new year

New Year Celebration

Melaka celebrates the new year just like any other states in Malaysia. It is celebrated annually on the 1st day of January, which marks the first day of the year
In the Gregorian calendar.

The celebration starts on the eve of  31st December and known as Ambang Tahun Baru. It goes on till past midnight into the new year.

Ten seconds before the clock strikes twelve. There will be a countdown. Exactly at twelve. There will be fireworks shows.The event was usually broadcasted live on air.

Image by: Ben Yeoh

Where to go?

There are several places that held parties to celebrate the New Year Celebration. However, The most famous location where the crowd gathers is Dataran Pahlawan and the area of Bandar Hilir.


The Ambang Tahun Baru is celebrated on the eve of the new year till past midnight.


There is no charge for the concert celebration or the firework show held by the state government.

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