Malacca or Melaka is dubbed as “The Historic State”. This historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008. The highlight is the historical places we have. Below are the places that one must visit in Melaka.
Located at Jalan Merdeka, the Maritime Museum was constructed after Portuguese ship, Flor De La Mar.Measuring 34M high, 36m long and 8m wide , the museum houses a life-size replica of a 16th century Portuguese man-of-war anchored in the river and displays maritime history of Melaka and the golden age of Melaka’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East.
Melaka Duck Tour allows tourists to experience and view what Melaka has to offer on land and sea by touring the city with the amphibious vehicle. The amphibious truck was developed by the United State during World War 2 for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching nd crossing breaches in amphibious attacks. The duck boat trip can accommodate up to 33 passengers and the each trip takes about 45 minutes.
The only rotating tower in Malaysia , Taming Sari Tower stands at a height of 80m and revolves 360 degrees gives a visitors a 5km breathtaking panoramic view of Melaka including St. Paul’s Hill, Dataran Pahlawan , Pulau Besar and the Straits of Melacca. The tower got its name from “Sari Keris” , the mythical weapon belonging to the legendary warrior Hang Tuah.
The best way to enjoy Melaka in a slow and laid back manner is by walking along Melaka’s street or taking a Trishaw ride . The trishaw will take you through streets and corner of the Melaka’s Historical city centre that you could easily miss out . The trishaw can be rented on hourly or distance covered basis at the Stadhuys.
The name Jonker is said to be derived from the word ‘junk’, referring to the Chinese vessels. Jonker Street was the place where different Chinese clans had their clan associations. Among them, the Hokkiens established theirs in 1837, along with the clan associations of the Tan, Lee, and other clans.
A Famosa, which means ‘The Famous’ in Portuguese, is one of the oldest surviving European architecture in Asia. The only remnant that history has spared of this once mighty fortress is the tiny gate called the Porta de Santiago.
The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest and largest building surviving in Southeast Asia from the early Dutch colonial era. . Stadthuys Melaka was the official residence for the Dutch Governors in 1650 after they defeated the Portuguese in 1641.