Al-Jawahir Mosque is situated in Pengkalan Balak just few metres from the beach area. Local Muslims usually gather at this mosque to perform the five-times-daily prayer. Occasionally, they also gather here for some religious events.
Pengkalan Balak Beach is a continuation of Tanjung Bidara Beach, Melaka near the town of Pengkalan Balak, in the Alor Gajah district. Its extensive coastal beach with its beauty and uniqueness of fishermen's villages has made the environment a peaceful and pleasant environment. The beach is located near the Terendak Camp, a military camp and Tanjung Bidara beach. The beach located 10 km from the town of Masjid Tanah is a famous picnic beach in the state of Melaka.
This popular beach with various forms of private chalets provides visitors and tourists an opportunity to stay and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the evening. Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch the returning fishermen bring the seafood ahead of the twilight. The settlement consists of 11 traditional villages with most residents working as farmers and fishermen. Visitors to Padang Kemunting Beach will have the opportunity to see turtles, almost extinct species.
The Department of Fisheries Turtle Hatchery Center in Padang Kemunting plays a role in the rescue and protection of this turtle. Near the beach there is the Falak Al-Khawarizmi Complex which houses Observatory, Planetarium, Fellowship Training Center and Robotic Observatory.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is Melaka International Airport (IATA: MKZ, ICAO: WMKM) (formerly known as Batu Berendam Airport). An airport located in Batu Berendam, Melaka in Malaysia. The Airport serves the city and the state of Melaka, as well as northern Johor. Melaka International Airport is about 30 minutes away from Melaka city centre and Pengkalan Balak. Alternatively, Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 and 2, both located about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Melaka.
Approximately 24 km north of Melaka, a little off the road to Kuala Lumpur, is the countryside town of Alor Gajah. The peaceful and grassy Alor Gajah Square – surrounded by a series of cheerily painted shop houses – is located in the town centre. Within this locale is the 520-hectare A’Famosa Resort – well-liked by Malay and Singaporean tourists. Not to be confused with the A’Famosa Fort, this hotel encompasses 1,300 acres of land and can only be described as a major theme park. There are several amusement parks within it including Animal World Safari, Water World and Cowboy Town.
The Orchard retreat is a peaceful complex of 40 spacious suites that are beautifully, tastefully and exclusively furnished. The resort specialise in Relay, Reboot and Recharge programmes in tranquil surrounding with more than 40 Medical treatments and more than 30 Health and Spa Treatments The Orchard is the only of his kind Health, Beauty, Medical, Thermal, Spa and Wellness resort in Asia.
Tanjung Bidara commands a magnificent sweep of the state’s coastline, and its beach is very popular among locals as well as foreigners. Amenities include parking lots, children’s playgrounds and food stalls. Located between Melaka and Port Dickson, it is quiet and well away from the main road, the sandy beaches are pleasant and there is abundant greenery. The main beach is at the Tanjung Bidara Beach Resort, where there are also food stalls. A long two-lane driveway fringed by swaying palm trees leads into the compounds of this quaint, old-style resort hotel by the beach. Resembling a pre-war bungalow that might have well housed a prominent tycoon or colonialist decades ago, it is a unique and rare setting for a hospitality enterprise. Guests who desire an alternative style of lodging from downtown’s standard offerings can choose among 70 deluxe hotel rooms or 15 standalone chalet suites.