Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dataran Pahlawan, Bandar Hilir, Malacca

Dataran Pahlawan

Tamingsari Revolving Tower

The tower will go up and rotate to give 360 degree of Malacca Historical City

Public swimming pool with Tamingsari Tower in background

In front of the tower is duck tour

Dataran Pahlawan is surrounded by museum and historical item

Tired walking. Try trishaws

The modern side of Malacca. Shopping complex

The centre of Malacca attraction is at Dataran Pahlawan and A Famosa Fort. The sites are in UNESCO World Heritage zone. In the zone there are many attraction including Tamingsari Revolving Tower, Duck Tour and several museum. On top of that, more modern attraction are Mahkota Parade and public swimming pools. Fortunately, all mentioned place of interest is within walking distance.

Among affordable place to stay is by staying and our homestay. Do visit for more information or call Aiza (+60192388436), Azrul (+60123149123) of Afifah (+60172002466).

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Only A Famosa entrance is left

See the blind spot. When fort door is breach, defensive army will strike you from the blind spot.

Second door with angled design to ensure blind spot

Church ruin on top of the hill

It is not complete if you visit Malacca without visiting A Famosa Fort. The fort was built in 1511 by Portuguese. In 1810, the fort was given by Dutch to English and demolish by English to prevent the fort fallen to the wrong hand. It is fortunate that Sir Stamford Raffles safe the the entrance of the fort for the sake of history preservation. Further reading

Around the fort within walking distance is Taming Sari revolving tower, several museums, shopping complex and a swimming pool.

Among affordable place to stay is by staying and our homestay. Do visit for more information or call Aiza (+60192388436), Azrul (+60123149123) of Afifah (+60172002466).

Melaka Public Swimming Pool, Bandar Hilir, Malacca

Background : Taming Sari Rotating Tower

The pool is nice and clean

Changing area is OK

Outdoor open shower. There is no indoor open shower

Pool Time Table

The swimming pool in Bandar Hilir located near Dataran Pahlawan where most of tourist attractions are located. Among the tourist location near the swimming pool is A Famosa, Duck Tour, Taming Sari Revolving Tower, Mahkota Parade and many museums.

Between the public swimming pool and our homestay at Taman Merdeka is a 15 minutes drive. For more information please visit previous posting

The swimming pool is nice and clean. Entrance fee is RM2.00. There is also smaller pool for children. During weekdays especially in morning, normally there is less than 10 people inside the pool.  So there is more privacy. The pool is bikini and speedo friendly but wide range of swimwear such as jammer, full body suit and burqini is also accepted.

So next time when you come to Malacca, don't forget to bring you swimwear along. 

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