Experiencing Historical Travel in Melaka , Malaysia
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Experiencing Historical Travel in Melaka , Malaysia

May 26, 2016
Christ Chruch Melaka

Melaka, also known as Malacca, is one of the most popular tourist destination in Malaysia. It is called “The Historic State” because all of the historical sites and heritage it hosts. Used to be a strategic port city, Melaka is a place where culture met resulting in a very distinct multicultural architecture heritage. Even in modern time, it is easy to convince yourself that you traveled back in time when you visit . If you love that kind of travel, you will surely love Melaka.

The big question is, of course, what are the places to visit when you’re in Melaka? Here’s some we recommend:

  1. Masjid Kampung Hulu

Masjid Kampung Hulu is the oldest functioning mosque in Malaysia, commissioned in 1728. The mosque was built by the Dutch during the time, with a very unique Javanese architecture. While most mosque nowadays uses the dome and minaret design, Masjid Kampung Hulu was so old that it still uses the obviously Javanese multi-tiered roof design. This was done because the dome and minaret were not yet popular at the time. As a place with this much historical value, Masjid Kampung Hulu is definitely a must-visit location.

  1. Melaka City Archeological Excavation Site

Have you ever watch ancient exploration movies such as Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider? Want to know how it feels to be Lara Croft or Dr. Jones? Melaka City Archeological Excavation Site will provide you the experience! The place was an archaeological research and excavation site that’s active in 2010. Nowadays, you can see many artifacts they found there, from Chinese porcelain shards to animal bones. A truly fascinating scene to see!

  1. St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church is a sanctuary located at the summit of Bukit St. Paul’s in Melaka. Built in 1521 by the Portuguese, St. Paul’s Church is a place with huge historical value as it is often visited by St. Francis Xavier. There is even his ancient tomb at the center of the church, and you can also find a statue of the saint gazing through the city of Melaka. Yes, you can see the beautiful city of Melaka from here as a bonus.

  1. Queen Victoria’s Fountain

The Queen Victoria’s Fountain is a fountain built in 1901 by the British. Not only does this fountain have a great historical value, it is still functioning even today! Located in quite a busy district, the Queen Victoria’s Fountain sits quietly accompanying other historical sites, like The Stadthuys Malacca, the Christ Church, and Tang Beng Siew Clock Tower. To top it off, there are a lot of delicious foods in the area so you can enjoy not only the historical Aura but also the great beverage!

  1. Jonker Walk

Travel in Melaka - Jonker Walk

You’ve been to Melaka but didn’t take a walk at the Jonker, that won’t sound cool. This is the main street of Chinatown, Malacca. This street is famous for antique shops, craft outlet, local restaurant and Friday-Saturday night market. If you want to grab some souvenir then you must have a walk on the Jonker street.

That’s the places you have to visit when you’re in Melaka! The place is also easily accessible, located only 148 KMs from Kuala Lumpur. Accommodations are also plenty and good. For example, there’s Mahkota Hotel Melaka which offers Golf course, outdoor swimming pool, and squash field among others. The Swan Garden Hotel is another good example with its touring service, café, and Wi-Fi service. You can simply check or Agoda for another option of finding hotels.

With all of the awesome places easily accessible with good accommodation, are you interested in visiting Melaka now?


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16 Comments

  • Reply Irene Soh May 30, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Brings back many good memories of my own trip to Melacca. Absolutely love the good food and joker street!

  • Reply Miriam May 30, 2016 at 11:48 am

    This are definitely some places to visit when in Malacca! Did you manage to try some of the local food too?

    • Reply Tamanna I. May 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Oh yea! Nasi lemak has that homely taste there 😋

  • Reply Rane Chin May 30, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Melaka is always lovely. I just hope the traffic will be improved one day 🙂

    • Reply Tamanna I. May 31, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Luckily I got into bad traffic only in jonker!

  • Reply Miera Nadhirah May 31, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I love Melaka.. it is just simply one of my favourite cities or town in Malaysia… so much to see do and explore…

  • Reply Emily May 31, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Melaka is one of my favourite cities. I love that it is small enough to explore on food. Jonker Street is really different in the morning vs. night time.

  • Reply Sharon Lee May 31, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Its been a while since I visit Melaka! Gonna plan trip to there again =D There’s many place that I can explore there!

  • Reply Qian May 31, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Malacca is always my favourite city, can get everything in walking distance, and the food taste nice. the buildings are historical too, which is interesting.

  • Reply Nishi V May 31, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Melaka looks beautiful, as is your photography! Malaysia is on my list of countries I want to visit! x
    – Nishi x
    http://www.nishiv.com

  • Reply Apple Berry May 31, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Every time when I got the chance to Malacca, mostly is work related and it’s hard for me to walk around to enjoy the moment at Malacca date. Looks like its time for me to schedule holiday trip here at least once to enjoy holiday moment at this historical place.

  • Reply bbxemily June 1, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    i did went malacca two months ago. jonker street is definitely a must to go i would say.

  • Reply Betty June 1, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Yes, Malacca fill with historical places that we must visit especially A Farmosa.

  • Reply Isaac Tan June 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    always love jonker walk.. never fail to check it out when i’m in malacca on weekends.

  • Reply Kylie cre8tone June 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Melaka is indeed a lovely place to visit.. I wanna go there again.. Pretty soon…

  • Reply Arisa Chow June 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    My hometown, one can never get bored of this place! But it’;s quite hot since it’s near the sea

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