5 Awesome Things to Do in Malacca, Malaysia

There are so many cities in Malaysia, but one city that you should definitely visit (aside
from Kuala Lumpur) is Malacca. The place is now commonly known as Melaka so for
the purpose of this article, I may interchange the names as it just refers to the same city.

That being said, Malacca is actually part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and that is
due to its rich historical background. The Portuguese, Dutch, and the British all invaded
this humble city back in the day, but the country has since enjoyed independence.

Its landmass is not as big as Kuala Lumpur, but it still provides foreigners with a lot of
sights and sounds and some historical places to discover. And, after you wind down
from a busy day, you can have a gorgeous girl escort to accompany you while you rest.

Anyway, here are some of the awesome things to do in Malacca, Malaysia:

Ride the Trishaw Around the Square

In the city, there is a place known as Dutch Square which is a relatively large place that
also encompasses the Stadhuys, Queen Victoria’s Fountain, and Christ Church. The
place is also known as the Red Square simply because the vast majority of the
structures that you see here are painted red.

Now, you can actually learn more about the Dutch colonial rule here and after you are
done, you can circle around the square by riding one of their colorful trishaws.
What I especially love about these rides is that they are tailored to suit a theme. Most of
the trishaws here follow a cartoon character’s design. The one I rode was a Hello Kitty-
themed Trishaw and it really looks nice both on the inside and out.

Take a Hike Towards Bukit St. Paul

From the Dutch Square, you can take a hike towards the old St. Paul’s Church. There
are two ways you can visit the place. If you want to go to the front part of the church,
you can enter from the Stadhuys. If you want to take the backside, you can walk from
the Porta de Santiago.

The reason why I encourage you to walk is that aside from burning calories (and saving
money), you can actually see a lot of different tombs and tablets, much like the tablets
where the Ten Commandments were imprinted on.

Once you arrive at the venue, you can see local artisans that showcase their amazing
art pieces and you can actually buy some as a souvenir.

Board the River Cruise

Although the river itself is not as appealing as the one you see in Italy, the Melaka River
Cruise is still quite a nice rice as you can see plenty of different buildings with street art
all over. Plus, you get to see Melaka without having to break a sweat.

Find Great Deals Around Jonker Street

By day, you can head over to Jonker Street to visit either the Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum
or the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.

At night, the city turns into a bustling night market where you can find a wide array of
different foods and souvenirs to choose from.

Go Back

Although you can pretty much explore what Malacca has to offer in a day or two, do go
back to this place as it is definitely one of the most lovely places with a rich cultural

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