Malacca is known as the historical state of Malaysia as it is where the Malacca Sultanate began and thereby officially starting the origin of Malaysia. It is one of the smaller states in the country where its capital is Malacca city.
Malacca, many have heard of this place. Some of us could have just heard about it on historical books about Asian civilizations. Some might have heard about it on some internet site. But the true Malacca experience is something more enigmatic, more energetic and simply, much more fun than reading it on a book. Here at the Everly Resort Hotel in Malacca, you can douse yourself with only a portion of what this amazing place could offer you from the outside.
In 2008, Malacca was heralded as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for being rich in historical and cultural remnants. This means that it is being protected now for more people to marvel at the historical and cultural beauty of this place. Start your journey by going to the oldest Dutch building in the East named Stadthuys. This building was completed in 1660. Built between 1741 and 1753, the Christ Church is a very old religious relic. Tons of Dutch Relics as well as Malacca museums stand on the heritage sites and so you will never get bored because of the amazing experiences you can get.
You can enjoy some exciting urban adventures as well. Go to the Taming Sari Revolving Tower and you will certainly be amazed by the 360 views of the city from above. After being airborne, go waterborne by going on a Melaka River cruise. This is a 45 minute ride to discover the old trade routes used during the river’s heydays. After that, take a fantastic ride using the Panorama Melaka Bus. This imported double-decker bus will surely give you a view of the city, London style. After the ride, watch the light and sound show that is held on a field between the Palace of the Sultanate and the Proclamation of Independence memorial museum. After the show, how about flying a kite? Cheap kites are available at Klebang Beach and enjoy a fun and refreshing activity.
At night, go to Jonker Walk and have a stroll or even buy cool souvenirs. The Pasar malam is a night market open every night and you can by almost anything here. It is worth a visit.
Malacca truly embodies a lot of unique experiences that you will certainly cherish. When you get back to the Everly Resort Hotel in Malacca, you will certainly feel that the visit is not yet over. The amazing experiences you can get from Malacca are definitely heartwarming and refreshing. The immense beauty of Everly Resort Hotel in Malacca in itself is a tourist destination in its own right.
Facts about Kuantan
- Currency: MYR (Malaysian Ringgit)
- Dialling code: if you would like to call the fixed lines in Malacca, you would need to dial the prefix of +606
- Airport: the Malacca International Airport provides air transport services in and out of the state
- Airport Tax: applies for both domestic and international flights
- Distance from airport to city centre: The Malacca International Airport is located about 10kms away from the main town
- Temperature: Malacca experiences temperature between 26 and 35 degrees Celsius
- Climate and Weather: Tropical with high humidity
- Common languages: Bahasa Malaysia, English Language, Chinese and Tamil
You can easily get a taxi to ferry you to the city centre from the airport as it is quite nearby. Grab and Uber services are easily available as well. Within the city center, such services will get you around quite easily too. However, you can get around on foot as well because there are quite a lot of things to look at.
Highlights around Malacca
As the historical state of Malaysia, you will see a lot of the remnants of the colonies who came and went throughout the centuries. Among the highlights here are:
- the Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum
- Christ Church – One of the most iconic structures here with its red walls often seen on brochures about Malacca and is located right at the heart of the city center
- Jonker Street – the must-go place if you are visiting Malacca. The street comes alive at night with rows of souvenirs, antiques, crafts, food and everything in between
- Museums – There are many museums to visit around here including the Malaysian Navy Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Malay and Islamic World Museum, the Museum of Torture, the Muzium Budaya and many more
- Old structures – Porta de Santiago which has the remnants of fort A Famosa, the Saint Paul’s Church and Stadthuys, among others.
- Bukit China – Known as one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside of China
- Melaka River – Great place to take photos and to take a relaxing walk. Otherwise, you can take a boat ride too
- Portuguese Settlement – The community of the descendants of the Portuguese who came here in the 16th century who have since made this place their home
- Melaka Zoo – not far from the city centre is where you can visit the second largest zoo of the country after the main one in Kuala Lumpur.
Foods of Malacca
Around Malacca, you should look for the following foods:
- Chicken Rice Ball – The Chung Wah Restaurant is perhaps the most popular here. Expect a long queue all the time
- Satay Celup – this is steamboat using satay sauce as the soup to dip your fresh seafood into.
- Cendol – You can find these along most of the shops of Jonker Walk or anywhere around town