Raya is just around the corner and we have news that will definitely make your holiday even better, especially if you’re planning to visit Melaka during the upcoming long weekend!
Today (13 June 2018), The Star reported that Melaka will not impose parking fees on weekends and public holidays anymore, according to Tey Kok Kiew, chairman of the Melaka Housing, Local Government and Environment Committee. This implementation will begin on 15 June 2018, which is the first day of Raya and it will also apply to tourist hot spots all over Melaka. Yass, no more parking charges!
“Free parking covers tourism belts including Taman Melaka Raya, Bandar Hilir and Jonker Walk.”
“We hope the move will draw more tourists to the state and put an end to the menace of touts collecting parking fees,” said Tey who also noted that the implementation was in line with Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto.
Prior to this, the rate of parking charges that were being collected within Melaka’s city centre during the weekends were between 40 sen and 60 sen per hour. The rates were the same for weekdays too!
Therefore, Tey explained that 14,115 parking bays under the Melaka Historical City Council’s (MBMB) will stop charging for parking starting this Friday (15 June 2018). Wow, that’s a lot of parking bays!
Besides that, he also shared that the parking hours during weekdays have been changed from the current 8am to 6pm, to the new timing of 9am to 5pm. So, do be mindful of the designated hours of parking when you’re visiting Melaka.
However, Tey said that the parking fee exclusion doesn’t include private parking areas or the 12 privatised companies commissioned MBMB like;
- The Melaka Sentral transitional market in Bachang
- Tabung Haji Complex
- Jalan Kota Museum
Hence, even though there will not be any parking fee collection on weekends and public holidays, the parking charges on weekdays will remain the same at;
- 40sen for 1/2 hour
- 60sen for 1 hour
- RM5 for full-day parking
Looks like our future trips to Melaka will incur less cost if we travel during weekends and on public holidays. We’re predicting a bigger wave of tourists visiting the historical city too!
Travelling Soon? Here Are 6 Money Saving Tips You NEED to Know to Maximise Your Money’s Worth!
Travelling the world is arguably on most Malaysians’ bucket list. Sadly, not many of us are all that money savvy...
11 Struggles Malaysians Faced When SMS Was the Only Way We Could Talk to Our Friends
From dial-up internet to downloading our music from file-sharing software such as LimeWire, things back then were very much different...
Win FREE Gifts and Stout Just by Participating in Connor’s Challenge This September!
Love a challenge? Who doesn’t?! Well, Connor’s Challenge truck is travelling nationwide to see if you have what it takes (skill,...
Tomb Raiders Broke Coffins and Stole Valuables from Graves in Miri
Watch: Klang Residents Who Didn’t Pay Fees Attack Guards Because They’re Asked To Use ‘Visitor Lane’
“My Wife Can’t Tend To My Needs but a Widow Can,” Says Malaysian Man With 7 Kids
Malaysian Steps on Dog Poop, Gets A Shiny Mewtwo Immediately After!
If You’re Travelling with Your BF or GF to Bali, You Could Be Jailed for Staying Together
USM Pharmacy Prof. Says M’sian Ringgit Notes Might Contain Pork Fat & Is Haram
- Viral1 day ago
“This is not Mars, It’s Earth”, Haze is So Bad That It Turned the Sky RED in Indonesia!
- Viral1 day ago
Don’t Take Food from Strangers at the Airport. Someone Hid Drugs Inside Beef Rendang!
- News2 days ago
Goodbye: S’pore’s Largest Merlion Statue will be Demolished after 20 October 2019
- Culture2 days ago
$11 Million Hollywood Movie On Sarawak Will Star Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Sir James Brooke!
- Malaysia2 days ago
Monsoon Warning: Haze Will Improve But We Will Get Thunderstorms & Flash Floods
- Food17 hours ago
Always Wondered Why Pineapples Hurt Your Tongue When You Eat Them? Here’s The Reason!
- Culture2 days ago
What Is The Job Scope Of A Thai Entertainer? Apparently, There Are 5 Different Types
- Viral10 hours ago
Beware: Elderly Couple Seen in Klang Valley Scamming People By Saying Their Motorbike Broke Down