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All Malacca City Attractions A to Z

Malacca is a small city with many eye-catching sights and attractive modern establishments. It is easy to get around on foot or trishaw to explore the many places that make it unique. You'll learn about the rich heritage and history which has shaped Malacca into the unofficial historic capital of Malaysia.

The most prominent contribution that Malacca has lent to the Malaysian cultural landscape is the Baba-Nyonya culture. Possessing an entirely new blend of customs, traditions, food and lifestyle, the Nyonya are especially prominent throughout Malacca. Although the city is a mix of old and new with historical buildings standing side by side with ultra modern shopping centres it retains this seamless blend of cultures.

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Christ Church

Christ Church

Christ Church is located close to Malacca’s Chinatown centre. Just down the road from the popular Jonker Street, it is Read More...

A'Famosa Melaka

A'Famosa Melaka

A'Famosa, although the remains of Porta De Santiago – built by the Portuguese as a fortress in 1511 – are nothing more Read More...

St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church

The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul's Hill. Built on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s Read More...

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Upside Down House Melaka

The Upside Down House Melaka is a unique exhibition space within Malacca City, where visitors can step into an inverted Read More...

Menara Taming Sari

Menara Taming Sari

Melaka Menara Taming Sari (Taming Sari Tower) officially opened for business on the 18th of April 2008, Menara Taming Read More...

Coral Wonderland Malacca

Coral Wonderland

Coral Wonderland Malacca is Malaysia’s first coral park, with Asia’s longest touch pool and the country’s longest coral Read More...

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Malacca – Historic Cities Of The Straits Of Malacca

Many years ago Malacca was one of Malaysia’s most sought-after destinations. Before Kuala Lumpur transformed from a malaria-infested jungle into a polished high-rise capital, Malacca was one of the greatest trading ports in Southeast Asia. Over time it changed from a thriving port into a sleepy backwater city and lost its spot as a must-visit destination Read More...

A’Famosa

A’Famosa is more than just quick photo stop opportunity for tourists. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia; it is set beside the Istana ke Sultanan on Jalan Kota. A’Famosa is Read More...

  • Location: Jalan Kota, Malacca
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Bukit Cina

Bukit Cina is the ancestral burial ground of Malacca’s Chinese community. Also known as Chinese Hill, it is the largest and oldest Chinese graveyard outside of China itself with over 12,500 graves. Although it is primarily a graveyard for early Chinese settlers, the cemetery has about 20 Muslim tombs, too. The oldest grave in Bukit Cina Read More...

  • Address: Jalan Puteri Hang Li Poh, Bukit Cina, Melaka
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Coral Wonderland Malacca

Coral Wonderland Malacca is the Malaysia’s first coral park, hosting over 1,000 species of marine fish and corals. Opened in 2011, the coral park is home to Asia’s longest touch pool, and the country’s longest coral aquarium, giving you a chance for in-depth look on loved marine life. It is situated at level 4 of the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 – 21:30; Saturday – Sunday 10:30 – 22:30
  • Address: F4-01A & F4-99, Level 4, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca
  • Tel: +606 282 9966
  • Price Range: Adults RM40, children under 12 RM30, senior citizens above 60 RM20
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Christ Church Melaka

Christ Church built by the Dutch when they took possession of Malacca from the Portuguese, it's one of Malacca’s most defining structures. Situated along Jalan Gereja (also known as Church Street) it is an instantly recognizable brick-red building with a huge white cross at the top. Sitting opposite the Stadhuys, Christ Church was built in 1753 Read More...

  • Address: Jalan Kota Melaka, Melaka
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Dutch Square Malacca

Dutch Square Malacca is the most picturesque along Jalan Kota. It's also a colourfull trishaw pickup point, it is distinguished by a group of bright, terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings, built between 1660 and 1700, with louvered windows and chunky doors with wrought iron hinges. A central fountain dominates the area: it is an ornate Victorian marble Read More...

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Hang Jebat Mausoleum

Hang Jebat Mausoleum is a burial ground along Jalan Kampung Kuli in Malacca dedicated to the legendary warrior Hang Jebat. Also known as Makam Hang Jebat, the crypt clearly predates the 1512 Portuguese occupation, but its exact date of construction (as well as its authenticity) remains a mystery. Read More...

  • Location: Jalan Kampung Kuli, Malacca
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Macau Gallery

Macau Gallery, situated in Bukit Peringgit in Malacca, is a double-storey complex showcasing the best of Macau for those who would like to know more about this interesting region. Lying on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, Macau was formerly administered by Portugal and shares a lot Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Address: 6, Bukit Peringgit, Malacca
  • Tel: +606 286 9939
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Malacca Proclamation of Independence Memorial

Malacca Proclamation of Independence Memorial displays records and photographs on the early history of the Malay Sultanate. It's divided into several sections, the memorial also houses an extensive timeline covering the country’s journey to independence and the development of modern Malaysia. Set up in 1912 in an elegant Dutch colonial mansion that used to house the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:30 Tuesday – Sunday
  • Location: Kompleks Pelancongan, Jalan Parameswara
  • Tel: +606 284 1231
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Masjid Tranquerah

Masjid Tranquerah is one of the oldest mosques in the country. Featuring a Sumatran-style façade similar to Masjid Kampong Kling’s the current brick structure is more than 200 years old. It is set approximately two km towards the road leading to Port Dickson, northwest of Malacca town. Read More...

  • Location: Jalan Tengkerah
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Melaka Maritime Museum

Melaka Maritime Museum is a replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship said to have been carrying loot plundered from Malacca when it sank off the coast of Malacca on its way back to Portugal. Opened to the public in 1994, this unique museum is an enlightening trip back into Malacca’s past. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:30 Monday – Friday; 09:00 – 21:00 Saturday & Sunday
  • Tel: +606 283 0926
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Melaka Menara Taming Sari (Taming Sari Tower)

Melaka Menara Taming Sari (Taming Sari Tower) officially opened for business on the 18th of April 2008, Menara Taming Sari is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia so far. Measuring 110 metres in height, its revolving structure offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Malacca town and beyond. Located in the popular district of Bandar Read More...

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Melaka Raya

Melaka Raya needs no introduction to Malacca’s urbanites and regular visitors, as it is well-known as the definitive one-stop destination for a plethora of dining, entertainment, shopping and accommodation options. The area is host to some of Malacca’s better bars and nightlife, plus it’s only a short walk to the historic centre and Chinatown. Regarded by Read More...

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Melaka River

Melaka River was once dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’ by European seafarers. These days, it is a popular tourist attraction primarily because of the 45-minute River Cruise that takes you all the way to Kampung Morten, past Malacca town and the settlements and bridges along the riverbank. All in all, the Melaka River spans a Read More...

  • Location: Malacca town Centre
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Melaka Sultanate Palace

Melaka Sultanate Palace is a wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. Set at the base of St. Paul’s Hill it was painstakingly constructed in 1985 using traditional construction techniques and materials, based on accounts in the 16th century, Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) text. According to the annals, Sultan Mansur Shah’s seven-tiered palace was built Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:30 Wednesday – Monday
  • Location: Jalan Kota, St. Paul’s Hill
  • Tel: +606 262 7464
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Perigi Hang Tuah

The story of the ultimate Malacca warrior, Hang Tuah, is the stuff of legends. Faithfully serving Sultan Mansur back in the 15th century, this infamous historical figure had an exemplary record of achievements, which include successfully warding off advances from Siam and Acheh, and a winning duel with Taming Sari, a warrior from the court of Read More...

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Royal Malaysian Navy Museum

The Royal Malaysian Navy Museum is right across the street from the Melaka Maritime Museum. It displays the salvaged remains of 19th century ships that foundered or sank in the Melaka Straits. Originally sited in Lumut it is also known as the Muzium Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM). Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:30 (closed 12:15 – 14:45 Friday)
  • Location: Jalan Kotan
  • Tel: +606 283 0926
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St. Francis Xavier Church

A domineering presence in the skyline of Malacca, this twin-spired neo-gothic structure was built on the site of an old Portuguese church by a French priest, Father Farvé, in 1856, in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary also known as ‘Apostle of the East’. Located on Jalan Laksamana, the church’s finishing touches Read More...

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St. John’s Fort

St. John’s Fort is located southwest of Bukit Cina. It was once a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist until it was rebuilt in the 18th century by the Dutch and turned into a fort to guard against land-based attacks from restive Malay forces. Sitting atop St. John’s Hill, about three km from Read More...

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St. Paul’s Church

The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul's Hill. Built on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s istana (palace), it was constructed by Portuguese fidalgo (nobleman) captain, Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea. Read More...

  • Location: Jalan Kota, Bukit St. Paul (St. Paul’s Hill)
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The Stadthuys

The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture it is a massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Thursday; 09:00 – 20:30 Friday – Sunday
  • Address: Circle intersection of Jalan Quayside, Jalan Laksamana, and Jalan Chan Koon Cheng
  • Tel: + 606 282 6526
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Upside Down House Melaka

The Upside Down House Melaka is a unique exhibition space within Malacca City, where visitors can step into an inverted version of a modern Malaysian house. While Malacca City is well-frequented for its historical landmarks, Jonker Street, as well as the unique Peranakan culture and delicacies, Upside Down House Melaka is a relatively new addition to Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 19:00, Friday – Sunday 10:00 – 21:00
  • Address: G12 & G14, Jalan PM7, Plaza Mahkota, Bandar Hilir, Malacca
  • Tel: +6011 1072 2260
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