A night cultural performance portraying the history of Melaka amidst sights, sound, lights and even water. I had the chance to catch Melaka Alive a couple of weeks back when I was in Melaka for The Shore Shopping Gallery Malacca Grand Opening and it was a whole new experience in itself. History literally comes alive every night here!
|Melaka Alive - Melaka Night Cultural Performance|
Melaka Alive Ticket Prices & Showtime
Location: Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka.
(Opposite The Proclamation of Independence Memorial)
Show Time: 7.30pm Or 9.00pm, Thursday - Saturday.
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Adult with MyKad - RM35, non MyKad - RM45
Children (4 - 12 years old) with MyKad - RM20, non MyKad - RM28
Senior Citizen (60 years and above - RM20
Telephone: 012-2669374 / 012-2669461 / 03-78772828
|Before the show started, where the front row folks are in rain coats|
Boasting a new concept in historical rich Melaka, Neuvo Attraction & Destination Sdn Bhd aims to combine elements of theatre and history against a sophisticated technology laden background to transport visitors back into the Golden Ages via Melaka Alive.
Set on board a ship inspired stage, this extravaganza tale of Panglima Awang is brought to life in a play combines spectacular visuals, effects, music and live acting to tell the story of Melaka’s rich and diverse history, from the establishment of the city by its founder Parameswara to its fall at the hands of the Portuguese.
|A musical set amidst lights, water, and sound|
|Elaborate dresses adorn the performers|
|Panglima Awang, full of expression|
Arriving at the venue past 10pm, the ship that was to be the venue for Melaka Alive seems really inviting with its lights and sound. The show itself is a combination of water jet sprays which acts like a curtain for lights and projections to be projected onto it. Those sitting in the 'wet area' front row are advised to wear a rain coat, as you will definately get wet from the water showers.
|History unfolds itself|
|Love how the water fountain or what I like to refer as water curtain shoots up|
Amongst other things, the performance highlights the legend of the Mouse Deer and the Dogs, the arrival of Admiral Cheng Ho’s fleet and the coming of de Sequiera and de Albuquerque to the shores of the kingdom. The Experience of 5D, The First of its kind in Asia! Live fire, Wind, Water, Earth special effects, immersive light and sound show creating a spectacular 5D experience.
|Admiral Cheng Ho arriving at Melaka|
|The coming of de Sequiera and de Albuquerque to the shores of the kingdom|
With the aim to position Melaka Alive as the lead attraction for cultural tourism in Malaysia, it is hoped that visitors from all over the country and worldwide will aspire to immerse themselves in the experience and come to appreciate the complex diversity and colours of Malaysia through it’s intricate history.
Bringing to life 6 centuries of history, Melaka alive is a ticketed experience among the existing heritage buildings and museums in Melaka. Attractions include special effects theatres and historical shows as well as Malaysian arts and crafts.
|All that expression, wonderful showmanship|
|One for the camera, the cast for Melaka Alive|
Melaka Alive didn't just end with grace, it ended spectacularly with showers of water, and fire thrown in for good effect. There are two parts to the Melaka Alive Cultural Performance, indoor where you will experience the 5D effects, and outdoor just before the spectacular water show ending. The show is conducted throughout in English, with booming voiceovers from the speakers all over.
|The outdoor performance by the crew from Melaka Alive|
|Check out the background of water and lights!|
Melaka Alive, the Melaka Night Cultural Performance, be sure to catch it the next time you're in the vicinity. Personally I'm not an avid historical follower, but at Melaka Alive, it did teach me a thing or two of Melaka's history in a fun way! Do check out their website at www.melakaalive.com.my or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Melaka-Alive/745782112168059 for more information.