Things to do in Malacca Malaysia
After visiting the Central Market, I waited for my Singaporean friends in Petaling Street. After few minutes, they finally arrived and before we leave for another destination, we decided to have a Chicken Rice lunch in one of the most famous hawker place in Petaling street. While having lunch, we discussed our travel plans and we all agreed to visit Malacca. This historic town is really a must visit place for all the tourists visiting Malaysia. There are several attractions in this place and one of the top most priorities for any visitor aside from visiting the Christ Church Melaka should be to take a river cruise along the Malacca River.
Christ Church in Malacca
The sightseeing experience from the boat is incredibly breathtaking. The boat tour usually takes about 45 minutes to a maximum of one hour and visitors will be assisted by a tour guide who will take you through important places and also explains the history and significance of those places. Let us go through some of those must do activities in Malacca.
Little India in Melaka
The first attraction you will see will be the colorful Little India in Melacca then as you head towards the heritage town, you will pass by another Catholic Church called St. Peters Church.
Another interesting things to do in the heritage town is to take a ride in colorful and flower-bedecked trishaws. These trishaws go just around the old historic center, so a ride is not really for the trouble it saves the passenger, but more for the experience and photo op.
Melaka River Cruise
Another most important place to visit in Malacca is Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. This museum is located behind Jonker Street that shows off the ethnic history of this place. Baba Nyonya is a Chinese ethnic community who adapted Malay culture ever since Admiral Cheng Ho moved to Malacca.
Street Foods in Melaka
Visiting a tourist attraction is never fulfilled without doing some shopping. There are so many souvenir shops in Malacca but the two most popular shops are Sam Suk Gong and Tam Kim Hock. Some of the must buy local Malacca products that visitors can take back home includes shrimp paste, pineapple cookies and also gulan Melaka.
Chen Hoon Teng Temple
Visitors can also make a visit to ‘Eye on Malaysia’ which was shifted from Titiwangsa, a place in Kuala Lumpur to Kota Laksamana that is located in near the Malacca River. Visiting here will give a pleasant experience for the visitors who will be able to take a view of Malacca from the top.
Inside Chen Hoon Teng Temple
If the visitors have also taken their family along with them to Malacca, then A’Famosa Resort is one of the ideal places worth visiting.
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
The resort has to its credit an international 27-hole golf course and also Cowboy Town. Other attractions here include Animal World Safari, Water World Theme Park, Equestrian Club etc that are designed to attract kids and family.
Hang Li Po Well
In the nights, visitors can take a visit to the Jonker Street. Jonker Street is one of the busiest streets in Malacca. Mouth watering traditional food items are also available in shops along this street.
Visitors can also take a visit to Stadhuys also popularly known as Red Square. It is a historical structure that was built by Dutch Occupants in 1650 and is now a Museum of History and Ethnography.
Nyonya Food in Malacca
Another major attraction in Malacca is Malacca Sultanate Palace that is located in the foot of St.Paul Hill. This building is said to be constructed with only wooden pegs.
Muslim burying grounds
Sam Poh Teng Temple
Hang Li Po Well is also a nice attraction to visit in Malacca. This well is named after Chinese Princess Hang Li Po. Locals in Malacca believe that visiting this well brings fortune and luck to the visitors.
Taming Sari Tower
Other fascinating places to be visited in Malacca include Sam Po Kong Temple, Taming Sari Tower and also Dataran Pahlawan Megamall.
Melo in St. Peters Church in Malacca
Visiting Malacca is a must for first time visitors in Malaysia. The experience is more than just a sight seeing tour, its a cultural immersion.