Our List of Interesting Attractions in Melaka, Malaysia

A vibrant city filled with museums, marketplaces, temples, mosques, churches, and other historic sites, Melaka provides the perfect backdrop for those seeking fun and adventure. Here you can take a river cruise around the city to see historical landmarks, or take a ride on the Menara Taming Sari, a gyro tower measuring over 300-hundred feet tall with unique 360-degree views of the city.

Here is a list of some of the exciting and educational attractions located near multiple homestays in Melaka:

Museums

With a variety of museums to choose from, you can quickly learn much about the history of Melaka. Museums include:

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum – find unique artwork, artifacts, and cultural objects that represent Malaysia’s past.

Stadthuys – built as a home for the Dutch governor in 1650, this home has become a museum to showcase Malaysian clothing and other cultural objects.

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) – see how a typical Malaysian family lives by visiting this museum home.

Cheng Ho Cultural Museum – Chinese cultural objects and information about Admiral Cheng Ho.

Melaka Heritage Centre – learn more about Peranakan antiques, artwork, ceramics, furniture, and costumes.

 

 

 

 

Marketplaces/Outdoor Adventures

If you want to experience Malaysian culture up close and personal, head outdoors to these terrific locations:

Jonker Street – here you will find everything from clothing to jewelry to food.

Chinatown – this neighborhood provides entertainment, shopping, dining, and cultural history.

Red Square (Dutch Square) – named for its Dutch architecture, you can hire a rickshaw to explore the neighborhood or take a stroll along its narrow streets.

Malacca Zoo

Fort A Famosa – built by Portuguese settlers in 1512.

 

Christ Chruch, Melaka, Malaysia

Christ Chruch, Melaka, Malaysia

 

Churches/Temples/Mosques

A variety of religious sites to see during your trip, you will learn plenty about different religions and their affect on Melaka over time:

St.Peter’s Church – built in 1710 when the region was still under Dutch rule. It is the oldest Catholic Church in Malaysia.

Frances Xavier Church – built in 1849 to honor St. Frances Xavier and his missionary work throughout Southeast Asia during the 1600’s.

Cheng Hoon Temple – this temple is the oldest in Malaysia still in use.

Tranquerah Mosque – oldest mosque in Melaka.

Melaka Straits Mosque (Masjid Selat Melaka)

Melaka Straits Mosque (Masjid Selat Melaka)

 


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