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Melaka Tourism

Melaka was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2008. It is a city that is culturally rich and also has a number of historical sites for visits. There is also a little river running through the city, providing it with a calm, peaceful aura.

Melaka is a city that boasts of lots of good food, apart from its cultural attractions. From the famous Christ Church to the busy night markets, theres lots to do in the city, for every kind of traveller. When youre here, try out the Nyonya cuisine in particular, for its wonderful flavours.

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Currency in Melaka

The currency of Melaka is the Malaysian Ringgitt (RM). Visa & Master Cards are most commonly accepted.

Shopping in Melaka

Melaka is famous for its vibrant night markets as well as its sprawling malls. It truly is the best of both worlds. You can shop for clothes, local art, handicrafts, toys, souvenirs and more. You will typically find night markets at Jonkers Street, whereas the malls lie in Malacca City. Mahkota Parade Melaka is the cityês first shopping mall where you will find a lot of good variety. Dataran Pahlawan Melaka is apt for those who are travelling with kids, as there are activites like skating as well as a cinema, to catch a quick movie after shopping.

Nightlife in Melaka

Melaka has a number of clubs with quite a good night-time vibe. These include Mixx Club, Exodus Lounge, Arena Club, etc. Visit Libra Restaurant and Cocktail House for a wide variety of drinks to choose from.

History of Melaka

Melaka was initially a fishing village called Orang Laut. The city was founded by Iskandar Shah or Sri Majara after a Majapahit ambush. Malacca slipped into British hands in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824. In return, they received Bencoolen, Sumatra. Melaka was made a part of the Malayan Union only in 1946.

Language of Melaka

Kristang is a local dialect here. People also converse in Chinese and Tamil, predominantly.

Melaka Customs

If youêre invited to someoneês home, carry a gift as it is considered polite. Always show respect for their customs and traditions, to keep from offending them. Dressing conservatively is preferable. Tipping is not at all obligatory.

Religion of Melaka

A great chunk of the population here follows Islam, followed by Buddhism and Hindusim.

Daily Budget for Melaka

A budgeted trip would cost you about RM 65, excluding accommodation. A mid-range trip will cost you RM 124 . A luxurious stay in this city would come up to RM 170.

Exchanging Money in Melaka

There are ATMs as well as banks in Melaka that will exchange currency. There are also several currency exchangers scattered around markets, but it is always better to use a trusted source such as banks and ATMs.

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What is the best way to reach Melaka?

Melaka is very easily accessible. You can arrive by air, train, bus, cab/car and even by boat.
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What are the places near Melaka?

The top places near to Melaka are Kuala lumpur which is 122 km from Melaka, Petaling jaya which is located 127 km from Melaka, Singapore which is located 197 km from Melaka, Georgetown which is located 420 km from Melaka, Port dickson which is located 62 km from Melaka

What are the things to do in Melaka?

The top things to do in Melaka are Jonker Street, St Paul's Church Melaka, Stadthuys, A'Famosa, Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum, Christ Church Melaka. You can see all the places to visit in Melaka here

What are the top hotels in Melaka?

There are 1218 in Melaka which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Melaka are Smiley Homestay Melaka, D'Nanas Homestay, Silver Sterling Homestay, Homestay near Tesco Cheng, Melaka, D'Q Putra Homestay Melaka, Sayyid Heritage Home. You can see all the hotels in Melaka here

What is the local food in Melaka?

The food of Melaka is very interesting. Baba Nyonya cuisine is very famous here and comes from ancient times. Itês like classic food that your grandmother cooks. Dishes to try here would be the Chicken Rice Ball, the Satay Celup and all of their spicy curries.
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What is the best time to visit Melaka?

The months of April, May and October during the dry season, are the best time to visit Melaka. The weather in this particular place in Malaysia is usually hot and humid all year round. It has a climatic condition similar to that of the tropical rainforests. Also, there are specifically two seasons there, dry and wet. The dry season is from April, May and October and the wet months are March-April, October-November. During the dry months, the average temperature is around 30ᴼC. The humidity is high, and there’s no rain during this time. During the monsoon (wet) months, the average precipitation is about 80 mm. May and June are the hottest months in Melaka, and it might get a little uncomfortable for you to travel there during this time.
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