|PLACES OF INTEREST
Nature and Adventures
The obelisk bearing the letter 'M' ('Merdeka' is Malay for freedom)
marks the place where the last British Resident Commissioner, H.G.
Hammet, handed independence to Malacca's first local Governor, Tun
Leong Yew Koh, on August 31, 1957. It is situated in a field called
Padang Pahlawan ('Warriors Field') on Jalan Kota, where an
independence rally in 1956 had been attended by over 50,000
| Infocraft Centre
Infokraf Melaka is the handicraft promotion center quality products
such as batik, canes, bamboo, ceremic and others are carefully
selected as exhibits based on workmanship and design. Made by local
craftmen, the products can be purchased as souvenirs. The center
also has an archive corner to enlighten visitors on the subject
local handicraft. The center is open from 9.00am-5.00pm everyday
except public holidays.
| Jasin Museum
Exhibits at this museum trace the facts and myths of the beginning
and development of Jasin as one Malacca's significant settlements.
Among the permanent exhibits at the museum is an account of Sultan
Mahmud Shah's infatuation for Puteri Gunung Ledang which should be
awe inspiring to romance novelists and lovers alike.
Opening Hours : 9am to 6pm (Daily) 9am to 12.15pm, 2.45pm to 6pm
Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji
Admission : Free
| Kampung Hulu's
Built in 1728 by Dato' Shamsudin, this mosque is the oldest in
Malaysia. The unique architectural style of this mosque can only be
found in Malacca.
| Kampung Kling's
One of the oldest mosques in Malaysia, the Kampung Kling Mosque has
Sumatran architecture influence, featuring a three-tiered roof
rising like a pyramid and a beautifully-carved wooden ceiling. It
has an odd minaret structured like a pagoda, reflecting an
East-West architecture blend.
| Light & Sound
South East Asia's first light and sound project is situated at
Bandar Hilir's, Padang Pahlawan in Melaka. Also known as 'Son et
Lumiere', employs modern multicoloured lights of changing intensity
synchronized with a sound track based on a dramatized story.
Ancient scenes are recreated and historical events relive to
highlight Melaka's rich historical heritage. By using techniques of
modern theatre similar to other magnificent and entertaining light
and sound spectaculars like in the Egyptian Pyramid at Gaza, the
Acropolis at Athens and India's Red Fort at Delhi, the show hopes
to foster a better understanding of cultural historical unity and a
sense of national consciousness.
Tribune Light & Sound
Bukit St. Paul,