Asahan Post Office, Melaka has been around for a very long time. It was definitely on the map long before Merdeka. Little is known how the name of the town came about unlike the other Asahan in Sumatra, Indonesia which received its name from sharpening of weapons on grass.
Asahan actually straddles Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Johor. This is a well know fact.
So what is the opening of Asahan Post Office about since the post office is already operating???
Asahan Post Office was recently refurbished. This post office is now offering all the service. Think of it as an upgrade.
The post office was launched on 20 October 2016 while everyone was caught up with the Penang Free School event.
The Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Datuk Seri Utama Ir Haji Idris Haji Haron and Pos Malaysia’s Group CEO Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh came to launch the post office.
Here is the Asahan Post Office with the celebratory tents.
Here is the important plaque:
Did you know the Chief Minister of Melaka was born in Asahan? 🙂
Acknowledgement: The photos are taken by a reader and collector from Melaka. Many thanks for the support to cover the event and the pictures.