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|MELAKA||(1 WAY TRIP)|
|BANDAR MELAKA||RM 280|
|A FAMOSA||RM 240|
1. A Famosa
Malacca is a place where many culture meet and fused. One of the most pronounced influence is Portuguese architectural that one can see around Malacca. When the Portuguese came in 1511, they built a fort overlooking the river, and named it A Famosa . It was built to maintain the Portuguese stronghold across the Far East, to date it is one of the oldest European Architecture present in South East Asia. A Farmosa has been badly destructed by the Dutch, and the small gate house of the church is the only remaining structure of the fortress. The visit should take about 1.5 hours where you can wonder around the fortress, alongside you can see some souvenirs stall if you wish to get some. Interestingly, there's also some local artist, drawing the view of the fortress with just lead pencil. If you are lucky, you may also enjoy the street singing while admiring and imagining the glorious day of Portuguese.
Portuguese Square is also a place to enjoy the Portuguese culture within Malacca. Its located 20 minutes from Malacca town, within the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir. square is facing the sea where you can catch a hearty Portuguese food while enjoying the sea breeze. Apart from Portuguese influence, there is also Chinese descendant's settler that have adopted into the local Malay culture through intermarriage, forming the distinct Baba and Nyonya flavours. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum will be the place for you to admire their unique heritage. Besides, The Stadthuys , which represent much of Malacca landmark, is the Municipal Town Hall build by the Dutch, and it's also the largest and oldest Dutch building around the region, and all the materials were imported from the Netherlands.
2. Porta De Santiago (A Famosa)
Porta De Santiago (A Famosa) which translates to 'The Famous' in Portuguese is one of the few oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in the whole of Asia. It was built in 1511 under the command of Alfonso de Albuquerque. The fortress was built to consolidate their gains in Malacca after they defeated the armies of the Malacca Sultanate. At that time, the Portuguese believed that Malacca would someday become a vital port which links Portugal to the spice trade from China. The Porta De Santiago (A Famosa) that we see today was once made up of long ramparts and four major towers. One of the towers was a four-storey keep while the other housed the residence of the captain, officers' quarters and an ammunition storage room. The fort changed hands in 1641 when the Dutch successfully drove the Portuguese out of Malacca. After the Dutch got their hands on the A Famosa, they placed their company logo, the 'VOC' coat of arms about the gates of Porta De Santiago (A Famosa). 'VOC' is the abbreviation of Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie.
Even today,if you look at the Porta de Santiago, you can still see the VOC coat of arms on the shield carried by the soldier on the right side of the logo. The Dutch then handed the fort over to the British in the early 19th century. The English, being wary of maintaining the fort gave orders to the British Governor of Pahang to demolish it. The fort was saved by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1810 as he stopped the demolishing and saved what we see today. There are many other attractions around the Porta De Santiago (A Famosa) such as the Islamic Museum of Malacca, the Architecture Museum of Malacca, the Malacca Sultanate Palace and the St Paul's Church. With so many places to visit, do consider staying over at any hotels in Malacca. There are many hotels to choose from so do not worry about the accommodation here.
3. Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex
There's an annual Astronomy Day Celebration at Al-khawarizmi Astronomy Complex , held in the month of April and May. So if you are in town, do not miss the chance to participate in the activities organize by the complex for the celebration! This RM 20 Mil complex has much to offers! There are 3 main buildings in the complex, namely the Observatory, the Planetarium and the Training Centre. There are exciting activities in the Observatory and the Planetarium where you can experience the Night Sky Observation and 3D show respectively. Despite the heavy cost for construction of the complex, the entrance fee is kept to a minimal of RM 1.00 per entry. Movie tickets are sold at separate cost range between RM 1-3. For movie schedule and ticketing, kindly refer to the website stated above. Do note that the complex is managed by Muslim scholars where descent dress code is advisable.
After quenching your 'astronomy thirst', there are much more to see in Malacca. For pets and animal lover, Zoo Malacca is not to be missed. It is the second largest zoo in Malaysia, housing to more than 1,200 animals of over 200 different species. The rare endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros and Gaur can also be found in the compound. Zoo Malacca is easily accessible via bus terminal and its located just 13 km from MalaccaCity. You can also experience house and elephant rides during the weekends. For more educational activities, you can also visit the Maritime Museum where you can experience the busy trading zone where the world's traders meet.
4. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba Nyonya is also known as Straits-born Chinese or Peranakan are of Chinese noble descendants which adopted the Malays culture. The interesting unique blend of cultures is born after the intermarriages between the Chinese and the local Malay. The exceptional culture can now be seen and indulge in the renowned Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. Established in the year of 1896,the museum illustrates the adoption of the lives and traditional of Baba Nyonya in Malacca.The privately owned museum run by the Babas and Nyonyas of the town is wonderfully designed from inside and out. It enables you to learn every bit of the history and culture of Baba Nyonya.Aside showcases the ethnic of the local blend; the museum displays valuable century old Baba Nyonya traditional costume, wood-work art and antique furniture. Each displayed items in the museum has its own story to tell.
The heritage has been a unique attraction for both local and international tourists with its other attractions in the state; St. Paul Hill (A'Famosa) and St. John Fort as the surviving gate of Portuguese in Malacca. The nearby attraction; Portuguese Square is a delightful route to stop for meals and drinks.
5. Islamic Museum
The Islamic Museum of Malacca was set up not solely for the purpose of exhibiting documents and artefacts pertaining to the Islam religion but also to serve as a center to research on how Islam came to Malacca and how the religion spread to the entire country. When it was decided that the museum is to be placed in this building along Jalan Kota, extensive renovations was done to prepare the space for the museum. The renovation efforts were a mixture of the finest traditional Islamic arts and also local and international craftsmanship. There are eight main exhibition areas with is in accordance with its theme. The overall exhibitions are executed in a chronological manner to incite visitors with the sense of time and the arrival of Islam in Malacca and how the religion spread all across Malaysia. The fee to enter the museum is RM1 per adult and RM0.50 per child. It opens daily from 9am to 5.30pm.
The Islamic Museum of Malacca is strategically located at the most visited areas in Malacca. It is very near to the Malacca Sultanate Palace which is a replica of palace during the Malay Sultanate. The palace is located at the foot of the St Paul's hill. Also close by is the St Paul's Church. which is located on the hill of the same name. Getting to the church will require some walking as the church is on top of the hill. Along the walk up, you will come across two museums. They are the Architecture Museum and the Stamp Museum.After coming down from the hill, you can make your to the Maritime Museum Of Malacca or also known as the Flor De Lamar. The Maritime Museum is actually also a replica of the Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Malacca while it was on its way to Portugal. Works on the replica started in 1990 and was finally opened to the public in 1994. Since there are just so many places to visit in Malacca, why not stay another night or two at hotels in Malacca.
6. Maritime Museum of Malacca
The Maritime Museum or the Flora de Lamar is a replica of the Portuguese ship which sank in the coast of Malacca while on its way to Portugal. The replica is a staggering 34 meters in height and 8 meters in width. The main focus of the museum is the maritime history of Malacca and the golden ages of Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. There are also paintings which displays how the Straits of Malacca was a strategic location for traders from both the east and the west stop by at Malacca/Melaka and conduct their businesses while waiting for the monsoon winds to change direction. The museum has myriads of exhibits of articles such as porcelain, silk, textile and spices used by the seamen of the yesteryears and even come sunken treasures hauled from Diana, another shipwreck. Other than exhibits on the history of the Malaccan Maritime, the museum also showcases the different eras that Malacca has gone through starting from the Malacca Sultanate era to the Portuguese era, Dutch era and ending with the British era.
For ship fanatics, there are also a collection of different ship models that are on display at the museum. You will be able to learn more about the types of ships and their functions from the collection. You can also climb up to the upper deck of the ship to view the diorama of the captain cabin. Admission into the museum is RM3 per adult and RM1 per child. It is open daily from 9am to 5.30pm. While you are here, do not waste the opportunity to visit the other museums in the area. If you go up the St Paul's Hill to get to the St Paul's Church, will you pass by two museums along the way. They are the Architecture Museum and the Stamp Museum. There is also the Islamic Museum of Malacca which is a tad further away from the Maritime Museum. If you are done with absorbing all the history of Malacca and the delicious food at Jonker Street, you can head over to Dataran Pahlawan for some shopping. There are many shops in it and also some restaurants which serve good food.
7. Queen Victoria's Fountain
The Queen Victoria Fountain was built in 1901 by the British and is still standing as elegant as ever until this very day. Although more than a hundred years old, this fountain is still functioning well and is probably the only functioning colonial water fountains in Malaysia. Queen Victoria surpassed George III as the longest reigning monarch in the history of England and Scotland history on 23rd September 1896. The Queen requested at the time that any special celebrations are to be put on hold until 1897 in order to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee which was later made a festival of the British Empire. The fountain is a famous backdrop for visitors who come to Malacca as it is so near the Stadhuys and the Chirst Church. On the tip of the fountain says 'Victoria Regina 1837-1901, erected by the people of Malacca in memory of a great Queen.
The Queen Victoria Fountain is probably one of the last traces of the British colonial era in Malaysia and it symbolizes the glorious days of the British colonization in Malaysia in the yesteryears. Close by are some other famous local attractions in Malacca.
8. St.Paul's Church Malacca
Making your way to the St Paul's Church on the St Paul's Hill may take much longer than you have anticipated. You will be easily distracted by the various museums along the way up to the church. As you proceed with your journey up the hill, you will pass by the Architecture Museum Malacca, Islamic Museum of Malacca and the Stamp museum Malacca. Beyond these museums, you will come to the historical monument of Malacca which is the Porte De Santiago or more commonly known as A Famosa among the locals. The A Famosa is a fortress which was used in the war last time and has many historical values.
However, much of the fortress has been demolished. As you move on from the A Famosa, you will see a white flight of stairs along the slope. These are the stairs which will take you to the St Paul's Church. The church can be reached easily by climbing up the stairs for about 5 to 10 minutes depending on your speed of walking. Upon reaching the top of the St Paul's Hill, you will be blown away by the breath-taking view of the city of Malacca and its coastline. The St Paul's Church was built by Duarte Coelho, a Portuguese Captain in 1521 AD. The church was formerly a chapel for the Portuguese and was named as 'Nosa Senhora' which means Our Lady of the Hill. Although what remains of the church are now only ruins, the strong and thick bricks are a reminder that this chapel used to be a magnificent piece of architecture at that time
However when the Dutch colonized Malacca, the church's fate changed. It was no longer used as a place of worship. After the Dutch's Chrish Church was completed, the St Paul's Church was turned into a burial ground. After your visit to the church, you can drop by at the Malacca Sultanate Palace which is at the foot of the St Paul's Church. The Malacca Sultanate Palace is a replica of the Malacca Sultan's palace during the Malacca Sultanate period. There are many other attractions in the historic city of Malacca. You can choose from various hotels in Malacca in order to visit all the interesting places here.
9. Tanjung Bidara Beach
Tanjung Bidara Beach is one of the beaches on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, just about 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur city. Hence, it's a popular short get-away destination for the city folks. While it's not the best beach available in Malaysia, it's much nearer and easy accessible compared to other islands located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Therefore it's still a widely visited beach in Malaysia. Though the water is slightly murky, but it's off set by its white soft sandy beach. The main beach is at the Tanjung Bidara Beach Resorts, a comfortable resort where most visitors stayed in.
Apart from the beach front accommodation, there are also many activities around like water sports, beach volley ball and other amenities in the hotel. With just a short drive away, Malacca town is just around the corner where you can enjoy other activities. For food lovers, head down to Jonker Street for some local nyonya cuisine and visits the interesting museums and historical building around.
10. Seri Tanjung Homestay
A twice winner of the National beautiful competition, no wonder homestay Seri Tanjung has gain popularity over the conventional Malacca hotels. With the home stay concept, many visitors come from within and outside the country to experience this unique opportunity in this modern urbanization. Many wish to escape the busy and hectic lifestyle in the city, totally amazed by the serenity of Seri Tanjung, where the traditional houses is tucked loosely in between tall trees. If your visits coincide with the local fruit season, you will also be able to taste the freshest fruits right from the trees. Each and every room differs in design as the traditional house is design to accommodate families, not guests.
With that, you will be able to experience the lifestyle of the villagers, right from their daily life, down to the food they cook. You can also experience the traditional games and activities like congkak (pebbles game) and wau (kite). While living in the midst of Malaccan style, you can easily access to the nearby historical attractions.There are plenty of museums around the Malacca town, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum , Maritime Musuem Malacca are among the popular museums. Besides, Malacca will not be complete without the Dutch flavour, the ever famous landmark in Malacca, The Stadthuys , which is the Municipal Town Hall built by the Dutch, is also a good place to visit for some photography session.
11. Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum
Cheng Ho Culture Museum is believed to be a restructured ancient building with Ming architecture, with two to three hundred years of history. The famous Cheng Ho is the Ming Dynasty Admiral who has visited Malacca many times while en route to the Western Ocean from 1405-1433. It is believed that he has set up a huge warehouse complex along the northern side of Malacca River. To date, there has been dispute in the location of the warehouse complex, while some believed to be at Bukit Cina. Nevertheless, the museum showcases many evidence of cultural exchange between the local ethnic and the Chinese, among others, treasure ships, tea houses and other navigation instruments.
After which you can visit the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum to understand Malacca/Melaka unique taste of 'Peranakan'. For more educational activities, you can also visit the Maritime Museum Malacca where you can experience the busy trading zone where the world's traders meet. Besides, Malacca will not be complete without the Dutch flavour, The Stadthuys , the tallest and oldest Dutch buiding in South East Asia is currently standing tall in the Malacca Town Square. It's a popular landmark and you can definitely see it on most postcards in Malacca/Melaka. As for some sumptuous food, you can head to the Portuguese Square Malacca, where fresh seafood is a promised while you enjoy the sea breeze
12. St.John's Fort Melaka
St. John's Fort was constructed by the Dutch in the 18th century and was once a private chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The interesting features that should be paid attention, is the cannons in the fort that are faced inland instead to the sea. The view from the top of the hill where St. John's stands is particularly for the fantastic tropical sunset that consistently builds great valuable experiences.
To commemorate St. John's the Baptist, todays, the Catholics celebrate the feast on June 23 with thousands of candles lit in homes throughout the district, a memorable day everyone should experience. The morning visit to the St. John's Hill could witness the local resident does exercise near the fort that is deemed to be valuable insights to see a huge number of people in the early morning for morning exercise. A great start for anyone to their journey. Various popular landmarks; The Stadthuys, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum and Melaka River Cruise could be seen from the top
13. Portuguese Square
Portuguese Square Malacca also known as Mini Lisbon symbolizes the Portuguese community in Malacca. The square is the culmination of Portuguese culture in its splendor and colors where descendants of Malay and Portuguese intermarriages since the colonization of Portuguese in the state. Within the Portuguese settlement, the square is central to Portuguese culture and is the only one in its kind in Malaysia.
The square is renowned for the culture blends in the last 400 years. Renowned for its constant hosting unique and interesting stalls, restaurants and entertainment spots, the square has been popular since and one of the landmark that should not be missed out. The square is mostly visited on weekends when it turns on its festive mood and the Portuguese communities will put on their traditional costumes for performances. The square is accompanies by its ample choices of traditional Malacca Hotel that offer various package to suit your budget. Visitors will never find it bored when surrounded by plenty of local attractions in this historical town.
14. Taming Sari Tower Malacca
Opened to public in the year of 2008 April, Taming Sari Tower Malacca, so far is the one and only gyro tower in the country. The name is adapted from Sari Keris, a mythical weapon is said to has the possessive power belongs to the local legendary warrior Hang Tuah. The structure design of the tower follows the shape of the Keris. The tower is 110 meters in height revolves 360-degree that manages to provide a panoramic and interesting view of Malacca state within 7 minutes. The 7 minutes ride will host a great sight of the town such as St. Paul's Hill, Melaka River Cruise, St. JohnFort and Portuguese Square
Apart from that, the tower is built with advanced Swiss technology that could absorb earthquakes measuring 10 Richter scales and able to accommodate 66 people at a time. The Menara Taming Sari ticketing building is fitted with 5 commercial outlets that are facilitated with a cafe, restaurant and souvenirs shops. In addition, the nearby local attractions; The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is definitely cannot be missed out in the town. Looking for more? Let's not forget the country's oldest mosques, Kampung Hulu's Mosques near to Taming Sari Tower Malacca.
15. Malacca Sultanate Palace
The Malacca Sultanate Palace is actually a replica of the structure which was built by the already extinct sultanate of Malacca. The sultanate of Malacca was the ruler of the city before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 1500s. The plan of the palace was based on the Malay Annals' account of Sultan Mansur Shah's palace. Sultan Mansur Shah was the nobleman who ruled Malacca from 1456 to 1477. The Malacca Sultanate Palace is one of its kind in Malaysia as it offers a rare glimpse of the ancient Malay kingdom which once flourished in Malacca.
Today, the palace is the home of the Cultural Museum which celebrates the Malay side of the Malacca's history. The museum showcases more than 1300 items of Malacca's past. There items include photographs, weaponry, drawings, musical instruments and gifts from foreign emissaries. All these items are displayed in eight different chambers and in three galleries on the three floors of the palace. Admission into the palace is RM2 per adult and RM0.50 per child. It is closed on Mondays and opens on Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 6pm. Since the palace is at the foot of St Paul's Hill, do not miss the chance to visit the St Paul's Church. which is at the top of the St Paul's Hill.
Along the way up the hill, you will also pass by some museums. They are the Architecture Museum Malacca and the Stamp Museum Malacca. Also close by is the Islamic Museum of Malacca where you can view displays of how Islam came to Malacca and spread to the entire country. There certainly are many places of interest to visit in Malacca. A day trip to this wonderful place is not adequate. Do consider staying at any hotels in Malacca as there are hotels of all types which will cater to your every need.
16. The Stadthuys Malacca
The Stadthuys was built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a fort which belongs to the Portuguese. It is believed that the Stadthuys is the oldest Dutch building in the East. This massive red building displays all the common features of the Dutch colonial architecture which includes substantial solid doors and louvered windows. Since its completion to 1980, the Stadthuys was used as the administrative center of successive governments for a period of 300 years. It was in 1982 when the Stadthuys was converted into a history museum which exhibits Malacca's history starting from the great Malay Sultanate and the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonization till the present day.
Beside the Stadthuys is also another fine example of the Dutch architecture which is the Christ Church that was built in 1753. Attractions nearby are aplenty. Just a short walking distance towards the opposite of the Stadthuys is the renowned Jonker Street where you can try famous Malaccan delicacies such as the chicken rice ball, nyonya laksa, cendol and so on. There are also many souvenirs which you can buy at the Jonker Street. Before you can get to Jonker Street from the Stadhuys, you will cross a river. There is a Malacca River Cruise just nearby if you wish to see more of this famous area. There are also museums in the area such as the Cheng Ho Culture Museum and the Malaysian Youth Museum (Muzium Belia Melaka).
17. Jonker Street
Jonker Street in Melaka is one of the best places for tourists to visit due to the fact that the place is very historical and cultural in its roots. Here, tourists can find various antique buildings which are all being maintained and well-preserved so that visitors can still have a glimpse of the historical stories possess by the state. There are also many shop outlets and stalls such as food stalls, art and craft stalls, souvenir stalls, and clothing stalls here. All these stalls are very much culturally prepared and thus, if guests like to have a taste on the local cultural, Jonker Street would definitely be the best place to be.
Jonker Street is also famous for its nightlife and night activities. Many events are often being held here, especially during the festive seasons. There are also few bars and cafes here for visitors to hang out while they enjoy being indulged in the local culture. In order to ensure that visitors can have a convenient time traveling around the place, various accommodations are being prepared around the place where there are different hotels for visitors to choose from base on their own preferences.