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USJ27Resident
16-02-2010, 05:59 PM
dunno about you fellas in other areas but I was pleasantly suprised at the traffic conditions in Melaka during the first two days of CNY in Malacca....

... usually the traffic conditions in Malacca is like "hell"... especially in near Melaka Raya and surround areas but suprisingly... it was smooth with hardly any jams on the road...

also realised that there was a clear absence of the usual SINGAPORE plate vehicles running around, usually hogging the roads and irritating the hell out of me...

THEN it hit me.... heck, Resorts World Singapore (Casino) had its opening day on CNY...

Looks like no more jams in Malacca on holiday periods... :p [cynical grin!]

clfoo
16-02-2010, 06:04 PM
not really true leh .. was stucked after air keroh toll, near tesco and the new jusco area yesterday afternoon ...

USJ27Resident
16-02-2010, 06:07 PM
not really true leh .. was stucked near tesco and the new jusco area yesterday afternoon ...

oh... thats the other new 'attraction' for the locals, in Melaka... :p

but yesterday at 6pm... Melaka Raya was... well - Jam-free!!

jordan
16-02-2010, 07:52 PM
Singaporeans decided to skip Melaka this year. Cos, casino already available in their own country! :D

blues
17-02-2010, 11:06 AM
Singaporeans decided to skip Melaka this year. Cos, casino already available in their own country! :D

singaporean visit melaka because of casino ?

Firebird
17-02-2010, 11:50 AM
dunno about you fellas in other areas but I was pleasantly suprised at the traffic conditions in Melaka during the first two days of CNY in Malacca....

... usually the traffic conditions in Malacca is like "hell"... especially in near Melaka Raya and surround areas but suprisingly... it was smooth with hardly any jams on the road...

also realised that there was a clear absence of the usual SINGAPORE plate vehicles running around, usually hogging the roads and irritating the hell out of me...

THEN it hit me.... heck, Resorts World Singapore (Casino) had its opening day on CNY...

Looks like no more jams in Malacca on holiday periods... :p [cynical grin!]Horray! At last we are rid of the Singaporeans in Malacca! Yahooooooo! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :p

mick123
17-02-2010, 12:08 PM
that's good to hear......will be making my trip to the in-laws in m'cca tmrw :D hope will still be jam free. previous years were crazily packed and we just stayed at home ;)

tupai
17-02-2010, 03:04 PM
dont clap and be joyous when the sporeans stop coming...know that they constitute 60-70% of the TOTAL tourist arrivals every year!

Many depending on tourism will bleed and cry for gomen help if the southern neighbours stop coming over...

Treat thy neigbor nicely ~ 9million outta 17million from jan-sept 2009...

(...The top ten tourist generating markets from January to September 2009 were: Singapore (9,398,463), Indonesia (1,729,690), Thailand (1,075,689), Brunei (772,174), China (including Hong Kong & Macau) (735,529), India (420,046), Australia (371,488), the Philippines (332,293), the United Kingdom (324,061) and Japan (297,041).

For more information, please visit Tourism Malaysia’s online Facts and Figures at
http://www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my/corporate/research.asp?page=facts_figures.)

Forget the middle eastern....itsy bitsy 250,000 per year but many bow so low to kiss the arab's ???? HAHAHAHHAHA!

Yang Bercuti disinisana latotupai

USJ27Resident
17-02-2010, 10:30 PM
Forget the middle eastern....itsy bitsy 250,000 per year but many bow so low to kiss the arab's ???? HAHAHAHHAHA!

Yang Bercuti disinisana latotupai


Nope... Not many.... JUST the Arab loving' UMNO Arabs wannabes... :p

AllUrban
18-02-2010, 11:05 AM
oh... thats the other new 'attraction' for the locals, in Melaka... :p

but yesterday at 6pm... Melaka Raya was... well - Jam-free!!hahaha you're right...because people got the weekend plus 2 public holidays, they probably had enough of visiting and decided to head back home.

m and wifey went to pick up wifey's brother at KLIA on Monday afternoon - and as we left the Ayer Keroh toll we noted that the backup was 2km up the highway!

but m was pleasantly surprised to note that there was very little traffic last night on his trip back from Malacca, he only faced 1 slowdown in the entire trip back.

Wifey and m also did note yesterday that there was less traffic around Melaka Raya ... We could only imagine how smooth things would be if they had designed the area properly

Sadly, it looks like the road design between Mahkota & Malacca Raya is going to be permanent - which means that traffic from Malacca Raya and traffic from Makhota will continue to meet each other at the junction near Maybank.

What Malacca really needs is to build is two flyover on Jalan Tun Syed Abdul Aziz (at the Mahkota Hospital Junction and the Ong Kim Wee junction) to improve the flow of traffic. Also, cars from the Mahkota area should be able to exit directly onto Tun Syed Abdul Aziz instead of having to go past the malls.

Once these two flyovers are built, change the direction of Jalan Melaka Raya so that traffic flows away from the Mahkota area.

There is also a public transport solution in there as well...but I'll keep that a secret for now :p

Cheers, m

USJ27Resident
18-02-2010, 11:17 PM
What Malacca really needs is to build is two flyover on Jalan Tun Syed Abdul Aziz (at the Mahkota Hospital Junction and the Ong Kim Wee junction)

There is also a public transport solution in there as well...but I'll keep that a secret for now :p

Cheers, m

two flyovers... heck, you and I can see it so clearly but Malacca has a Chief Minister who is more interested in building a bridge to INDONESIA... :rolleyes:

Secret ... err, you mean the Mono....ooops!!

ivanhow
19-02-2010, 01:01 AM
Hmmm...Malacca! Quite a favourite and popular destination for both locals and foreigners as well. Good to know quite a number of forumers here also head south to Malacca - yah... Every year this otherwise sleepy town wakes up with feverish traffic, and usually jammed packed during weekends.

Jonker Street is the place to be for tourists, and is turned into a pedestrian mall during the evenings of Saturdays. Sunday's rather quiet though. Most of the traffic in town gets chocked up due to closure of Jonker Street to traffic.

Surprisingly - the traffic was a breeze around Mahkota on Saturday evening, presumably everyone were getting ready at the dinner tables. Probably due Jonker Street not closed to traffic.

The new Jusco was the new attaction... :p ;) Hence, the usual crowd around Mahkota Parade and Pahlawan shifted elsewhere probably to the new Jusco on the other side of town. Moreover, traffic visiting the "Eye-on-Malacca" or was it "Malaysia" is now only a memory. :p

However, the traffic from Simpang Ampat Toll (from Malacca) to Senawang / Seremban was heavy along the PLUS NSH Monday late afternoon. Wonder where all the traffic came from... :eek:

USJ27Resident
19-02-2010, 01:17 AM
However, the traffic from Simpang Ampat Toll (from Malacca) to Senawang / Seremban was heavy along the PLUS NSH Monday late afternoon. Wonder where all the traffic came from... :eek:

T'was just (majority of your Avg Joe) drivers slowing down after KM205, again slowing down after KM 249 Senawang R&R and yet again slowing down afterKM265 Seremban Stretch North Bound...
sudah nampak/tau ada Mata Mata jaga... :rolleyes:

ivanhow
19-02-2010, 01:35 AM
T'was just (majority of your Avg Joe) drivers slowing down after KM205, again slowing down after KM 249 Senawang R&R and yet again slowing down afterKM265 Seremban Stretch North Bound...
sudah nampak/tau ada Mata Mata jaga... :rolleyes:
All the slowing down by the Mata Mata that's causing the heavy traffic... and all the vehicles had also to slow down all the way - backwards... :D Travelling along the old Rembau way till Senawang was even a breeze. Cud have breezed all the way till the Seremban Toll.

RolyPoly
20-02-2010, 11:15 PM
dont clap and be joyous when the sporeans stop coming...know that they constitute 60-70% of the TOTAL tourist arrivals every year!

Many depending on tourism will bleed and cry for gomen help if the southern neighbours stop coming over...

Treat thy neigbor nicely ~ 9million outta 17million from jan-sept 2009...

(...The top ten tourist generating markets from January to September 2009 were: Singapore (9,398,463), Indonesia (1,729,690), Thailand (1,075,689), Brunei (772,174), China (including Hong Kong & Macau) (735,529), India (420,046), Australia (371,488), the Philippines (332,293), the United Kingdom (324,061) and Japan (297,041).

For more information, please visit Tourism Malaysia’s online Facts and Figures at
http://www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my/corporate/research.asp?page=facts_figures.)

Forget the middle eastern....itsy bitsy 250,000 per year but many bow so low to kiss the arab's ???? HAHAHAHHAHA!

Yang Bercuti disinisana latotupai

Tupai's words are very true.

Singaporean tourists really help to boost business especially so in Melaka's Jonker Walk pedestrian mall. Many shops in Jonker Walk are dependant on them for survival. I know it well coz my family lives here.

Thanks also go to Tourism Melaka for their roles in beautifying Melaka, for instance the Jonker Walk pedestrian mall. Before Jonker Walk was established, this part of Melaka was suffering badly.This a commendable project. We were cynical about the project when it was first started. But we can see that it brings so many tourists and locals to this part of town. Of course, there is the inconvenience of traffic jams. However, residents here do not mind the inconvenience for the sake of survival.

ng
20-02-2010, 11:48 PM
Indonesia (1,729,690)


Are you sure they are coming as tourist ? or more like illegal workers ...

AllUrban
21-02-2010, 12:14 AM
Tupai's words are very true.

Singaporean tourists really help to boost business especially so in Melaka's Jonker Walk pedestrian mall. Many shops in Jonker Walk are dependant on them for survival. I know it well coz my family lives here.

Thanks also go to Tourism Melaka for their roles in beautifying Melaka, for instance the Jonker Walk pedestrian mall. Before Jonker Walk was established, this part of Melaka was suffering badly.This a commendable project. We were cynical about the project when it was first started. But we can see that it brings so many tourists and locals to this part of town. Of course, there is the inconvenience of traffic jams. However, residents here do not mind the inconvenience for the sake of survival.There is a lot of change happening in Malacca now as lots of the empty land that littered the Bachang area (on the other side of the river), plus the reclaimed areas (Melaka Raya & Kota Laksamana) are starting to develop.

Today while driving along Jalan Tun Syed Abdul Aziz in Melaka Raya wifey and I noticed 2 hotels & 3 nearly complete office buildings. On the other side of the river there are 3 commercial developments (1 shopping centre & 2 sets of shoplot areas) at Tun Syed Abdul Aziz & Ong Kim Wee (shoplots starting at RM498,000 for a 2 storey).

Then there is the area between the Tesco and the river...with the new Jusco (largest in SE Asia) now open and another set of shoplots & malls built by IJM.

There was no traffic around Melaka Raya today...it seems that traffic volume in the area is reduced as more people are going to the Jusco.

It also shows that a lot of the congestion that exists is a combination of traffic volume & the annoying turns on Malacca roads, which cause major slowdowns.

Now is the time to divert a lot of that traffic into using public transport...then Malacca will be facing reduced congestion throughout the city (er...with the exception of the heritage area...nothing can be done there as the roads are too narrow & winding) :D

Cheers, m

Amanda
21-02-2010, 12:52 AM
yaya... Melaka was jam free this year. except for those roads surrounding tesco. I think maybe due to the new Jusco. Went to Jusco, very big lar... I think its bigger than Jusco Klang. Can anyone confirm?

ivanhow
21-02-2010, 01:03 PM
Today while driving along Jalan Tun Syed Abdul Aziz in Melaka Raya wifey and I noticed 2 hotels & 3 nearly complete office buildings. On the other side of the river there are 3 commercial developments (1 shopping centre & 2 sets of shoplot areas) at Tun Syed Abdul Aziz & Ong Kim Wee (shoplots starting at RM498,000 for a 2 storey).


Cheers, mWow, you own a few here pun sudah kaya lar! Good investment opportunity exist here...

AllUrban
22-02-2010, 01:09 PM
Wow, you own a few here pun sudah kaya lar! Good investment opportunity exist here...I think so...wish I actually had some money to spend on investment.

Also interesting to note that the Hektar Group is finally renovating Makhota Parade!!!!

The underground parking lot has now been repainted, with bright white walls and parking spots painted in green, purple, yellow & red (for the different sections).

The new design is almost the same as what they did for Subang Parade!

m would like to see them dig out the existing surface parking lot and extend the underground parking structure, and also build a row of shops along Jalan Merdeka.

Some space can be left in between the two blocks for cars --- or even better, an al-fresco dining area, patios, beer garden etc.

Cheers, m

Rhiga
22-02-2010, 02:52 PM
Sadly, it looks like the road design between Mahkota & Malacca Raya is going to be permanent - which means that traffic from Malacca Raya and traffic from Makhota will continue to meet each other at the junction near Maybank.

Hate all this concrete jungle in front of the sea.

I really really really missed the breezing sea wind 30 years ago when I went for my morning jog every Sunday.

The reclaimed land that built the Melaka Raya township, and the destruction of the Pahlawan padang to build a freaking shopping mall had created the present sad stage – ugly concrete boxes, sting polluted air and congested crowd.

I still failed to understand how Malacca can be an UNESCO heritage site !!!!! :mad:

Rhiga
22-02-2010, 03:03 PM
I think so...wish I actually had some money to spend on investment.

Never invest in Melaka property especially shoplots.

Drive to the Melaka Raya townships (new & old) and Jalan Laksamana, you will know what I mean.

Some of the shoplots were vacant more than 20 years !!!!

Of course, there are exceptions but I think it is almost like buying lottery.

AllUrban
22-02-2010, 03:35 PM
Hate all this concrete jungle in front of the sea.

I really really really missed the breezing sea wind 30 years ago when I went for my morning jog every Sunday.

The reclaimed land that built the Melaka Raya township, and the destruction of the Pahlawan padang to build a freaking shopping mall had created the present sad stage – ugly concrete boxes, sting polluted air and congested crowd.

I still failed to understand how Malacca can be an UNESCO heritage site !!!!! :mad:Wifey tells me the same thing about her experience in Malacca

I agree that the area has become a concrete jungle but that is because of bad planning from the government.

For example, the eyesore that it Pulau Melaka - it could have easily been a wonderful mini-island park for the residents to enjoy - perhaps moving the ferry terminal there as well.

Instead it is a disgusting parcel of shoplots & construction.

I also agree with you that Dataran Pahlawan could have been done far, far better than it was - or left alone as a padang

But I generally like Melaka Raya and the Makhota area. It balances the heritage area of Melaka and gives the town a more modern flavour.

And aside from the horrible traffic planning and resulting congestion, the streets are walkable with a grid pattern (especially in Melaka Raya) and lots of interesting independent shops.

What the Melaka Raya/Mahkota area really needs is better neighbourhood planning, traffic planning and better public transport. Instead of having two-storey shoplots with service roads (the south side of Melaka Raya is a total wasteland) build more interesting 3-4 storey shophouses & shoplots with streetside parking and elevated parking structures off the streets.

Also, add more residential buildings and parks so people would actually think of living and working in the same area.

The oceanside should always be accessible to the public - imagine a west coast park from Klebang all the way down to the Portuguese Settlement & beyond :D

As for the empty properties, again, this is very much because of traffic planning. The local government has turned the 2-way roads into 1-way highways to 'improve the flow' of traffic and the result is that shops cannot survive because people drive past them...also people are moving out of the shophouses because they cannot bear with the noise.

I am certainly worried about the future of Melaka Raya (outside the malls) with the arrival of the Jusco.

Cheers, m