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Opened to the public on 18 April 2008 and officiated by Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam on 17 May 2008, Menara Taming Sari is a revolving gyro tower in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. At the summite, this tower offers you a spectacular and panoramic view of Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City and many exciting sights such as St.Paul’s Hill, Independence Memorial Building, Samudra Museum and the ship, Flor De La Mar, Dataran Pahlawan, Pulau Selat Mosque, Pulau Besar and the Straits of Melaka. Apart from that, visitor will also get to see the fast and rapid development taking place in Malacca There is a ride that will take visitors to the top of the tower, at the height of more than 70 meter from the ground. This ride has the capacity to accomodate 66 passengers at one time. Built with the expertise of Swiss tecknology, the ride to the top takes only 7 minutes. This tower is open to public daily from 10 am until 11 pm. For the local visitor (MyKad holder), the fee is RM17 (adult) and RM11 (below 12 years old) while it is RM23 (adult) and RM15 (below 12 years old) for the foreign tourist.
One must reach Malacca state first, located at the southern part on Malaysia in order to visit Menara Taming Sari. Here are some of the options:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the nearest airport to Melaka, which takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes drive to and from the airport. From here, take an express bus that will go straight to Melaka Sentral. The journey is estimated to be 2 hours with the fee of RM24. Finally, take a taxi to go to Menara Taming Sari.
Take an express bus at the TBS (Terminal Bas Bersepadu) that will take you straight to Melaka. The bus rate is around RM10 to RM15 depending on the coach. The bus ride usually takes approximately 3 hours. Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal is located at the heart of the town center. It is Malaysia’s first air-conditioned bus (state and express) and taxi terminal that has been servicing passengers in Malacca. The express bus, domestic bus and taxi are pooled together in this terminal for the convenience of passengers travelling around Melaka.
The faster route is by taking the North-South Expressway (PLUS). There are three exits to Melaka namely; Ayer Keroh toll, Simpang Empat, Alor Gajah toll and Lipat Kajang, Jasin toll. It takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes driving from Kuala Lumpur.
The highlight of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays and Saturdays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap souvenirs. Once known for its antique shops, this place however, has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants over the years.
A merry trishaw pickup point, Dutch Square Malacca is the most picturesque along Jalan Kota. A water fountain is the highlight of this the area: it is decorated with Victorian marble addition, built in 1904 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee., Dutch Square’s most prominent building is the Stadthuys, one of the oldest residual of the Dutch. Inside the Stadthuys is a beautiful white monumental staircases and high windows that looks like a typical 17th-century Dutch municipal building. The view from the back windows is very attractive and the building is well maintained.
A flotilla of small boats takes visitors up and down past historic buildings, old warehouses (godowns), interesting mangrove stands, churches, and villages. The Melaka River is the river that cuts across Melaka town, on its way to the Straits of Malacca. Tours last about 45 minutes in boats ranging from 20- to 40-seaters with the fee of RM10 (adult) and RM5 (child below 12) for Malaysian whereas RM15 (adult) and RM7 (child) for non-Malaysian.