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Discover Malacca

Malacca, the historical state of Malaysia is home to Malacca City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience many moments of self discovery as you embark on a breathtaking journey encapsulating intimate view on one of Malaysia's most beautiful civilization that stands the test of time. Whether it is a detour exploration for hidden gems in the small city by foot or voyage along the river banks of Malacca straits marvelling at ports of historical scenic landscapes, wall bricks of local residences flaunted with vibrant murals of Malacca history and streets ornate with oriental lanterns and colorful light bulbs, Malacca will fulfill your whims.

 

Where to go in Malacca

Rich with heritage facades, ancient landmarks and amazing local cuisines, there are just so much to do in Malacca. To get the best view of the cities at one go, mark your map as you glide past mangrove sanctuaries, buzzling food boulevards and picture-postcard villages on the Malacca River Cruise.

 

A' Famosa Fort : Built in 1953, the strategic military base of early settlement of the Dutch, the fort retain traces of a mighty fortress from the Dutch colonisation of Malacca and among the oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in Asia. There, you'll find remnants of the 3-meter thick fort walls, antiquated watchtower and if you don't mind a climb, take the long stairways heading the hilltop fort remains, housing rock plaques on its crater-like grounds and singalong to classical hits by talented street musicians as audience cheers echo into the air.

 

Dutch Square (Red Square): A prominent square emcompasses notable iconic landmarks of Malacca namely the Stadthuys, Christchurch and Queen Victoria's fountain. Coated with a bold red colour, the Stadthuys, a Dutch colonial architecture museum, is hard to go unnoticed. Built in 1650, the Stadthuys was once as an official residence for Dutch authorities and administrative center for successive governments. Its exhibits showcases the Malaccan arts, musical instruments, weaponry, rich history of the great Malay Sultanate and colonial eras; the legacy of Malaccan customs feels much alive. Christchurch displays remarkable ancient handmade pews and beautiful glazed tiles of the "Last Supper". As for the fountain, this breathtaking masterpiece was built to commemorate Queen Victoria Regina.

 

Cheng Ho Cultural Museum : The museum fathom a fascinating story of Admiral Cheng Ho and his voyages of trade across Asia in the 13th century, which has given rise to the development of diplomatic relations between China and Melaka, forming "Straits Chinese", or Baba-Nyonya community and influence the local culture that Malacca preserves today. This award-winning museum features a comprehensive collections of fleets masterpieces, ancient artifacts from Maritime Silk Road and weaponry, will bound to leave you captivated. Located across the museum is the Menara Taming Sari, a revolving tower where you can get a spectacular view of the Malacca City and the Sumatra Island.

 

What to eat in Malacca

Jonker Street is Melaka's Chinatown's, known for abundant of antique shops and spellbinding food. Dubbed as the best Hainanese-style chicken rice in Malaysia, Chung Wah Chicken Rice Balls are made of tender and juicy chicken with aromatic rice balls cooked in heavenly chicken broth. Wash down the heat by indulging in delicious and rich tasting Cendol (fine shaved ice topped with coconut milk and Gula Melaka) in original or durian version, served at Jonker 88. For the best food souvenir, head to the mouth of Jonker Street where you will find a 2-stories San Shu Gong offering over 100 local delicacies ranging from chewy dodol, cream puffs, delicious biscuits and coffee packs- all with free sampling. And if you are craving for Western food, Baboon House offers the juiciest and most delicious burgers in Malacca that will leave you craving for more.

 

Where to stay in Malacca

Malacca is one of the top travel destination for backpackers and wandering explorers. The city centre houses abundant of gorgeous contemporary hotels and budget hostels furnished with colourful ornates offering a beautiful view overseeing the ancient ruins, well-preserved colonial houses and the waterfront. Be it a luxurious stay in a 4.0-star Hatten Hotel Melaka, best family stay in 1825 Gallery Hotel or budget-friendly Hotel Da Som Inn in Malacca. Hotels.com offers both quality and comfortable accommodation in Malacca, Malaysia.

 

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