Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Encore Melaka : The Untold Story Behind Melaka Inheritance

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Recently I brought my daughter on vacation to Malacca. If I'm not mistaken, I've never been to Malacca for the last 10 times for work or vacation. No matter what, I seriously don't like the traffic light in Malacca.

So, drive from Google Maps within an hour for 2 hours as the highway is jam-packed. It's a school holiday, right!

Since it's a 2 day 1 night trip. So, it's a bit of a pack but for me, my trip to Malacca this time was very satisfying. And my presence in Malacca this time took me to Encore Malacca and had the opportunity to watch the 'The Untold Story Behind Melaka Inheritance



Encore Melaka Facilities

When it comes to Encore Malacca, don't worry, Parking is huge and can accommodate about 400 vehicles at a time. For those who are lazy to drive, there is also a shuttle bus from the city to here, so there is no need to drive here.

Other facilities such as toilets, vending machines, sales booths, caf├ęs, even surau are also available.

parking building

shuttle service

ticketing counter

ticketing kiosk

the toilet is huge

surau

shop gallery


Encore Melaka Building Architecture

Before this theatre started, I also had a chance to explore the Encore Melaka building. The design of the building is rather unique, and even the geometric roof has concaved arcs made out of thousands of fish scale LED panels, which reflect light from the eve changing and vibrant the sky of Malacca. The theatre embodies the cloud and the sea, movement and serenity where east meets west. This unconventional design concept represents a journey through time and space, a complementary the entire performance.

entrance of the theatre


the other side view of Encore Melaka

The view by the beach

This place is also a tourist attraction and even while I was out of this building, I saw many people who took the opportunity to take pictures of the Encore Melaka building. From bride photo-shoot to photo-shoot convocation. There is also a family relaxing and enjoying the architectural beauty of this Encore Melaka building.

convocation photoshoot by the Encore Melaka

And Encore Melaka is the only building in Southeast Asia with a performing art theatre with a 360 degree rotating audience platform facing a 240 meter-long stage with multiple built-in lifting platform. I'm personally fascinated by this technology and to this day I still feel amaze.



Undoubtedly, Encore Melaka will be the icon of Malacca's skyline standing tall beside the straits of Malacca.

How To Bought A Ticket?

Ticket can be bought by online or offline. For offline ticket, you can go direct to the counter and ask for the ticket fee and showtime.

 


The Untold Story Behind Melaka Inheritance

Entering the Malacca Encore building, I began to feel a vibrant aura. What a great building this is with the latest technology. I look around, and I feel proud of the existence of this kind of building in Malaysia.

got our ticket

seating area

There are 7 scenes that I think are very close to the history of the existence of Malacca. However, the theater only shows the beauty of the history of the State of Malacca without showing the war scenes that have been recorded in history.


Scene #1 | The scene begins with how the State of Malacca got its name when Parameswara came to Malacca for a hunting mission. The story line is simple but the animations shown are very beautiful and stunning.

Part of Scene #1 

Scene #2 | The scene shows the presence of Cheng Ho and his people arriving in Malacca. And their presence is marked by the drummer of his fleet. Their presence in Malacca was peaceful and eventually they fell in love with the locals bringing with them the cultural heritage of Baba Nyonya.

Part of Scene #2

Scene #3 | Featuring the wedding of Baba Ah Jie and Mrs. Ah Lan. This incredible wedding embodies the beauty of Baba Nyonya's wedding. Ancestral practices such as bowing as a form of respect are still practices today and can be seen when visiting Jonker Street.

Part of Scene #3

Part of Scene #3

Scene #4 | Tells about old man and six mothers. Six mothers together nurtured and cared about him. and every year they take family portraits together. Although this story has been around for over 70 years, the analogy of the six mothers story embodies the essence of Melaka, unity and acceptance regardless of race or religion and harmony with great intention to foster the future. It was this scene that made me cry with all the express and implied intent.

Scene #5 | The scene shows how a pregnant woman went through life in the war in Malacca. Despite the many challenges and challenges, they are still brave in defending the future of generations. In this scene, pregnant women scene symbolic of the new birth in Melaka. This is the scene of the swimming pool and it is beyond the reach of any kind of deck to build and build such a technology on stage. Someone has to come and see for yourself and be amazed!

Part of Scene #5

Scene #6 | The time until Malacca is claimed as a UNESCO World Heritage City. The scene features a passionate craftsman named Awang. He devoted his life as a kite maker, ensuring his tradition lived on. Also featured in the scene are blacksmiths and songket weavers, to the silat and zapin dance teachers as well as the chicken rice ball cooks. The scene shows the historical identity of Malacca and truly exhibits the Malaysian spirit.

Scene #7 | The final scene features stories about the melodies and songs of Encore Melaka that showcase the talents, authenticity and uniqueness of what Melaka has to offer. Dances and songs performed show how harmonious Malacca is with multiculturalism.

Part of Scene #7

In my personal opinion, this theatre is expressive and implied. This is the history that we and our children need to learn. We wouldn't be what we are today without history. I'm not 100% artistic, but every emotion that is shown in this theater, really captures my heart. What's more, history is united with technology and results, wowwwww! I still feel it to this day. After the show, we took a photo with all the actors, dancers and of course it's FREE ! I personally congratulate them for the effort and such a vibrant performance. Lastly, we did enjoyed the sunset of Malacca Straits and of course, this is a sweet journey and I might come back to Malacca to enjoy the show again.





For those of you who are interested in seeing this story, don't worry. In conjunction with this school holiday Encore Malacca is for promotion and I think it's worth it. Check out the promotions below




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till then

7 comments:

  1. First time dgr ttg encore Melaka.. nampak elegant tempat ni

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  2. Looks really elegant, love to watch theatre..nice sharing...

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  3. Wow the show look so stunning. Gonna go here one day.

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  4. The building itself pun dari luar dah woowwwwww. Thanks for sharing new attraction for Melaka kak. Rasanya tak habis round lg yang sedia ada, tambah lagi Encore masuk dalam list, hehe.

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  5. Bolehlah pergi, menariklahhh nak tengok juga nanti...

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