With a rich tapestry of history that stretches back centuries, Melaka, or Malacca, is undoubtedly one popular destination for tourists and has been enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage. It has a unique character with Portuguese and Dutch remnants still in ancient buildings and cultural influences. Melaka is also the home of the Baba Nyonya culture, which is famous for the richness of cuisine.
To make exploring this state an even more fun idea is the newly launched Melaka eXcess app, which is the sole official government tourism application equipped with a digital e-wallet system! Developed in partnership with the local Melaka state government, this secure app not only offers a hassle-free experience encouraging cashless and touch-free transactions between merchants and tourists but also a number of deals and rewards.
Available for download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the app supports the ‘Dream Now, Travel Later’ (DNTL) campaign in an effort to revitalize the local tourism industry in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. The app covers a wide variety of tourism touch points equipped with easy navigation towards food and beverage places, shopping spots, hotels, healthcare and tours. The data stored inside the app is also safe and secure with information encryption.
Those who download and sign up for Melaka eXcess will also receive a welcome bonus of 10 credits, worth RM10, which will be deposited in their e-wallet account. Users can purchase exclusive deals for several main attractions in the state, including Melaka River Cruise, Melaka Crocodile & Recreational Park, Cendol Kampung Hulu, Upside Down House Melaka, Kampung Pinang Sebatang Beach Resort and Zoo Melaka. Some of the tickets purchased via Melaka eXcess have a lengthy validity period, expiring only after 31st December 2023.
We can’t wait to welcome you once the borders are opened again! Until then, you may learn more about our member hospitals in Melaka and their Centres of Excellence here: *link to healthcare facility page for Melaka hospitals*