Malacca Travel Tips
is created to provide you all the details you would need for experiencing Malacca. A historic state on the coast to the south of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca is regarded as the cradle of Malay civilization, for it was through Malacca that the peninsula experienced its most glorious and powerful Malay kingdom, the Sultanate of Malacca, which flourished in the 15th century. Today Malacca Town, recognised as a historic city, was inscribed by UNESCO in 7 July, 2008, together with the George Town World Heritage Site
, titled the Historic Cities of the Straits of Melaka.
Location of sights in Malacca
Sights & Attractions of Malacca
- 8 Heeren Street (GPS: 2.19478, 102.24759)
- Bastion House (GPS: 2.19163, 102.24985)
- Chee Mansion (GPS: 2.19631, 102.24511)
- Chinese War Memorial (GPS: 2.1956, 102.2554)
- Chitty Village (GPS: 2.2013, 102.24035)
- Durian Tunggal Recreational Lake (GPS: 2.33553, 102.30687)
- Dutch Square (GPS: 2.19452, 102.24918)
- Eng Choon Association (GPS: 2.19652, 102.24507)
- Fortaleza de Malaca / Porta de Santiago (GPS: 2.19188, 102.25033)
- Jonker Walk Night Market (GPS: 2.19533, 102.24797)
- Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Park (GPS: 2.26293, 102.30095)
- Proclamation of Independence Memorial (GPS: 2.19189, 102.25089)
- Malacca Hokkien Association (GPS: 2.19581, 102.24732)
- Malacca Sultanate Palace (GPS: 2.19279, 102.25042)
- Melaka Alive (GPS: 2.19142, 102.25058)
- Melaka Hainan Association (GPS: 2.19754, 102.2455)
- Perigi Rajah (GPS: 2.19583, 102.25542)
- Portuguese Settlement (GPS: 2.18339, 102.26703)
- Stadthuys (GPS: 2.194, 102.2491)
- St John Fort (GPS: 2.18932, 102.26446)
- St Paul's Hill (GPS: 2.19252, 102.24932)
- Taman Mini Malaysia (GPS: 2.28245, 102.30383)
- Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower (GPS: 2.19439, 102.24907)
- Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse (GPS: 2.40747, 101.85233)
- Tan Kim Seng Bridge (GPS: 2.19458, 102.24852)
- Tun Tan Cheng Lock's Ancestral Home (GPS: 2.1961, 102.24537)
- Victoria Fountain (GPS: 2.19435, 102.24906)
- Villa Sentosa (GPS: 2.20251, 102.25144)
- Zoo Melaka (GPS: 2.27653, 102.2989)
Category of sights in Malacca
- TOWNS IN MALACCA
- Districts of Malacca
- Streets in Malacca
- Antique Shops in Malacca
- Beaches in Malacca
- Bridges in Malacca
- Businesses in Malacca
- Cemeteries in Malacca
- Chinese restaurants in Malacca
- Chinese temples in Malacca
- Churches in Malacca
- Clan Associations in Malacca
- Clocktowers in Malacca
- Coffee Shops in Malacca
- Foot Reflexology in Malacca
- Forts in Malacca
- Golf Courses in Malacca
- Hills in Malacca
- Hindu Temples in Malacca
- Historic Buildings in Malacca
- Historic Sites in Malacca
- Hotels in Malacca
- Islands in Malacca
- Jetties in Malacca
- Klinik Kesihatan in Malacca
- Libraries in Malacca
- Mausoleums in Malacca
- Mini Markets in Malacca
- Monuments in Malacca
- Mosques in Malacca
- Museums in Malacca
- Organisations in Malacca
- Palaces in Malacca
- Parks in Malacca
- Pastry Shops in Malacca
- Restaurants in Malacca
- Rivers in Malacca
- Shopping Malls in Malacca
- Tailors in Malacca
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Centres in Malacca
- Villages in Malacca
Devotees carry milk during the Dato Chachar Festival on a procession through the streets of Malacca (3 May, 2009)
The interior of Baba House (10 July, 2005)
Malacca on Google Maps Street View
Jalan Laksamana, Melaka, in the morning (3 May, 2009)
A selection of articles to help you get to know Malacca better.
- Introduction to Malacca
- History of Malacca
- Melaka UNESCO World Heritage Site
The historic city of Malacca is also the capital of the state of Malacca. With an area of 1,652 square kilometers, Malacca State is one of the smaller states in Malaysia. It has a population of about 600,000.
History practically lives in Malacca. As you explore its streets, you will discover the oldest mosque, the oldest temples and forts in the country. Many of the heritage sites in Malacca have been well preserved, although many have been given an overzealously make-over.
Cultural dance at Taman Mini Malaysia (15 November, 2009)
Getting into Malacca Town
Visitors to Malacca usually come by road. The city centre is located approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur depending on traffic. Although Malacca does have an airport, but it does not handle any regular scheduled flights. If you are self-driving, use the North South Expressway (E2), and exit at the Ayer Keroh Interchange (Exit 231). From there, take the Ayer Keroh Highway - you don't really need to know the highway by name, just look for signage for Melaka - and it will take you right down to Malacca Town.
I list here the distance and expected toll on the North-South Expressway to Malacca, as of April 2009. It is 80 km from Seremban (toll RM9.30), 146 km from Kuala Lumpur (RM20.60, from Damansara), 349 km from Ipoh (RM46.10 from Ipoh Selatan), 513 km from Penang (RM62.90, from Juru), 606 km from Alor Setar (RM74.30 from Alor Setar Selatan) and 651 km from Kangar (RM77.50 from Jitra). If you are coming from the south, Malacca is 224 km from Johor Bahru (RM27.70 from the Causeway, RM39.90 from Tanjung Kupang
). The time taken to reach Malacca is approximately 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur, and 2.5 hours from Johor Bahru.
Street in Malacca
(9 July, 2005)
Getting Around Malacca
The old city of Malacca is small enough that it is possible to cover most of the sights on foot. For the fun of it, you may also want to try taking the Malacca trishaw for a joy ride. Remember to negotiate the fare in advance of boarding.
A display of offerings at the Chitty Museum (10 July, 2005)
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