FOOD ATTRACTIONS (美食足迹)

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Melaka is also famously known as the historical city of Malaysia. From cultural treasures and historical discoveries to retail therapy and exotic culinary adventures, Melaka has much to offer to both locals and holidaymakers alike.

SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTIONS (旅游胜地景点)

Best place to visit in Melaka.

ENCORE MELAKA (又見馬六甲)

Upholding our heritage and culture, Encore Melaka • Impression Series is excited to present a mesmerising performance with a series of touching life stories of the locals. It is not any cultural performance for tourists, it is a performance that reflects a society that embraces diversity and inclusiveness.

Encore Melaka • Impression Series will be an immerse visual and auditory experience for the audience. Expect to see astounding projection mapping, intricate theatre props and carefully chosen costumes. The inclusiveness of Melaka is expressed through the blend of traditional and contemporary dance performs by 200 local performers.

In an approximately 70-min show, audience would go through the 6 centuries of history literally crossing through time and space. What you would bring back is not merely the story of a rich historical place but an intellectual reflection of the true essence of Melaka – a good model of multicultural coexistence.

A’ Famosa Fort (法摩沙堡)

A’Famosa is more than just quick photo stop opportunity for tourists. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains.

One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia; it is set beside the Istana ke Sultanan on Jalan Kota. A’Famosa is one of the Malacca’s best known sightseeing spot.

Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church.

St Paul Church (圣保罗堂)

The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul’s Hill. Built on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s istana (palace), it was constructed by Portuguese fidalgo (nobleman) captain, Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea.

Roofless and covered in ferns, it was originally called the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation).

Though it has been in ruins for more than 150 years, it is a beautiful, breezy sanctuary (reached after a steep flight of stairs) set near the remains of A’ Famosa fort.

Jonker Street (雞場街)

Jonker Street – the centre street of Chinatown – was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants.

The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays and Saturdays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.

Christ Church (基督堂)

Christ Church  built by the Dutch when they took possession of Malacca from the Portuguese, it’s one of Malacca’s most defining structures.

Situated along Jalan Gereja (also known as Church Street) it is an instantly recognizable brick-red building with a huge white cross at the top. Sitting opposite the Stadhuys, Christ Church was built in 1753 to celebrate a century of Dutch occupation.

The interior of the cathedral has 200 year-old handmade pews, decorative fanlights and plaques that honour Dutch soldiers and locals.

The Stadthuys (荷兰红屋)

The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture it is a massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers.

Built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, The Stadthuys of Malacca was the focus point of several successive governments (Dutch, Portuguese, British etc.) for over 300 years, from its completion until 1980. In 1982, Stadthuys was converted into a museum. The Stadthuys displays typical features of Dutch colonial architecture with massive walls, louvred windows and chunky doors with wrought-iron hinges.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday : 09:00 – 17:00
Friday – Sunday: 09:00 – 20:30

Melaka Sultanate Palace (马六甲苏丹皇宫)

Melaka Sultanate Palace is a wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. Set at the base of St. Paul’s Hill it was painstakingly constructed in 1985 using traditional construction techniques and materials, based on accounts in the 16th century, Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) text.

According to the annals, Sultan Mansur Shah’s seven-tiered palace was built entirely without nails and supported with carved, wooden pillars and featured a copper and zinc roof. The most elaborate royal palace ever constructed in the world in 1459. According to the annals it was destroyed the year after the sultan ascended the throne when it was struck by lightning.

Opening Hours:

Wednesday – Monday: 09:00 – 17:30

Menara Taming Sari Melaka (旋轉觀光塔)

From a height of 80 metres, the ride offers you a spectacular and panoramic view of Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City and a far with a host of interesting sights such as St.Paul’s Hill, Independence Memorial Building,Samudra Museum and the ship, Flor De La Mar, Dataran Pahlawan, Pulau Selat Mosque, Pulau Besar and the Straits of Melaka. That apart you will also see the fast and rapid development taking place in the state.

Take a ride and make your visit to historical Melaka, a truly joyous and memorable one.

Tower Name: Menara Taming Sari (360 degree viewing tower)
Cost: RM 24 million together with support building (Melaka house)
Height : 110 meter
Passenger Capacity : 66 passengers
Technology : Switzerland
Ride Duration : 7 Minutes
Operation Hour : 10.00 am to 11.00 pm – Daily

Melaka River Cruise (马六甲河巡游)

A rewarding 45-minute journey through chapters of history, myths, legends and multi-hued cultures, while marvelling at the natural beauty that daylight reveals.

Rapture in the night time transformation of the cruise when decorative lights, a water fountain show and lighted bridges guide you through your breathtaking sojourn.

Opening Hours:

Daily : 09:00 – 23:30

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (青雲亭)

Through these pages, you will discover an inspiring story of faith and perseverance. Cheng Hoon Teng is a premier historical monument that has survived the ravages of time. It remains the finest of Chinese temples in Malaysia – a fact underscored by an UNESCO award for outstanding architectural restoration. The temple ranks among the most significant in Southeast Asia, being central to the spiritual aspirations of the Chinese community in historic Malacca.

This site is dedicated to the vision of Cheng Hoon Teng’s founders and the determination of its devotees to preserve their unique bastion of culture and heritage.

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum (峇峇和娘惹博物馆)

The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Melaka is located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Heern Street which is of 10.66km from Zoo Melaka. The museum is located parallel to Jonker Street, Malacca, is just 0.22km away from the renowned Jonker Walk. Across the street, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock or better known as the Millionaire’s Row is near to Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum that takes about 0.26km away. The central location of the heritage museum is near to Kampung Hulu’s Mosque and St. Paul Hill (A’Famosa).

Opening Hours:

Daily : 10:00 – 17:00

Maritime Museum (马六甲海事博物馆)

The Maritime Museum of Malacca is located just ahead of the Stadthuys. It is exactly opposite of the Medan Samudera which is a handicraft and local produce building. The best way to get to the Maritime Museum from the Stadthuys is by walking as you can appreciate better the museums, galleries, mosques, churches and other historical fort around Banda Hilir.

Kampung Kling Mosque (甘榜吉宁清真寺)

The mosque is one of the traditional mosques in Malacca, which still retains its original design. The architectural design of the mosque is a cross between Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu, and the Malacca Malay.  The minaret, ablution pool and entrance arch were built at the same time with the main building. The kampung kling mosque is named based on the place where Indian traders dwell in that place called Kampung Kling.

Melaka Straits Mosque (马六甲海峡清真寺)

Standing on a man-made island named Pulau Melaka, above the waters of the Straits of Malacca, Masjid Selat Melaka really looks like it’s floating when the tide is high. The mosque was built between 2003 and 2006 and officiated in November 2006 by Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, the country’s Yang Di-Pertuan Agong at that time. Its design idea came from the state’s former Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam, who was inspired by a floating mosque he had seen during his trip to Jeddah.

The mosque’s most prominent feature is its 30-metre-high minaret which also functions as a lighthouse, acting as a guide for boats, ships and aircrafts. A massive golden dome with blue trims which is visible from a distance sits above its main prayer hall. The building incorporates Middle Eastern architectural style peppered with Malay decorative elements such as the use of bamboo as part of its structure and a beautifully-carved pulpit made out of teak wood. The mosque is quite a spectacular sight at night when the whole building lights up.

Masjid Selat Melaka is equipped with various facilities which include a multipurpose hall, a library and a learning centre.

The Shore Oceanarium (马六甲水族馆)

The Shore Oceanarium describes itself as the ‘new premier tourist attraction in Melaka’. It is a fun and educational place to bring the kids and enjoyable for adults too.

Being brand new (opened in 2015) it looks clean and fresh and contains some of the latest in aquarium technology such as 3D movies and information boards (3D glasses are provided with a combo ticket).

Visitors are encouraged to find answers to a quiz form using the information boards provided as you walk around the oceanarium. A completed form with the correct answers can be redeemed for a souvenir at the gift shop.

Portuguese Square (葡萄牙村)

Portuguese Square Malacca is situated at the south of the district, Dalbuquerque road. Located near to St. JohnFortwhich is in the distant of 0.85km, the square is deemed to be easily accessible by the local and international tourists all these years. Cheng Ho Culture Museum and St. Paul’s Hill (A’Famosa) is just few kilometers away from the square.The visible sight of Portuguese Square Malacca could be clearly seen from St. Paul’s Hill (A’Famosa).