Batu Berendam was a federal constituency and was represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1974 to 2004. It also acts as mukim in Central Melaka District. The Malacca Airport, which serves the state of Malacca and Northern Johor is located here. Besides that, the town also consists of real estate ranging from condos, apartments, terrace and other landed properties. The former railway at Batu Berendam will be reopened in the 10th Malaysia Plan through the Seberang / Tampin twin railway project to Melaka City. The railway will end at Batu Berendam near Batu Berendam Airport Terminal which is being upgraded or extended to Melaka Sentral.
From Kuala Lumpur City Centre to Batu Berendam by driving a car, it takes around 1 hour 3 minutes using the North- South highway.
Malindo Air and Firefly flies domestically from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Malacca Airport and only limited international flights are provided here to nearby Indonesian destinations. The operation is around 5 times a week to and from Pekanbaru, Sumatra by Sky Aviation and Wings Air. There are also flights to Medan, Indonesia and Subang Airport approximately twice a week.
Jalan Hang Jebat, or Jonker Street is a street in the historical Chinatown of Melaka across the river from the Dutch Square. Jonker Street is flanked on both sides of the road with heritage houses which was built in 17th century. Baba and Nyonyas which is also known as Peranakans, descendants of 15th to 16th century Chinese immigrants here were known marrying local Malay women lived and operate their business back then and there are still traces of history on them in Malacca. Now, the street houses turn into many shops selling antiques, textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs. The street is closed off for traffic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the evening and shops open until 12 midnight. This street is very popular among local and international tourists selling things such as food, hats, electronics, ice creams, beverages, children stuff and many more.
The Islamic Museum of Melaka is strategically located at the centre of Malacca City and very near to the Malacca Sultanate Palace. It is a replica of palace during the governance of the Malay Sultanate. The best way to get to the Islamic Museum of Malacca is via taxi or by driving here yourself. The Islamic Museum of Malacca was built to exhibit documents and artefacts on Islam religion as well as a centre to research on how Islam came to Malacca and the spreading of Islam to the entire country. In addition, this museum acts to encourage a greater understanding on Islamic knowledge and be a resource centre for researchers and scholars studying the history of Melaka and Islam as well as to show the role Melaka's ancient links with other centres of Islamic civilization in places such as India, China, Arabia and other parts of Southeast Asia. The fee to enter the museum is RM1 per adult and RM0.50 per child and opens daily from 9am to 5.30pm.
New Century Hotel Melaka is located around 10-minute drive from Melaka River Cruise and provides elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs and an en-suite bathroom. It is also located 18-minute drive from Menara Taming Sari and a 90-minute from Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and equipped with comfortable beds. This hotel also provides a hairdryer and ironing facilities. Besides, the hotel has a 24-hour front desk and provides room service. It also offers free private parking. Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the hotel.
Located in the heart of Malacca Town, Hotel 906 is opposite Malacca Airport. There are over 100 modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access and equipped with a satellite flat-screen TV and tea and coffee maker. This hotel’s 24-hour front desk can assists guests with luggage storage as well as meeting banquet facilities. Guests can relax and unwind at the in-house restaurant which serves local and international cuisines as well as snacks and pastries. Guests can also enjoy themselves swimming at the outdoor pool and visit nearby attractions.