Friday, 17 June 2011


Proudly to present the Founders of this blog!
Noor Atiqah Idris & Izzatul Nadiah Isa.

First of all, we are so glad that we finally finished this Blog.
This Blog is special created for our beloved Lecturer of CSC 208.
A big appreciation & special thanks to
Mr. Mohd. Razif Bin Shamsuddin.

We hope that you gonna love the beautiful, uniqueness and colorful of Malacca.
We hope that after you 'evaluating' this page,
Malacca will be your next vacation with your beloved family. 



Dondang Sayang literally love ballad, originated in Melaka sometime in the 15th century, influenced by traditional Portuguese folk music.It is a traditional Malay form of entertainment where Baba and Nyonya singers exchange extemporaneous Malay Pantun (poetry), in a lighthearted and sometimes humorous style. The singers are normally accompanied by a violin, two Malay rebana (drums), and a tetawak (gong). These instruments are often supplemented by other available instruments, most notably, accordions, flutes, or an additional violin.
It is also associated with the Ronggeng dance


Tarian Portugis, or "Portuguese dance," is a term given to an eclectic performance repertoire associated with the Malaysian-Portuguese community. The dances are performed, often for tourists audiences, by troupes from the Portuguese Settlement in Malacca.
The Tarian Portugis tradition was invented in 1952, when a small group of upper-class Eurasians from Malacca who were preparing to entertain a visiting Portuguese dignitary learned a few dances from a book on Portuguese folk dances.


Poem (Nazam) is a kind of poetry that has existed for over 100 years ago. Poem (Nazam) that seemedto resemble nasyid but it can be sing individually or collectively in sponton by women when weave a mat, make ketupat, sedate the child and others. Most of the lyrics is a long poem form contains advice and guidance normally associated with the knowledge of faith, Fardhu Ain, The nature of the Prophet,The nature of 20 and so on. This poem is underscored his group usually consists of 5to 8 people.Historically, the poem said to have originated from Persia and in the 16th century,poem brought to Southeast Asia by traders and scholars.


Silat is one of the arts branch of the Malay society since time immemorial. Silat is intended    to defend themselves against opponents with find wrong opponent. If you look historically, this martial arts exist in Malacca since the days of the Malacca Sultanate, which is between the 15th century. However, it is said to have originated from North Sumatra, Indonesia, and then accepted by the Malay community.
 This silatpresentation ceremonies held at gatherings like weddings, royal, and so on.Generally, there are two types of popular martial in Malacca, which Gayong and SilatSilat is based on the Five Friends friendships of five brothers of Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Hang Lekiu Lovina and with a variety of martial skill.











Almari : Gobok
Selimut : Gebau
Ular : Ulau
Cabar : Cabau
Kau : Engkau
Melengkar : Melengkau
Pasar : Pasau
Pagar : Pagau
Tampar : Tampau
Silar : Silau
Bayar : Bayau
Lempar : Lempau
Sangat : Nau


Taming Sari Tower 

From a height of 80 meters and a view of 5km, the visitor can witness a host of interesting sight and historical sights of Malacca straits, TUDM complex, Stadthuys, Saint Paul peak, Independence memorial, MalaccaIsland and the state mosque.The ride duration is 7 minutes and the passenger capacity at one time is 80 passanger. The height is 110 meter. Rest assured with the beauty of the vast and senic Malacca starits and the diversified and fast development of Malacca, their visit will be an unforgettable and memorable one. The unique TamingSariTower is a certainly attraction not to be missed.

Eye On Malacca

Situated on the banks of Melaka River, just opposite the old Cathay Cinema near Jalan Hang Tuah bridge, the 25-metre-high Eye on Malacca is Malacca’s latest tourist attraction. It is expected to be bigger than Taman Tasik Titiwangsa’s Eye on Malaysia, as two other attractions have been added on to it – a trampoline bungee and a pirate ship – which can be experienced as a bundled deal along with a ride on the Eye on Malacca.

Malacca River Cruise 

Experience an amazing 9km cruise along Melaka River for 45 minutes and enjoy the views of Dutch era buildings and shophouses, traditional Malay houses and many more world’s historical heritage.

 Trishaw Ride

Get the trishaw ride in front of Christ Church, the rides bring you to most of Melaka sights/attractions.  You can choose for 1/2 hour ride for RM20.00, negotiate with the trishaw rider before you hop into it.  Most of the trishaw is well decorated with flowers, flags, personal collections and with LOUD music.

Butterfly & Reptile Park

Another attraction in the Ayer Keroh area that should not be given a miss is the Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, which houses dozens of beautiful butterflies, from various species. Feel free to walk around in the aviary to catch a close glimpse of the various butterflies in their habitat.
Apart from butterflies, visitors can also view various species of reptiles including snakes, spiders, scorpions and hundreds of insects that will undoubtedly make the weak heart squirm. A closer look at these reptiles on display, especially the various species of snakes, will undoubtedly leave a visitor in awe, if not more respect for the often misunderstood reptile.

Malacca Crocodile Park

Melaka Crocodile Park has more than 100 species of crocodiles, including albinos and hunch-backed crocodiles, in their almost natural surroundings. The new attraction at Melaka Crocodile Park was Water Playgroundwhich is surely entice its visitors.This water park is open to all and it is spread over a vinicity of 6000 sq feet. The depth of the water park reaches between 1.5' to 2.5'.  Their attractions include a ghost house, horse ride and fairground rides.

Malacca Zoo

The Melaka Zoo is one of the star attractions in the Ayer Keroh area following its strategic location along Lebuh Ayer Keroh, the main road linking the State with the North-South Expressway. Set in a beautifully landscaped area, the Melaka Zoo is considered as one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia and is home to some of the endangered species of animals in the world. Among some of the rare animals to be found here include the Red Panda, which is strikingly different from the giant pandas of China.

Malacca Botanical Garden

The Botanical Gardens was established from an idea mooted by the Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Datuk Seri Hj Mohd Ali Bin Mohd Rustam, Ketua Menteri Melaka, on 1 June 2006. The Botanical Gardens was formerly known as Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh is has a land area of 92.5 hectares. The botanical garden consists of a car parking complex, various gardens and other facilities for its visitors.

Bullock Cart Ride

Ride on the traditional Bullock Cart Malacca is one activity that can not  be missed by tourist when they came to Malacca because it can give a very different satisfaction to the tourist.
Bullock cart have once been a major transportation in Malacca. The Bullock Cart in Malacca are different from the Bullock Cart in other state. Traditional Bullock Cart Malacca embellished with variegated ornament and its roof are similiar to the cattle horn's form.

Mini Malaysia And ASEAN Park

The main feature of the park is the replica of traditional houses, which are individually constructed and represents the architectural style and splendour of the 13 States in Malaysia. Inside each of these houses, visitors will find various handicrafts which originate from each of the State. Apart from serving as decoration, these handicrafts also serve as an eye-opener to visitors especially in learning more about each of the individual State. In some of the houses, the costumes of the locals are also displayed for public viewing.

Malaysia Book Village

Book Village Malaysia Melaka is located in Melaka Botanical Garden, Ayer Keroh. It is the second of its kind after the Book Village Malaysia Langkawi and it is the 5th in Asia and the 33rd in the World.


A Famosa (Forta De Santiago)

The hallmark of Melaka and perhaps the most photographed subject next to the Stadthuys. Built by the Portuguese in year 1511 as a fortress it sustained severe structural damage during the Dutch Invasion. The British had set to destroy it but timely intervention by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1808 saved what remains of A' Famosa today. 

Malacca Sultanate Palace

The Melaka Sultanate Palace (a replica of the Melaka Sultan's palace during the period of the Melaka Sultanate) is located at the foot of St Paul's Hill. The replica was built from information and data obtained from the Malay Annals. These historical documents had references to the construction and the architecture of palaces during the era of Sultan Mansur Syah, who ruled from 1456 to 1477.

Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum itself is a replica of the 'Flora de La Mar', a Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Melaka while on its way to Portugal, carrying loot plundered from Melaka. Work on the replica started in early 1990 and it was opened to the public in 1994. The Maritime Museum was officially opened by the Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on June 13, 1994.

Malacca River

Malacca River is a river which flows through the middle Malacca Town in the Malaysian state of Malacca. It was once an important trade route during the heyday of Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century. It has lost most of this function in the present and is a mere tourist attraction.

Kampung Morten

         Kampung Morten is located next to the Melaka River (Malacca River) and the only Malay village located in the heart of the Melaka city center. It was named after J.F. Morten, who was the Commissioner of Land in the early 1920's during the early history of the village.Traditional "kampung houses " in the Malacca architectural style can be seen with attractive color schemes.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple 

 The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple at Jalan Tokong, Malacca, is the oldest and surely one of the grandest Chinese temples in Malaysia. The temple, with its curved roof ridge, cut-and-paste chien nien decoration, and gable design, reflects the architectural style of South China, of craftsmen from Fujian and Guangdong. It has recently been restored, and in the process garnered a prestigious Unesco award for outstanding architectural restoration.

Hang Li Po Well 

Built in 1459 under the royal command of Sultan Mansor Shah for Hang Li Poh, the Chinese princess who married the sultan, the well never dried up during days of old and was the only source of water supply during great droughts. The Dutch enclosed it with stout walls in 1677 to maintain its ultimate into a wishing well and it is said that those who throw coins into it will return to Melaka time and again.

Hang Tuah Well 

Located in Kampong Duyong where Hang Tuah spent his childhood among four of his good friends who would later become the famous knights of Melaka. The well is said to be the abode of his soul which takes the apparition of a white crocodile. For a commoner to catch the glimpse of Hang Tuah is hardly likely. It is said that only the holy among us can ever hope to see the apparition.

Christ Church

Standing exactly as it has always been since 1753, the church is testimony to Dutch's architectural ingenuity. Located next to the Stadhuys, its notable feature is the ceiling, whose beams, over 15m (16yd) long, were each made from a single tree. The 200 years old pews are still in evidence. Over the altar, there is a painting of the Last Supper on glazed tiles and on the floors are tombstones in Armenian script.

 Clock Tower

This terra-cotta clock tower is located at the Dutch Square, only a stone’s throw away from Stadthuys and Christ Church. This clock tower was donated by Tan Beng Swee.
It was imported from England in 1886. In 1982, the clock was replaced by Japanese made clock, which sparks anger among the elderly residents of Melaka.

Baba & Nyonya Museum

Established in 1896, the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum illustrates the way of living of the Peranakans, a unique blend of the east and the west.
It is located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka, and is run by the local Babas (males) and Nyonyas (females).

Queen Victoria Fountain

Right in the middle of the Dutch Square, one will be surprised to see the presence of a British architectural monument the Queen Victoria’s Fountain.
Surrounded by the red-painted heritage buildings constructed during Dutch occupation, the green-colour Queen Victoria’s Fountain of Melaka was built in 1904 by the British to commemorate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
Made of English marble, the Queen Victoria’s Fountain is still functioning well today, and is considered as one of the most frequently photographed landmarks in Melaka.