It’s true. They weren’t kidding when they said that Encore Melaka is a going to be a mind-blowing experience that’s truly phenomenal.
The world-class, immersive theatre performance boasts innovative and stunning video projection mapping and multi-stage hydraulic sets, as well as advanced lighting and acoustic techniques. I mean, WOW. This is Asia’s largest theatre that seats more than 2,000 people on a one-of-a-kind 360-degree rotating audience platform.
Directed by Wang Chaoge (known for directing the opening ceremony of 2008 Olympic Games Beijing) who has studied Melaka’s history, culture, traditions and people for two years — Encore Melaka is a state-of-the-art production of Wang’s retelling of Melaka’s beginnings and growth through a timeline of six centuries, depicted through a myriad of compelling songs and dances.
The 70-minute long mega show recounts the long-forgotten tales: stories of the early voyagers, legacy of Zheng He’s diplomatic mission, indigenous settlement and cross-cultural encounters such as the Baba Nyonya.
Audiences will be transported through different eras, presented in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Tamil, local dialects and Portuguese to reflect the harmony that exists within Melaka.
This whole project came to fruition from the vision of Datuk Wira Boo Kuang Loon, CEO of Yong Tai Berhad, whose passion for the show lies within his love for his hometown, Melaka.
The theatre building was designed by Mr.Wang Ge from the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design which occupies 15 acres and overlooks the scenic water view of the Straits of Melaka. Its modern structure of white porcelain exterior and blue shades welcomes guests with an organic canopy entrance leading to a blue foyer, the main facade.
The theatre is located in Melaka’s most prominent site, along the city’s waterfront, 3.5km from Jonker Street in No. 1 Jalan KSB, Impression 8, Impression City @ Kota Syahbandar, 75200, Melaka, Malaysia, a new tourism-cultural integrated development from Yong Tai Berhad.