Approximately 24km north of Melaka, a little off the road to Kuala Lumpur, is the countryside town of Alor Gajah. The peaceful and grassy Alor Gajah Square – surrounded by a series of cheerily painted shop houses – is located in the town centre. Within this locale is the 520-hectare A’Famosa Resort – well-liked by Malay and Singaporean tourists. Not to be confused with the A’Famosa Fort, this hotel encompasses 1,300 acres of land and can only be described as a major theme park. There are several amusement parks within it including Animal World Safari, Water World and Cowboy Town.