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Malacca Travel TipsMalacca Travel Tips (9 July, 2005)

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Hello and welcome to Malacca Travel Tips! This site is part of my travel encyclopedia. Its purpose is to provide you all details about every place Malacca. As such, it is forever a work in progress, as new sights are added the whole time.

Malacca is a historic state on the coast to the south of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca is regarded as the cradle of Malay civilization, for it was through Malacca that the peninsula experienced its most glorious and powerful Malay kingdom, the Sultanate of Malacca, which flourished in the 15th century. Today Malacca Town, recognised as a historic city, was inscribed by UNESCO in 7 July, 2008, together with the George Town World Heritage Site, titled the Historic Cities of the Straits of Melaka.

Where to stay when in Malacca

As a custom, I suggest only hotels that I have personally stayed before and have experienced its hospitality. In Malacca, that would be The Majestic Malacca.

Map of of sights in Malacca Historic City Centre

Sights & Attractions of Malacca

  1. 8 Heeren Street (GPS: 2.19478, 102.24759)
  2. Admiral Cheng Ho Statue (GPS: 2.19366, 102.24917)
  3. Bastion House (GPS: 2.19163, 102.24985)
  4. Chee Ancestral Home (GPS: 2.19631, 102.24511)
  5. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum (GPS: 2.19537, 102.24858)
  6. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (GPS: 2.19734, 102.24688)
  7. Chinese War Memorial (GPS: 2.1956, 102.2554)
  8. Chitty Village (GPS: 2.2013, 102.24035)
  9. Christ Church (GPS: 2.1943, 102.24952)
  10. Dol Said Mausoleum (GPS: 2.45258, 102.18097)
  11. Durian Tunggal Recreational Lake (GPS: 2.33553, 102.30687)
  12. Dutch Graveyard (GPS: 2.19363, 102.25054)
  13. Dutch Square (GPS: 2.19452, 102.24918)
  14. Eng Choon Association (GPS: 2.19652, 102.24507)
  15. Fortaleza de Malaca / Porta de Santiago (GPS: 2.19188, 102.25033)
  16. Governor's Museum (GPS: 2.19318, 102.24998)
  17. Hang Jebat Mausoleum (GPS: 2.19665, 102.2487)
  18. Hang Kasturi Mausoleum (GPS: 2.19715, 102.24628)
  19. Hang Tuah Mausoleum (GPS: 2.2179, 102.15861)
  20. Hospital Melaka (GPS: 2.21738, 102.26073)
  21. Jambatan Hang Jebat (GPS: 2.20804, 102.25151)
  22. Jonker Walk Night Market (GPS: 2.19533, 102.24797)
  23. Kampung Hulu Mosque (GPS: 2.19925, 102.24751)
  24. Kampung Jawa (GPS: 2.19832, 102.24948)
  25. Kampung Kling Mosque (GPS: 2.19677, 102.24749)
  26. Kampung Morten (GPS: 2.20284, 102.2513)
  27. Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Park (GPS: 2.26293, 102.30095)
  28. Malacca Hokkien Association (GPS: 2.19581, 102.24732)
  29. Malacca Sultanate Palace (GPS: 2.19279, 102.25042)
  30. Malaysia Youth Museum (GPS: 2.19455, 102.24945)
  31. Maritime Museum (GPS: 2.192, 102.24659)
  32. Masjid Fathur Rahman, Pengkalan Rama (GPS: 2.20773, 102.25358)
  33. Melaka Alive (GPS: 2.19142, 102.25058)
  34. Melaka Hainan Association (GPS: 2.19754, 102.2455)
  35. Melaka Islamic Museum (GPS: 2.19246, 102.24864)
  36. Melaka UMNO Museum (GPS: 2.19195, 102.24892)
  37. Museum of Architecture (GPS: 2.19275, 102.24856)
  38. Museum of Enduring Beauty (GPS: 2.19167, 102.2492)
  39. Perigi Rajah (GPS: 2.19583, 102.25531)
  40. Poh San Teng Temple (GPS: 2.19601, 102.25545)
  41. Portuguese Settlement (GPS: 2.18339, 102.26703)
  42. Proclamation of Independence Memorial (GPS: 2.19189, 102.25089)
  43. Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple (GPS: 2.19644, 102.24777)
  44. Stadthuys / Museum of Ethnography (GPS: 2.194, 102.2491)
  45. St Francis Xavier's Church (GPS: 2.19516, 102.25065)
  46. St Francis Xavier's Statue (GPS: 2.1926, 102.24944)
  47. St John Fort (GPS: 2.18932, 102.26446)
  48. St Paul's Church (GPS: 2.19264, 102.24966)
  49. St Paul's Hill (GPS: 2.19252, 102.24932)
  50. St Peter's Church (GPS: 2.20273, 102.25302)
  51. Taman Mini Malaysia (GPS: 2.28245, 102.30383)
  52. Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower (GPS: 2.19439, 102.24907)
  53. Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse (GPS: 2.40747, 101.85233)
  54. Tan Kim Seng Bridge (GPS: 2.19458, 102.24852)
  55. Tranquerah Mosque (GPS: 2.20239, 102.23736)
  56. Tun Tan Cheng Lock's Ancestral Home (GPS: 2.1961, 102.24537)
  57. Victoria Fountain (GPS: 2.19435, 102.24906)
  58. Villa Sentosa (GPS: 2.20251, 102.25144)
  59. Zoo Melaka (GPS: 2.27653, 102.2989)

Selected Hotels in Malacca

  1. The Baba House Hotel (GPS: 2.19661, 102.24458)

Streets in Malacca

The following streets in Malacca have been documented on Malacca Travel Tips, with more being added over time.

Map of Towns in Malacca

Category of sights in Malacca

List of the towns in Malacca

Devotees of Dato Chachar on the streets of MalaccaDevotees carry milk during the Dato Chachar Festival on a procession through the streets of Malacca (3 May, 2009)

The interior of Baba HouseThe interior of Baba House (10 July, 2005)

Jalan Laksamana, Melaka, in the morningJalan Laksamana, Melaka, in the morning (3 May, 2009)

Malacca on Google Maps Street View

About Malacca

A selection of articles to help you get to know Malacca better.

The historic city of Malacca is also the capital of the state of Malacca. With an area of 1,652 square kilometers, Malacca State is one of the smaller states in Malaysia. It has a population of about 600,000.

History practically lives in Malacca. As you explore its streets, you will discover the oldest mosque, the oldest temples and forts in the country. Many of the heritage sites in Malacca have been well preserved, although many have been given an overzealously make-over.

Cultural dance at Taman Mini MalaysiaCultural dance at Taman Mini Malaysia (15 November, 2009)

Getting into Malacca Town

Visitors to Malacca usually come by road. The city centre is located approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur depending on traffic. Although Malacca does have an airport, but it does not handle any regular scheduled flights. If you are self-driving, use the North South Expressway (E2), and exit at the Ayer Keroh Interchange (Exit 231). From there, take the Ayer Keroh Highway - you don't really need to know the highway by name, just look for signage for Melaka - and it will take you right down to Malacca Town.

I list here the distance and expected toll on the North-South Expressway to Malacca, as of April 2009. It is 80 km from Seremban (toll RM9.30), 146 km from Kuala Lumpur (RM20.60, from Damansara), 349 km from Ipoh (RM46.10 from Ipoh Selatan), 513 km from Penang (RM62.90, from Juru), 606 km from Alor Setar (RM74.30 from Alor Setar Selatan) and 651 km from Kangar (RM77.50 from Jitra). If you are coming from the south, Malacca is 224 km from Johor Bahru (RM27.70 from the Causeway, RM39.90 from Tanjung Kupang). The time taken to reach Malacca is approximately 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur, and 2.5 hours from Johor Bahru.

Street in MalaccaStreet in Malacca (9 July, 2005)

Getting Around Malacca

The old city of Malacca is small enough that it is possible to cover most of the sights on foot. For the fun of it, you may also want to try taking the Malacca trishaw for a joy ride. Remember to negotiate the fare in advance of boarding.

A display of offerings at the Chitty MuseumA display of offerings at the Chitty Museum (10 July, 2005)

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