CHINATOWN OF MALACCA, MALAYSIA.
DO YOU KNOW?
Malacca High School, the 2nd. oldest school in Malaysia will be celebrating
her 175th. Anniversary on 27th. October 2001. A grand dinner will be held
at Equatorial Hotel, Malacca on that night. A total of 85 dinner tables
have been allocated for this auspicious occassion. Old students and teachers
of MHS are expected to attend.
11th. July 2001
Munshi Abdullah's Residence is still standing in Malacca?
The residence of Malacca famous literary figure, Munshi Abdullah who wrote the Sejarah Melayu and Hikayat Hang Tuah, is still standing in Malacca? Located near the area around Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, his descendants are still staying in this historic residence.
Sungei Melaka Bridge has been opened on 18th. June 2001?
The Sungei Melaka Bridge has been opened to the public from 18th. June 2001. The bridge links Tranquerah area to Melaka Raya area at Bandar Hilir and crosses the Melaka River mouth. Spanning over 1 km in length, pedestrians can walk on the bridge and view the old and new sectors of historical Malacca City.
Cheng Koon Teng Temple has Reopened?
After 2 years of renovation by skilled artisans from China & Malaysia, Malaysia's oldest Chinese Temple was opened to well wishers & visitors from February 2001. The main prayer hall has been completely renovated and carvings have been restored to their splendour. Being built in 1647, Cheng Koon Teng Temple is the oldest in Malaysia and this site must be viewed by visitors to Malacca.
Malacca Chinatown Promotional Map is being distributed free ?
As a Community Service Project, EMP Malaysia has sponsored
the design, printing & distribution of 5000 sets of colour Malacca
Chinatown Promotional Map in November 2000. This specially designed promotional
map highlights the Places of Interest, Places to Stay, Places to Eat &
Drink and Places to Shop within the Old and New Sectors of Malacca Chinatown.
Being the oldest Chinatown in Malaysia, it is at least 400 years old and
has a number of interesting historical sites and streets for visitors.
The map can be obtained from major hotels and outlets within Malacca City.
To view this map, click on : http://emp.com.my/malacca/MAP.pdf
Hollywood Movie "Entrapment" was partly shot in the New Chinatown of Malacca?
The hollywood movie "Entrapment" starring Sean Connery & Catherine Zeta-Jones, was partly filmed here in our very own backyard in 1998? Sean Connery was having beer with an FBI agent and that scene was shot at the restaurant near the footbridge of Jalan Pasar Baru. Moreover, the river cruise scene taken by Catherine Zeta-Jones was also shot at the Malacca River.
Water shortage in Malacca during the Chinese New Year of 1992?
The people of Malacca had to endure a water shortage crisis just before the Chinese New Year of 1992. A drought in late 1991 and a mistake in monitoring the Durian Tunggal Dam level has caused a water crisis in early 1992. The public was forced to buy plastic water containers so that water can be stored for their daily needs. The public was outraged by this water crisis and after this crisis, a waterpipe line was constructed to channel raw water from Muar River to the Durian Tunggal Dam.
Bukit China (China Hill) Cemetery was nearly developed in 1980s?
Being the oldest & largest Chinese Cemetery outside China, Bukit China (China Hill) was nearly developed into another property development. Since Bukit China was located in the central part of Malacca Town, the cemetery which has many old graves, was seen as a potential property development project. The people of Malacca was not in favour of the development project since Bukit China was the ancestral resting place of their ancestors. Moreover, by developing Bukit China, it can affect the Feng Shui of future generations of Malacca. Due to public protests, the proposed project was shelved indefinitely. Currently, Bukit China remains the green lung of Malacca Town and visitors can climb up this hill to view the sunrise/sunset over Malacca Town.
Copyright: EMP Malaysia, 2000.