Melaka (Malacca)

Malacca (Melaka), 'Venice of the East', is a famous historic port strategically located on the Straits of Malacca. It was founded by a Hindu prince from Sumatra, Parameswara, who sought refuge in a little fishing village. He named the fishing village Melaka after the tree he sat under when he first arrived. It became a strong maritime trading port for many a ship and merchants from China, India, Arabia and Europe. Melaka was ruled by different foreign powers from Portuguese to Dutch to British to Japanese.

Much of its touristic appeal comes from the legacies of the state's history reflected in numerous heritage buildings that show Portuguese, Dutch and British influences. Another attraction is its polyglot of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Straits-born Chinese called Peranakan, Straits-born Indians called Chitty, Portuguese descendants and Eurasians.

Places of Interest

Historic Places

A'Famosa

A'Famosa

St Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church

Christ Church

Christ Church

Stadthuys

Stadthuys

Hang Li Poh's Well

Hang Li Poh's Well

Malacca's Sultanate Palace

Malacca's Sultanate Palace

Bukit China

Bukit China

Hang Jebat's Mausoleum

Hang Jebat's Mausoleum

Hang Tuah's Mausoleum

Hang Tuah's Mausoleum

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

Portuguese Square

Portuguese Square

Proclamation of Independence Memorial

Proclamation of Independence Memorial

The Baba and Nyonya Heritage

The Baba and Nyonya Heritage

St. John's Fort

St. John's Fort

Place of Worship

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

St Francis Xavier Church

St. Francis Xavier Church

   
Natural Gateways & Parks

 

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Gadek Hot Spring

Sound & Light Show

Sound and Light Show

A Famosa Water World

Air Keroh

Pulau Besar

Pulau Besar

Shopping
Infocraft Centre

Jonker Street

Jonker Street

 

Accommodations

Getting There

By Air: Malacca is served by a small airfield called Batu Berendam Airport .

By Road: Malacca can be reached using The North-South Expressway (NSE) which begins from Bukit Kayu Hitam in the northernmost state of Perlis and ends in Johor Bahru.

By Sea: Malacca is a favourite destination for curise ships.

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