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Menara Taming Sari @ Melaka

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Finally, I visited this latest tourist attraction in Melaka. Menara Taming Sari (Revolving Tower) is located at Bandar Hilir, beside Dataran Pahlawan Megamall. This 110m high revolving tower is built with revolving observation cabin, rotating 360-degree view.

Menara Taming Sari

I went at night. People said that it’s good to ride during the daylight. Admission fees are RM20 (without MyKad), RM10 (with MyKad), RM10 (no MyKad) and RM5 (with MyKad) for children below 12 years and RM17 (no MyKad) and RM7 (with MyKad) for senior citizens above 55 years old.

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Jom Makan-Makan @ Melaka

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Melaka is famous with a lot of foods. Nothing can beat our appetite that day when we organized a Jom Makan-Makan at Melaka @ 28 Mar 2009. We beat the rhythm when we finally got five people for this trip.

Jom Makan-Makan @ Melaka

28 March 2009

I just came back from one full day trip @ Melaka. It was damn tiring when I went out from house at 6.45am and only back to home at 2.30am. We walked quite a lot and eat non-stop for the whole day!

Five of us fit into one car on the way. We wanted to minimize our spend on the transport as we’re willing to spend more on food.

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Taman Botanikal Melaka

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Taman Botanikal Melaka (Malacca Botanical Garden) is one of the interesting place in Melaka with the relaxing place in mind. It’s known as Hutan Rekreasi Air Keroh before it changed the name to Taman Botanikal Melaka. Its started develop in stages involve the entrance, carpark and nearby flower garden.

Taman Botanikal Melaka

It’s a new place to visit as it was develop from existing park into total new landscape. As I never visit this place before, I found it’s total a new place for me to explore. I manage to explore entire of the park due even though it’s raining during my visit.

Carpark is FREE. One can do a picnic in a dedicated area.

A welcome landscape of waterfall at the entrance.

Need to walk about 1km before reaching first destination.

In fact, the botanical garden have few sections, one of it is Pre Historic Garden. This park is created to replicate the pre historic dinosaurs in 70 million years ago. About 15 types of stone replica can been seen in this nature landscape.

Me with Stegosaurus replica.

Lily with dinosaur eggs.

Then comes with local story park (Taman Cerita). One of the most popular story tales is Rabbit and Tortoise racing.

The crow and the pot. The intelligence of the crow enable him to drink the water from the pot by putting stones into pot.

The entire place is not that big nor small. However, it’s enough for exercising and make you feel hot. The good thing is all the interesting place is very easy to find with a helpful signboard.

Hanging bridge (Jambatan Gantung).

Kampung Buku Malaysia.

Muzium Perhutanan Melaka.

Even though people come to jog and camp at this place, however, it’s truly suitable for tourist and hobbyist like me. A trekking route together with forest tree (some remain untouched) is really unique. On side by side, there are many flowers planted included orchids.

I never regret to come to this place. I’ll be here again as I believe it has more to offer in the coming development. It has changed and suit the name of Botanical Garden of Melaka. It’s worth to pay a visit.

Taman Rama-Rama Melaka

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Taman Rama-Rama Melaka is one of the sanctuary that houses butterflies and insects in the world. More than 200 local species included the rare species such as Rajah Brooke and Birdwing. Other than that, they are more than 400 collection of insects.

Taman Rama-Rama (Melaka)

Butterfly Park in Melaka is one of the few places I visit during my stay in Melaka. It’s just located after Ayer Keroh toll. You have to turn to the left after the toll OR pay attention to the signboard once you paid your toll.

Carpark is FREE. Entrance fees is RM6 for adult and RM3 for your camera!

The weather during my visit is okay, just a bit of raining. Not many peoples at that time although it was a holiday. Perhaps once in every 10 years as my last visit is almost a decade.

A group of butterfly sucking the juice from orange and pineapple slices.

In fact, there are many local species and rare species is very hard to find.

A beautiful species here.

It’s very concentrate on its meal until not aware that we have taken 2 pictures already with close gap.

A koi pond which I think is a must in such beautiful landscape. Compliment to the nature.

Other than normal butterflies that we expected, there are many unexpected could be seen. One of it is weird frog which look alike robotic. Geezzz.

America Alligator is damn dangerous compare to asian crocs.

I suddenly think that whether should I visit Crocodile Farm in my next destination since they had their own section here and wondering what the need to have a special park dedicated to them.

Can I have Bear Park or Tiger Park?

What a leopard is going to do in Butterfly Park and Reptilians? To make RM6 entrance fees worth enough?

Malayan Tapir can be found in some forested habitat. It can be seen actively during the night. I like tapir due to the color scheme equal to panda.

Asian tortoise is the largest inhabiting Asia and fourth largest in the world.

Turtle is coming after the tortoise. One is land and one is water.

Through out the park, I noticed some reptiles in their own cage with different species from different countries.

Butterfly exhibition room is in final section. This indoor section with a massive collection of insects in dead form.

The park is an imitation of the butterfly’s natural habitat in overall. So, if you want to come to the Taman Rama-Rama, Melaka (Butterfly Farm, Melaka), make sure to bring camera as it’s worth to bring back some wonderful shots.

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