Top 10 Everything Malacca
The Best of Malacca
Offering a harmonious blend of traditional sites and modern architecture, Malacca is Malaysia’s unofficial historical capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Remnants of Portuguese, Dutch and British rule can be found throughout the city, making a popular place to revisit the country’s colourful past. Malacca's rich Peranakan culture has resulted in a variety of delicacies that is a fusion between Chinese and Malay ingredients and recipes, referred to as 'Nyonya' food.
Also a shopper’s paradise, Malacca is one of the best places to go for avid collectors of beautiful artwork and rare antiques, fashion enthusiasts looking for unique hand sewn clothing, and those who are shopping for handmade trinkets that make quaint gifts for loved ones back home. Our handy Top 10 Everything Malacca lists out the best attractions, restaurants, shops, and after-dark gems in this historical state.
Best of Jonker Street10 Best Everything Jonker Street
With centuries' old pre-war shophouses, historical landmarks, quaint cafes and traditional restaurants still standing proudly, Jonker Street in Malacca City's Chinatown is a complete delight to walk through. Even on the laidback weekdays, the street is always alive and buzzing with people going about their daily business, coupled with curious visitors shopping for attractive yet affordable souvenirs as well as savouring the distinctively Malaccan Nyonya cuisine. On Fridays and Saturdays, the nightlife in Jonker Street is illuminated with beautiful lights, live music performances, mouth-watering delicacies, and a vast collection of stalls, all complemented by the locals' warm hospitality. To fully experience the diversity of Jonker Street's traditional and urban attractions, check out our Top 10 best places to visit, shop, eat and go at night.
Best of Malacca City10 Best Everything Malacca City
Malacca City is one of the most unique places in the country, where modern establishments and traditional customs co-exist harmoniously. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, visitors worldwide flock to Malacca City for a glimpse of Malacca's rich history dating back to the 1600s. From A'Famosa (one of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia) to the Melaka Sultanate Palace, Malacca City is Malaysia’s unofficial historical state. Malacca City is also the place for a satisfying collection of local and international delicacies as well as nocturnal hotspots, all conveniently located in the heart of bustling city. While Jonker Street is an antique collector's haven, the bustling Malacca City caters to a more urban clientele, with three of Malacca's most happening shopping Malls within close proximity to each other. To fully experience the diversity of Malacca City's traditional and urban attractions, check out our ten best places to visit, shop, dine, and go after the sun sets.
Best of Ayer Keroh10 Best Everything Ayer Keroh
Surrounded by the tranquil sights and sounds of nature, Ayer Keroh is well-regarded as the “Green Belt” of Malacca. Situated approximately 30 minutes from Melaka Raya city centre, this peaceful town is home to numerous tourist attraction spots, verdant recreational forests, as well as sprawling resorts which cater to various budget levels and preferences. Located on the outskirts of Malaysia’s historical state, Ayer Keroh is an ideal stop for visitors who want to explore nature’s beautiful sights and sounds before making their way to Jonker Street and Melaka Raya. Ayer Keroh is also filled with family-friendly attractions such as Melaka Bird Park, Mekaka Zoo, and Taman Mini Malaysia & ASEAN with plenty of souvenir stalls selling hand-painted batik clothing, local produce, and handmade trinkets. To fully experience the diversity of Ayer Keroh’s offerings, check out our lists of the best places to stay, shop, and visit.