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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Chinese New Year mood is in the mall and hotel

The Year of the Goat model @ Garden Terrace ,Swiss Garden Hotel Melaka

An extra large size model of a Bakul Sia or special traditional gift basket
@ Dataran Pahlawan 1st Floor

Red and yellow and orange are the auspicious colours favoured to welcome the Lunar New Year.
Note the extra large size Cheongsam which is a traditional Chinese dress for ladies @ Dataran Pahlawan Ground Floor.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Malacca's hidden sights -beautifully clean backlanes in old town near Jonker walk

See how clean and nice the backlanes are.There are even concrete benches and  light posts .

An old well now covered with glass to showcase historical use.
Below is the bicycle mode of transportation available in  a few hotels.A leisurely way to see Malacca Old Town sights.

Preparing to usher in the Year of the Goat or Wood Sheep

Malacca is a UNESCO heritage status city state.This historical city which is home to famous landmarks like the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple,St Peter's Church,Portuguese settlement ,Kampung Morten,Dutch buildings the Stadthuys, now houses many modern malls and hotels.Below are some pictures to show how these modern buildings are blending culture into their decor.Since Chinese New Year is round the corner on 19 February 2015,decorations are building up the mood.
There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.There are also 5 elements .That is why a person who reached age 60 years of age is deemed very fortunate for having gone through a complete cycle.Their next birthday  will be the start of a new cycle which will
Aeon Bandaraya Mall Melaka 

Ramada Plaza lobby 

Parkson Mall Melaka ,Banda Hilir.Lion dance performance complete with loud drums.

 complete only if one lives to 120 years of age.
The animals are:Rat,Ox,Tiger,Rabbit.Dragon,Snake,Horse,Goat,Monkey,Rooster,Dog,Pig.
The elements are:Wood,Fire,Earth,Metal,Water
This year it is named by Feng Shui masters as the Year of the Wood Sheep or for the most of my young days I have just learned it is the year of the Goat .

Pls refer

You will observe that red is considered an auspicious colour for this celebration.Also lots of noise .

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Heritage tour in Melaka by trishaw;visit Baba Nyonya Heritage House in Jln Tun Tan Cheng Lock.

Melaka is a historical city.What is the better way to see all that is old and gold in a short span of time?Call for a trishaw ride by Firdaus Muttalib.He is a pleasant young man ,well versed with heritage tours and can tell you stories while peddling his classic basic trishaw.Get a ride on an authentic trishaw or in local language we say 'beca'(pronounced bay cha).One of the must see sights will be the Baba Nyonya Heritage house in the famed Millionaires'row of olden days.

See the info below and I leave you with this:Enjoy the ride and sightseeing and stories.

Firdaus mobile is +6 016 630 2502.He informed he is  available on fb and whatsapp and via email.After hearing an insightful interview of him by Melissa of Baba Nyonya Heritage house(a private museum) this evening at Riverine Coffeehouse,I am convinced Firdaus will always do his best to give tourists and locals value for money on his rides in and around the heritage city of Melaka(Malacca).

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ramada Plaza Melaka Buffet-promotion for senior citizens until January 31 ,2015

If you like to enjoy your buffet in a cosy ambience in a grand hotel like Ramada Plaza,this is a good time to make your reservations there.The service is impeccable.The staff are polite and pleasant.Great hospitality with delicious varieties of food and dessert.
For senior citizens above 55 years,this is a golden opportunity to enjoy a discount according to age.The older you are,the more you are rewarded.What can I say but,Enjoy!