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Encore Melaka, Impression Series: Hidden gems of Melaka

Updated: May 30, 2019

MAY is my husband birthday month. As usual, I plan to do something special for just the two of us. Since it is fasting month, fancy dinner in some fancy restaurant is out of the list cause of tarawih and etc. To surprise him, I plan to take him far from KL and all other people including my son, Anakin.


After doing some research, I decided to take him to the Encore Melaka, Impression Series. Some might say "err what so great about that", so I'm gonna list the reason below.



The reasons to choose Encore Melaka,Impression Series :


  1. It is a new theatre in Melaka, Malaysia. (Just two-hour drive from KL)

  2. It is the 10th Impression Series (world-acclaimed performances in China) and the ONLY ONE outside of China.

  3. More than 150 country bid to be the 10th Impression Series location but Melaka, Malaysia was chosen by the director to be the first Impression Series performances staged outside of China.

  4. Directed by Wang Chaoge – the person that orchestrated the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

  5. Featuring the FIRST EVER 360-degree rotating auditorium with multiple-stage in South East Asia.

  6. The performance takes place in a very revolutionary building made up of thousands of LED lights and porcelain- tiles. (very Instagrammable spot !)

  7. Own by Malaysian for Malaysia.





The review of the Impression Series


It's a totally, very different show from any other theatrical or arts performances that I've seen before. Its focuses on giving a very high-quality show with the special effects on sound, lighting, high technology visual and choreography. The combination of all that and the rotating audience platform bring it to another level! It makes the show awesome.


The shows are about the History of Melaka, Cheng Ho, Baba Nyonya's culture and etc. (I don't want to spoil it too much) But, Encore Melaka totally nailed it! You'll fall in love with Malaysian heritage after you watch it.


Some might say that they don't expect that one of a kind experience in Melaka. Well, Melaka has declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008 so for me it really is the best place to shows the culture, the arts and the heritage in this Impression Series.




We take the 5.30 pm show time and came early by one hour to walk around the building, and take nice #OOTD photo at the building. By 5.15pm, we're ready to get into the theatre. The queue is moving fast and there are many friendly staff that assist us to our seat. Don't be late because the theatre starts sharp at 5.30 pm. Around 6.45pm, this incredible Impression Series finished. We were out from the theatre building to witness a very beautiful sunset at the Selat Melaka Sea. I amazed by the set up of the whole things. It was so beautiful.







Tips to enjoy this trip the most :


  • Read the pamphlet given at the entrance to better understand the storyline (so you don't get lost in the dance and acting)

  • Arrive early so you can have plenty of time to take photo around the building. Trust me, I've tried to take my photo after the show (almost sunset) and the lighting just not enough. It makes a bad photo.

  • Go to the loo before entering the show so that you didn't miss any of the performance. (Toilet are provided in front of the first entrance)

  • Wear comfortable shoes cause there will be a lot of walking from the parking space to the building and into the theatre. (And there is no dress code. Yeay!)

  • Eat before or after as there is no restaurant or both around the building. (Not yet fully develop area)

  • Visit their souvenir store; there might be some meaningful souvenir from Encore Melaka you can't return home without.



Encore Melaka Souvenir Store


Ticket Prices


Standard Seats

MyKad RM 128 International Guests RM 148


Premium Seats

MyKad RM 228 International Guests RM 248

VIP Seats

MyKad RM 528 International Guests RM 568 Wheelchair Users RM 98


There is also a special deals where you can have a Room and Ticket Package.


Check the official website for pricing updates and promotions.




Contact Details/Information


Address

No. 1 Jalan KSB, Impression 8, Impression City @ Kota Syahbandar, 75200, Melaka, Malaysia.


Official Website

https://encore-melaka.com/



Show Time


Monday –Saturday (5.30pm & 8.30pm);

Sunday (2.30pm & 5.30pm)



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