Friday, December 14, 2007

Guidebook on Malacca

An updated tourism guidebook has been published to provide information on the charms and appeals of Malacca to local and foreign tourists.

Its author Bonny Wee said the book Malacca, A Charming Destination aimed to showcase historic Malacca in a light and easy way so that visitors could enjoy their vacations.

Wee previously co-authored You'll Love Malacca - 1998, You'll Love Malacca More - 2000 and You'll Love Malacca Always - 2003 with his late father Wee Hock Chye.

Light and easy: Wee reading his book on Malacca, which is now available in the market.
He said the state had more to offer than just history and past glory.

Wee said the book covered topics ranging from food, people, selected places of interest, small and delightful entertainment outlets in Jonker Street, Jalan Lekir, Hang Kasturi and Lorong Hang Jebat, antiques, art, culture, history and other bits and pieces.

“It gives recommendations on the best Nyonya, Portuguese, Malay, Chinese and Indian restaurants and features the origins of ikan bakar in Serkam,” he said.

He said there were articles on people of Malacca including dodol-king Tan Kim Hock, flying-doctor Lee, lantern-maker Uncle Ang, artist Kim, wood-carver Charlie and blacksmith Tan.

Wee said the book with colourful photographs gave insights on what Malacca was and is today and how one could best enjoy one’s stay in the state.

The book is available at leading bookstores such as MPH, Popular, Tai Kuang (Malacca), Borders and Kinokuniya and is retailed at RM16.80. It is also available at selected cafes, restaurants, gift shops, hotels and art galleries in Malacca city.

For more information, call Wee at 019 -340 7177.

Source : STAR
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