Ayer Keroh

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Ayer Keroh
TM MITC Ayer Keroh.jpg
Ayer Keroh is located in Malacca
Ayer Keroh
Ayer Keroh
Ayer Keroh is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Ayer Keroh
Ayer Keroh
Coordinates: 2°16′N 102°17′E / 2.267°N 102.283°E / 2.267; 102.283Coordinates: 2°16′N 102°17′E / 2.267°N 102.283°E / 2.267; 102.283
CountryMalaysia
StateMalacca
DistrictMelaka Tengah

Ayer Keroh is a town situated in Melaka Tengah District, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the seat of the state government since 2006, being the home of the state secretariat building complex – Seri Negeri complex and one of a few towns which formed the Hang Tuah Jaya municipality.[1]

Economy[edit]

Ayer Keroh houses two main industrial areas: the Ayer Keroh Industrial Area (State-owned), which includes the Mamee Double-Decker headquarters and manufacturing plant and Taman Tasik Utama Industrial Area (Private).[2][3]

Education[edit]

Image Name Description
Melaka-Campus-mobile.jpg Multimedia University (MMU) Malacca campus Multimedia University, established in 1996, is the first private university approved by the Government of Malaysia. The Malacca Campus houses the Centre for Foundation Studies and Extension Education and three Faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Information Science and Technology and Faculty of Business and Law.[citation needed]
UTeM Technology Campus.jpg Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) Technology Campus The campus is located at Taman Tasik Utama Industrial area. It houses all temporary faculties (except for Faculty of Electrical; FKE and also Faculty of Electronic and Computer Engineering, FKEKK which at permanent campus at Durian Tunggal, Malacca), and also the chancelorry office.
Kolej Yayasan Saad An institution consists of a fully residential school and an International school which specialises in teaching Cambridge A Levels curriculum.[4][5]
Ayer Keroh National High School.JPG Ayer Keroh National High School

Politics[edit]

Image Name Description
Main building inside Seri Negeri Complex, Malacca.JPG Seri Negeri complex State administrative building complex which houses the State Assembly, as well as minister offices and State Governor Residence.

Public health[edit]

Image Name Description
Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh.JPG Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh Established in 1986 and moved to its current location in August 1995, this private hospital offering wide range of medical services and facilities to the town's residents.[6]

Sports and recreation[edit]

Image Name Description
Ayer Keroh Lake.JPG Ayer Keroh Lake[7]
Ayer Keroh Square.JPG Ayer Keroh Square Public square[8]
Ayer Keroh Golf and Country Club A golf resort managed by Ayer Keroh Golf Resort Berhad.[9]

Tourist attractions[edit]

The town is a major tourist spot of the state, apart from the old Malacca City, due to its recent hosting of various interesting attractions. List of tourist attractions here are:

Image Name Description
Aborigines Museum.JPG Aborigines Museum (Malay: Muzium Orang Asli) A museum which showcases the native people relics found in the country. It was originally located inside Ayer Keroh Recreational Forest, but later relocated to its present area along Lebuh Ayer Keroh in December 1996 and went under the management of Malacca Museum Corporation and was reopened on 3 February 1997.[10][11] The museum building is a replica of a native house, built based on the architecture adopted from the common houses of native people in Malaysia. It displays items related to the aborigines' fishing method, agricultural tools, interior house design, weaponry, wedding customs, heritage, history and funeral ceremonies of the indigenous tribes.[12][13]
Pintu Gerbang Ayer Keroh.jpg Ayer Keroh Gateway Arch (Malay: Pintu Gerbang Ayer Keroh) A landmark arch located on Lebuh Ayer Keroh to mark the district border of Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah. Three towers on both sides of the arch represent the three major races in Malaysia: Malay, Chinese and Indian.[14]
Garden of Thousand Flowers.JPG Garden of Thousand Flowers (Malay: Taman Seribu Bunga) Garden of a Thousand Flowers is a park in Ayer Keroh. The park is under the management of Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council.[15][16] The park was officiated by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on 30 June 2007. The park spans over an area of 5.3 hectares and features facilites such as walking tracks, fountains, pergola, prayer room, toilets and rest area.
Melaka Bee Gallery.jpg Malacca Bee Gallery (Malay: Galeri Lebah Melaka) Owned by Syarikat Seribu Bunga Sdn Bhd, subsidiary of B-B United Group and formerly The World's Bees Museum (Malay: Muzium Lebah Sedunia). A bee gallery which was established in 2013 and showcases around 250 type specimens of bee hives and hornet nests, and also the spectacular bee man show.[17] It has different sections, such as bee keeping, species of bees, bee habitat and traditional tools used for honey gathering.[18][19]
Melaka Bird Park.jpg Malacca Bird Park (Malay: Taman Burung Melaka) Owned by Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council,[20][21] the aviary opened on 24 March 2013 and began operations on 1 April 2013.[22] It is the largest bird park in Asia, with a total area of 2.02 hectares.[23][24] The exterior of the bird park resembles a downscaled stadium.[25]
Melaka Botanical Garden.jpg Malacca Botanical Garden (Malay: Taman Botanikal Melaka) The garden was established in April 1984 as Ayer Keroh Recreational Forest,[26] and got its present name on 1 June 2006.[27][28] Recreational facilities here include the Malacca Forestry Museum, Malaysia Book Village, Prehistoric Garden, the Storyland, children's playgrounds, the Orang Asli Park, Deer Park, suspension bridge, watch towers and beautiful picnic spots.[29] It spans over 359 hectares and as much as 10 hectares is used for a camping spot.[30][31]
Melaka Craft Center.jpg Malacca Craft Complex (Malay: Kompleks Kraf Melaka) A One-Stop Craft Centre in operation since October 2013. It has an in-house Craft Gallery that brings together various local craft products from all over Malaysia.[32][33]
Melaka Zoo and Night Safari.jpg Malacca Zoo (Malay: Zoo Melaka) A 54-acre (22 ha) zoological park located beside Lebuh Ayer Keroh, which hosts more than 1200 animals of 215 species of birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals. It is the second-largest zoo in Malaysia behind the National Zoo of Malaysia, both were established in 1963.[34]
Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary.jpg Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary (Malay: Taman Rama-Rama dan Reptilia Melaka) Managed by Ayer Keroh Park Sdn Bhd. A butterfly house which was opened on 1 February 1991 and built over a 11-hectare of jungle area. It is divided into five sections, which are Koi River Valley, Butterfly Garden, Reptile Aviary, Wild Photo Lane and Nature's Art Centre.[35][36][37]
Melaka Crocodile Farm.jpg Melaka Crocodile Farm (Malay: Taman Buaya Melaka) Officially known as Melaka Crocodile and Recreational Park (Malay: Taman Buaya dan Rekreasi Melaka) and owned by Taman Buaya & Rekreasi Melaka Sdn Bhd, the 3.5 hectares wide crocodile farm was established in July 1987 and is the largest in Malaysia.[38][39][40] The farm's entrance gate was built like a mini fort with a flight of steps leading inside.[41] It consists of several attractions apart from the main crocodile farm, such as: reptile corner, mammal house, walkthrough aviary, water park, Malaysia in miniature, petting zoo, haunted house and herb's garden.[42]
Melaka International Trade Centre.jpg Melaka International Trade Centre
(Malay: Pusat Perdagangan Antarbangsa Melaka)
A meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE) convention centre which includes a 13,090 square metres wide exhibition hall. It was officially launched on June 2003 by Mohammad Ali bin Rustam, the former Chief Minister of Malacca.[43][44]
Melaka Planetarium.jpg Melaka Planetarium
(Malay: Planetarium Melaka)
Officially Melaka Planetarium Adventure Science Centre and managed by Planetarium Melaka Sdn Bhd,[45][46] it is the second planetarium in the state after the Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex in Masjid Tanah. It was officiated by former Malacca State Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam on 10 August 2009.[47][48] The planetarium features Islamic architecture and a landing UFO, consists of four sections in 3 floors, which are astronomy, outer space, simulation, and physics, and exhibits items related to cosmos, history of astronomy and astronomers.[49]
Melaka Wonderland.jpg Melaka Wonderland Officially Melaka Wonderland Theme Park and Resort and owned by Melaka Wonderland Sdn Bhd, the 9.2 hectare water theme park and resort featured 16 attractions.[50] It was constructed with a cost of RM80 million,[51][52] and was opened to the public on 15 May 2010.[53]
Prison Products Gallery.JPG Prison Product Gallery A gallery that displays and sells handicraft products crafted by prisoners from all over Malaysia. It is located at the Ministry of Home Affairs Complex.[54]
Mini Malaysia and ASEAN Cultural Park.JPG Mini Malaysia and ASEAN Cultural Park A cultural theme park which is divided into two sections – the Mini Malaysia section, which was opened on 17 July 1986 and showcases the traditional houses from every state in Malaysia and the Mini ASEAN section, which was opened on 3 September 1991 and showcases the traditional houses from every member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).[55][56]

Transportation[edit]

The Ayer Keroh toll is the main entry point into Malacca state using the North South Expressway. This makes it easily accessible from any part of Peninsular Malaysia. The town is about 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur and one hour from Seremban. Ayer Keroh is also about 3 hours drive from Singapore. Lebuh Ayer Keroh (Federal Route 143), the town's main dual-carriageway highway, connects state capital Malacca City to the North–South Expressway via Ayer Keroh Interchange.

Gallery[edit]

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