Congress Report
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Malaysia :Melaka State

Head of State

H.E. TUN DATUK SERI UTAMA DR MOHD KHALIL YAAKOB
Assumed the governorship in 4 June 2004 – present day

Location

State Emblem

seal

Area

1,652km2, or 0.5 percent of the whole area of Malaysia

Population

921,500 (as of 31 December 2018)
Men: 467,700 Women: 453,700


GDP

Real: RM 35,865 million (FY2018)

Capital

Melaka City

Geographic features

     Melaka sits upon the southwestern coast of Malay Peninsula opposite Sumatra, with the state of Negeri Sembilan to the north and west and Johor to the south. Melaka is also situated roughly two-thirds of the way down the West coast, 148 km south east of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and 245 km north west of Singapore and commands a central position on the Straits of Malacca. The state is bordered in the west by the Straits of Malacca, and on the east and the north by high mountains and tropical rainforests.
     The state capital Melaka City is strategically located between the two national capitals (of Malaysia and Singapore, respectively) and connected with excellent roads and highways and a domestic airport terminal rests in Batu Berendam.
     The city centre was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in July 2008. Melaka River was once dubbed as "Venice of the East" by the European Seafarers in the 15th century.

     In May 2018, when the new government has launched new slogan for Melaka State called ‘Melaka Berwibawa’ which means Melaka Authoritative. The three aspects that focused by Melaka State are ‘Smart, Green and Clean’. It has given an impressive look and motivation for the citizen to work towards the goal of the new government.

     Rich in history, Melaka's top attractions include Melaka River Cruise, Kampung Hulu Mosque, Jonker Walk, Portuguese Square, St. John's Fort, A'Famosa, Stadthuys, and the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.
           “VISIT HISTORIC MELAKA MEANS VISIT MALAYSIA”
                 “MELAKA WORLD HERITAGE CITY UNESCO” 
“VISITING MELAKA IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT CRUISING THE MELAKA RIVER”

Main industries

Manufacturing (Electronic components and devices manufacture, heavy machinery); services (tourism, hotel, medical); etc.(2018)

State symbols

State Tree: Melaka Tree
State Flower: Kesidang Flower

Number of visitors

Total 17.02 million (2018)

Administrative divisions

Melaka State - 3 districts, 4 local authorities, 81 mukim, 257 villages

Official website

www.melaka.gov.my

Sources: Melaka Basic Data 2015

(As of May, 2019)