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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Book Village Malaysia Melaka / Kampung Buku Melaka, Malaysia

Hi readers,

I'm sorry for not updating my blog.. I sit for an exam almost 1 month. I will update my blog as many as i can...

Today, i would like to brief about Malacca Book Village. It was officially launched by Datuk Seri Hj. Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam, Chief Minister of Malacca on the  7 April 2007. Currently, its is the only book village in operation in Malaysia. It is the 5th book village in Asia and the 33rd in the world to be established. As a member of the International Organisation of Book Towns (IOB) and the Book Town Movement, it adopts the concept of traditional book towns and villages found around the world like in Germany, Norway and Wales but with local adaptations.

There are approximately 15,000 books in the book village that are available for reading, reference and purchase which are supplied by 8 resident publishers with additional support from the Malacca State Government. In addition, our book village aims to carve a niche for itself as a reference and resource center for books and reading materials concerning the State of Malacca. This also includes books written by writers originating from Malacca. These books are housed and displayed in a special section named "Anjung Karyawan Melaka" and they cover topics on history, tourism, culture, fiction and biographies.


Kampung Buku Malaysia Melaka is located in Ayer Keroh, not far from Botanical Garden. A house in a modern 2 storey glass paneled building infused with elements of traditional Malay architecture.  Surrounded by abundant greenery and flora in the natural tropical rain forest,  visitors will enjoy the cool atmosphere and soothing sounds of local birds and creatures. Small animals like monkeys, squirrels and jungle lizards can also be frequently sighted. Besides that, the garden is also home to colorful and interesting insects like butterflies millipedes, praying mantises and dragonflies.

How to get there:

Opening Hours
        DAY                                                                        OPENING HOURS
Monday                                                                                    Closed
Tuesday – Thursday                                                          9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday                                                                               9.00 am – 12.30 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays                                   9.00 am – 6.00 pm

Contact :

Hang Tuah Jaya Corporation (PHTJ)
Aras 3, Wisma Negeri
Bandar MITC,Hang Tuah Jaya
75450 Ayer Keroh
Tel: 06-2323653 Fax: 06-2324764

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