Just a glance at this magical city is enough to see why so many opt to travel here, whether they come for the historic relics or multicultural history being the UNESCO world heritage site is one of the highlights of Malacca. Malacca is also called as Melaka by local people very often.
Rather than mess around with the transport, stay and explore the attractions with Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese and Malay Heritage and souvenirs on Jonker street. Being able to visit all the cultural heritage and past relics in this city is one of the biggest attraction for Melaka.
Cultural tourism in Melaka takes the travellers beyond exotic cultures, ethnicity and utmost lavishness. It takes you through the famous historical places in Melaka, the various historic buildings, and the authentic food trails. The city boasts of a distinctive culture due to its amalgamation of mixed cultures in Melaka. Furthermore, many art galleries, museums and theme parks and temples flourished here. Tourists can also take a walk through history at the museums and art galleries.
Each of these influenced the city’s culture and the impact of all can be seen in Melaka architecture arts, crafts, buildings and even food. Its old culture is exemplary of a perfect blend of tradition and history with the present contemporary lifestyle. One full day is enough to see all the places in Melaka, it’s totally worth a visit.
Most of the people skip out this city because it’s not that well-known, but it makes the perfect day trip while you are in Malaysia. Even though it’s not a typical touristic place where you from one sight to another, better take your time and enjoy colourful rickshaws and have a small stroll along the river while visiting colonial buildings and museums. Contrary to colonial buildings and histories there are some traditional beautiful Malay houses covered with pistachio green along with red slanted roofs.
The places you can visit are Christ Church, St. Paul’s Hill & Church, Famosa fort, Jonker walk (Night Market), Melaka Straits Mosque, Stadhius, Cheng Hoon Teng,Museum Istana Kesultanan,Melaka River Cruise, The Pirate Adventure, Menara Taming Sari and many more etc. The city is enchanting, just a walk and stroll around the city will fill your heart with pleasure. Jonker walk street is filled with boutiques and stalls selling artefacts you cannot give a miss too. Some of the street art paintings dominate the riverside when walking across the river line. Even after you walk through the river line in the daytime, make sure you go for a river cruise on the evening time after the sun goes down. Bridges filled with lights and streets lining the river, making a pleasant and beautiful background to the 40-minute tour.
Try to make your time to visit this place to be outside of your weekends otherwise, you will find yourself with a lot of tourists on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the happy life, lean back and have a good food in Melaka while enjoying the nature.
How to Reach:
The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Melaka is around 136km. It will take around 2 hours 30 minutes to reach the Melaka Sentral from TBS bus station in KL. Bus Services from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka are always available from Bandar Tasik Selatan Station (TBS Bus Station). Bus fare from KL to Melaka is around 10 – 18 RM. One of the best ways to get Melaka is by taking a bus from TBS Station to Melaka Sentral and then take grab ride or taxi to Christ Church. You can book the buses in online here.
If you are going by renting a car, you will have your own control over what to visit but it’s very expensive for a normal traveller who does backpacking or wants to go with less cost. If you are travelling in a group of more than 5 people, I would suggest going by car to Melaka in and around.