Top 10 Things To Do in Malacca

Malacca (Melaka in Bahasa) was already popular during colonial times. First, the Portuguese set foot here, followed by the Dutch and the English colonials. Especially the Dutch left their marks. There still a significant example of Dutch architecture known as ‘Stadthuys’; build in 1660. The Dutch Christ Church was built in 1753. Both buildings are still good and still in use. It’s best to visit the city for a maximum of two days, and then continue the trip to Malacca. It will take about 2.5 hours by rental car or taxi to reach there. You can also use the bus or train to get there .Should you plan to visit Malacca,you also need to consider of paying a visit to Gunung Ledang,a beautiful recreational park at a 20-minute drive from the city.

1. Get Enthralled at A’ Famosa Resort


A Famosa Resort offers the best accommodation and theme parks including Safari Wonderland, Water Theme Park (also referred as A Famosa Water World), Old West (Cowboy Town) for all visitors. You can also have joy with different fun activities in the resort including Archery, Horse Riding, Paintball, Rock Climbing, Go Kart, Cycling, Paddle Boat, Pony Riding, Horse Carriage, Target Shooting & Fishing.You will find it a special place whether you are visiting alone or with the family. 10 things to do in Melaka list without A Famosa Resort will be incomplete.

2. Take a Trishaw Ride


Fast moving transportation such as cars, bikes, and planes are fun but the slow and colorful vehicle Trishaw offers you a unique and memorable traveling experience. Getting around Melaka in a Trishaw offers you a sort of experience where you move about the countryside of the city like. The best thing about the Trishaw ride is that you would be able to take pictures as a lot as you want when you move. The colorful carriage sort of vehicle recalls you of the horse carriages.

3. Explore Cheng  Hoon Teng Chinese Temple

Old is Gold. You would like telling your family your experience once you are back that you visited the oldest traditional Chinese temple in Malaysia that belongs to the seventeenth century. You can probably impress all of your Buddhist friends too that you know much better than them about their culture! Moreover, you have seen the once robed effigy of Guanyin with your own eyes in the temple.

4. Look Into The Stadhuys


The Red Square or the Stadhuys is a Dutch architecture that takes the visitors on a journey to 1600’s. You will see Oriental buildings and a Museum of Ethnography in the Stadhuys. You also can find daily routine items and goods as well as the wedding cultural items in the Stadhuys. The honor of past of the Malaccan people is evident for the costumes in the Red Square, so visit The Stadhuys is one among the best things to do in Malacca.

5. Get on the River Cruise Melaka


Melaka River connects the two parts of the city as well as the past to the present. The river flows besides streets and you will remember the sails besides Jonker Street from where you also could see the Ferry Wheel . The specially designed boats float on the river between streets like a shadow of Venice in Italy. So, don’t forget to list down River Cruise Melaka in your 10 things to do in Melaka list.

6. Explore Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum


The Chinese-Malay rich families left behind them a culture that is the center of attraction for the tourists. Baby Nyonya Heritage Museum placed behind the Jonker Street is a worth to pay a visit. One can see rooms, ceilings, wall and doors of the old houses telling about the rich architecture of the cultural group.

7. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is maintained by a very warm staff that guides you about the history of the place. Cheng Ho was a legend and the museum offers his history and fabulous maritime exploits. You can also find written works on Chinese maritime here in the museum. Don’t forget to watch the 5-minute video on the history of Cheng Ho in the museum.

8. Shop in Jonker Street


Joy begins at Jonker Street but is never ends. The street is not as crazy as the water world in the A Famosa Resort but the enjoyment is no less when you shop and dine with your buddies. History and culture can be accomplished at their epic in the Jonker Street Melaka. Weekdays are fun but Saturday Sundays are the must have experience in the Jonker Street.This street is so popular that now it is being referred as Jonker Walk Melaka Experience. There is also a Jonker Walk gate when this street will start. Don’t forget to put visit Jonker Street in your 10 things to do list.

9. Visit the Malacca Sultanate Palace


Paintings, art depiction and the furniture of Sultans of Melaka can be found when you pay a visit to Malacca Sultanate Palace. The city had become a home to Malay, Buddhist, Christian and Dutch cultures. This building of Muslim era is located close the St. Paul Hill. The building is made of wood totally and it is wonderful to find that there are no nails used in it. The gardens beside the palace also remind you of how gardens used to be in the old time.

10. Stopover Christ Church

The Malaccan Churches had become a home for Christians from different lands. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the church for its architecture and the history. The Church has been redesigned. You would like to see the spacious halls and the touch of local Melaka culture. It is a spiritual and historical journey to be in the Christ Church Melaka.

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