Wednesday, February 25, 2009
THE LATEST INTERESTING PLACES IN MALACCA
New landmark is on the way at Banda Hilir. Taming Sari tower a 110 meter observation tower is nearing its completion. The tower location is at historical point at bandar hilir just 3 minutes walk from Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex and Dataran Pahlawan Megamall. When completed, the tower will be another milestone in Melaka efforts to further promote the state as a formidable tourist attraction.
Using a Swiss technology, the project is managed by Kumpulan Melaka Berhad and it is cost at RM24 million. Why Taming Sari? Because the top portion of the tower is resembling the hilt of a keris and Taming Sari is a keris said to be a weapon of a Melaka Legendary Warrior Hang Tuah 700 years ago.
Once completed, visitors will be able to have a birs eye’s view of Banda Hilir and its historical surrounding areas. 500,000 visitors is estimated to visit the observation tower.
The Eye on Malaysia a day before the launch of Visit Malaysia Year.The Eye on Malaysia was a 60 metre tall portable Ferris wheel installation at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The purpose of having the Eye on Malaysia was inspired by the London Eye
The wheel comprises 42 gondolas (including 1 VIP gondola) and was unveiled in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007 on January 6, 2007 by Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
The wheel allows visitors to experience a 360-degree panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur and over 20 kilometres of its surroundings including Kuala Lumpur Tower, Istana Budaya and Petronas Twin Towers, during a 12-minute ride.
It was relocated to Malacca on November 8, 2008.