Merdeka, Raya Haji and the weekend

Have you booked your rooms?

I have been blasted with this same question, a few times. "There are so many hotels in Melaka. Do they have enough guests to survive?" Well, many people find it tough to get a room for the weekend if they make late booking.

Personally, I have the recent experience for unable to get a room for a professor with a university in Johor Bahru who has to travel to Melaka for an old-boys reunion.

The total rooms has been growing and the trend is a sign which tell me that more and more foreign interests is pouring into Melaka. Melaka actually has nothing very dynamic on hand but her value comes from the unchanging destroyed-remnants that were left behind by the colonial masters who gave up on Melaka. For this simple reason, people from everywhere want to see for themselves how true of what they hear and read about Melaka.

Admiral Zheng He had visited Melaka 5 times out of the 7 times he led his voyage from China. Admiral Zheng He had therefore built the Silk Road during the voyages. On July 3, 2017, the Goddess of the Seas made her travel to Melaka that signify a renewal of the Silk Road is emerging.

Though I do not have the statistic on tourist arrivals in Melaka nor do I have the data on the nights per stay in Melaka, I believed that more rooms are needed gradually in the future. The modern tourists are morely likely to look for a neat and clean place to stay, and the rest of the services provided by hoteliers is an added facilities to them. Soon, the Double Tree by Hilton will become the newest hotel in Melaka and add several hundred rooms to serve Melaka's guests but the rooms would still be insufficient with the expected influx of tourists.

Photograph of About Blog
dated Sat 29 July 2017
Double Tree by Hilton sit on a special position to offer every guest the followings:

  • A clear view of the Straits of Melaka
  • A clear view of the Portuguese Settlement
  • A clear view of the Saint John's Fort
  • A clear view of the Bukit Cina [The Chinese Hill - the largest in the world outside China], a hill which tell the history of Admiral Zheng He, Princess Hang Li Poh and Sultan Mansur Shah.
  • A clear view of Saint Paul's Church and the Portugal's A'Famosa Fort
  • A clear view of the Melaka River from the river-mouth and upstream, enabling you to see history from the point where Admiral Zheng He's vessel arrived and berthed, the junks carrying unloaded goods from the vessels and sailed into the river for several hundreds of years and the unchanging infrastructures that are completely being preserved over another hundreds of years to the Jonker Walk and its vicinity to qualify as a world heritage zone.
  • A level high enough to decipher a millipede-structure from the airview of that zone mentioned above, and a chance to note the rooster of the priceless Dutch Square watching over.
I captured another image of Double Tree by Hilton here.

Photograph of About Blog
dated Sat 29 July 2017

Come Christmas when the whole settlement twinkle colorfully by night as you enjoy watching from the premier comfort of your hotel room after a swim within the edge-less pool and before sunset. Just watch a video recorded this morning.

Toward the end of August 2017, the Merdeka celebration, the Raya Haji holiday and the weekend combined, is a great time to make renew bonds with family members and loved ones. This heritage city is going to be in festive mood. The only hotel where you can watch the Merdeka Parade from the window of your hotel room is the ibis Melaka  +606 222 8888 on Jalan Bendahara.

Exodus from Kuala Lumpur to every parts and corners of the country would happen and you've got to book the place of your stay early to avoid disappointment.

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