Alor Gajah – situated approximately 24 km north of Melaka – lies a little off the road to Kuala Lumpur. Within its borders is the 520-hectare A’Famosa Resort – a sprawling resort that is popular with Malay and Singaporean tourists. Not to be confused with the A’Famosa Fort, this hotel boasts an on-site indoor and outdoor theme park as well as an international championship golf course. Ticket prices are a little steep but this little one-horse town doesn’t boast many other attractions; in fact the grassy Alor Gajah Square – surrounded by a series of cheerily painted shop houses located in the town centre – is the only worthwhile attraction besides A’Famosa Resort.
Although Malacca may be known for its bounteous assortment of fare, Alor Gajah has no such claim to fame. Most of the restaurants here are located within A’Famosa itself and the gastronomy options may be wide but the food isn’t exactly stellar. Add to that the fact the exorbitant prices and most people tend to drive out towards Malacca City to seek better options.