Population: 1 million Tourists: 1.6 million (monthly) WOW…

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I love Melaka yeah. I go Melaka no less than twice per year and this year, already been there 3 times. 😛 Okaylah, there are many different attractions. Just enjoy them slowly. The next trip should be upcoming soon. Yes, perhaps if something right comes along and the bank is willing to approve my loan, I may buy a condo there in the near future. I wrote this article earlier about Melaka. Melaka for property investment? I thought it’s just for vacation Well, perhaps this vacation word should now be bigger. The reason is because it seems that Melaka is getting extremely popular and the number of tourists visiting Melaka is at least 50% larger than its total population! Total population in Melaka is 900k plus, as at 2018.

Article in thestar.com.my here. Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari shared that Melaka has recorded 4.79 million tourist arrivals in the first three months of 2019. This is an average of 1.6 million tourists per month. Melaka is targeting 20 million tourists this year in conjunction with Visit Melaka Year 2019. He said, “The five countries with the most number of tourists visiting Melaka are China with 46.2%, Singapore (17.31%), Indonesia (8.34%), Taiwan (4.6%) and Hong Kong with 3.05%.” He said that people from Selangor is the largest domestic tourist comprising 13% of all visitors. (Yes, includes me and family). He added, “Melaka will continue to promote tourism by focusing on 13 sub-sectors including history, culture, sports, health, agro-tourism as well as eco-tourism.” Article in thestar.com.my here.

I think UNESCO Heritage City status has also helped tremendously. Hopefully this status stays forever and Melaka continues to thrive in tourism. There’s little need to wonder why there are more and more new hotels, homestays and the increasing availability of accommodation in Melaka. One important thing I noted is that competition is also getting stronger because the rates per night are considered low but we can note that many of these accommodations have a high satisfaction rate. I have yet to stay in any hotel in Melaka which I gave a bad rating but I have given bad ratings in some other Malaysian destinations before. Plus, when we visit Jonker’s Walk in the evening, we can be happy to note that stall owners are most of the time Malaysians. In many such night markets, the number of Malaysians operating the stalls are actually decreasing… Happy visiting Melaka yeah. Plus thinking about property….

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Article written and edited by Charles. News article summarised by Dina Batrisyia.

<Featured Image is courtesy of Stock Photos from Leonid Andronov >

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