Malacca City Activities

What to Do in Malacca City

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. You can tour this hamlet on foot – or trishaw – and explore the many places that make it unique. As you walk these streets you will learn about the rich heritage that has shaped its cultural and physical landscape – and left a mark on Malaysia's lifestyle. The colourful and cultural sights in the city and the recreational activities it boasts entices visitors. Home to some interesting activities including the first 360 degree revolving gyro tower in Malaysia – Menara Taming Sari – this city is a mix of old and new as historical establishments stand side by side with swanky hotels.

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Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC)

After an exhausting day touring the city, it may be a good idea to kick back, relax and watch one of the latest blockbusters gracing our screens. Fortunately for visitors, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is home to Golden Screen Cinemas which show everything from Western blockbusters to Bollywood flicks.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – last movie
  • Address: Dataran Pahlawan Megamall
  • Tel: (606) 281 0018
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Hop on Hop off

Hop on and off this bright red Double-Decker bus – brought in to Malacca from London in 2007 – as you visit some of its most interesting destinations including Kampung Chitty, Jonker Walk, the Stadthuys, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall and Hang Li Poh’s Well.

  • Address: Hang Tuah Mall
  • Tel: (606) 288 2525
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Ji Ann Reflexology and Therapy Centre

Featuring straightforward and excellent-value services, this centre caters to visitors in every way, with its no-frills Chinese institutional ambiance. Offering a range of treatments including acupuncture, aroma therapy oil massages and ear candling therapy, Ji Ann provides excellent deals and attentive care.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 00:30
  • Address: No. 170A & 170B, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000.
  • Tel: (606) 282 2798 or (6016) 628 8900
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Malacca Duck Tour

Touted as Malaysia’s first land-and-sea adventure this tour ‘duck-bus’ is definitely the most entertaining way to explore Melaka. Although its mascot is a little cheesy (a giant duck that vaguely resembles Donald Duck), this approximately one-hour journey will take you to visit all the historic sites in Malacca in one go. all the historic sites in Malacca in one nifty little journey.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00/ Everyday
  • Address: Jalan Melaka, Bandar Hilir 75000.
  • Tel: (606) 292 2595 or (6016) 662 7999
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Melaka River Pirate Park

Housing the well-known, and recently relocated, Eye on Malacca – a giant gondola-style Ferris wheel which spins very slowly for about 20 minutes – this latest attraction also features a pirate ship and trampoline bungee-jump that is popular amongst visitors.

  • Opening Hours: 05:30 – 01:30/ Everyday
  • Address: Jalan Tun Ali, 75300.
  • Tel: (606) 231 5222
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Menara Taming Sari

This 360-degree revolving gyro tower – the first of its kind in Malaysia – may not look like much from the ground but it offers an unobstructed view of Malacca. The controversial 80m high tourist magnet is thought to be an eyesore by many and queuing time can be long but it’s a good way to Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Jalan Melaka, Bandar Hilir 75000.
  • Tel: (606) 288 1100 or (606) 281 3366
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River Cruise

Head down the Venice of the East on this daily 40-minute riverboat trip (minimum eight people). Once a trade and commerce centre for the Melaka Malay Sultanate, this waterway now serves simply as a gentle reminder of its bountiful past. Cruises don’t go out to sea but rather 9km upriver past Kampung Morten and old godowns Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 11:30 Everyday
  • Address: Jalan Quayside & Taman Rempah, Bandar Melaka.
  • Tel: (606) 281 4322 or (606) 286 1531
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Trishaw Ride

This laid-back and colourful ride is perfect for those who don’t want to trek through the streets in the hot and humid air. Able to navigate corners that most other vehicles wouldn’t, it is especially handy to visitors who have no foreknowledge of Malacca, so you should definitely try it out on your first visit.

  • Address: The Stadhuys, Jalan Gereja 75000.
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