MALACCA - With the onset of the hot season, tourists visiting the historical city have been advised to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated.
State Health Director Dr Ghazali Othman said this was important to avoid heat stroke.
"Besides bringing drinking water, tourists and the public are also advised to reduce outdoor activities. Those who are required to be outside in the hot sun should use an umbrella.
"For those who want to visit tourist areas and planning to do other outdoor activities, please do it late in the afternoon when weather is cooler," he told Bernama yesterday.
According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, the current hot and dry spell was due to the end of the Northeast Monsoon season.