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Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is one of the modern shopping malls in the historical state of Melaka, located in the middle of the Banda Hillir, across the first shopping mall in Melaka, the Mahkota Parade. The Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is a nine-storey mall with loads of international brands inside and the Golden Screen Cinema with 10 screens cinema that is also equipped with 3D screens. The Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is a great place to shop for souvenirs as the basement of the shopping mall is dedicated to the local handmade crafts and souvenirs. Apart from that, the shopping mall has Melaka’s first coral park with the longest touch pool in Asia that is located at the level 4.
Driving to Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall from Kuala Lumpur city centre will take just under two hours via the North-South Highway for a 146-kilometre trip. From the Melaka city centre, it is just a kilometre away.
There are daily buses from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Kuala Lumpur to Melaka with the price starting from RM 10 one way. The bus will stop at the Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal and it is just seven kilometres away from the Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall.
Since Melaka is a popular tourist destination, taxis are aplenty and easy to flag down. Do take the taxis that use meter for trips to prevent from being charged overpriced.
This is a replica of the Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15-century palace. This wooden replica is located at the base of St Paul’s Hill. The replica was constructed in 1985 and the constructions were done in traditional techniques and materials based on the 16th-century historical text in the book of Sejarah Melayu. Based on the text, the construction of the seven-tiered palace was done without any nails and purely supported by the carefully crafted and carved wooden pillars. The original palace was destroyed after it was struck by lightning just a year after the Sultan ascended the throne. Today, the replica of the palace housed the Cultural Museum in its million dollar complex. The Cultrual Museum was opened together with the replica palace museum in 1986. The three-storey museum is divided into eight exhibition halls. Each halls of the museum focuses on specific theme such as the weaponry, decorative arts, traditional wears, jewellery and such. There are also galleries that show famous legends in small-scale replicas such as the clash between the Melaka warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat. The Melaka Sultanate Palace opens every day, except Tuesday, from 9 am until 5.30 pm.
This is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia. This tower measures at 110 meters with its revolving structure that gives a 360-degree panoramic view of the Melaka town, and it is named Taming Sari after a mythical weapon that said to have mythical powers that belonged to the legendary Melaka warrior, Hang Tuah. The tower was built following the shape of a ‘keris’ with the tower peak as the hilt. The Taming Sari Tower opens to public in 2008 and it has been a popular tourist destination ever since. The revolving cabin on the tower can accommodate 80 people per viewing session that takes about seven minutes to complete. The revolving of the cabin starts from the ground until it reaches the peak. The tower opens every day from 10 am until 11 pm. The ticket prices for Malaysian adults and children are RM 17 and RM 11 respectively. For non-Malaysian, the prices are RM 23 and RM 15 for adults and children.
This hotel is located in the middle of the Melaka town, just under two hundred from the Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. The Hatten Hotel offers a number of room types and the prize ranges from RM 150 up to RM 662 per night. All of their rooms come with a breakfast service and complimentary Wi-Fi connection. The hotel has received great reviews especially regarding its excellent staffs and services, the cleanliness and the comfort of its rooms.