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 ;)




14 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice view!

foongpc said...

Have never been up the Menara Taming Sari! UMNO muzium? Old and outdated - haha!! : )

Mei Teng said...

I saw this revolving tower and the long queues of people waiting for the ride when I visited Malacca in Dec. Seemed interesting and would give a good bird eye view of the city. Not sure if I dare ride this since I have a fear of heights.

Johnny Ong said...

hahaha ...good spot of the muzium

acura said...

Mei Teng : Luckily, there isn't any queue & we managed to get into it immediately after purchasing our tickets.

It's not scary, the ascending & descending is really slow. So you won't feel a thing :)

foong & johnny : somehow that museum just caught my eye

Lisalicious said...

been wanting to visit melaka as well since my last visit like eons ago.."-_-

looks like quite a few new buildings around

~YM~ said...

ooi..dun hina hang tuah wei... he very smart one. dun u know he slept with hang li po while escorting her from china? I think the sultan must have threaten to release those DVD if he betray the sultan. kekeke...

Btw, I wan ang pow!!! U see so much choy san sure got a lot. Later I go tuntut from ur house. :P

Loke said...

ooh nice scenery... but where is all the tree?

renaye
http://renaye.nutang.com

acura said...

Lisa : Melaka has undergone some very extensive plastic surgeries lately.

YM : Oops...sorry in case I accidentally menderhaka. You really got some in depth knowledge of local sejarah eh?

Psst..erm, u got the DVD or not?

It's too late to tuntut for your ang pow now. Come early next year haha

Loke : I guess all trees were sacrificed for 'development'

Tekkaus said...

Malacca is so so so jam right now! =( To many traffic! I don't like it. Ha =) Anyway I have never been onto the tower!

Tekkaus said...

I have never been there too though I live in this state! Muahaha! Because I feel it's like a total waste of time. But...well..for the sake of it...I might as well support it. =)

foongpc said...

Knock! Knock! hi there, acura! Long time no update here. What happened? I miss your posts! : (

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