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Malacca, Malaysia

Malacca, Malaysia

Discover the diverse facets of Asia as you step into the fascinating and historical world of Malacca. The city boasts a 600-year history, which can be found around every corner. The buildings and architecture, inherited from centuries of Portuguese, Dutch and British rule, give off an unmistakable Old World vibe. As a mix of old and new, Malacca is your gateway to experiencing mouth-watering cuisine, unique heritage and witnessing the various customs and cultures of its people.

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Malacca, Malaysia

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Fun Things To Do

  • Located on Jonker Street, a small street in Chinatown in the city centre is the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum. A tour of this museum will give you a glimpse into the lives of the Chinese who have adopted much of the Malay culture.
  • Experience the essence of village life in Seri Tanjung, situated 24 km from Malacca. Get to know the locals who live in perfect harmony with nature in traditional houses tucked loosely among coconut trees.
  • Get a breathtaking panoramic view of the historical city. Standing 60-metres high, The Eye on Malaysia Melaka is the world's largest portable viewing wheel.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Malacca is famous for delicious food like satay celup, chicken rice balls and seafood, as well as a delicious range of Nyonya, Chetti and Portuguese food. The satay celup, unique to Malacca, is a must-taste. The dish features a large variety of seafood, meat and vegetables dunked in a boiling pot of thick and spicy peanut sauce, served with bread cubes and cucumber.

Shopping For Bargains

Serious antique collectors and bargain hunters will truly enjoy a stroll along Jonker Street or Jalan Hang Jebat. The street is lined with antique shops selling authentic artefacts and relics, some dating as far as back as 300 years. For the modern shopper, the Mahkota Parade offers 150 shops under one roof.

Local Currency

The Malaysian ringgit is the official currency of Malaysia. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.

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    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.