Friday, September 19, 2014

Malacca Tourism Assc 3rd Meet for 2014

The Executive Committee members of M.T.A had our September 2014 meet hosted in Hard rock Cafe courtesy of  its General manager-Anderson Kandiah and Team

The new Exco for 2014 met to delve into matters relating to the administration of association coming events,pending financial issues, protocol related to issues relating to Tourist Safety, and editorial, print and media affairs for 2015 and beyond.

Mr. Gunabalan was appointed unanimously to head the web page, print, media and editorial content division of this association and was instructed to begin a Members Listing and promotional aspect for members circa 2014-2016.

Together with Ms.Melissa of Baba Nyonya Musuem Melaka, and Mr.Narendra of The Shore a dialogue session was also envisioned for end December 2014 between the Security and Civil forces of Melaka to rampart the safety issues related to visiting tourists to our fair City given the unabating strife recorded since past few years relating to snatch thefts and common burglary.

The meet adjourned as planned with Mdm.President seeking committee consideration for a future out of town meet planned for coming month in either Jogjakarta or Saigon depending on members schedule and breaks.

Nyonya Laksa

Gunabalan's ode to Nyonya Laksa

  Unlike any great (t)art, great cuisine comes from the heart and is fueled by passion.

When well executed, it visualizes a feast for the senses that thrills with promises of yet to come galore and the glory of gumption.
In Malaccan culture, the mixing of different races and spices enables this noblest of efforts to produce miracles in her kitchens and cafes and restaurants. 

The ubiquitous Laksa is the off spring of such a local efforts. Do not be surprise to note that such is the potency and flavor of this fusion dish that all the races in Melaka have their own version of it.

From the Malays to the Chitty's to the Chinese, as you traverse the kitchens, the tell tale  sights and smells that wafts through and greets you tell tales of promised gluttony and gobbled savouries.

Melaka's Nyonya Laksa in particular is fantabulous if you're searching for an epiphany of  visually striking colors, sweltering tongues greedily gobbling the next spoonful of it's heaven inducing broth in your food all done with the promise of an early coronary attack.

The seductive, tasty attraction of this piping hot coconut milk laced noodle broth /sauce is legendary.

Laced with the right amount of local noodles, shredded bunga kantan buds, seafood,  other seasonal secret ingredients and spices, this  bowl of artery blocking, mouth watering, eye smarting concoction is a blessing for all those who crave spicy asian fast food.

In Melaka, you can have this broth almost everywhere in town but i prefer the ones specially prepared by the aged aunties and uncles in pushcarts as they traverse the weather beaten lanes and streets fronts off Jalan Bunga Raya in old Melaka as these would be the best flavored and original tasting types.

Though it's true time has taken it's toll on that way of doing business and you hardly see these people anymore but seek and you might be surprised to find them in the oddest little shops within the nook and crannies of the old town; that little old lady hiding behind what looks like a remnant of a 1970's type shop-lot perhaps, with her toothy grin and half past six exclamations; furiously dipping into the steaming pot of broth she prepared lovingly hours earlier, ready to offer you, a complete stranger, a chance in  tasting her version of culinary heaven.

Having this Laksa here in this city with an old styled black coffee as a chaser will bring back memories for you (or at least create one if you haven't ever sweltered over a bowl of this tasty & fire alarm inducing bowl of noodles before.)

Simply lovely.

Public Health Talk- Mahkota Medical Centre,

Re: Public Health Talk- Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoporosis 
On 20-9-2014 from 1.15 pm to 3.30pm At 1st Floor, Function Hall, Mahkota Medical Centre, Melaka.

Please be informed that Mahkota Medical Centre will be having a health talk on the above subject.

All members are invited to join their Health Talk as detailed below:

                 Date :                     20th September 2014 (Saturday)

                Time :                    1.15pm – 3.30pm

                Venue :                Mahkota Medical Centre, 1st Floor Function Hall

                Topics:                  Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoporosis                                               

All are welcome including your family and friends. Kindly refer to the attached flyer and please RSVP or kindly contact Mr Jerry See Toh at H/P: 012-4509519 or 06- 285 2814.

Your full support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka- live performance by Holy Roller and The Smoking Guns

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka is pleased to present a live performance by Holy Roller and The Smoking Guns on Friday 12th September. 

This four-piece band has already toured the local club circuit in London and is set is to make their first appearance at an international event when they play the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.  

They will perform at the Esplanade Outdoor Stage in Zone 4 on 19th September and at the Village Stage in Zone 1 on 20th September.

Band members are Jonny Ong (lead vocals and guitar), Shane Jacquot (bass), Callum Rose (guitar) and Alex Whibley Conway (drums) will mesmerize you with their special mix of psychedelic blues rock from the 60s and 70s with a modern twist.

Catch them at Hard Rock Cafe Melaka this Friday and stand a chance to win a pair of 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX Saturday and Sunday Premier Walkabout tickets.

The winner will also enjoy free round trip luxury coach travel from Malacca to Singapore, kindly sponsored by Luxury Coach Service.

For More Details Contact:
Anderson K. Selva
No. 28 Lorong Hang Jebat,

06-292 5188

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Community campaign with Malaysian Heritage & History Club and N.U.S

A community campaign with Malaysian Heritage & History Club and National University of Singapore Tun Tan Cheng Lock Center is in the works which we believe would be an interesting listing for the local tourist community to come visit Malacca.

About New / Old Malacca
Malacca is fast facing over-development, losing it's heritage & cultural identity. This project aims to get the wider public involved to create a connection and awareness between the past of malacca, and current day. 

A walk into the past, in present day Malacca. If you've ever wondered what Malacca's townscape looked like in different time periods, here's a great way to explore and reconnect back to heritage. 
To participate, download the free TIMERA app. Campaign runs: September 16th-December 2014. We are looking for the best photographs to showcase for an exhibition.
This campaign with borne from wanting to connect to heritage buildings, and find the stories that link the past with the present.

Malaysia Day Walk Through New/Old Malacca
A walkthrough with Malacca's history buffs Colin Goh, Jo Chua & Serge Jardin. 
9am-11am, 16th September 2014, Tuesday

For more information and to follow updates:
Melissa: +6012-3628274 /

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