part of Malaysia.

The crescent and star symbolises the Islamic religion as the official religion of the State and Malaysia.

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State Anthem

Song Title : MELAKA MAJU JAYA
Song Lyricist : Saiful Bahri
Composer : Johari Salleh
Musical Score

Melaka negeri Melaka
Tempat tumpah darah kita
Dijunjung dengan sepenuh jiwa
Untuk maju dan jaya

Rakyat jelata sudah bersatu padu
Berikrar taat setia
Jujur berkhidmat setiap masa
Melaka maju jaya

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State Flower

It is called
Kesidang or canangrium scortechinii

Kesidang reflects the average personality/character and role of the Melakans whom are generally courteous and friendly.

The flower is normally used by the traditional Melaka womenfolk as a hairpiece, bride dressing and at various official functions. It emits a soothing fragrant smell that last.

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State Districts

The Melaka state is divided into the three districts with each district having its own district council [Majlis Daerah].

1.
Majlis Perbandaran Melaka Bandaraya Bersejarah (MPMBB)
2. Majlis Daerah Alor Gajah
3. Majlis Daerah Jasin
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Language

Bahasa Malaysia is the official language, but English is widely used for business and in the tourist industry. Mandarin and Tamil are also familiar local languages, and are taught concurrently with Bahasa Malaysia and English Language in the education language.

The Melaka Chinese basically comprise of Hokkien chinese and explains the widely use chinese language in Melaka. You would also experience the Portuguese descendants speaking their own language called "Kristang" and the
Baba Nyonya community speaking a language of their own which is a mixed of Hokkien and Bahasa.

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Climate

The tropical climate is hot and humid throughout the year, with plenty of sunshine, and temperature ranging from 21 to 32 degrees Celcius. Cooler climates can be found in hill resorts.

The annual rainfall is high, from 2,000 - 2,500 mm. Distinct rainy seasons, caused by the monsoon occur on the West Coast (August-September) and on the Peninsular east coast, and East Malaysia in November to February. Daily rainfall is often concentrated during the late afternoons, bringing refreshing air in the early evening.

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Currency

One Ringgit Malaysia(RM) is equal to 100 sen. Currency notes are in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 Ringgit value. Coins are 1 Ringgit, 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen.

Travellers cheques can be exchanged for Ringgit Malaysia at commercial banks, hotels and at authorised money changers. Major international credit cards, including American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club are accepted at most hotels, shopping complexes and restaurants.

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Banks

Both international and local banks operate in Malaysia. There are also a number of merchant bankers, finance companies and offshore financial institutions established in Malaysia.

Banking hours are between 9.30am to 4pm on weekdays and 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturdays in most states. The exceptions are the states of Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu where banks are closed on Fridays and from 9.30am to 11.30am on Thursdays.

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What To Wear

Cool attire of natural fibres, cotton or similar is most comfortable. An overjacket or jumper may be needed for cool nights in the hill resorts.

For the more formal occassions, a jacket, long-sleeved shirt, sometimes a tie, are required for men and evening dresses for women. Long-sleeved Batik shirts are also accepted for formal functions but advisable to check the dress-codes required for the functions.Visitors must respect the dress-code required when visiting mosques and temples.

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Business Hours

In Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, Friday is the weekly holiday instead of Sunday. Government offices, banks and most shops are closed. In all other states, shops are generally open from 9.30am to 7pm, with later closing times for supermarkets and department stores.

Government offices operate from 8am to 4.15pm with one hour lunch break, extended to 2.5 hours on Fridays. Private offices operate from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday mornings. Many large shopping complexes are open seven days a week between 10am to 10pm.

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Telecommunications

Malaysia has an advanced telecommunications system in which internet, telephone, telex and facsimile services are available at reasonable rates.

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Time

Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of GMT.

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Electricity

The voltage is 240V at 50 cycles. Adaptors are easily available at all hotels or electrical outlets.

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Shopping

1. City Bayview Hotel Arcade, Jalan Bendahara, Melaka

2. Fajar Departmental Store & Supermarket Sdn. Bhd., 165, Jalan Hang Tuah 75300 Melaka

3. Great Wall Shopping Centre Sdn. Bhd., Plaza Melaka Jalan Gajah Berang, Melaka

4. Jade House Jewellery Sdn. Bhd., 564. Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka

5. Jaya Jusco Store Sdn. Bhd., Bukit Beruang (along the Ayer Keroh Highway), Melaka

6. KOTAMAS Sdn. Bhd., Bukit Beruang (along the Ayer Keroh Highway), Melaka

7. Madam King's (Departmental Store), Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka

8. Parkson Grand Mahkota Parade, Jalan Merdeka, Melaka

9. The Store (Store Holdings Sdn. Bhd.), Jalan Kilang, Melaka

10. Ocean, Jalan Tun Ali, Melaka

11. Orchard Square, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Melaka

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Food

Indian Restaurants

1. Banana Leaf Restaurant
42,Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Melaka.
Indian Food

2. VENI RESTAURANT
34,Jalan Temenggong, Melaka.
Indian Food

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Nyonya Food

1. Restoran Makko
115,Taman Melaka Raya, Off Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Melaka.
Nyonya Food

2. Ole Sayang Restaurant
198 & 199, Taman Melaka Raya, Off Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Melaka.
Nyonya Food

3. Restoran Peranakan
Klebang, Melaka
Nyonya Food

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Portuguese Food

1. RESTAURANT d'LISBON
Portuguese Settlement, Melaka.
Portuguese Food

2. SAN PEDRO RESTAURANT
Portuguese Settlement, Melaka.
Portuguese Food

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Chinese Cuisines

1. Restoran Lee
No 28 & 30 Jalan Sri Rama 3, Tmn Muzaffar Shah, Ayeh Keroh 75450 Melaka.
SeaFood Chinese Restaurant (Sri Lanka Crab)

2. Lim Tian Puan Restaurant
251,Jalan Tun Sri Lanang 75100 Melaka.
Teochew Cuisines

3. Long Fatt
Jalan Tokong, Melaka.
The best teow chew porridge.Also try their home cooked assam fish.
TeowChew Porridge

4. New Good World Restaurant
133 - 2B,Taman Melaka Raya, Off Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Melaka.
Chinese Cuisines

5 Restoran Dragon Bowl Sdn Bhd
52-62 & A, Jalan Mutiara Melaka 2, Bt Berendam 75300 Melaka.
Chinese Cuisines Restaurant (VIP room & Karaoke)

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Melaka's Best Kept Secrets ........... A MUST

1. Chop Chong Hwa
Opposite Chung Khiaw Bank, Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka.
Traditional Hainanese style chicken rice is served golf ball size and is simply delicious.
Chicken Rice Ball

2. Hoe Kee
Adjacent to Chung Khiaw Bank, Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka.
Chop Chong Hwa's neighbour. Their chicken rice is served golf ball size (larger) and equally tasty.
Chicken Rice Ball

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Recreation

1.
A'Famosa Golf Club & Resort
1A, A Famosa Sample Hse, Pegoh Est Simpang Empat,78000 Melaka.
36-Hole International Golf Course

2. Air Keroh Country Club
Jalan Air Keroh, 75450 Melaka.
Golf Club

3. Golden Valley Golf Resort
Lock Bag No 1951, Bemban Post, 77209 Melaka.
Golf Club

4. Tiara Golf Club
Jalan Air Keroh, 75450 Melaka.
Golf Club

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Accomodation

RESORTS

1. Air Keroh Country Resort
Ayer Keroh,
75450 Melaka.
No. of Rooms : 64
RM100-RM200
Resort hotel, swimming pool

2. Air Keroh D'Village
Ayer Keroh,
75450 Melaka.
No. of Room : 252
RM100-RM200
Resort hotel, swimming pool

3. Malacca Village Paradise Resort
Ayer Keroh,
75450 Melaka.
No. of Room : 405
Above RM300
Resort hotel, swimming pool, business centre

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ISLAND RESORTS

1. Samudera Resort
Pulau Besar, P.O. Box 461,
Pejabat Pos Besar,
Melaka.
No. of Room : 85

2. Upeh Island Resort
P.O.Box 200,
75740 Melaka.
No. of Room : 72
RM100-RM200
Resort hotel, swimming pool

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CITY HOTELS

Grand Continental Melaka Hotel
20, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 150
RM100-RM200
City hotel, 150 rooms, swimming pool, business centre

Malacca Renaissance Hotel
Jalan Bendahara,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 295
Above RM300
City hotel, restaurants, swimming pool, business centre

The City Bayview Hotel
Jalan Bendahara,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 182
RM200-RM300
City hotel, swimming pool, business centre

The Garden City Service Apartment Malacca
Blk Begonia Pangsapuri, Garden City, Jalan Merdeka,
75000 Melaka
No. of Room : 92
RM100-RM200
City hotel, swimming pool

The Metropole Hotel Malacca
Tower Block, New Bus Terminal Jalan Tun Ali,
75300 Melaka
No. of Room : 77
RM100-RM200
City hotel

The Emperor Hotel Malacca
123, Jalan Munshi Abdullah,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 250

RM100-RM200
City hotel, restaurants, swimming pool

The Plaza Inn
2, Jalan Munshi Abdullah,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 140

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BUDGET HOTELS

Accordian Hotel
114A, Jalan Bendahara,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 39

Bachang Hotel
91-F, 1,2,3,
Jalan Tun Perak,
75300 Melaka.
No. of Room : 15

Comfort Hotel
No. 373 A & B,
Taman Melaka Raya, 75400 Melaka.
No. of Room : 23

Central Hotel
31-41, Jalan Bendahara,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 32

Dragon Hotel
91-C, Jalan Tun Perak,
75300 Melaka.
No. of Room : 23

Farmosa Resort Hotel
No.C4 & C6, Jalan Kesidang 3/9
75200 Melaka
No. of Room :

First Elite Hotel
102, Jalan Taming Sari,
75400 Melaka.
No. of Room : 36

Grand Southern Hotel
172, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room : 42

Heritage Hotel
116-A, Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room : 20

Hinly Hotel
150, Jalan Parameswara,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room : 14

Holiday Budget Hotel
305 A & B, Taman Melaka Raya,
Melaka.
No. of Room : 17

2846, Jalan Semabok,
75050 Melaka.
No. of Room : 25

Majestic Hotel
188, Jalan Bunga Raya,
No. of Room : 22

Melaka Hotel Sentosa
91/1, Jalan Tun Perak,
75300 Melaka.
No. of Room : 35

Regal Hotel
66, Jalan Munshi Abdullah,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 31

Riverside City Hotel
22, Jalan Munshi Abdullah,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 12

SHT Palace Hotel
201, Jalan Munshi Abdullah,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 48

Sri Kota Hotel
318-319, Jalan Tun Ali
Melaka.
No. of Room : 23

The Baba House Hotel
125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
75200 Melaka
No. of Room : 42
Less than RM100 City hotel, business centre

Tan Kim Hock Hotel
153, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room : 42

Valiant Hotel
41A, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 35

Visma Hotel
111-A,B & C, Jalan Kg. Hulu,
75200 Melaka.
No. of Room : 25

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CHALETS

Kak Long Chalet
Lot 1936, Permatang Pasir,
Alai,
75460 Melaka.
NO. OF ROOM : 10

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HOSTELS

Asrama Anda (Traveller's Inn)
323 B,C, Jalan Kilang,
75300 Melaka.
No. of Room : 12

Asrama Pelancongan Kota Melaka
317 C, 310 B,
Jalan Tun Ali,
75300 Melaka.
No. of Room : 12

Hostel Pelancongan Izet
C 3507, Limbongan,
75200 Melaka.
No. of Room : 15

Melaka Youth Hostel
341, Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room : 13

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BED & BREAKFASTS

Budaya Bed & Breakfast
No. 88, Jalan Tun Perak,
75300 Melaka.
No. of Room : 66

Cozy Budget Lodge
40-A/42-A,, Jalan Kee Ann,
75100 Melaka.
No. of Room : 13

Robin's Nest Guest House
246B,247B & 248B,
Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room : 17

SD Rest House
258-B, Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka
No. of Room : 24

Shirah's Guest House
No. 229B & 230B, 2nd Floor,
Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room : 12

Sunnys Inn
253-A, Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room : 12

Tip Top Guest House
330A, Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
No. of Room :10

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BEACH RESORTS

Bidara Beach Lodge
78, Lorong Hj Abdullah
Kampung Pasir Gembur
Tanjung Bidara,
78300 Melaka
No. of Room : 18

Tanjung Bidara Beach Resort
Tanjung Bidara, Masjid Tanah,
78300 Melaka.
No. of Room : 80
RM100-RM200
Resort hotel, swimming pool

Klebang Beach Resort
92 - 1, KM 9,
Batang Tiga,Tanjung Kling,
76400 Melaka.
No. of Room : 46

Lereh River Resort
Km. 9, Sungai Lereh,
Tanjung Kling,
76400 Melaka.
No. of Room : 16

Motel Tanjung Kling
5855 C, Pantai Pengkalan Perigi,
65460 Melaka.
No. of Room : 48

Mutiara Malacca Beach Resort
Pantai Kundur,
Tanjung Kling,
76400 Melaka.
No of Room : 218
RM200-RM300
Resort hotel, swimming pool, business centre

Riviera Bay Resort Malacca
Km 10,Jalan Tanjung Kling
76400 Malacca
No. of Room : 450

Shah's Beach Resort
Km 10.4, Tanjung Kling,
76400 Melaka.
No. of Room : 530
RM100-RM200
Resort hotel, swimming pool

Straitsview Lodge
C-7886 Pantai Kundur,
Batu 9, Tg Keling,
76400 Melaka.
No of Room : 11

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1998 Events

Thaipusam, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Batu Berendam

Melaka Historical City Day Celebrations - April 15, 1998

Melaka Wesak Day Procession - May 10, 1998

Melaka Tourism Week, Bandar Hilir - May 23 - 31, 1998

Melaka Historical City Run, Bandar Hilir - May 25, 1998

Melaka Historic City International Run - June 20, 1998

San Pedro Festival, Portuguese Settlement, Ujong Pasir - June 27 - 29, 1998

Melaka Dragon Boat Race, Klebang Beach - July

Melaka Village Fest - August 24, 1998

Birthday of the State Governor of Melaka Procession - October 11, 1998

Melaka Carnival, Ayer Keroh - October

Melaka Beach Festival, Klebang Beach - November 7 - 9, 1998

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Sightseeing

A Famosa
Auyin Hill Resort
Ayer Keroh Recreational Forest
Baba Nyonya Heritage
Bukit China
Butterfly Farm
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple-oldest Chinese Temple Hall 1641 -1660
Christ Church - 1753
Crocodile Farm
Cultural Village
Dutch Fort
Dutch Square/The Stadthuys
Fish World
Gadek Hot Spring
Hang Li Poh's Well
Hang Tuah's Mausoleum
Independence Museum
Jonker Street
Melaka Sultanate Palace
Melaka Zoo
Portugese Square
Pulau Besar
Queen Victoria Fountain - 1901
Sam Po Temple
St. Paul's Church Porta De Santiago
St. Peter's Church - 1710
Harmony Street (Jalan Tokong)
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Entertainment

My advice is to head straight to Taman Melaka Raya and you will have lots of choice ranging from pubs, discos, nightclubs and canteena styled pubs.

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