Malacca Activities

What to Do in Malacca

Malaysia's 'Pearl of the Orient' carries a natural beauty and cultural splendour like no other place. Its name comes from the Malay translation of betel nut - 'Pinang'. Every year, thousands of visitors come here to experience the unique cultural heritage and scenery. It is also a very cosmopolitan city, perhaps the second busiest in the country after Kuala Lumpur.

Malacca's history was official recorded when the Sultan of Kedah ceded the state (then under his control) to Francis Light of the British East India Company in 1786. In exchange, the Sultan was promised British military protection from the Siamese by the crafty Light who had, in fact, no such backing.

When the Siamese invaded, there was no help rendered to the Sultan. He attempted to retake Malacca back in 1790. The attack was unsuccessful and Malacca continued to remain under British control with an additional strip of mainland added in 1800. The Sultan was paid 10,000 Spanish Dollars per annum in return.

Through the decades, Malacca flourished as a centre for trade of tea, spices, china and cloth. It remained under British rule until it became part of Malaysia in 1957 during Independence Day.


Malacca Activities

Top 8 Tours & Activities in Malacca Top 5 Tours

We have selected top 5 tours and activities enable you to experience the historical richness of Malacca, the starting point where the country known as Malaysia was formed. Read More...

 
Thins to do 10 Things to do

From great local food to interesting sights and shopping, see all sides of Malacca with our pick of things to do when in this UNESCO World Heritage city. Read More...

Jonker Street Activities Jonker Street Activities

Back when Kuala Lumpur was a malaria-ridden swamp and Penang was yet to become the ‘Pearl of the Orient’; Melaka was one of the greatest trading ports in Southeast Asia. Read More...

 
Ayer Keroh Activities Ayer Keroh Activities

Situated on the outskirts of Malacca, about 15 km east of the town, Ayer Keroh – also known as Air Keroh – has quite a few contrived tourist attractions that are mostly deserted during the week. Read More...

Malacca City Malacca City Activities

Malacca – a small and friendly area listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 – features many eye-catching sights and exciting things to do. Read More...

 
Alor Gajah Activities Alor Gajah Activities

Alor Gajah doesn’t have much in the way of exciting attractions and activities. In fact the most notable attraction here is the A’Famosa Resort. Read More...

Tanjung Kling Activities Tanjung Kling Activities

Tanjung Kling used to be a beautiful beach but is nowadays a shoreline littered with construction equipment and mounds of sand to extend the beachfront. Read More...

   
 

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