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About Melaka

Deemed as the historic state of Malaysia, Melaka or Malacca is a dynamic city with history that dates back to the 15th century. As a result of that, it's home to a number of historical colonial sights and authentic Peranakan cuisine.

Join a historical tour where you'll be taken to the most important landmarks and museums to learn about the colourful past of Melaka. For some family-friendly adventures, plan a visit to A’Famosa Resort where you can have a fun filled day at the Water Theme Park, the Safari Wonderland and the Old West Cowboy Town!

Top sights in Melaka

Melaka (or Malacca) is the historical state of Malaysia listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From going on a historical tour about its colonization to exploring the bustling night market, you will never run out of things to do in Melaka. If you’re looking for things to do in Melaka with family and friends check out the following locations:

A’Famosa

More than just a photo stop, A’Famosa is a historical Portuguese fortress built in the early 16th century. In fact, it is recognized as the oldest European structure in Southeast Asia. Only some parts of the fortress have been restored, including the gate, sewage system, defensive walls, and watchtower. At the hilltop is an amazing view of the Strait of Malacca.

St Paul's Church

St. Paul’s Church is the oldest church building in Southeast Asia. Built in 1521, this structure is built at the summit of St. Paul’s Hill by the Portuguese and is known as the place where the body of St. Francis Xavier was once laid to rest. Visit this place and you’ll find yourself surrounded by tombstones with Portuguese inscriptions that are hundreds of years old. You’ll see a marble statue of St. Francis Xavier, too.

Stadthuys

A massive 17th-century red building located in the Dutch Square, Stadthuys was once the seat of Dutch administration. It has contrasting white shutters, a tiled roof, and doors with wrought iron hinges, giving it that distinctive Dutch colonial architectural style. The Dutch Square’s crown jewel now houses several museums, including the History and Ethnography Museum.

Christ Church Melaka

Christ Church Melaka is one of Melaka’s most defining structures as it was built by the Dutch when they took over the city in place of the Portuguese colonizers. This Protestant church stands tall with massive walls and columns, granite plinths, and Dutch roof tiles. Inside the church are polished wooden pews and beautiful timber crucifixes, and outside is a sight to behold with different potted plants. When you’re done exploring, you can bring home a piece of the place from the number of souvenir shops nearby.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Said to be the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple or ‘Merciful Cloud Temple’ is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. This place of worship occupies 50,000 square feet and on the central altar is a black, gold, and red-robed statue of Kuan Yin. Visit this place and you’ll be surprised by how much the architecture has been preserved. You can head straight to Jonker Street afterwards to dine at one of the restaurants or shop for crafts and souvenirs.

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is an old house combining three terrace lots; it has been transformed into a museum about Chinese-Malay history. Acquired by the Chan family in the 1800s, this museum boasts beautifully carved teakwood swing doors, hand-painted tiles, and two red lanterns framed by Greco-Roman columns. Head inside and learn about how the Peranakans lived in the old days.

Windmill Dutch Square Melaka

Located opposite Hard Rock Cafe, the windmills in Dutch Square was built as a mark of Portuguese conquest by the Dutch. The windmills are less than 1/10 of the normal windmill size but it’s still a great spot for photography. This place has a water channel to the side and some historical red buildings surrounding it. When you’re done exploring the area, take a trishaw to Jonker Street for souvenir shopping or to dine with your companions.

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

Melaka Sultanate Palace is a wooden replica of the 15th century Istana (royal palace). Climb the central staircase into the different rooms showcasing the history of Melaka; on the ground floor is a hallway with dioramas of the different traders who did business with the city in the past. The other chambers contain weaponry and musical instruments, as well as traditional costumes, decorative arts, and brassware.

Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca

The first and only rotating gyro tower in the country to date, Menara Taming Sari is known to offer a 360-degree bird’s eye view of Malaka city, the Straits of Melaka, St. Paul’s Hill, and more. The tower is 110 metres in height and is believed to possess the mystical powers of Hang Tuah, a legendary Malay warrior. At the foot of the tower, you can enjoy tons of activities perfect for families.

Jonker Street Night Market

When the sun goes down every Friday and Saturday, Jonker Street becomes a mini street party with all the bars, food stalls, and live music. This street is home to some of the best street food in Melaka, including the famous cendol - a sweet, layered iced dessert containing slices of green rice flour jelly. You’ll also find chicken rice balls, stinky tofu, and durian delights. Other than the grub, you can also find stalls selling everything from souvenirs and clothing to temporary tattoos and art.

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