Thursday, 20 June 2013

Persatuan Sahabat Muzium Melaka

Persatuan Sahabat Muzium Melaka
Selaras dengan perkembangan dan kemajuan Perbandanan Muzium Melaka (PERZIM), satu program yang berbentuk SUKARELAWAN iaitu Persatuan Sahabat Muzium Melaka diwujudkan bagi memberi peluang kepada masyarakat setempat untuk sama-sama memainkan peranan yang lebih aktif dalam membangunkan institusi pemuziuman dan warisan di negeri Melaka.
§     Mengeratkan hubungan kerjasama antara institusi Muzium Melaka dan masyarakat setempat.
§     Memberikan alternatif kepada orang ramai untuk memenuhi masa lapang yang bermanfaat melalui
   aktiviti anjuran Persatuan.
§     Menyediakan ruang dan peluang kepada orang ramai untuk menceburi bidang pemuziuman dan
    pemuliharaan warisan budaya.
§     Mewujudkan satu kumpulan sokongan di dalam pelaksanaan aktiviti muzium.

 Friends of Melaka Museum Association
In line with the growth and progress of Melaka Museums Corporation (PERZIM) a voluntary program Friends of Melaka Museum Association was formed.  It provides an opportunity for the local community to play an active role in promoting the museums and heritage in Melaka.
§     To foster a close relationship between the  local community and the museums.
§     To provide a beneficial alternative for the public to spend their leisure via association’s activities.
§     To provide a platform and an opportunity for the community to be directly involved in the museums 
     and heritage conservation.
§     To establish a support group in the implementation of activities conducted by the museums.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

MELAKA- UNESCO World Heritage City The Dutch Heritage Trail

Melaka is known for its historical and its cultural appeal. In the 16th Century, Melaka enjoyed a reputation as the foremost maritime trading centre in the region. So coveted was Melaka by the European powers that it was ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British until the Federation of Malaya was formed on 31st August, 1957.
The Dutch Heritage Trail is a walking tour within the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a protected area within the city’s conservation zone demarcated by Melaka River. The first part is the St Paul’s Hill Civic Zone and the second is the Historic Residence and Commercial Zone.

The best place to start the walking trail, is hopping on the boat ride from Taman Rempah Jetty down Melaka River mouth and disembarked at Padang Niru Jetty.

Then, we will start the walking tour from St Francis Xavier Church built in 1849, feature authentic French architectural design and walk along the bank of Melaka River. We will end up at Stadthuys, built by the Dutch for the official residence of Dutch governors and administration building of VOC. Also, the Christ Church, completed building in 1753 with its bright red structure.  Then ascends up St Paul Hill to visit St Paul’s Church where St Francis Xavier was temporary buried, before his body was transfer to Goa, India. 

As we descend, we passed by Melaka Sultanate Palace, a wooden replica of 15th century Malay Sultanate palace, Porta de Santiago, part of the fortress of Fortaleza de Melaka, built by the Portuguese.

From Porta de Santiago, take a trishaw ride passing through old Dutch buildings build during Dutch period and also passby Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple, one of the first Hindu temple in Malaysia, Kampong Kling Mosque, which has a three-tier roof instead of the conventional dome, and photo stop at the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia – Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

The tour ends at a Peranakan Restaurant, famous in Melaka for its Nyonya cuisine well known for its lively flavours and aromas.