Melaka Traffic Update: Extended Car-Free Zone During Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holidays in April 2024

The Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB) has announced an extended car-free zone in the popular Banda Hilir area during the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations and school holidays. This adjustment is designed to enhance the experience for both visitors and locals during the festive period.

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Extended Car-Free Zone Details

  • Dates and Times: Monday, 8 April 2024 (1:00 AM) to Friday, 12 April 2024 (6:00 PM)
  • Affected Area: The car-free zone will cover the central Banda Hilir area, likely including roads around key landmarks like St. Francis Xavier Church, Christ Church, Stadhuys, and parts of Jalan Tun Khalil Yaakob and Jalan Merdeka.

Alternative Routes

  • To reach Jalan Tun Khalil Yaakob (Medan Samudera, Plaza Mahkota, Dataran Pahlawan, Mahkota Parade): Utilize Lorong Hang Jebat – Jambatan Tan Kim Seng – Jalan Tun Khalil Yaakob
  • Jalan Banda Kaba, Lorong Chan Koon Cheng, and Jalan Chan Koon Cheng: Expect temporary detours with clearly marked signs.
Melaka Extended Car-Free Zone During Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holidays in April 2024
Source: Melaka City Council (MBMB) Facebook page

Regular Weekend Car-Free Zones Remain

Please note that the regular 55-hour car-free zones on weekends (Friday 6:00 PM – Sunday 12:00 AM) will continue as usual throughout April.

Tips for Visitors

  • Embrace Walking: The car-free zone is a perfect opportunity to explore Melaka’s historic center on foot.
  • Public Transport: Consider using public transportation for convenient access to the city center.
  • Allow Extra Time: Anticipate increased foot traffic and potential detours, so factor extra time into your travel plans.

Enjoy the Festivities!

Melaka comes alive during Hari Raya Aidilfitri! The extended car-free zone aims to create a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone celebrating this special time.

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