Monday, February 16, 2009

Menara Taming Sari

It's good to be back blogging after a long absence, was kidnapped by Choy San as Renaye will say.

Truth is, things had been rather hectic lately but still, I managed to find some time for a trip to Melaka over the weekend. The place certainly transformed a great deal since my last visit...

Noticed that there is a newly added phallic symbol at the heart of Melaka called Menara Taming Sari.

It's actually a revolving tower named after the keris belonging to the (fictional?) local warrior, Hang Tuah. Hang Tuah meanwhile is the idiot who killed his friend out of blind loyalty.

The legendary keris now is said to be in the possession & part of the royal regalia of the Sultan of Perak. We need verification from Datuk Nizar for that though.

A ride on the revolving tower cost RM 10 per person with MyKad. The cashier insisted on seeing ours before giving us the 50% discounts. Oh, well...

The 7 minute ride is supposed to offer you a glimpse of the development taking place in Melaka.

From above, we get a good view of the Eye on Malaysia ferris wheel, another newly added tourist attraction. Are they trying to turn Melaka into a World Heritage Theme Park now?

On a clear day, you can probably see pirates cruising along & lording over Selat Melaka as well haha

The sampan is actually the Maritime Museum, a must visit for every rombongan sambil belajar to the Bandaraya Bersejarah.

Nothing wrong with that of course, for museums are great places to learn about the past. A place for antiques, old & out dated stuff.

Ahh...that explains why there is a Muzium UMNO here ;)

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