Friday, July 4

Melaka - Menara Taming Sari Revolving Tower & Dataran Pahlawan Mall

It has been quite awhile since I last visited this historic town of Melaka located just a mere 45 mins drive from Seremban.

Amongst the new attraction found in Melaka today is the 110 metre high Menara Taming Sari Melaka a.k.a. the Melaka city observation deck that is something similar to the KL Tower.

Located in Bandar Hilir just slightly before Mahkota Parade, beside Dataran Pahlawan mall and close to the Stadthuys (Red) building, this RM 24-million piece of Swiss engineering has a capacity of transporting up to 240 visitors an hour.

Seats approximately 80 pax at once, the comfy air-conditioned cabin lifts visitors up in a jiff giving u a 7 minute, 360 degree view of Melaka town and the Straits of Melaka on it's revolving platform.

Locals (with MyKad) gets 50% off the published rates, and the same applies to senior citizens.


Other attraction remained quite the same since the invasion days I last came 2 years ago , but what caught my eye was this new mall named Dataran Pahlawan right opposite of Mahkota Parade.

It's built on the actual battle ground of the war-time days which was then turned into a field in front of the A'famosa fort.

Anyway, it is now the latest mall in town featuring tenants like MNG, AX just to name a few and hosts a 10-screen cineplex by GSC. There's also an interesting "time-capsule" corner where they have a fountain and wall sculptures depiciting our multi-cultural land.

Definitely a breath of fresh air for local folks.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Oh gosh!...i never knew Malacca had a revolving tower!...needless to say i was born there! looks really cool!