Malacca, also known as Melaka, is a beautiful mix of modern world and old heritage. It has a tagline of "Visiting Melaka is Visiting Malaysia." It is a small city but has much to offer to everyone. The City or Town is filled with bright colors, and exciting tastes, smells and sights. You can visit the forts, museum or climb the canons. Here we have covered you with all attractions in Melaka and places to visit in Melaka.
Let's explore the Melaka points of interest and 15 best things to do in Melaka:
1. Melaka River Cruise
It offers quick sightseeing of the town and has a place for leisure. The journey is about 45 minutes around the city visiting every old house or old heritage and the modern advancements. You will also see the Malay village which is a scenic sight and is alongside Jonker Walk. For joining the cruise, you have to locate yourself with one of the two jetties; one is located at the Quayside Heritage Center (The Muara Jetty) whereas the other is located in the Hang Jebat Bridge (The Taman Rempah Jetty).
Hop on it and enjoy the never seen before city tour of the Melaka River Cruise.
2. Menara Taming Sari
Experience the high-flying aerial view of the city, if you haven't had enough with the Melaka River Cruise. It is a gyro tower which offers a 360-degree view of the city. You don't want to miss any details. The ride is only 7 minutes long, but you can get the glimpse of every corner of the city. It is a top spot for the tourists. You can look at the modern art culture & shopping sites Melaka has to offer. You can also view the Mahkota Parade.
- Attraction Type: Tower
- Address: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
- Opened: 18 April 2008
- Contact: +60 6-288 1100
- Cost: 20 lakhs MYR
3. The Red Square
The adventures are not to be missed. Grab a cab and hop into it. Ride towards Red Square and take part in the kick-off adventures. You can see the red buildings all around you, and it includes the beautiful Christ Church, circa which was constructed in 1753. You can enjoy the trinket stalls here or the trishaws full of flower.
4. Jonker Street
It is the most famous streets in Melaka’s Chinatown. It houses an assemblage of shops and restaurants. Every Saturday and Friday there is a night market help open for everyone where the city comes alive, and you can enjoy myriad of stalls.
5. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
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The museum is a collection of three restored houses which showcases the local history of Malay-Chinese culture. Guides are also available inside, and you have the option of exploring it by yourself.
6. Explore the Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden is the best place to visit and to avoid the hustle of the city. Lose yourself in the verdant green gardens of Flora and fauna. Enjoy over 300 species of flora and fauna with a scenic morning view. You can come here for jogging or a walk, if not for just the visit. Do not forget to pay a visit to the Book Village inside the heart of the garden.
7. Shop local food products
When people claim Malacca has the most elegant food in whole Malaysia, I wouldn't say No. people visit here in large numbers and grab the opportunity when in town. The biggest manufacturers of food in Melaka are Tan Kim Hock and San Shu Gong. DO not forget the tastiest Nyonya Pineapple Tarts.
8. Visit a Malay village
Malay Village retains all the traditional values amidst the new world culture of the city. It is on the riverbanks of Melaka and preserves the authentic surroundings of the village from the past. It has colorful wooden houses. You can visit the ancient insights inside the Malay Village. They have a traditional lifestyle and has only one guided tour.
9. Learn batik making
Batik making is an intricate work of art. It is complicated, but you can learn the beautiful designs and appreciate the art of high-coveted form. Classes include your lunch and equipment for the Batik Making. The Batik House conducts the classes. The experience stays with you for long.
10. Try Peranakan dishes
In the 15th century, Chinese immigrant styled in Melaka and married local women. The result was a delicious food of two different cultures and lifestyles. The unique blends leave us awe-struck. Head over to Nyonya eateries fro tantalizing dishes.
11. Have fun at A’Famosa Resort
A 45 minutes drive to A'Famosa resort from the city center is worth it. If you're looking for family fun, it is the right place for you. It has sprawling water parks, a cowboy town, and an animal safari. You can even watch the Red Indian Shows featured by Cowboy Town including fireworks.
- Attraction Type: Resort, Entertainment, Family and Kids
- Address: Jalan Kemus / Sempang Ampat, Simpang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia
- Contact: +60 6-552 0888
12. Banda Hilir attractions
It is amongst the top tourist sites to learn history. There are many historical monuments alongside Maritime Museum and Malacca Sultanate Palace. Sign up for the Dutch Heritage Trail tour for an in-depth view of the cultural history. Grab your cameras and capture the moment.
13. Melaka Submarine Museum
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It not only features real submarines but there are Fighter Jets on display as well. There are no guides in the museum, but there are many descriptions and stories which lead our way. Kids enjoy a lot here with the innovation around.
14. Mamee Jonker House
Check out Mamee Jonker House while you are in Jonker Street. It is small but has the price even smaller. You will love it with your kids here. The perfect place to be with your kids in Jonker Street is Mamee Jonker House.
15. Melaka Wonderland
A 30 minutes drive from Malacca city center, it is value for money. You can have extreme fun with your friends and family and kids. Visit Melaka Wonderland and indulge in the adventurous activities with your kids. You will love the experience.
Do every possible thing while in Melaka. Enjoy with your friends or family with kids. There is something for everyone.