Melaka Alive is one of the new attractions in Melaka. It’s also said that Melaka Alive will be a new tourism icon for Melaka. Melaka Alive will be fully operated in the middle of October and will make Melaka as the first location in the world that are using light and sound performance, that use the history and heritage as the theme. Melaka Alive is a theater performance that involve a performance of the history of Melaka using light technology, water and a special technique for explosive. New technology is applied to make this performance more unique and interesting. Melaka Alive is made to invite the tourist to learn more about the history of Melaka since 750 years ago until the day Tanah Melayu got its independence.
This project cost about Rm23 million for the first phase. Melaka Alive is promised to give a performance based on light and sound that taken history as the theme. It’s the first light and sound performance that uses history as the main theme, unlike the light and sound performance in Universal Studio in Japan and Singapore, that focus on fictional stories as the main theme of their performance.
This latest attraction at Melaka is build near Dataran Pahlawan, Megamall, Banda Hilir. This new tourism product is said to be the most unique product. This is because people can watch the performance inside a ship that has been build to be like the ones that have been used during Melaka Royal Era. The ship is known as Bahtera Merdeka; Bahtera is a Malay word for big ship.
The show will be supported by many special effects such as explosive sound, fire sparks, wind blowing, smoke, light and others to make you feel real and believable. This project also gain help from the specialist from the performance producers of Universal Studio Singapore, Steven Ryan. The capacity of Melaka Alive is about 1500 people at one time and also 500 seats using water as the screen.
Melaka Alive is beneficial for those who came to know Melaka. Besides seeing the magnificent technology and performance, we can also learn the history of Melaka easier without even have to open a history book. Melaka Alive is open to public 4 days a week; Thursday to Sunday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. For now ticket price that been set as RM50 per person. For locals, the performance is worth watching because the more we learn about Melaka, the more we will appreciate Melaka and also Malaysia.