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Thursday, August 7, 2014

menara taming sari and afomasa heritage city

Menara Taming Sari is a 110 metre high tower in the centre of Melaka with a revolving viewing platform providing visitors with a panoramic 360 degree view of the city.It calls itself the 'First Revolving Gyro Tower in Malaysia'. There are similar rides in Singapore and Hong Kong among other places.The fiercely air-conditioned viewing platform can hold 66 passengers and once there are enough people on board the ride begins, lifting passengers to a height of 80 metres and rotating for about 7 minutes before descending back to ground level.From the top you can get a good view of the surrounding area including the reclaimed Pulau Melaka and out to sea, the nearby Maritime Museum and the scale replica of a Portuguese galleon, and the neighbouring Makhota Parade shopping mall.It's worth doing at the beginning of your visit to Melaka as it will help you to get your bearings and give you ideas for which attraction to visit next!

Opening Hours & Admission Charges

Open daily from 10am to 10pm.
Ticket Prices:
MyKad: Adult RM 10, Child (below 12) RM 5, Student RM 8
Foreigners: Adult RM 20, Child RM 10, Student RM 16

          (Special Discount are available for Mykad Holders,Senior Citizens, Student)   
Menara Taming Sari is located in the popular district of Bandar Hilir on Jalan Merdeka, within walking distance from Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex and Dataran Pahlawan Megamall.
                                 Address: Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka.
                         GPS Coordinate: 4°51’29.23″N, 100°44’39.44″E 
this is the greet place to holiday and visit with family , so this are several picture 4 of us at menara taming sari with tourism and foreigner

is one of the remnants of Portuguese History of Melaka. Together with St. Paul's Hills, they are the remains of the Portuguese legacy of the Portuguese occupation of Melaka. The only two Remains of the A Famosa Fortress lies on both ends of the Jalan Kota Road, the first is the Kota Melaka (or Middleburg Bastion, beside the Melaka Tourism Center) and near the DataranMerdeka (independence square) and whichis now called Porta De Santiago as it was only the gate that was remaining whenthe Britishdestroyed. 

Structure of A' Famosa

A’Famosa  is more than just quick photo stop opportunity for tourists. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia; it is set beside the Istana keSultanan on JalanKota.A’Famosa is perhaps Malacca’s best known sightseeing spot. Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church.

In the 16th century A’Famosa housed the entire Portuguese administration, including its hospitals, five churches, elongated stockades and four key towers. One tower was a four-storey keep; the others were an ammunition storage room, captain’s residence and an officer’s quarters. The rest of the bastion comprised of townhouses clustered inside the fortress walls. The fort was expanded in 1586 to accommodate Malacca’s growing population.he Portuguese attacked and defeated the armies of the Melaka Sultanate. Of course the Sultanate didn’t give up trying to kick the Portuguese out again, so Alfonso de Albuquerque ordered to built the A Famosa fortress. It was built around a natural hill near the sea and managed to fend of attacks by the armies of Sultan of Melaka for over a century.The a Famosa fortress changed hands again in the early 19th century when the Dutch handed it over to the British to keep it out of the hands of French colonizer Napoleon. Unfortunately for a Famosa the British were wary of maintaining the fortification and ordered its destination
                                                                A Famosa Fortress                                                                  A Famosa, or "The Famous" in Portuguese, is one of the oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in Asia. Once part of a mighty fortress, this tiny gate (called the Porta de Santiago) is all that history has spared.In 1511 a Portuguese fleet arrived under the command of Alfonso de Albequerque. His forces attacked and successfully defeated the armies of the native Sultanate. Moving quickly to consolidate his gains, Albequerque had the fortress built around a natural hill near the sea. Albequerque believed that Melaka would become an important port linking Portugal to the spice trade from China. At his time other Portuguese were establishing outposts in such places as Macau, China and Goa, India in order to create a string of friendly ports for ships heading to China and returning home to Portugal.
The fortress once consisted of long ramparts and four major towers. One was a four-story keep, while the others held an ammunition's storage room, the residence of the captain, and an officers' quarters.
As the plan below shows, most of the village clustered in town houses inside the fortress walls. As Melaka's population expanded it outgrew the original fort and extensions were added around 1586. Throughout this time, the walls of the fort repeatedly withstood large attacks by native elements.The fort changed hands in 1641 when the Dutch successfully drove the Portuguese out of Melaka. The Dutch renovated the gate in 1670, which explains the logo "ANNO 1670" inscribed on the gate's arch. Above the arch is a bas-relief logo of the Dutch East India Company.
The fortress changed hands again in the early 19th century when the Dutch handed it over to the British to prevent Melaka from falling into the hands of Napoleon's expansionist France. The English, knowing that they would have to return the fort to the Dutch at the end of the Napoleonic wars, were determined to make the city as useless to the Dutch as possible. They planned to relocate the population and demolish the fort. This nearly happened, but Sir Stanford Raffles (the founder of Singapore) persuaded the English to let the residents remain and also prevented the total obliteration of the fort by convincing the English to let one gate remain for history's sake. It is quite possible that in doing this, Raffles spared the remaining historical monuments of Melaka as well. Your group evaluation of the tourist destination.firmly rooted as Malaysia's historical city, visiting Malacca is like a journey back in time to witness the adventures and discoveries during Malacca's golden age.Today, there are many historical sites to visit that give Us glimpse of Malacca's glorious past. This is balanced with other modern attractions such as water theme parks and cultural parks.A famosa  is one of the famous  historical place in Malacca.At the beginning of the 16th century, the Portuguese were establishing outposts in Macau, China and India in order to create a string of friendly ports for their ships plying the routes between China and Portugal. Malacca’s growing popularity meant that it was fast becoming an important link for Portugal to the Spice Route in China. In 1511 the Portuguese fleet, under the command of Alfonso de Albuquerque arrived and launched an attack on the armies of the Malacca Sultanate and defeated them. Albuquerque moved swiftly to consolidate his gains by building a fortress around a hill near the sea. He used 1,500 slaves to construct A’Famosa as a stronghold to defend against foreign invasion.In 1641 the Dutch wrested control of A’Famosa from the Portuguese and drove them out of the city. What remains is largely the Dutch reconstruction as they carried out renovation works in 1670, following the siege. To this day you can see a small inscription (ANNO 1670) on the fort’s arch as well as the coat-of-arms of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). A’Famosa changed hands again when Malacca fell into British hands during expansionist Napoleonic times. Initially under the impression that the VOC was to act as a caretaker administration until a time when the Dutch were able to fully resume control, they had no idea the fort would soon be lost to them forever.Due to the fact that they offered too little and asked for too much, the Dutch forces soon lost the respect of their Malay subjects and in the early 19th century Malacca was fully conquered by the British. Wary of maintaining the fort, should it fall into enemy hands, the English ordered its destruction in 1806. Fortunately, Sir Stamford Raffles (founder of Singapore) who was visiting Malacca in 1810 arrived in the nick of time. Due to his love of history he stepped in before the complete destruction of the old fortress. It was a close call though and the crumbling remains of Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, were all that could be salvaged from total destruction.When work was undertaken on the Menara Taming Sari revolving tower in 2006, another part of the A’Famosa was discovered. As a result the revolving tower was relocated further inland and A’Famosa’s newly-discovered fortress walls were reconstructed.

9.Two or more links to websites that may offer elaborated information related to these tourist attraction.

What benefits can the tourist get when visiting?
  1. Entrance fee is free for the visitor who are visiting  A FAMOSA Portugal buildings.
  2. Opening and closing hours is  not stated for visiting  A FAMOSA portal buildings.
  3. Activities unique to the tourist attraction
  4. provide the latitude and longitude so customers can use their GPS to find the location of the tourist destination.

    So its happy day ever . Come and visit us malacca because its a best place ever 

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