Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka.

                               ome experience Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka.

 If you wish to start booking for Valentine's Day, please do not hesitate to contact us soonest. If you wish to only dine with us, we have a set of yummy candlelight dinner arrange specially for you and your loved ones at RM180++ per person...come dine under the stars with us! Special credit mention to Ardent Traveler!

On your next break, explore with Philea Resort and Spa for a memorable 3 days 2 nights all inclusive deal at only RM350* nett per person per night. It is a great opportunity to enjoy our fun and value-added package with love ones! 

An Oriental Valentine Celebration

Melaka – Holiday Inn Melaka is setting the backdrop for a romantic rendezvous this Valentine’s Day with unique dining experience, pampering spa indulgence for two and a chance to win branded luxury jewelry.

The hotel’s concept dining outlet, Sirocco Italian Restaurant is offering an oriental themed candlelight dinner in-conjunction with ‘Chap Goh Mei.’ Couples will get to rekindle the love in a romantic environment adorned with lanterns and Chinese New Year ornaments while indulging in the specially prepared Oriental-Italian fusion menu.

“This year’s Valentines falls on the 15th day of Chinese New Year or chap goh mei, which is also locally known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day” said Mr. Eric Ong, the hotel’s Marketing and Communication Manager. “Hence, we are offering a special fusion dining experience to coincide with the double celebration” he added.

The 5-course dinner menu will be featuring unique fusion dishes such as Peking Duck Crepe and Spice Crusted Scallop with Mango Salsa and Clear Chicken consommé with Prawn Wantan.

This exclusive dining offer is available for RM125.00++ per person on the 14th Feb 2014. Couples will also receive a heart-shaped chocolate praline and a glass of sparkling wine. What’s more, it will be unforgettable celebration of one lucky couple who will walk away with a Crystal Pendant Necklace made by Swarovski Elements, sponsored by Garden of Dazzles Jewelry from Mahkota Parade Melaka.
For couples who are looking for a much more casual dining experience, its all day dining restaurant – es.sense kitchen is offering a Valentine’s themed buffet dinner called ‘Love is in the Air.’ For only RM78.00++ per person, diners will be treated to a delectable buffet line featuring local and international favorites.

The hotel’s wellness centre – Tea Tree Spa is also offering a special tailored package for couples who are looking for a relaxing and healthy way to celebrate the occasion. Its ‘Let There Be Love’ package includes of a relaxing footbath, a soothing Hibiscus body scrub, a rose and milk bath and ends with a relieving aromatherapy massage. Offer is available for RM415 per couple or RM265 per person throughout February. The spa is also giving away a limited branded body care set for couples who sign up to the package.

For those who are interested may contact Holiday Inn Melaka by calling +6 06 285 9000 or e-mail to Prior reservation is highly recommended.

Media Enquiries:
Eric Ong Kam Fai
Marketing Communication Manager
Tel: 606 285 9193


To all MTA Members;

 January Promotion-Special


 with every purchase of Mini Malaysia ticket you entitle to enter to 
 Pameran without any charges!
 Promotion end on 28th of February,
 For more info please call,
  Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park
 Leboh Ayer Keroh

 Tel : +06 234 9989/88
 Fax : +06 234 9889
 Email :
 Website :

Monday, January 20, 2014

Interview with Jeffri Munir - Director of Tourism Malaysia (Melaka)

The M.T.A editorial office was given an opportunity recently to sit down and have tea together with Mr.Jeffri Munir –the effervescent Director of Tourism Malaysia (Melaka) to jot down the departments planned collaboration efforts and events for Visit Malaysia 2014.
Last year, Malaysia saw tourist arrivals of  25 million, of which 13.7 million visited Malacca compared with 12.1 million in 2011.
Malacca -- awarded World Heritage City Status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) -- continues to attract not just foreign tourists but also locals as well. 

An important component part within the well maintained tourism development planning and management cog in Melaka is without doubt the Tourism Malaysia department and its competent administrative officers here.
Promotion of projects such as the Malacca River Cruise, beautification of Sungai Melaka, Melaka Wonderland, Menara Taming Sari, Melaka Botanical Garden and the more than 25 museums in the state have been attracting tourists in droves, and the spillover effect has benefited people of all walks of life.

All levels of society have been seen to benefit from these Tourism inflows, as evidenced by the lucrative business increases in the city’s retail and services sectors.
Trishaw riders, souvenir shop owners, restaurant proprietors, tourist guides, painters, artists, hoteliers and even vendors of the small stalls located along the bustling inner city and streets to the outlying city outskirt street vendors selling pisang goreng now are happily doing business because of these tourists.
We started the cordial conversation with questions on how does Tourism Malaysia seek to assist our local tourism industry players on the issue of M.I.C.E (Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions) for Visit Malaysia 2014.

His affable answer was that Tourism Malaysia is open to all and every collaborative works, with any party that promotes Tourism Development and promotion of Malaysian and Melaka Tourism.He further added that Tourism development in Melaka encompasses all its distinct 12 sub sectors and towards that Tourism Malaysia has prepared to meet the demands of Industry and Tourism sector specifically M.I.C.E with the setting up of a one stop centre for M.I.C.E to provide an avenue to all parties that it can assist with their guidance and assistance.

Established by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, MyCEB's role is to further promote and position Malaysia internationally as the preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibition including major events.

My Ceb personnel are available to assist local and international meeting and event planners bid for, secure and stage their international events successfully in Malaysia. Simply visit the My Ceb’s one stop centre website @ for further details.

On our question of how he envisions the issue of branding and selling a theme for the  improved development of Melaka City as a destination for all classes of tourism, and not just a low cost destination, Jeffri ably relates how the industry players has through the years been assisted by his dept through the issuance of specific branding and themed paraphernalia (door gifts, map, bags) related to Melaka and Malaysian Tourism overall to assist the Industry branding efforts for Melaka. Higher levels of promotion has also been developed to further showcase Melaka as a premier shopping, medical and  family oriented travel destination.

He also noted that Melaka is a mega diverse attraction with a high number of flora and fauna species with a higher level of endemism and can be effectively sold to many long haul tourists. Specific to the needs of the industry many Eco Tourism and Green Tourism efforts and event packages have been set up to attract these diverse range of tourists to Melaka.   For example specific Eco friendly events and tours catering to cycling packages, fishing and bird watching events have been set up in such a way that it also benefits the outer fringe areas of Melaka i.e. Alor Gajah, Jasin, & Merlimau.

Gastronomy attractions being a frequent visitation area for some other types of tourists have also been noted and various promotions, events and efforts specially catered for Visit Malaysia 2014 has been planned and budgeted for. In this aspect, Jeffri hopes the industry players within the 12 sub sectors will encourage higher efforts to support inbound Tourism by being more creative and pro active in supporting the governments branding and themed promotions.He elaborated some of these industry players can start this effectively by registering their support services i.e. Home stay businesses with the Ministry of Tourism.

Lastly, the good Director also identified the many licensed and recognised organisations such as Malacca Tourism Association (MTA) that he was willing to closely work with in moving together forward the industry and its players towards a higher tourism promotion and diversity platform.  To entice in more tourists, Tourism Malaysia-Melaka it would appear, has been expertly positioned to offer a unique and different experience with a constant change of new tourism products. Visibly, the state of Melaka is fortunate to have such able officers and managers in our drive towards sustaining and promoting our local Tourism Industry!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh

                      We would highly appreciate it if you could kindly pass the word around.

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, in collaboration with Melaka General Hospital will be running a blood donation campaign on 16 Jan 2014 (Thursday) from 10.00am to 4.00pm at New Wing Lobby area, Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh. There will be a short break from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. All are welcome to contribute to this cause. For enquiries, please contact Information Counter at 06-231 9999 ext. 2415.

Thank you and best regards.

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh
Ng Yin Shin
Marketing Officer
Tel No: 606-232 1782 / 232 0072
Fax No: 606-231 9155

Friday, January 3, 2014

Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka

MIXX Melaka

Coming soon :

CATWALK -New concept club in Melaka....

Yo ladies! Catwalk first Wednesday Ladies Night of 2014! Bring your girlfriends
 and remember 4 ladies in a group FREE one cocktail tower!

 Kicking off Thursday Traffic Light Night with G String Band.

Coming this January, blasting loud along DJ TREME and DJ KAI, 16th onwards! Meet DJ Miki.

Royal Selangor Pewter

Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
Royal Selangor Outlet

 Bring out your edgier side these holidays with uber-cool 'Rock & Roll' inspired accessories from Royal Selangor !

 Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
F66, First Floor
G-061B, Upper Ground Floor
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir
70 000 Melaka
Tel : 606-286 6218
Fax : 606-281 9914

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