A landmark architecture located at Straits of MelakaRead More
The Wall art celebrates the rich cultural history and diversity of MelakaRead More
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Melaka offers the best mix of activities for all age groups. If you are holidaying in Kuala Lumpur, Malaka makes an ideal day trip or a weekend break.
With a rich cultural history, museums, modern shopping malls and active nightlife, Melaka offers an amazing mix of old and modern. Recent developments in the region have attracted large expat residents. Alongwith this the city has seen a rise in trendy bars, cafes, coffee shops and other services catering to high end clientele.
Melaka has been a major trade center and strategic location through last couple of centuries. Portuguese, Dutch & British have occupied this city.
The modern architecture of Melaka can be seen in Melaka Straits Mosque that captures the design and motifs from Middle Eastern Muslim Architecture
The wall murals acorss the city captures the rich historical colours as well as ethnic mix of various nationalities that live in Melaka.
Jonker Walk is the center of tourist activities at night time. The main street is lined with snack vendor, souvenir stalls, local product and ic-cream. Jonker Walk is home to a a number of antique shops, souvenirs stores and bars. Georgrapher cafe is a must visit location to a light meal and drinks. On the weekend nights there are live street performances towards the end of the street. The area
Malacca is situated 148 KM south of Kuala Lumpur and can be
visited by plane as Malacca International Airport hosts flights from all over
Malaysia and a few neighboring countries. Buses and Trains also reach Melaka
Sentral from Kuala Lumpur with 10-12RM fare. Most travelers rent a car from KL
visit Malacca as the drive also offers scenic beauty to enjoy.
The city offers many hotels and resorts to stay at depending on
Luxury hotels for families in the city centre Jonker Street such as Vintage Eleven can cost from 1300-1600RM per night. 45 Lekiu Guesthouse and Mahkota Hotel are other ones present in the Heritage area for convenience of travelers. Budget hotels such as Raymond's Boutique Traveller's Home Guesthouse, Asia Heritage Hotel, Mahkota Hotel Apartment, and many others are easily available all year round for travelers on a budget.
Datara Pahlawan, Hattan Place, AEON Mall are amongst top shopping malls offering wide ranging of shopping options o local as well as foreign brands.
Heritage walk connects Dataran and is a great place to shop for local products, t shirts, toys and local products.
Makhota Parade is an interesting shopping Mall in Melaka with plenty of shopping options, services and kids play area. The foodcourt is located on the first floor of the Mall.
In addition to the historic palace and the huge European structures left by the citizens, the older section of town itself contains many private residences and stores built by Chinese traders over a century or more ago. Many of them have lovely features like porcelain tiles, and front painted plaster reliefs.
The buildings in the historic area were unfortunately not properly conserved a few years ago and the municipal administration decided to paint the brilliant red brick of the buildings, because their continuous passersby's spitting showed an annoyance that undermines their aesthetic worth.
The Stadhuys (Town Hall) and the Clock Tower are the iconic historic site in the heart of Malacca are a must to visit and watch. Different museums such as Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum, Independence Museum and Malay and Islamic World Museum, are also frequently visited by tourists and families to experience the authentic rich history of the city. Melaka River stroll takes you down a shoreline and past a lot of chic-looking buildings with huge paintings.
Temples, Art Galleries & Musuems in Melaka
The old architecture and street art is what captures the eyes of the people. Malacca Straits Mosque, Poh San Teng Temple, the Kampung Kling Mosque, and such buildings present show the true architectural work. For solo travelers and kids with families, Melaka Zoo is the second big and one of the best zoos in Malaysia.
Padang Kemunting Sea-Turtle Sanctuary, Melaka Botanical Garden and Youth Museum/Melaka Art Gallery are other are other sites worth watching for travelers. Kampung Morten is a village with traditional houses that travelers pass by through and capture the amazing views it has to offer. Tourists like to travel within the city on bicycles which can be picked up from the city anywhere for 100RM for 3 hours. 45 Min Melaka River Cruise preferably taken at nighttime to see the lights at bridges and riverbanks is also a must experience for tourists.
Costing RM 25, the river cruise takes you down the historical trail along the old and modern part of Melaka city. You will learn about amazing history of Melaka town and view beautiful muraal painted on the walls and houses along the river.
Port Dickson is only an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur and is also
easily accessible by bus from KL and surprisingly cheap. Local taxis and buses
can help families and travelers get around the town very easily.
One of the most important things to do in Port Dickson is to visit
the lighthouse built by the Portuguese. The scenic beauty from the top is worth
Next to the lighthouse, there is a jungle trek which takes you to a beach where according to the locals, Hang Tuah used to meditate and dug a water well. The coastline beaches of Port Dickson are filled with fun activities in the daytime from water-skiing, snorkeling, paragliding, windsurfing and more. Solo travelers and families can visit different beaches such as the Saujana Beach and Blue Lagoon. The clear blue sky and calm beaches are the best thing travelers enjoy about the town.
Meanra Taming Sari command 360 degree view of Melaka City. The menara is located at a walking distance from Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Malls. The ticket costs RMS 15
Melaka Straits Mosques is one of the most beautiful mosques I visited during my stay in Melaka. Located along the waterfront, the building faces strait of Melaka and enjoys a cool breeze from the city all day long. From a distance, the mosque gives an impression of floating in the water.
The mosque can be visited by people from any religion The woman are expected to cover their faces and wear a long dress provided by the management.
Interior of the mosque has beautiful caligraphy and motifs from Islamic architectures.