Malacca

Melaka, Malaysia

Malacca
Malacca is the capital city of Melaka state in Malaysia, located 150km south of Kuala Lumpur. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city was controlled by three different European powers - Portuguese, Dutch and British - over several centuries, resulting in a rich colonial history expressed by its many architectural landmarks, monuments and cultures today. Visitors can discover the remnants of Malacca's historical era with a walk through heritage streets, museums, buildings and ruins scattered throughout old Melaka town. Of note is two special ethnic groups unique to this state - The Baba Nyonya, or Peranakan Chinese, are people descended from the first Chinese migrants in the 14th Century, intermarried with Malays over time and adopting some of their customs. The second is the Kristang people, descended from the original Portuguese colonists that, over time, intermarried with locals.
Getting Around
Places to Visit
  • Melaka Duck Tour (Amphibious Truck)
  • Budget Taxis
  • Bus Service
  • Trishaw
  • Monorail.
  • Kota A'Famosa (Porta de Santiago)
  • Jonker Walk & Night Market
  • Portuguese Settlement
  • Melaka River Cruise
  • Melaka Zoo
  • Stadthuys
  • St John's Hill & Fort
  • Mini Malaysia & Mini ASEAN
  • Ayer Keroh Recreational Forest
  • Tamin Sari Revolving Tower
  • Bukit China
  • Museums.
 
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