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Melaka

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Hailed as the starting point of the country’s civilisation, Melaka—or Malacca—is often labelled as Malaysia’s most historic state. It was founded sometime during the 14th century, and would go on to become a pivotal port and trading post for Southeast Asia. Today, it stands as a cultural and national icon with its range of architectural, culinary and cultural offerings. Its historical significance was certified in 2008, when it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore Other Must Do in Melaka

There are many places that you can visit. Here are the destination for you to eat, shop, see or do. Explore them!

  • Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    To See

    Built in the 1600s, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is an important cultural and historical landmark in Melaka. Its architecture is a reflection of the origins of its builders, who hailed from the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian in China. It is known for its elaborate decorations, including detailed sculptures and carvings of dragons and deities. It is said to be the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia.

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  • Stadthuys

    Stadthuys

    To See

    The red establishment that is the Stadthuys is easily Melaka’s most iconic structure, being recognisable from the very first glance. It is a reminder of Melaka’s status as a former Dutch colony, having been built in the 17th century to function as an administrative office. Today, this masterpiece of Dutch colonial architecture houses a museum, telling visitors about the rich history of Melaka everyday.

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  • Jonker Street

    Jonker Street

    To Shop

    A dose of retail therapy and a feast for the senses are what you can expect when strolling through Melaka’s Jonker Street. During the day, this alley blossoms due to its wide variety of antiques and crafts; at night, it thrives primarily due to its culinary offerings. The momentum and energy escalates on Friday and Saturday evenings, when Jonker Street’s famous night market comes to life. Expect to leave with shopping bags in both hands, and a satisfied appetite to boot. (Image Credit: vernonlee | Flickr)

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  • Satay Celup

    Satay Celup

    To Eat

    Satay celup is ideally enjoyed with a group of friends, family or loved ones. It represents the practice of dipping various foods in a bowl of hot, thick and flavourful peanut sauce. These foods include both meats and vegetables, ranging from fishcakes and fried wantons to stuffed okras and raw vegetables. Be warned though: this is a favourite local delicacy, with people travelling from all over Malaysia to enjoy it. Long lines and substantial waiting time are, as such, to be expected. (Image Credit: weiliingchong | Flickr)

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  • Mahkota Parade

    Mahkota Parade

    To Shop

    Since its opening in 1994, Mahkota Parade has quickly risen to become one of Melaka’s most favoured shopping destinations. It houses close to 200 stores, and is also known for its sizeable cinema. Throw in an array of eateries into the mix, and you have a shopping mall that easily caters to all your lifestyle needs. (Image Credit: Mahkota-Parade | Facebook)

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  • Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum

    Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum

    To Do

    The Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum allows guests to understand Melaka’s culture through changes in its fashion and styling scene. From Peranakan jewellery to traditional furniture, each iconic part of the lifestyle of Melaka’s locals is showcased here. It’s not easy to miss this museum too, as it has a bright blue exterior that complements its elaborate and decorated interior. (Image Credit: Melaka on TripAdvisor | TripAdvisor)

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  • Hang Tuah’s Well

    Hang Tuah’s Well

    To See

    The story of the ultimate Malacca warrior, Hang Tuah, is the stuff of legends. Faithfully serving Sultan Mansur back in the 15th century, this infamous historical figure had an exemplary record of achievements, which include successfully warding off advances from Siam and Acheh, and a winning duel with Taming Sari, a warrior from the court of Majapahit. Born in Pulau Bentam, Sumatra, Hang Tuah was brought up in Kampong Duyong just 5 kilometers away along with his four good friends, Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu, who were also warriors in the Sultan’s court. Being the Sultan’s favourite, Hang Tuah’s loyalty and determination to the Sultan is unquestionable.

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  • A Famosa

    A Famosa

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    Though the settlement and fort that was once A Famosa now stands in ruins, it is still a vital part of Melaka’s landscape. It is a historical part of the state, after all, having been built in 1511 when the Portuguese first arrived in Melaka. The old cannons and tombs that can be found around its vicinity are tell-tale signs of this, along with the neighbouring St. Paul’s Church which is almost as old as A Famosa itself.

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  • Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

    Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

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    The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum combines three of Melaka’s signature Peranakan terrace houses into one magnificent complex. It takes visitors on a journey through Melaka—and Malaysia—in the 19th and 20th centuries, during which the Peranakan community thrived and blossomed in the country, allowing you to understand all the traits and features which made this group a unique and imperative part of Malaysia. (Image Credit: Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum website)

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  • Chicken Rice Balls

    Chicken Rice Balls

    To Eat

    It’s one thing to have standard chicken rice, and another thing entirely to have chicken rice balls. Yes, the delectable accompanying dishes are essentially the same: steamed or roasted chicken, the signature Hainanese chilli sauce, cucumbers and bean sprouts. The rice, however, makes all the difference here. It is cooked in chicken soup with hearty seasonings, before being rolled into bite-sized balls. Pop your first one into your mouth, and before you know it, you’d have finished a whole plate.

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  • Freeport A’Famosa Outlet

    Freeport A’Famosa Outlet

    To Shop

    Freeport A'Famosa Outlet is the biggest shopping mall in Alor Gajah, housing more than 70 international fashion, sports, and accessories brands at great rates.

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