Melaka Things to Do

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  • 1. A' Famosa

    Porta de Santiago Fortress was built by the Portuguese, under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque, in 1511. They had attacked Melaka and overthrown the sultan who fled to Johor. They built the...

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  • 2. Temple's

    The Sanduo Temple is also on Jalan Tokong. Jalan Tokong means Harmony Street because so many temples from different religions peacefully co-exist here. The Sanduo Temple entrance is guarded by two...

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  • 3. St. Paul's Church Ruins

    After visiting the maritime museum we retraced our steps and climbed up St Paul's Hill to the ruins of St. Paul's Church. There are good views over Melaka from here. St. Paul's Church started off as...

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  • 4. Museums

    We walked past this museum and stopped to take some photos of the statues outside. The museum focuses on the life and voyages of Chinese Muslim Admiral Cheng Ho, also known as Zhenghe. From my...

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  • 5. Dutch Square

    Across the road from Dutch Square there is a little ornamental windmill. There is also a new walkway along the river lined with cafes, restaurants and psychadelic buildings (see later tips). There is...

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  • 6. Churches

    The St Francis Xavier Church was built by a French priest, Father P. Fabre, in 1849. It is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier who was one of the earliest missionaries to bring Catholicism to southeast...

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  • 7. Trishaw Drivers

    A lovely way to experience the many quaint streets of Melaka is by rickshaw. They were all cute and decorated with lovely flowers :o) We didn't do it this time as we wanted to walk, but definately...

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  • 8. The Stadthuys

    The Clock Tower was built in 1886. Close to it is the Queen Victoria's fountain, built in 1901.

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  • 9. Kampung Kling Mosque

    Jonker Walk was so busy we were relieved to cut off onto a side street and visit Kampung Kling Mosque. Mosques in Melaka are unusual in shape due to Sumatran influences. The courtyard of this mosque...

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  • 10. Princess Hang Li Poh's well

    The Hang Li Poh's well was dug by an order of Sultan Mansor Shah of Melaka in 1459 especially for his wife Hang Li Poh, a Chinese princess. The water from this well was used for her daily ne

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  • 11. Kampung Morten

    A boat trip around the historical village of Kampung Morten is a definate must do! Along the way we saw quaint buildings, lovely greenery, fantastic artwork and beautiful bridges. I imagined I was...

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  • 12. Zoo Melaka

    The Malacca Zoo first opened its doors to the public many years ago – in 1963. Thirteen years later, in 1976, the facilities at the zoo were substantially upgraded for the convenience of the public.

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  • 13. General Info

    Jonker Street is the heart of Melaka's Chinatown and a hunting ground for souvenirs and antiquities. Items offered range from mass products via crafted arts to real (and fake) antiquities from past...

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  • 14. Malaysian Youth Museum

    The Malaysian Youth Museum is housed in a historical Dutch building that used to be part of the Dutch Administrative Complex. The building was also used to be a school (Anglo-Chinese School) and the...

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  • 15. River Walkway

    This riverside walkway did not exist on our first visit to Melaka. It is a great asset to the town as Melaka's non-stop traffic and frequent absense of...

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  • 16. The Sultan's Palace

    Near the Porta de Santiago there is a replica of a 15th century Melaka sultan's palace. The palace is wooden and built entirely without nails. Entry was only...

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  • 17. Jonker's Walk

    We eventually got back to Dutch Square and walked across the bridge over the river onto Jonker's Walk. This street is famous for shopping and has some lovely...

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  • 18. Transport Park

    I don't really know what to call this area, but on the walk back from Porta de Santiago near the architecture museum we passed a park with old trains,...

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  • 19. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    I am surprised that there are so many pictures of the Kling Mosque and not many of the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. This place was so much better.".. It remains the...

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  • 20. Melaka Lookout - St Pauls Hill

    Driver Patrick suggested we walk up the steps of St Pauls Hill to the lookout for a view over Melaka. So armed with plenty of water we made our way up......and...

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  • 21. Drink Tiger Beer and people watch

    Well our time here was nearing it's end. Nothing better than ending our day with a couple of cool Tigers and people watching :o)You can't miss the Geographer...

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  • 22. Try authentic Baba Nyonya food

    I had read a number of tips here on vt about the authentic Malay/Portugese cousine in Melaka called Baba Nyonya or Peranakan. This is what Vivian (luhweitze)...

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  • 23. A cool drink

    After wandering around the streets in the hot sun we couldn't wait to find somewhere cool to sit down for lunch.Whilst we were looking, Janine found these yummy...

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  • 24. Walking the streets of Melaka

    I just loved our walk around the quaint streets of Melaka. The place is so colourful and a hive of activity. And it gave me a forgleam of what it will be like...

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  • 25. Taming Sari Tower - Gyro Tower Melaka

    We didn't go on the Gyro Tower as we had good views over Melaka from St Paul's Hill, but I can imagine that the views would be spectacular. The tower is...

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