[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]A quaint city with an abundance of breathtaking sights and rich heritage, Malacca is easy to get around on foot or trishaw to explore the many places that make it unique. As the unofficial historic capital of Malaysia, Malacca’s most prominent contribution to the Malaysian cultural landscape is the Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan culture. Possessing an eclectic blend of customs, traditions, food and lifestyle, the Peranakan still thrives in Malacca with a mix of old and new with historical buildings standing side by side with ultra modern shopping centres. From Ayer Keroh’s lush greenery to the Malacca City’s urban landscape, we have found our top ten places in Malacca that no visitor should leave out on their travel itinerary. Most Booked HOTELSRating Hatten Hotel Melaka 4.2/ 5 The Majestic Malacca 4.5/ 5 Holiday Inn Melaka 4.2/ 5 Hotel Equatorial Melaka 4.1/ 5 Casa del Rio Melaka 4.6/ 5 Philea Resort & Spa 3.6/ 5 The Settlement Hotel 4.3/ 5 Ramada Plaza Melaka 4.2/ 5 Mahkota Hotel Melaka 2.9/ 5 Hotel Balik Pulau 3.4/ 5 Most Booked TOURS Historical City of Malacca Full-Day Tour Malacca City Full-Day Tour Pirate Adventure Theme Park Admission Private Full-Day Trip to Malacca 1 A’Famosa Fort Jalan Kota ADD TO TRIP! 98 Built in 1511, A’Famosa used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a preserved whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church. Read More… SHOW MAP 2 Jonker Street Jonker Street ADD TO TRIP! 50 Jonker Walk is best visited during the weekends as it is a commonly acknowledged fact that visitors worldwide flock to this particular street in Malacca for its vibrant night market. Well-organized with a wide array of stalls, polite and friendly hawkers, ubiquitous bargains as well as live music coursing throughout the area, Jonker Walk comes to life in full colour with a lively street party-like atmosphere. Read More… SHOW MAP 3 Christ Church Jalan Kota ADD TO TRIP! 64 Christ Church was built by the Dutch when they took possession of Malacca from the Portuguese and today, it stands as one of Malacca’s most defining structures. Situated along Jalan Gereja (also known as Church Street), it is an instantly recognisable brick-red building with a huge white cross at the top. The interior of the cathedral has 200 year-old handmade pews, decorative fanlights and plaques that honour Dutch soldiers and locals. Read More… Location: Jalan Kota, Malacca SHOW MAP 4 The Stadthuys Jalan Kota Melaka ADD TO TRIP! 37 A massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers, The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, The Stadthuys of Malacca was the focal point of several successive European governments for over 300 years, from its completion until 1980. Read More… Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Thursday; 09:00 – 20:30 Friday – Sunday Location: Circle intersection of Jalan Quayside, Jalan Laksamana, and Jalan Chan Koon Cheng Tel: + 606 282 6526 SHOW MAP 5 St. Paul’s Church Jalan Kota, Bukit St. Paul (St. Paul’s Hill) ADD TO TRIP! 46 The largest and oldest Chinese graveyard outside of China, Bukit Cina is the ancestral burial ground of Malacca’s Chinese community. Also known as Chinese Hill, it has more than 12,500 graves and these days the 20ha hill is primarily used as a jogging track. The burial ground’s fame began with the marriage of Sultan Mansur Shah of Malacca to the Ming emperor’s daughter, Princess Hang Liu.  Read More… SHOW MAP 6 Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary Ayer Keroh ADD TO TRIP! 61 Situated approximately 15 kilometres northeast of Malacca town, the Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary is one of the most visited attractions in Ayer Keroh. Also known as Taman Rama-Rama & Reptilia Melaka, it is home to a collection of animals ranging from beautiful butterflies to more than 20 species of snakes as well as lizards, crocodiles, colourful koi fish, not to mention a few prickly

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