Malacca City Full-Day Tour
Day Trips & Excursions
Once the busiest trading port in Malaysia, Malacca City now presents a rich mix of culture after half a millennium of history. Spend a relaxing day absorbing the atmosphere of once majestic forts, busy market places, a divine temple, and relish delicious Chinese-Malay cuisine.
Depart from your centrally located Kuala Lumpur hotel early in the morning and travel south passing by lush greenery as you head to Malacca. Upon arrival, head up to the top of St. Paul's Hill and gaze down on the historic Bandar Hilir and the Strait of Malacca.
Continue by visiting the majestic fortress of Porta de Santiago—remains of the once great Portuguese fortress as well as the 17-century St. Peter's Church. Marvel at the intricate architectural designs and stop by the Portuguese Settlement, a community of Kristang or Portuguese-Eurasians.
Next, indulge in an authentic meal from the city that produces the noted Baba-Nyonya cuisine. Afterwards, resume your adventure at Cheng Hoon Teng or "Temple of Clear Clouds," the largest Chinese temple in Malaysia that hosts 3 different religions—Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
Before returning to your hotel, stop by the famous Jonker Street packed with stalls surrounding antique, red brick houses. Take time to wander around the area and don't miss the opportunity to shop for lovely handicrafts, clothing, trinkets, and other antiques.