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About Malacca
Malacca City is known for its extravaganza of art, craft, culture, and breathtaking cuisines. If you wish to witness a kaleidoscope of architectural specimens, then the old mansions and shophouses in Malacca will satiate your historical cravings.

The crimson buildings, colorful trishaws, and homegrown galleries present here make it a place worth visiting for every type of traveler. The most popular attraction here is the Butterfly and Reptile Park that is a treat for nature enthusiasts and is home to distinct varieties of butterflies. If you’re looking to appreciate splendid views, then Shore Sky should be your ideal stopover as it offers a 360-degree view of the entire city.

The spiritual soul of Malacca is Cheng Hoon Teng Temple that follows the principles of feng shui and practices Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. For a relaxing vibe and a scenic view of nature, you must visit Ayer Keroh that is the green belt of this city and is home to trees and shrubs of hundred years of age.

Malacca Tourism has especially spiked up due to the Jonker Walk Night Market that is organized on the weekends and exhibits musical performances, shopping venues, and street food. If you want to learn about the historical past of this city and you wish to know about the fascinating stories prevalent here, then you must be a part of the Melaka Free Walking Tour.

You can also enjoy boating on the Malacca River while gushing into the breathtaking views. And if you’re looking for that wow factor during your trip, then you must visit Alor Gajah that is a laidback countryside town located around twenty-four kilometers from Malacca. It has water parks, theme parks and even offers safari tours to the visitors. So get set for limitless fun, adventure, and create a string of memories as you explore the fascinating city of Malacca.
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What are the best places to visit in Malacca?

1. Dutch (Red) Square: This landmark is one of the oldest testimonials of the Dutch possession in Malaysia and Malacca. Situated in Bandar Hilir, the bright red terracotta buildings in traditional Dutch architecture housed here date back to the 1600 and 1700's, thus it is also known as 'Red Square'.

You can visit the Christ Church, the City Hall 'Stadthury' and the Queen Victoria Fountain at the Square to click pictures as well as gain knowledge about colonial history.

Location: Bandar Hilir, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia.
Entry Fee: (Stadthuys) Adult - RM10, Children - RM4.

2. Malacca River: The river flows across the Melaka city center, thus getting the name of 'Venice of East'. It was once the main trading route in the 15th century for the Malacca Sultanate.

At present the long stretch of the riverfront consists of some of the top landmarks and attractions, cafés, shops and Colonial style buildings that can be explored either by going on a stroll along the flow or with a river cruise that operates twice in a day.

Location: Bandar Melaka, Malacca, 75100, Malaysia.
Entry Fee: RM30 for the cruise.

3. Malacca Jonker Street: This market is situated in the very center of the city in Chinatown and is one place where you can enjoy multiple experiences. The shops and stalls sell about everything like - clothing, handicrafts, antiques, jewelry etc., the food scene can be explored at the nearby cafes and restaurants, many attractions also lay close which makes sightseeing comfortable. Along with that, the weekend night market here is the biggest highlight of your Malacca Tourism experience.

Location: Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka, Malacca, 75200, Malaysia.

4. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park: To get a break from the city chaos you can plan an escape to this fun-filled yet relaxing attraction of Melaka. Settled amidst acres of lush green forested land, this theme park features 16 exciting rides, the likes of which include - water slides, Lazy Cum Crazy River, the Big Wave pool, Pendulum slides, Adventure Island, and Anaconda Twist etc. There is also a restaurant, souvenir shop, accommodations and much more at the park.

Location: Lot PT 17178, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Hang Tuah Jaya, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Malaysia.
Entry Fee:
- Weekdays: Adult - RM36, Child - RM29, Senior Citizen / OKU - RM22.50.
- Weekends: Adult - RM40.50, Child - RM34, Senior Citizen /OKU - RM22.50
- Foreigner Adult - RM47, Foreigner Child - RM40.50, Foreigner Senior Citizen / OKU - RM25.

5. Masjid Tanah: This is one of the largest towns in the state of Malacca that falls under Alor Gajah district. The place is every adventure enthusiast's haven with the rugged trek trails, natural beauty, waterfront and many other fun attractions. You can enjoy your time here by visiting a turtle hatchery, the serene beaches as well as the many amazing restaurants that serve delicious cuisines.

Location: Alor Gajah District, Melaka, Malaysia.

6. St. Paul's Church: This prominent landmark was built in 1512 by a Portuguese captain Duarte Coelho as a dedication to Virgin Mary, atop St. Paul's Hill. You can reach here after taking a short hike which would make the overall experience fun.

The views of the city from the top looks breathtaking and compliments the pristine church very well. There are tombstones, relics, a statue of St. Francis Xavier's, a museum and much more worth exploring.

Location: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.

7. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple: Built in 1646, this is one of the oldest Chinese Buddhist temples in Malaysia that is dedicated to the Goddess Kuan Yin whose stunning statue in black, red gold is placed in the main prayer hall. This place of worship is situated at Jonker Street and is one of the most popular attractions in Malacca City.

Location: 25, Jalan Tokong, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.

8. The Shore Sky Tower: This is the tallest building in Melaka, next to the riverbank and the Morten village. At the 43rd floor is the observation deck with telescopes that provide 360° views of the entire city for about 50 kilometers. The tower remains open till late at night which means you can enjoy the glimmering cityscape, especially as a romantic escapade with your better half.

Location: Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Entry Fee: Adult - RM23.50, Child (3-12 years) - RM17.

What are the best things to do in Malacca?

1. Relax around the Malacca River: The Melaka River flows through the city center and is laced with colourful cafes, stores and buildings on either side. You can spend some time of your holiday at the riverfront, taking a stroll, trying the eateries.

Or you could also go on a 45 minutes long river cruise that sails from Muara Jetty and Taman Rempah Jetty, once in the daytime and again after sunset. This cruise is a great way to see the age-old trading route and more.

Location: Bandar Melaka, Malacca, 75100, Malaysia.

2. Explore Malacca Jonker Street: This is the heart of Malacca, once a residential center the market now is where all the bustling crowds can be found. The expansive branched out market is lined with colourful shophouses, stalls and stores selling practically everything imaginable.

You can come here for a good bargain, to stop by the zesty cafes, take a look around some fine antiques and much more. The weekend is the best time as the street is renowned for the Jonker Street Night Market on Friday and Saturday nights.

Location: Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka, Malacca, 75200, Malaysia.

3. Take a tour of the Sultanate Palace Museum: The Sultanate Palace Museum is a traditional Malay style hardwood architecture and intricate details. The structure is a replica of how and where the royals lived.

At the museum you can witness collections of traditional costume, art, weaponry, jewellery and other artefacts. Along with that, there are also fun stories, interesting history and other information that can be learned as well.

Location: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Entry Fee: Foreigners adult - RM5, Children - RM2.

4. Visit the divine places of worship: The state of Melaka is one of the best places to visit and see the bygone Malay Golden Age, colonial heritage and a harmonious diversity that pertains.

Some of the best places that reflect all of this are the ancient churches, mosques like and temples here. The Jalan Tokong Besi, St. Paul's Church, Melaka Straits Mosque etc. are noteworthy sites that offer tranquility and sense of peace to all the spiritual souls.

Location: Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia.
Entry Fee: Varies depending on the place.

5. Try local foods: The Malaysian food culture is a piping hot mix of spice, flavour, diversity, smells and colours that tingle all your senses at once.

Therefore, one mustn't miss out on an opportunity to gobble down the traditional Malay foods while vacationing in Malacca. From street food to some of the city’s famed delicacies of Malay, Indian and Chinese influences are sold at affordable prices. Peranakan (Baba-Nyonya) fusion of Malay and Chinese styles of cooking is also something worth exploring.

Location: Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia.

6. Go for a walking tour of Melaka: The Old Malacca Heritage Tour is a free of cost sightseeing activity to explore the best sites of this historical City. The guides for this tour take visitors around places like - Dutch Square, St Paul’s and Chinatown etc., while offering historical details about each landmark. By the end, you are more aware of the history of Malacca Sultanate over three eras of colonial rule and much more.

Location: Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia.

What are the best places to visit in Malacca with family?

1. Maleka Raya: This is the commercial district of Melaka where all the top stores, restaurants, bars and other entertainment outlets are available. You can get your family here during the vacation and truly enjoy the nightlife and local lifestyle of the Malacca Tourism.

2. Pantai Klebang: This is one of the most popular places to visit in Malacca city. The white-sand beach is located near 1 Malaysia Square and attracts people of all ages with the range of activities like horses-riding, lined-up food and beverage stalls, a children's playground and the scenic surroundings.

3. Dutch Square: Situated at Bandar Hilir it is also known as Red Square due to the iconic red colored buildings, this place is among the best landmarks in Malacca city. The square is among the oldest Dutch architectural examples in the city housing Stadthuys, Queen Victoria Fountain and other attractions.

4. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park: Settled in an area of 360 hectares of lush greenery, this amusing attraction is a must visit as part of the Malacca tourism. The park houses 16 fun rides like wave pool, adventure island, and water slides etc. You can also explore the restaurant, food stalls, a souvenir shop and much more here.

What are the best places to visit in Malacca for couples?

1. The Shore Sky Tower: This is the tallest building in Melaka, situated in the Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai area. It is a major commercial and residential hub as well with hotels and apartments within the vicinity. However, it is the observation deck on the 43rd floor that attracts many visitors. The views of the city from the glass-floored deck are unmatched, especially in the evening.

2. Melaka River: The river flows through the city from Negeri Sembilan feeding the Straits of Melaka. Both the sides along the river are laced with boutiques, shops, cafés and Colonial buildings. You can enjoy the best sights of the 'Venice of East' by going on a cruise tour.

3. Melaka Raya: This complex in Melaka houses an array of stores, malls, hotels, cafés, restaurants and clubs that one must explore during the vacation to enjoy the local socializing. You can come here to party, for a dinner-date or just for a stroll with your partner.

4. Villa Sentosa Maleka: Located in Kampung Morten near Melaka River is this private living museum which was an authentic Malay house. By going on a tour of this place you get an insight into the way of life and culture of the people over the years. The surroundings here are peaceful and the family conducting the tour is warm and welcoming.

What is the best time to visit Malacca?

The best time to visit Malacca is between April - May, and October - November when the weather in Malaysia is relatively drier and cooler, making sightseeing and activities comfortable.

Moreover, the climate in the country is tropical, humid and hot almost all year with the wettest months being February - March and June - September.

What is Malacca famous for?

Malacca was once the main trading center in Southeast Asia which also resulted in the colonization of other countries that shaped the historical aspects. The markets, landmarks, cultural heritage and more are famous things worth witnessing.

How to reach Malacca?

Here are some ways to reach Malacca from Malaysia.

- Flight: You can take a flight from your home country to Malacca International Airport, or fly till Kuala Lumpur Airport and complete the remaining journey on road. Some of the international carriers are - Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Singapore Airlines.

- Train: You can get-off at the nearest railway-station Pulau Sebang, from the KL-Johor Bahru line and then either board a public bus or hire a taxi to reach Malacca.

- Road: From anywhere in Malaysia or from Kuala Lumpur Airport you can drive to Melaka from the North South Expressway.

- Waterway: There are many ferry services that operate daily from Dumai, Bengkalis, Pekanbaru, etc. to Malacca.

- Bus: You can board a bus from all major cities in Malaysia to get to Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal.

Is Malacca worth visiting?

Yes. Malacca is a historical city that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Dutch, Portuguese and other colonial architecture. Apart from stunning monuments the city also has a lake running through the center, dubbing it the name 'Venice of East', pristine beaches, a rich heritage and much more that you must experience as part of Malacca tourism.

Is Malacca safe?

Malacca is one of the safest places to enjoy a vacation with the local law enforcement working diligently to keep the people at ease. You can also seek help from the localities in case of any emergencies or inconvenience.

Is Malacca a good honeymoon destination?

Malacca, also known as Melaka is the declared UNESCO World Heritage city in Malaysia for its numerous historical sites and monuments. Unlike the rest of Malaysia, this city brings something new to your honeymoon and thus makes it worth a visit. Some of the best things to see here are the Dutch Square, Jonker Street, Melaka River and many others.

What are the best historical places in Malacca?

1. St. Paul's Church: Built in 1512 by Duarte Coelho, this is one of the oldest churches in all of Malaysia and Southeast Asia dedicated to Virgin Mary. Sitting atop St. Paul's Hill, a part of the complex forms the Malaccan Museum Complex. There is also a souvenir shop, tombstones, the statue of St. Francis Xavier's and a bell tower.

2. Stadthuys: This is the oldest surviving structure from the Dutch colonization in the east. A classic depiction of the architecture from the early times, this red terracotta structure was once the residence of Dutch governor. Presently it houses the History and Ethnography Museum of Malacca, and the Museum of Literature.

3. A'Famosa: Once used to be a stunning example of the Portuguese architecture, this Fortress is one of the oldest structures in Malacca and the East. Currently, only remains of a small gate exist which is known as Porta de Santiago. To remember the beauty of Malacca tourism you should definitely click plenty of pictures of this historic site.

4. Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum: This replica of the 15th-century palace is an epitome of traditional Malaysian architecture. Situated at the foothills of St. Paul's hill, the palace is a museum that exhibits collections of traditional costume, art, weaponry, jewellery and other artefacts of the Malay Sultanate heritage.

What is there to do in Malacca at night?

1. Menara Taming Sari: This is the only 110 feet tall gyro tower in Malaysia that offers 360 views of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Melaka. Located in Bandar Hilir, the tower remains open till 11 in the night and has a rotating platform which further amps up the experience.

2. Jonker Walk Night Market: This is the most popular street in Chinatown known for the weekend night Market. There are shops selling souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, artefacts and much more. Apart from that, you should also come here to enjoy the vibrant, spicy and flavorsome street-food of the Malacca Tourism.

3. Melaka Riverfront: The Melaka River flows through the city's center which gives it a Venice-like feel. There are long stretches of shops, cafés, walkways and many colourful joints that you can visit and enjoy during the late evening hours.

4. The Shore Sky Tower: This is the tallest tower in Melaka city with an observation deck and telescopes on the 43rd floor. You can visit this stunning structure as late as 11 pm to enjoy the views of the illuminated cityscape on all sides.

Where can I go shopping in Malacca?

1. Melaka Batik House: Batik is one of the most significant fabric and printing techniques that is a part of the Malaysian heritage. Situated in Ayer Keroh within the vicinity of Melaka International Trade Cent, Melaka Batik House is one place where you can not only learn about the process but also buy beautifully designed and coloured materials.

2. Jonker Street: This place is the life of Malacca city, especially the night market where you can find anything and everything from knick-knacks to clothing, decor, produce and local delicacies. You can shop from stalls, and cramped shops as well as more spacious outlets and stores.

3. Hatten Square Suites and Shoppes: Located in Jalan Merdeka, this is one of the additions to the commercial development of Melaka. The building has four floors, each filled with shopping outlets, entertainment, eateries, and other complexes that you can explore as part of the Malacca Tourism during your vacation.

4. Dataran Pahlawan: This place is to give everyone a modern shopping experience in contrast to the historical city of Melaka. Situated in Banda Hilir, this is a 9-storey building is your one stop destination that houses stores of all the top brands, food outlets, entertainment centers, souvenir shops and more.

What are the best places to stay in Malacca?

1. Rosa Malacca: This contemporary accommodation in Melaka is elegant and known for great hospitality. The central location of the property makes visiting and touring around the city easy and convenient.

Throughout your stay, you are spoilt with many luxurious facilities, a Cafe and restaurant that serves delicious cuisines from across the globe, rooms with minimalistic interiors and ample space and much more.

2. Casa Del Rio Melaka: This 5-star boutique hotel is settled near Jonker Street, at the Melaka riverfront which becomes the view from your rooms during the stay. The overall architecture of the hotel is a nice mix of regal and modern, with rooms that are designed with attention to detail. Apart from that, their other facilities like - swimming-pool, terrace-garden, riverside eateries and much more are also worth experiencing.

3. Hotel Puri Melaka: This lodging property was once the house of an elite philanthropist, and the hotel still retains the charm of the Peranakan house beautifully. Every room comes with all the best amenities and modern attached baths. The garden, Cafe, restaurant and other facilities are also of excellent quality.

4. Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel Melaka: This upscale hotel has the perfect balance of Malay and modern elements to give you a taste of culture while also ensuring comfort. There are two types of rooms to choose from, both having wooden interiors, all modern amenities and fixtures. Besides this, a wide selection of other facilities would also make your stay here worth remembering.

What are the famous beaches in Malacca?

1. Pulau Besar: This'll is a petit islet that is fringed with green palm-trees and soft white sand beaches. Some resorts and beachfront chalets are also available for a stay. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling as the water lagoons here are clear and shallow. Apart from that, picnicking and camping are also popular activities.

2. Pulau Upeh: This is another tropical island with lush vegetation and sandy beaches that are home to the endangered hawksbill turtles who come to the shore for laying eggs and resting. Many tourists majorly visit this islet to see the turtles and other marine life.

3. Pantai Kundur: This beach is located in the northwest part of Malacca, a few miles outside the city center. It is a short stretch of sun-kissed sand and warm sea that can be enjoyed with a day long visit. Take a stroll here, watch the fishermen net their catch, eat at the beachfront eateries, sunbathe and swim for most fun.

4. Tanjung Bidara: This is one of the most popular beaches in Malacca city that is visited by local and international tourists. All the beachgoers can find luxury resorts, stalls and shacks, a playground, at the white-sand beach fringed with shade trees. You can also indulge in water activities like kayaking, jet-skiing etc.

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