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Melaka

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Country rank: 6 out of 7 Places To Visit In Malaysia

Sub-Region: Western Coast of Peninsular Malaysia


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Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: April-May; October (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Malacca (Check Flights)

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"The little fishing village that became a beautiful city. "

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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