– Celebrate the history of Malacca in April

February 06, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Residents in Malaysia's city of Malacca will be given a day's holiday in April to celebrate the city's heritage as a historical city and visitors can witness a selection of commemorative celebrations can reveal.

The Declaration of Malaka (Malacca) as a Historical City is a national holiday throughout the state and citizens will be paying tribute to the rich culture and history with fireworks and special displays at some of the most significant sites within the city.

Malacca is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered Malaysia's most historic city and was a key area in the Malay world during the 15th and 16th centuries. Later colonization by the British, Dutch and Portuguese has left its mark on the state and visitors travelling around the city from hotels Mallaca can see the diversity of architecture from each of the settlers.

A fireworks display on 14th April 2011 will mark the day the state was declared as a historic city and visitors can also see a sound and light show that will highlight some of the main attractions and give a description of the origins of the key monuments.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: "Many extra visitors, coming from other parts of Malaysia and abroad, are expected in Malacca for the unique displays that occur on the day. As tourists travel to the city hotels will be getting booked out so visitors should really make reservations online as far in advance as possible to guarantee getting a place."