Malacca Tourist Attraction
Melaka enjoys a strategic location on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, along the historic Straits of Malacca, covering an area of 1,650 sq km. Established in 1403, it was an important trading post in Malaysia’s early history and attracted from all over the world.
Today, it is home to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Melaka. This capital city invites you to experience the old world charm of building and architecture inherited from centuries of Portuguese, Dutch and Britiesh rule, and to witness the various customs and cultures of its people. Beyond the city are attractions such a fruit farms, animal and nature parks as well as resort and homestays.
Porta De Santiago
The Portuguese admiral, Alfonso D’Albuquerque, built Porta de Santiagi or A;Famosa in 1511. However, this fortress was badly damaged during the Dutch invasion in 1641. Fortunately, Sir Stamford Raffles, a British official, intervened in 1808 and saved what remains of A’Famosa today. This famous landmark is located near St.Paul’s Church.
The stadthuys is the most imposing relic of the Dutch rule in Melaka. It features salmon red walls, heavy wooden dors and wrought-iron hinges. Once the officers, it now houses the Museum of History and Ethnography. Next to it is christ Church, a Dutch Resormed Church that was constructed in 1753.
Museum of History and Ethnography 9.00am – 5.30pm weekday
9.00am – 9.00pm weekend
Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum
This building is typical of the 19th century Baroque-style homes wealthy Chinese Families. Furnished with Chinese rosewood furniture with a mix of Chinese, Victorian and Dutch designs, this longish residence has an interior that opens into a courtyard that admits sun and rain. This museum was the ancestral home of their generations of a Baba Nyonya family and is situated along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock.
10.00am – 12.30pm
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Melaka Sultanate Palace
A replica of a 15th century place in Melaka, this museum mainly displays exhibits that are related to the culture of Melaka. Other items include a huge diorama depicting a sultan’s court as well as clothing weapons, stone inscriptions, musical instruments and photographs.
~ The Melaka sultanate Palace was built based on the description provided in the Malay Annals, a literary work that chronicles the history of the sultanate of Melaka.
Opening Hour: 9.00am – 5.30pm
The star attraction in Alor Gajah, the A’Famosa Resort boasts several themed attractions, which include the A’famosa Water world, A’Famosa Animal World Safari, A’Famosa cowboy Town and a children’s theme park. This resort is situated just off the North-south expressway.
- Go for tube and raft rides as well as high speed slides
- Observe savannah animals from safari trucks
- Water the Red Indian show and Animal Musical Parade
- Try exciting rides and games at the Children’s Theme Park
~ A’Famosa Resort has the largest dafari and water the,e park in Malaysia
Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort
The region’s mewest water theme park and resort is located in Ayer Keroh. It promises a complete water park experience for everyone, offering attractions raging from high-speed water slides to tranquil greenery. This unique water theme park features 16 attractions and is surrounded by 360ha of natural recreational forest.
10.00am – 7.00pm Weekday
9.00am – 7.00pm weekend
Taming Sari Tower
A 360 degrees view of Banda Hilary and its environs awaits you at the 110m high Taming Sari Tower. The name and design of this tower was inspired by the taming sari dagger, the legendary weapon owned by the Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. This tower is only a few minutes away from the Dataran Pahlawan Megamall and Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex.
- Take a ride up the Taming sari tower
~ Taming Sari Tower is the first revolving gyro tower in Malaysiao
Opening Hours: 10.00am – 11.00pm