Most of the shop houses buildings in Alor Gajah town are were built prior to World-War 2, some dated back from around the year 1930s. The year the buildings were constructed would be engraved on the buildings' facade.
The shop houses buildings has been well preserved for its architectural importance and heritage value. Most of them are still being occupied by the same families and businesses just like when they first open the door for business few in the last millennium.
Within the Alor Gajah Primay School's compound lies this old grave that is dating back to the 1800s.
The grave is the final resting place of an English soldier - George Holford Walker - who was a casualty of the 2nd Naning War (1829). He was burried here along side with his horse and dog - a special bound between them that even death could not saparated them it seems.
Within the compound of Dataran Alor Gajah is this Merdeka (Independence) Monument.
The monument signifies the place where the declaration of Malaya’s Independence was pronounced here in Alor Gajah to commomerate the country's independance in 1957.
Located in the midle of the Alor Gajah town, this is the best place to find out more about Alor Gajah's history, particulalrly of the Naning War which saw fierce clashes between the British and the locals over dispute about tax collection and control of the district rich resources. its exhibits will help visitors to journey into the past and to visualise the amazing stories behind the district of Alor Gajah.
There are also sections devoted to local custom, culture and tradition.Main exhibits here include the bridal dais, jewellery and other items of personal adornment, but there are also porcelain items, pictures of outstanding personalities of the district and objects used in traditional ceremonies. The museum specifcally focuses on the traditional wedding ceremonies of different Malay ethnic group in the Malay Archipelago.
In the vicinity of the museum are stalls selling souvenier and food, a monument and other recreational facilities.
This is the town square for Alor Gajah that used to be a multi purpose playing field before being upgraded and renamed Dataran Alor Gajah (Alor Gajah Square).
Located in the heart of the town, there is a children playing ground, a small park, a pavilion for public functions, recreational facilities and a Keris Monument. The Alor Gajah District Museum is also located within its vicinity.
At the centre of Dataran Alor Gajah is the Keris Monument. Keris is a traditional Malay weapon and has an important role in most of the traditional ceremony.
The monument is build on an elevated platform, with white marbled staircase from all its four corner leading toward the centrepiece. Its symbolise the bravery of the Malay warriors - an apt tribute to the warriors of the Naning War. .
Masjid Alor Gajah is the largest mosque within the Alor Gajah district. It is located within the town centre itself.
The architecture of the mosque is similar to the architecture of the Al-Azim Mosque - the state mosque of Melaka - minus the minaret.
The old shop houses n Alor Gajah are being occupied by traders from various races though predominatly by Chinese traders. Even though Alor Gajah don't has its own Little India, the India custom are well alive here.
In one of the shop houses that is being occupied by an Indian family, the Indian tardition of feeding the pigeons are well alive here. Check this out if you happen to be in Alor Gajah early in the morning.
Though the Alor Gajah town is a rather quiet town without much activities, it would come alive on Sunday morning when the weekly Pasar Minggu (Sunday Market) is held.
The Pasar Minggu venue is at the open space/parking lots between the Alor Gajah market and Alor Gajah commercial complex. Here, traders would set up stalls selling a variety of products - from farm fresh products to houshold items. Its fun to look around at the Pasar Minggu and by a thing or two while strolling along the stalls.
The Alor Gajah Primay School is the only school that is located within the Alor Gajah town centre just opposite to the town square.
The school was established in the 1960's, hence its history and buildings are relatively new and nothing to shout about. However, the school has something that is not commonly found in any other schools - within its compound compound is an old grave that is dating back to the 1800s.
The cemetery is the final resting place of an English soldier who was a casualty of the Naning War.