Malacca is a good place to visit because it just like a meeting point of culture which like a collection of footprints from the east countries and the west countries. As the small city was once ruled by several countries, so it retains a rich cultural heritage. Also, there are many tourist attractions and it is a good place for family travel. Next, this article will tell you which tourist attractions you must visit in Malacca.
1. Malacca Jonker Street
Jonker Street is like a big market where you can get a lot of good things. Here has a charming customs, historic landmark, street cafes, and a lot of famous restaurants. Of course, the most attractive is still shopping and food of Malacca.
The things that you can do in Jonker Street:
1. Jonker Walk Night Market
Opening Hours: Friday & Saturday (6pm until midnight)
– Enjoy the live performances and the local cultural union.
– Feels the street party atmosphere
– Go to all the stalls to sweep the bargain
– Try all kinds of local snacks
2. Hard Rock Café
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday (11:30am – 01:00am)
Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday (11:30am – 02:00am)
Contact: +606 292 5188
– Opened in January 2013 and situated idyllically by the Malacca River
– Can buy the Hard Rock Cafe Malacca memorabilia
– Enjoying the live band performances
3. Mamee Jonker House
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday (10am – 5pm)
Friday – Sunday (10am – 7pm)
Contact: +606 286 7666
– The brand’s first concept store
– Visit the Mamee Cafe for tantalising noodle dishes and succulent tender chicken served with a trio of homemade sauces
– Visitors can participate in workshops (held during the weekends)
– Can buy the T-shirts and soft toys
4. Jonker Street Library
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (10am – 5pm)
Friday & Saturday (10am – 7pm)
– Has an impressive collection of Buddhist literature and scriptures
– Has numerous artefacts placed
– Staying true to the traditional Chinese social traditions
2. The Shore Sky Tower
Entry Fees: RM25 for adults & RM18 for children (3-12 years old)
Address: Tower 1, Level 42, The Shore Shopping Gallery, 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday (9am-11pm)
Friday, Saturday & Public Holiday (9am-12am)
Contact: +606-288 3833
The tallest aerial garden in Malacca, (The Shore Sky Tower), is located on the forty-third floor of the The Shore Shopping Center, where you can view the entire Malacca. The viewing platform also is a great place to enjoy the beauty of Malacca or take family photos. The viewing platform is accessible through the 42nd floor of the skyscraper and the sky bridge is a necessary road from the beginning of the entrance road, you can enjoy the entire Malacca along the road, another angle to see the Malacca. Looking at the sea, you can easily see the Strait of Malacca, even Besar Island and other small islands. There is a glass viewing platform where people who are not afraid of heights can take a eye view of the ground and be photographed by professional photographers. The Shore Sky Tower is the best place to appreciate Malacca, even day or night. In fact, it is really good!
3. Machap Walk
Address: Machap Walk, Alor Gajah, 76100 Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 6pm-12am
Contact: +6017-390 7806
Machap Walk is a new attraction in Malacca. It is located n the Alor Gajah of Malacca, that’s only 32 kilometres from the city of Malacca. It brings together all the famous local foods, and you can find people from different ethnic groups on the streets. This has fully displaying the spirit of Malaysia. This village is famous for all kinds of authentic food, such as Hakka cuisine, pork satay, pork buns, pastries and many types of snacks. It will definitely bring you a different rural experience.
4. Menara Taming Sari
Entry Fees: Malaysian – RM17 for adults & RM11 for children (below 12 years old)
Foreign – RM23 for adults & RM15 for children (below 12 years old)
Address: Jalan Merdeka, Plaza Mahkota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 10am-11pm
Contact: +606-288 1100
Menara Taming Sari is one of the features of Malacca and the only rotary tower in Malaysia. It’s with a height of 110 meters, visitors can overlook the entire city of Malacca. The rotating tower is located near the Bandar Hilir on the stand-alone road. If you’re in the Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall and Mahkota Parade Shopping Center, it’s just needs a 3-minute walk. The name of the tower was taken from the Malay sword, an artifact of the Malay Navy, Hang Tuah. The structure of the tower is designed in the shape of a weapon, and the highest point of the tower is similar to its sword handle.
The tower carries up to 66 people at a time, where it rotates as it rises from the ground to the highest level of the tower. The whole process took about seven minutes. It is highly recommended that you view the landscape of Malacca through this channel and also including its historic sites.
5. Dutch Square
Address: Jalan Gereja, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Dutch Square Malacca is the most picturesque along Jalan Kota. It’s also a colourfull trishaw pickup point. It is terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings, built between 1660 and 1700. Its bright red exterior walls make it very attractive and become the most famous landmark in Malacca. There was an elegant fountain in the square surrounded by colorful tricycles. Every day, there will be countless visitors here, and everyone wants to catch the most beautiful side of the place.
Dutch Square is surrounded by renovated galleries, museums and churches, and you will gain a wealth of historical knowledge. You can also visit the Red House, which was said to have been the residence of the Governor of the Netherlands. Red House has a number of museums to showcase Malacca history in more interesting ways.
6. Maritime Museum & Naval Museum Malacca
Entry Fees: Malaysian – RM5 for adults & RM3 for children
Foreign – RM10 for adults & RM6 for children
Address: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday (9am-5.30pm)
Contact: +606-282 6526
Melaka Maritime Museum is a replace of Portuguese ship which have been carrying loot plundered from Malacca when it sank off the coast of Malacca on its way back to Portugal. It opened to the public in 1994, this unique museum is an enlightening trip back into Malacca’s past. The 34m-high, 36m-long and eight-metre-wide structure is located at Quayside Road. It becomes the ideal for tourists who love to explore history and the sea. Visitors can visit many different ship models displayed in the museum. In addition to the exhibits to understand the seafarers used in the past porcelain, silk, textiles and spices, but also enjoy navigation, ancient ships and the atmosphere of the old era. It’s also a great place to bring children to visit the history of the country.
7. Christ Church Malacca
Address: Jalan Gereja, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 9am-5.30pm
Contact: +606-284 8804
Christ Church Malacca was built by the Dutch who occupied the place at the time. It is famous for its unique design and history. The dazzling red brick building in the photo, along with the huge white cross, let people impressed it. It 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 Dutch soldiers and locals. The church located just across the bridge from Jonker Street and it becomes one of the most popular attractions in the area of the Dutch Red House.
8. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Entry Fees: RM16 for adults & RM11 for children (5-12 years old)
Address: 48 – 50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm)
Friday-Sunday (10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm)
Contact: +606-283 1273
The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum was founded in 1896 and was once home to the Baba Chen’s family. This artistic building combines the essence of culture from the East and the 3West and embodies the lifestyle of native Chinese at the end of the 19th century. It is said that these unique architectural designs were deeply influenced by European architecture and traditional oriental history.
This museum showcases the brightest side of Malacca. That can allow you to truly feel and touch its past. In addition, there are good guides and some interesting programs in the museum.
9. St. Paul’s Church Malacca
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
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. Though it has been in ruins for more than 150 years, it is a beautiful and breezy sanctuary.
If you are interested in the history and rich culture of this country, you must certainly go there! The romance and antiquity here will make you fall in love with it.
10. Melaka River
The Malacca River was once called “Venice of the East” by European seafarers because it was the main port of entry for European and Asian businessmen in the late 16th century. Malacca, a palace built by Sumatran Prince Parameswara in the 14th century along the eastern side of the river. It is also considered to be home of Malacca, just like a 10-kilometer-long palace.
Today, this already become a popular tourist attraction. Mainly is because of the 45-minute river cruise ship, which provides calm landscape colonial buildings, outdated shops, local settlements and ancient bridges as well as modern decoration and local art exhibitions in Malacca. If you travel at here, please give yourself the unique opportunities for sightseeing along the Malacca River.
Melaka River Cruises
Entry Fees: RM13 for adults & RM6.5 for children (2-12 years old)
RM10 for OKU / Senior / College student
Opening Hours: 9am-11.30pm
Contact: +606-281 4322/ 23