Melaka Tengah District

Melaka Tengah District (Central Malacca) is one of the 4 administrative districts in Malacca, Malaysia. It borders Masjid Tanah District to the north-west, Alor Gajah District to the north and Jasin District to the east. The capital of the state, Malacca City, is located in this district. This district is the major destination of tourists in Malacca as most historical spots are situated within it.[4]

Melaka Tengah District
Daerah Melaka Tengah
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiملاك تڠه
  Tamilமத்திய மலாக்கா
Location of Melaka Tengah District in Malacca
Melaka Tengah District
Location of Melaka Tengah District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°15′N 102°15′E
Country Malaysia
State Malacca
SeatAyer Keroh
Local area government(s)Malacca City Council
(Melaka Tengah South)
Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council
(Melaka Tengah North)
  District officerShamsul Ambia Abdul Aziz [1]
  Total314 km2 (121 sq mi)
  Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-06
Vehicle registration platesM


Melaka Tengah District and Land Office

Melaka Tengah is administered by two local authorities, which are Historical Malacca City Council (Malay: Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah, MBMB) and Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya, MPHTJ).

Administrative divisions

Melaka Tengah consists of 29 mukim, 44 towns and 95 villages.[5]

The 29 mukims in Melaka Tengah are:

1Alai16Klebang Besar
2Ayer Molek17Klebang Kecil
4Balai Panjang19Padang Temu
5Bandar Melaka20Paya Rumput
6Batu Berendam21Peringgit
8Bukit Baru23Semabok
9Bukit Katil24Sungai Udang
10Bukit Lintang25Tangga Batu
11Bukit Piatu26Tanjung Kling
12Bukit Rambai27Tanjong Minyak
13Cheng28Telok Mas
14Duyong29Ujong Pasir

Federal parliament and state assembly seats

Melaka Tengah, Malacca Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts

There are 3 Federal Parliament seats and 13 State Assembly seats in Melaka Tengah District.

List of Melaka Tengah district representatives in the Federal Assembly (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seats Name Member of Parliament Party
P136 Tangga Batu Bakri Jamaluddin Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P137 Hang Tuah Jaya Adam Adli Abd Halim Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P138 Kota Melaka Khoo Poay Tiong Pakatan Harapan (DAP)

List of Melaka Tengah district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P136 N11 Sungai Udang Mohd Aleef Yusof Perikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P136 N12 Pantai Kundor Tuminah Kadi @ Mohd Hashim Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P136 N13 Paya Rumput Rais Yasin Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P136 N14 Klebang Lim Ban Hong Barisan Nasional (MCA)
P137 N15 Pengkalan Batu Kalsom Noordin Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P137 N16 Ayer Keroh Kerk Chee Yee Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P137 N17 Bukit Katil Adly Zahari Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
P137 N18 Ayer Molek Rahman Mariman Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P138 N19 Kesidang Seah Shoo Chin Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P138 N20 Kota Laksamana Low Chee Leong Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P138 N21 Duyong Mohd Noor Helmy Abdul Halem Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P138 N22 Bandar Hilir Tey Kok Kiew Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P138 N23 Telok Mas Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman Barisan Nasional (UMNO)


Historical population
1991 296,897    
2000 371,263+25.0%
2010 484,885+30.6%
2020 597,135+23.1%
Source: [6]

There are around more than 503,000 residents in Melaka Tengah, which composes of 303,000 Malays (58%), 169,000 Chinese (32%), 22,000 Indians (4%) and others.


Taman Tasik Utama Industrial Area

The main economy sector of the district is industry, in which Melaka Tengah has ten industrial areas with a total area of 1,309 hectares. The second most important economy sector for the district is tourism, where the major tourist attractions are located at Malacca City, Ayer Keroh and Besar Island. The third most important economy sector is agriculture, in which 55% of Melaka Tengah area is used for rubber plantation, palm oil plantation and rice fields.

Industrial areas

  • Taman Tasik Utama Industrial Area



For primary and secondary education, there are 87 primary schools and 35 high schools in Melaka Tengah. For higher education, colleges and universities in the district are Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malacca Foundation College, Malacca Malay Female Teacher's Institute, Malacca Industrial Institute and Multimedia University.


The Malacca Public Library at Bukit Baru is the state library of Malacca. Two other libraries are located at the Malacca State Mosque and Jonker Street.

Tourist attractions

Macau Gallery Melaka

Historical architectures

Hang Tuah WellDuyongA 1.8-meter-deep water well located in Kampung Duyong. It was declared as a historical monument under the Antiquities Act on 29 September 1977. According to a folklore, it is believed that Hang Tuah dug the well himself for his own use.[7][8]


Galleries in Melaka Tengah are Gallery of Admiral Cheng Ho, Jehan Chan Art Gallery, Macau Gallery Melaka, Melaka Art Gallery and Melaka Bee Gallery.


Museums in Melaka Tengah are Aborigines Museum, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Beauty Museum, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, Chitty Museum, Democratic Government Museum, Education Museum, Governor's Museum, History and Ethnography Museum, Kite Museum, Melaka Al-Quran Museum, Melaka Islamic Museum, Melaka Literature Museum, Melaka Stamp Museum, Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum, Melaka UMNO Museum, Malay and Islamic World Museum, Malaysia Architecture Museum, Malaysia Prison Museum, Malaysia Youth Museum, Maritime Museum, People's Museum, Pulau Besar Museum, Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum, Royal Malaysian Navy Museum, Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum, Submarine Museum and Toy Museum.


Sungai Udang Recreational Forest

Nature-related tourist attractions in Melaka Tengah are Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm and Sungai Udang Recreational Forest.


Tun Fatimah StadiumSemabokA multi-use stadium.[9]
Henry Gurney SchoolTelok MasCorrectional centre.[10]

See also


  1. (, Dot Dot Holdings Sdn Bhd. "Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Melaka Tengah : Direktori Pegawai". Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Melaka Tengah : Direktori Pegawai.
  2. (, Dot Dot Holdings Sdn Bhd. "Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Melaka Tengah : Profil Daerah". Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Melaka Tengah : Profil Daerah.
  3. "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  5. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  7. "Perigi Hang Tuah". Malacca. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  8. Yunus, Zubir Mohd (15 May 2016). "Misteri perigi warisan di Melaka" [The Mystery of Heritage Well in Malacca]. BH Online (in Malay). Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  9. "Stadium".
  10. "Pasar malam Telok Mas dilanda ribut". Utusan Online.
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