Best 10 Malacca Tourist Attractions you should not miss

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Malacca and the fact that the city is a UNESCO heritage site, every street and corner became an attraction for visitors. People that have visited Malacca would tell you why it is one of the best places to visit in South East Asia. Whether you want to go for fun, foodie venture, historical tour or natural beauty, Malacca is one of the best stations in Malaysia.

Best 10 Malacca Tourist Attractions

There are plenty of Malacca attractions for tourist to visit see. We have compiled list of the best 10 Malacca tourist attractions, which should not be miss.

1. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park

For fun lovers, Melaka Wonderland Theme Park is the best Malacca tourist attraction. You would find one of the best theme park of Asia in here. It is located in the area of Ayer Keroh. You would not feel any less entertained than any of other theme parks. The clean blue water in the ponds and pools will wash away your worries and you would never regret putting Melaka Wonderland on the top of your list. Slide, twirl, jump and get thrilled in Melaka and be a cheery child again!

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2. The Stadthuys

When back from Malaysia, you will surely like to tell your buddies that you actually visited a seventeenth century building; The Stadthuys in Melaka. It is one of the Malacca tourist attractions for history lovers while not the only one. It is said that it is the oldest structure of Dutch architecture that survived in Melaka. The colonial time structure lives in the shape of gigantic walls, wide windows and heavy doors. The reddish brown, wooden-iron structure is the place to visit if you want to see oldest Malacca buildings.

Among all Malacca tourist attractions, this one should not be missed. The picture of The Stadthuys can be seen in plenty of postcards in Melaka as well.

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3. A Famosa Fort

Can’t tell if your picture with A Famosa Fort where a cannon on your right will be most liked or the one with the cannon on your left. But the A Famosa Fort trip is going to be fun and your buddies will love to comment on your pictures at A Famosa Fort. Reason? The fort got history, sight, location and architecture. It is sixteenth century building that survived only enough to tell you where the fort stood. A Famosa Fort reminds of the Portuguese rule in the country. The only thing the fort misses till today is; A picture with you.

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4. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Probably among the first Chinese to enter Malacca, and introduced a culture that will mix with Malay’s to give birth to a unique and celebrated culture of Chinese-Malays or the Baba Nyonya. The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is one of the finest depiction of culture of the Chinese Malay people. You would love to see the art, architecture, furniture, style and bridal rooms of the culture that are still saved in the museum.

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5. Melaka Zoo

I love the way my Chinese friend calls it an animal garden. The Malacca Zoo offers same species of animals you would not find anywhere else in the world. There are no two headed dogs or four headed snakes. What makes Melaka Zoo Ayer Keroh specialty is to offer an environment where animal moves freely and yet providing safe environment to the visitors as well. Seriously, I don’t like talking to animals with them behind the bars. Animals are no prisoners! You would love the stalls in the zoo too and will certainly appreciate a guided tour.

For animal lovers, Melaka Zoo is a must visit tourist attractions in Malacca.

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6. Bukit China

The China Hill in Melaka is home to a number of graves of Chinese ancestors in Malaysia. At first sight, you won’t believe that it is a graveyard. The reason is that the greaves are spread at an area and the graves are not simply pile of rocks. They hold memorials of the ancestors. There are around 12,500 graves. People jog here since the scenery is good and the area is green and fresh.

7. Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary

Malacca Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary is a serious endeavor. You will find here the cutest parrots, the most colorful big size butterflies and the haunting thick snakes. The sanctuary also called Taman Rama Rama, offers you view of the best crocodiles in the town! A Must visit if you doubt it and again a must visit Malacca attractions if you believe it.

8. Jonker Walk

If you have been to Malacca before then you probably took a walk in the famous Jonker Street once or twice. You also bought something from the street or ate from one of the local restaurants. The street is so popular among the tourists that the local authorities have made an attraction by the name of Jonker Walk. If you are visiting Malacca then you should experience Jonker Walk in the famous Jonker Street.

The street became live mostly past sunset and that’s the best time to visit this local attraction. There are plenty of stalls on both side of the street selling various stuff. You will find a lot of souvenirs as well and the local food.

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9. Menara Taming Sari

One hundred and ten (110) meters tall tower, the Menara Taming Sari Melaka is a great Malacca tourist attractions for those that love to see how the city looks at a glance. The Tower offers a 360 degree view allowing you to see different places, their locations and distances. Operational since 2008, the tower is visited by most of tourists at night because the city turns into a very mystical place at night as seen from above.

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10. Maritime Museum Melaka

You would find another Melaka attraction a little ahead of the Stadthuys. It is the Maritime Museum that offers you model of ship that does not belong to this century. You have probably seen such ships in movies but here you will come to know that this model is Portuguese and the ship is replica of ship that sank in the coast of Malacca. This model is 34 meters high and 8 meters wide. The Museum preserves the history of Malacca, particularly its maritime history.

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Please let us know what do you think of best 10 Malacca tourist attractions list. Share your experience by adding comments below.

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Malacca Malaysia – A must visit UNESCO world heritage site

Malacca Malaysia heritage did not remain unnoticed by the appreciating eyes of UNESCO. In 2008, Malacca was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site along with Georgetown Penang. There are plenty of heritage sites, ruins of fort, colonial buildings, temples, churches and old architecture that can be found in Malacca.

History of Malacca Malaysia

Malacca Malaysia was not historically connected to other countries through traded networks alone. In late 1500, there was a huge interest of Chinese emperor in Melaka due to it’s strategical location for trading. The Chinese migrated to Malacca and their inter-marriages with the local Malay people start a new generation known as “Baba Nyona”.

In 1511, Malacca was conquered by Portugese followed by Dutch in 1641. In 1795, Malacca was handed over to British India Company. Later in 1826 it came under British administration and in 1827 it became a British colony. In 1956, Tunku Abdul Rahman became first prime minister of Malaysia and in 1957, Federation of Malay was formed.

Malacca Malaysia was built several times and destroyed too. All the rulers have left their footprints in the area which add to the beauty of Malacca. What could not be destroyed was its pure air and walkable land. There is much more to see in Malacca besides the water and parks. The tourists are excited to see the Dutch Square and miles of area.

Cultural Hub

Melaka is culturally similar to Malaysian island Georgetown, on Penang. Thus the two share UNESCO World Heritage status. Melaka touches shipping routes that connects Indian Ocean with the Far East. Malacca experiences monsoonal winds and thus the weather is very pleasant during monsoon season. Historically, visitors came to Malacca from India, Arab, China and Iran for trade purposes. It was a hub of traders for exchanging silk, spices and dyes. Every trader and every nation that came to Melaka added some value in it that enhances its grace till today.

Heritage Sites


You will find many historical buildings while roaming in Malacca like Churches, Ruins of Forts, Palaces, Temples and Graveyards. The Melaka administration has remarkably saved its heritage and apart from destroyed centuries old forts, the Dutch, Chinese, Malay and Muslim buildings are nicely preserved.

The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is one such site that offers an insight to the lifestyle, dressing and rituals of the old Chinese Malay people. The Heeren heritage house was a warehouse that today serves as a guesthouse. The Sultanate Palace Malacca is another heritage currently being used as a museum.

There are many other heritage sites which attract tourists including Christ Church Melaka, St. Paul’s Hill, the Stadthuys, A Famosa Fort, St. John Fort, Cheng Hong Ten Temple, St Peter’s Church, Maritime Museum others.

It is also recommended to do one of the activities for the heritage exploration in Melaka:

  • Explore central Malacca on foot
  • Take a trishaw ride
  • Take a Melaka river cruise ride

Read More: Top 10 historical places to visit in Melaka

Popular food in Melaka

Tourists seldom forget what they ate while travelling. You will also collect some great memories of Malay, Chinese and Nyonya food from Melaka. The popular food of Melaka includes Chicken rice balls, Satays, Cellups (local deserts), Coconut shakes, Noodles, Soups and Fried Fish. Melaka people love their half cooked seafood dishes dipped in Satays. The one-bite puffs are great and fabulously fresh confectionery food item of Melaka.

Night life in Malacca

Walking in the street markets of Melaka is best night time activity. You would love the walk in Jonker Street and Jonker walk where you can shop around on the stalls selling things from artifacts to food, clothing and jewelry. This is one of the best places to buy a gift for your family and friends as well.


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Malacca Straits Mosque – The Floating Mosque in Melaka

Malacca Straits Mosque is a floating mosque that can be found in Pulau Melaka. The mosque is popular among locals by the name of Masjid Selat Melaka. The mosque was constructed by the State Government of Melaka at the shore of Selat Melaka in Bandar Hilir. Found at a Man Made Island named Pulau Melaka, it is an unparalleled Mosque fabricate at the shoreline of the Strait and at the water level of the ocean. It will look like as it is floating if the water level is high.

Malacca Straits Mosque – Masjid Selat Melaka

The construction work of the mosque started in 2003 and completed in 2006. The mosque was officially opened in 24 November 2006 by Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, the nation’s Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. Its outline thought originated from the state’s previous Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam.

Exhilarating Features of the Mosque

The mosque’s most conspicuous peculiarity is its 30-meter-high minaret which additionally works as a beacon, going about as an aide for watercrafts, boats and air ships. A monstrous brilliant arch with blue trims which is unmistakable from a separation sits over its principle request to God lobby. The building joins Middle Eastern compositional style peppered with Malay beautifying components, for example, the utilization of bamboo as a major aspect of its structure and a perfectly cut platform made out of teak wood. The mosque is very much a breathtaking sight around evening time when the entire developing lights. Masjid Selat Melaka is outfitted with different offices which incorporate a multipurpose corridor, a library and a learning focus.

Masjid Selat Melaka showcases the magnificence and radiant current Islamic construction modeling. Separated from serving as a position of love, it has additionally turned into a popular vacationer terminus.


The Attention Grabber

The city of Melaka, in Malaysia, is an entrancing spot to visit, and individuals originate from great distances abroad to see its attractions, taste its nourishment and encounter all that it brings to the table. Melaka has a rich history spanning over 600 years, yet in the meantime, it is likewise a quickly creating city, grasping new thoughts and advances. One great illustration of this is the man-made island known as Melaka Island or Pulau Melaka. Some piece of a task to make new organizations and opportunities, it is additionally the home to the Malacca Straits Mosque.


Numerous mosques far and wide claim to be the loveliest, and the Masjid Selat Melaka positively merits its place among the contenders. It has been outlined so that when the tide is high, the mosque seems, by all accounts, to be skimming on water. This is especially stunning on a brilliant, crunchy dawn.

The Malacca Straits Mosque has a brilliant vault which is more Middle Eastern in outline than a portion of alternate mosques in Melaka that have a tendency to have a three layered material framework. It has its exceptional and unexpected perspectives, however, and one of these, is its tower that looks really like a beacon.

A dynamic spot of love, the Malacca Straits Mosque is likewise a prominent vacationer terminus, as it is exceptionally photogenic. The mosque, which is arranged on Melaka Island, can be arrived at by foot or a consolidation of foot and taxi from the city.

Other Floating Mosques in Malaysia

An alternate floating mosque is spotted in Kuala Ibai, a little more than 4km far from Kuala Terengganu town focus, south of Batu Buruk shoreline. The mosque is based on a floating stage with a lake encompassing it. This gives the figment of itself floating on water from a remote place. One of the floating mosque is located in Tenjung Bungah in Malaysia.

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Best 5 must-visit Shopping Malls and Streets in Malacca

Malacca is a small state in the southern region of Malaysia which holds one of the most exquisite and culturally rich atmospheres. The state is rich in historical heritage and architectural building and ancient landmarks which are main tourist attractions in Melaka. Malaysia is a beautiful Asian country but Malacca is the state that adds even more beauty the country.

Every tourist want to take something back home as gifts and souvenirs for their loved ones, not to mention delicate regional crafted products for their homes. When, it comes to shopping in Malacca then there are many shopping malls streets you can visit where local vendors would be selling handmade traditional stuff. Shopping malls are a plenty in the region as well.

Melaka Best Shopping Malls Streets

There are a lot of things a tourist can do in Melaka. One of them is certainly shopping. Here is a list of best Melaka shopping mall and street.

Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is certainly the biggest shopping mall where you can get modern as well as antique products at affordable price and are reliable. The mega mall is structured in a modern fashion to accommodate the taste of foreign people and has a wide range of shops which includes, Perfume Avenue where those who have an addiction of sweet smelling potions can buy their heart content.

Dataran Pahlawan mega mall has a lot of tourist landmarks nearby as well, so while one is visiting a local attraction there is no harm in looking around or checking stuff out to take home for beloveds. There are many tourists who seek the true essence of a country in the antique products and for those the good news is that the entire basement level of the mega mall is dedicated to handmade and locally crafted souvenirs and other gift items.

This Melaka shopping mall attracts plenty of tourist as it is located in the city center. You can not miss Dataran Pahlawan mall once in Malacca.

Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall

Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall is another Melaka shopping mall which is best for shopping in Malacca; if you are planning on buying discounted products and hole the energy to bargain with the vendors as well. The shopping mall is one of a kind and one of the oldest that was opened in 1994, and accommodates more than 200 stores in it. These stores belong to both international brands and popular local brands.


For the ladies Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall is the place worth checking out since it has a wide range of shoe outlet stores and handbags that are made both locally and shipped in from the international market. This Malacca shopping mall is where you can buy cheaper wear than from the overseas outlets of the same international brand. Inside the mall are IT stores and beauty parlors located as well that offer you refreshing facials when you are tired from all the shopping.

Jonker Street

Jonker Street, which is also very famous worldwide, is a walk worth it. It has centuries old galleries and museums not to mention a collection of local items which include the food products as well that you can buy or flavor your cuisine with it. Jonker Street includes practically all the things you want to buy for friends and family back home, from local crafts to international shipped ones and food items including famous Malaysian spices that can be taken back home and spice things up in your food next time.

If you like handmade ladies jewels then Jonker Street is the place where you will find unique and beautiful handmade jewels to take back home or give it as a gift to someone beloved.

Melaka Batik House

Melaka Batik House, located near the international trade center is one of the few shopping malls in Melaka where you will find a great range and vibrant batik from all over Malaysia. The shopping area has many other attractions located nearby that are walking distance away and so makes it one of the places that you must check out while in Malacca.

Hatten Square Suites Shoppers

Hatten square suites and shoppers is a nice vintage styled but trendy Melaka shopping mall that has a lot of international brands in it which sell products at a cheaper rate than the international market. This mall is a four floored building that has just about everything and every souvenir that you would want to take back home for your family and friends.


Melaka provides both street shopping mall experiences and it is a fun shopping in Melaka. Do let us know about your shopping experience in Malacca.

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7 Places to try Hearty Breakfast in Melaka

Every tourists loves trying out new food besides exploring landscapes. Every country in the world has its own traditional food that is famous for one thing or another. Asian countries are famous for putting in spices in their food; this is because Asia is the birthplace of spices. Malaysia is a country that is famous not for being truly Asia but also the hospitality of the locals and the food that it has to offer. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the three meals that keep a person healthy. A good breakfast is always necessary to keep the day going and store energy. Having breakfast makes you less lethargic during the entire day as per scientific research. When, in Malacca food is an item that every tourist should try out. The area is rich in flavor from spicy ones to the salty not to mention the sweet ones that tingle the taste buds and prove to be sure a piece of heaven on earth.

Hearty Breakfast in Melaka List

The recommended place to try out delicious breakfast in Melaka that will surely be bliss for your taste buds are:

Mods Cafe

Mods Cafe is one of the top places to try out breakfast in Malacca. The aroma of sweet coffee and scrambled eggs attracts tourists and locals from far of places. The coffee beans are roasted by the cafe itself, so you can imagine how much effort has to be out into making a beautiful cup of hand beaten coffee. The atmosphere is retro and vintage which gives you the groovy feel of the 70’s- just the sort of place where you can have a hearty breakfast in the morning and spend the entire day tasting the sheer heaven in your mouth. Early morning foods with a good cup of coffee to get the day started and explore the city, this is one cafe that every tourist should visit. Address: Jalan Tokong, Melaka, Malaysia

Limau Limau Cafe

Limau Limau Cafe is another splendid place to try out breakfast in Melaka. The cafe is ranked among the top cafes in the state and serves excellent breakfast with a wide range of teas to pick from, if you are not a coffee person. A small and cozy place to just sit and relax while, enjoying the morning sun and the glory of being in a new place anticipating the adventures that are to follow in the day ahead. The best part about the cafe is that the food and salads made for people who like to eat healthy this is the spot to be at since, everything is fresh and ripe. Address: 49, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia Open daily at 9am. Closed on Wednesday

Calanthe Art Cafe

Calanthe Art Cafe though is not a usual breakfast in Malacca place because it only serves on the weekends but is still up to the make nonetheless. The atmosphere of the place reminds of the hippie vibrant culture that is full of colors and exuberant art. The excellent part for all the coffee lovers here is that the cafe specializes in thirteen Malaysian style states coffee, that is bliss for anyone who loves to chug in caffeine to get the day started. Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia Open on weekend at 12pm. Weekends on 8:30am. Closed on Thursday.

Kedai Kopi Chung Wah

Kedai Kopi Chung Wah is another great place to try out tea and breakfast in the morning. Malaysians are known to use rice and chicken in their food, so expect a traditional Malaysian breakfast with chicken rice balls that give you protein plus a taste that your taste buds will never forget and only want more. This is one place where you cannot get rid of the splendid taste of the food. Address: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

The Baboon House

The Baboon house, the name sounds funny but the place is the exact opposite which serves one of the best breakfast in Malacca. The décor, atmosphere and the open air greenery that follows is a boost to spirituality. The place offers heavy breakfast with a taste that many can’t forget which coupled by the creamy coffee might be a bit too heavy to digest for the skinny but it is sure to be one of the best things on your list when visiting Malacca. Address: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 China Town, Melaka, Malaysia Open daily at 10 am. Close on Tuesday.


Restaurant Toast N Toast

This comfy spot in Malacca is the right kind to spend a lazy and relaxing day with a homely breakfast and a nice atmosphere. There is no wi-fi in the restaurant so that is a problem for people who love to be online all the time but on the other side, the coffee and the egg toast plus cheese and toast are the best kind you will try during your stay in Malacca. Address: 245 Jalan Melaka Raya 1 (Taman Melaka Raya), 75000, Melaka, Malaysia

Halia Inc Restaurant and Coffee bar

All the caffeine addicts should definitely try this place out. This is a recent addition to the coffee places in Melaka but is very designed and random to suit the taste of visitors. The coffee bar is rather small and is running business through a 100 year old warehouse but that does not compromise on the taste of its splendid coffee. Halia Restaurant Coffee bar is a recommended place to try out hearty breakfast in Melaka. Address: Quayside Hotel, 1, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Timings: Open Monday to Sunday, 7 am to 11. pm These are some of the best places to try a hearty breakfast in Melaka. Do let us know about your experience and recommendation of a good breakfast place in Malacca.

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