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1. See The Ruins Of A'Famosa

See The Ruins Of A'Famosa
3.8 /5

28 km
from city center
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A former Portuguese Fortress, A Famosa is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia. One of Malacca's famous sightseeing spots, the only remaining part of the fortress is a small gate house, known as Porta de Santiago.

2. Tour Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Tour Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
4.3 /5

2 out of 36
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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock is a complex of three restored houses showcasing the typical 19th-century Chinese-Malays (Baba-Nyonya) residence. The Chinese Palladian houses were converted into Peranakan Museum, now known for its exquisite woodwork, porcelain, and furniture. Guided tours are available.

3. Shop & Eat At Jonker Street

Shop & Eat At Jonker Street
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 36
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Jonker Street, also popular as the Jonker Walk, is the main street of Chinatown, Melaka. It is popular for the shops selling clothes, antiques and souvenirs, apart from being a major street food hub. The highlight of Jonker Street is the night market held here every Saturday and Sunday.

4. Visit St Paul's Church

Visit St Paul's Church

0 km
from city center
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Built in 1521, St. Paul's Church in Malacca is the oldest in Southeast Asia and Malaysia. With a 5-century history, Saint Paul Church Melaka's walls with engraved tombstones, St. Francis Xavier's statue, and bell tower remain.

5. Enjoy The View From Shore Sky Tower

Enjoy The View From Shore Sky Tower

1 km
from city center
5 out of 36
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The Shore Sky Tower is the tallest building in Melaka, located at the Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai area. Housing an observation deck on the 43rd floor, it offers a breathtaking view up to 50 kilometres on every side with six units of telescopes around the roof and glass deck.

6. Explore Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

Explore Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

0 km
from city center
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Melaka Sultanate Palace, located at the foot of St. Paul’s Hill, is a replica of the 15th-century palace of Sultan Mansur Shah. Also known as Muzium Kebudayaan or the Cultural Museum, it is now converted into a museum of Malay Sultanate's heritage and history.

7. Shopping At Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

Shopping At Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

0 km
from city center
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Sprawling over a net area of 800,000 sq.ft., Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is the largest lifestyle mall in the state. The mall houses around 1,045 shop lots, including several local and international retail outlets, fashion brands, restaurants, cafes, entertainment zones, a movie hall by Golden Screen Cinemas, a virtual reality gaming center and arcade, a bowling alley, and a karaoke center.

8. Try The Street Food

Try The Street Food

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Malacca, the food capital of Malaysia, offers not merely mouth-savouring delicacies, but also a blend of cultural and colonial cuisines that are available right in the middle of the town, making it a ‘food haven’. The specialities of Malacca include ayam pong teh (chicken cooked with soybean paste and dark soy sauce), satay celup (seafood, meat and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce) and Hainanese chicken rice.

9. Enjoy Melaka River Cruise

Enjoy Melaka River Cruise

2 km
from city center
9 out of 36
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Melaka River and Coastal Development Corporation offers a 45-minute round trip cruise covering 9km and several architectural wonders of the city. You will also pass under a few historically significant bridges, such as the Kg. Jawa Bridge (1714), Pasar Bridge (the 1500s), and Tan Kim Seng Bridge (1862). During nighttime cruises, you will also see the Rhythmic Water Fountain. 

10. Admire Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Admire Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

1 km
from city center
10 out of 36
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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. Also known as the ‘Merciful Cloud Temple’ or ‘The Temple of Green Cloud’, it is located at the famous Harmony Street in Malacca. It is a multi-faith temple that practices the doctrine of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

11. Fun Day At Melaka Wonderland Theme Park

Fun Day At Melaka Wonderland Theme Park

11 km
from city center
11 out of 36
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Located in Ayer Keroh Melaka, Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort is a water theme park in Malaysia. Surrounded by 360 hectares of tranquil greenery, the water park features 16 attractions including wave pool, adventure island, and water slides. The main highlights are high-speed thrill rides and water rides.

12. Go Shopping

Go Shopping

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Melaka is famous for its vibrant markets, which range from antiques and local handicrafts to international brands. The night markets, also called Pasar Malam, is quite popular. This wide market platter helps in supporting the local artisans and getting unique pieces as well as keeping us up to date with today’s latest fashion.

13. Marvel At Melaka Straits Mosque

Marvel At Melaka Straits Mosque

1 km
from city center
13 out of 36
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Located on the man-made Malacca Island, Melaka Straits Mosque, also referred to as Masjid Selat Melaka, is a floating mosque built on stilts above the sea. The mosque appears to be floating during high tide and foggy times providing an awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset views along with the splendid view of the Strait of Melaka.

14. Safari Ride At A'Famosa Safari Wonderland

Safari Ride At A'Famosa Safari Wonderland

27 km
from city center
14 out of 36
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A’Famosa Safari Wonderland is a comprehensive wildlife experience in Melaka in the Jalan Kemus/Simpang Ampat region in Alor Gajah. Here, you get to see a variety of species and be entertained by their performances. Other than exploring the forested area in a secure truck, you should also see the different animal shows, make a trip to Monkey Island, and ride on horses, elephants, and camels.

15. Visit The Rotating Malacca Tower

Visit The Rotating Malacca Tower
4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
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Menara Taming Sari is a 110-meter-high tower located in Bandar Hilir, Melaka. Also known as Taming Sari Tower, it is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia. The revolving tower has a viewing platform that offers visitors a 360-degree view of Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City. The view at night is spectacular.

16. Stroll Around Melaka River Walk

Stroll Around Melaka River Walk
3.8 /5

17 km
from city center
16 out of 36
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The clear and narrow Melaka River flows through the middle of Melaka city from Negeri Sembilan, feeding the Straits of Melaka. Dubbed the Venice of the East, the River Walk is a promenade with food joints and shops on both sides and is pleasant to walk around.

17. Stroll Around Jonker Street Night Market

Stroll Around Jonker Street Night Market

1 km
from city center
17 out of 36
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Jonker Street Night Market is a leisurely shopping and culinary experience, offering nearly 500 stalls for food, drinks, local handicraft items, packaged snacks, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, jewelry, clothes, accessories, shoes, and chocolates. Held on Jalan Hang Jebat Street right over the bridge from the Dutch Square, the market is marked with a giant, ornately decorated red gate.

18. Play With Huskies At Huskitory

Play With Huskies At Huskitory

6 km
from city center
18 out of 36
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Huskitory is the only place in Melaka to experience a wholesome interactive time with cute Siberian Huskies. The establishment has over 20 canines of different ages, looks, and personalities. You can play with the dogs, cuddle and feed them, and even take selfies or photos. The huskies are very friendly to humans and other pets you may bring.

19. Click Pictures At Upside Down House

Click Pictures At Upside Down House

0 km
from city center
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The Upside Down House located in the Bandar Hill district of Melaka is a two-storey shophouse featuring an inverted version of a modern Malaysian house. Divided into living room, playroom, master bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, it features upside-down furniture and decor.

20. Visit Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary

Visit Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary

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Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, or as locally known as Taman Rama-Rama dan Reptilia Malacca, is an 11 acre butterfly and reptile sanctuary and zoo in Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Earlier known as the ‘The Butterfly Park Melaka’, it is one of the most famous natural attractions in the city.

21. Relax At Klebang Beach

Relax At Klebang Beach

7 km
from city center
21 out of 36
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Pantai Klebang is a popular Melaka beach near 1 Malaysian Square. The beach is well known for its white sand dunes and is a perfect backdrop for photographs. It is great for fun-filled family activities such as horse riding, flying kites, and enjoying the beautiful beach.

22. Mini Malaysia and ASEAN Cultural Park

Mini Malaysia and ASEAN Cultural Park

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Located in Ayer Keroh district of Melaka, Mini Malaysia and ASEAN Cultural Park is a theme park housing replicas of ASEAN and Malaysian homes with furniture, fixture and art pieces depicting the traditional architecture and culture of every state.

23. Admire Colonial Architecture Of Stadthuys

Admire Colonial Architecture Of Stadthuys

1 km
from city center
23 out of 36
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Stadthuys is the oldest surviving Dutch building in the East, located in the Red Square area of Melaka. Spread over an area of 49,200 square feet, the iconic red terracotta building once served as the official residence of the Dutch governor and officers. It now houses the History and Ethnography Museum showcasing Malaccan culture and traditions.

24. Forest Adventure At Skytrex Adventure Melaka

Forest Adventure At Skytrex Adventure Melaka

12 km
from city center
24 out of 36
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Located close to the exit toll of PLUS highway along Jalan Ayer Keroh, Skytrex Adventure Melaka is an ideal day-out destination for fitness enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. The park houses the first Skybike in Malaysia, along with other adventure courses like the UFO and the Tarzan Bungee Swing. Skytrex Adventure Melaka is the first park to offer nighttime camping called Skynight.

25. Walk Around Dutch Square

Walk Around Dutch Square

1 km
from city center
25 out of 36
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The Dutch Square of Melaka is located in Bandar Hilir and is the most famous landmark. The square is surrounded by buildings painted in red, which gives rise to its popular name Red Square. One of the most picturesque points of Malacca, the most prominent building of Dutch Square is Stadthuys.

26. Admire Kampung Hulu Mosque

Admire Kampung Hulu Mosque

1 km
from city center
26 out of 36
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Built between 1720 and 1728, Kampung Hulu Mosque is the oldest functioning mosque in Melaka and Malaysia. There are three ascending layers of pyramidal levels with winged roofs, separated by gaps to allow the free flow of air and light. Each level has its spiritual significance. The distinct ceramics in the mosque are imported materials from the Chinese Qing Dynasty.

27. See A Living Museum At Villa Sentosa

See A Living Museum At Villa Sentosa

1 km
from city center
27 out of 36
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Villa Sentosa Melaka is a traditional Malay house converted into a Malay living museum in Kampung Morten. Positioned near the banks of the Malacca River, it is open to the public as a private museum. The family members give a tour of the house, talking about the diverse family relics and period objects.

28. Ride Roller Coasters At A'famosa Water World

Ride Roller Coasters At A'famosa Water World

27 km
from city center
28 out of 36
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A'Famosa Water World, Malaysia's largest water theme park, is a popular daytime attraction in Melaka, expanding in 20 acres. Escape the farrago of the city and gear up for some amazing rides, slides, pool activities, and adventure in the A’famosa water world in the core of Malacca. It is the only water park in the southern region of Malaysia.

29. Visit Aeon Mall Bandaraya

Visit Aeon Mall Bandaraya

3 km
from city center
29 out of 36
Things To Do in Melaka

Aeon Mall Bandaraya is one of the most-frequented malls in Melaka. You will find a throng of retail outlets, food-and-beverage joints, and stores for fashion, skincare, electronics, and other lifestyle products. You will find several international brands such as Levi’s, Giordano, KFC, Starbucks, Subway, etc. There are also many local stores if you want to experience the local retail scene.

30. Explore Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

Explore Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

0 km
from city center
30 out of 36
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A must-visit for history buffs, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is the largest museum in Malacca, located north of Melaka River. The museum features historical items, information, and details about Zheng He's (Cheng Ho) life and explorations, a Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral.

31. Stop By Christ Church

Stop By Christ Church
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
31 out of 36
Things To Do in Melaka

Located on Jalan Gareja or Church Street, the Christ Church Malacca is an 18th-century Anglican church. One of Melaka's defining structure, it is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia.

32. Learn Melaka's Maritime History At Maritime Museum

Learn Melaka's Maritime History At Maritime Museum

0 km
from city center
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The Melaka Maritime Museum showcases the maritime history of Malacca through its three different sections. The highlight of the three is a replica of the Portuguese ship - Flor de la Mar - that sank in Malacca due to an unfortunate accident.

33. Fun Day At Bayou Lagoon Water Park

Fun Day At Bayou Lagoon Water Park

9 km
from city center
33 out of 36
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Located 15 minutes from Melaka town, Bayou Lagoon Resort has an in-house waterpark, a great location for a fun-filled day with friends and family. The waterpark boasts two elaborate water slides, a sprawled-out pool area with several games, and a separate kids’ zone. It is open to guests as well as outsiders. If you are not a guest, you can book tickets for the water park online or purchase them at the counter on-site.

34. Enjoy Nightlife At Melaka Raya

Enjoy Nightlife At Melaka Raya

1 km
from city center
34 out of 36
Things To Do in Melaka

Melaka Raya is an urban township and business area in Malacca. Also known for shopping, entertainment, and dining establishments, the area is within easy reach of Malacca’s historical locations and famous Chinatown. It is also popular for enjoying the night life of Malacca, with many bars and night clubs operating in the vicinity as well.

35. Pay Respects At Bukit Cina

Pay Respects At Bukit Cina

1 km
from city center
35 out of 36
Things To Do in Melaka

Located along Jalan Puteri Hang Li Poh in Melaka, Bukit Cina is the largest and oldest burial ground of Malacca’s Chinese community outside of China with over 12,500 graves. Also referred to as Chinese Hill, the cemetery stretches over 3 hills and also includes 20 Muslim tombs.

36. St Francis Xavier Church Melaka

St Francis Xavier Church Melaka

1 km
from city center
36 out of 36
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St. Xavier Church Melaka is a catholic church located in Jalan Laksamana, Malacca. The 19th-century twin-spired neo-Gothic structure facing the Melaka River is well known for its Catholic Masses and is one of the most popular churches in Melaka.

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What are the top hotels in Melaka?

There are 1218 Hotels 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 are the top activities in Melaka?

The top activities in Melaka are Historical Melaka Tour with Lunch from Kuala Lumpur, Encore Melaka Impression Series Admission Ticket, A'Famosa Water Theme Park Ticket in Melaka, Upside Down House Gallery Melaka Admission Ticket, Melaka Day Tour with Attraction Tickets from Kuala Lumpur, The Shore Sky Tower Ticket.

What are the top sightseeing places in Melaka?

The top sightseeing places in Melaka are Jonker Street, St Paul's Church Melaka, Stadthuys, A'Famosa, Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum, Christ Church Melaka.

How can I commute within Melaka?

Metered Taxis are very easily available. Chartered taxis at Jalan Kee Ann travel within city limits and are apt for short rides. There also many Town Buses that one can board to get around the city. A bike share system also exists, with three stations around A Famosa. You can also rent a car, a bike or a bicycle to travel around Melaka
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