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Malacca

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About Malacca

Malacca is located in Malaysia on the Straits of Malacca. The city's history was deeply influenced by Zheng He’s voyages to the Western Ocean during the Ming Dynasty. It was successively colonized by Portugal, Holland, England and Japan. Thus, the architectural style here is very diverse. In 2008, Malacca and Penang together became World Heritage Sites. All of the shops and residences throughout the old quarter of the city have been subsequently restored to their former glory, thus making this historical city a living museum.

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The Stadthuys
4.5/5
795 Reviews
Museum
The Stadthuys is located in the heart of the Dutch Square and was originally used as a church and city government. It is currently the Malacca Museum and contains many precious historical relics from countries such as Malaysia, China, Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The Stadthuys Museum is divided into six museums, including the Museum of History and Ethnology, the Museum of Art, the Zhenghe Museum of Art, the Democracy Museum, the Muslim Museum and the Education Museum. Exhibited are exquisite porcelain, coins, historical books, oil paintings and more, which were circulated from abroad. Malaysian prime ministers of various periods, the construction of the Dutch city of Malacca, and the history and culture of the Muslim religion are also introduced.
Malacca River
4.4/5
417 Reviews
River
The Malacca River is a small narrow strait, and the Malay Peninsula faces Sumatra. This long narrow strait carries the necessary passage between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. There is often a rafting trip to the Malacca River. All the way along the city, you can enjoy the old warehouse and fish market.
Malacca Straits Mosque
4.6/5
186 Reviews
Mosque
The Malacca Straits Mosque is located on the artificially built Malacca Island. If the water level is high, it looks like a floating building. The strait mosque under the glory of the setting sun is very beautiful. The chanting sounds from the radio are combined with the sound of the waves. The sunset is set against the golden dome. It is a pleasant thing to sit on the levees on the seashore to enjoy the beautiful scenery. After dark, the mosque will light up and the whole building will become another color, with no charm.
St Paul's Church
4.4/5
300 Reviews
Church
The St. Paul's Church was built in 1521 and built for the Portuguese. The famous missionary St. Francis was buried here, and the statue of the priest of Franciscans was placed in front of the church. After the Dutch occupied Malacca in 1670, the church was used as a castle, and many bullet holes were still visible on the outer wall today. In 1753, as a cemetery for the Dutch aristocracy, some tombstones with Latin and Portuguese are still preserved.

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Melaka Tour + Sky Tower Lunch + River Cruise from Kuala Lumpur
4.9/5
8 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$43.50
Day Tour Malacca - UNESCO Heritage City
3/5
1 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$167.50
Historical Malacca Tour with Lunch from Kuala Lumpur
5/5
27 Reviews
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FromAU$89.50

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Trip Moments

Xiao Lian   
This "church" is very different from the churches that have been visited in the past. There is no high roof and no gorgeous built-in. Even today, it is not a complete "church". The St. Paul's Church in Malacca was built by the Portuguese in 1521. After being occupied by the Dutch in 1670, it was used as a castle to defend the war. Later it became the cemetery of the Dutch nobles. Some Latin tombstones have been preserved here. The fate of this church has never been a church, and the change in it is really sighing. The church that I saw today is a broken wall, and even the roof that has been covered with rain has ceased to exist. In addition to the scattered inscriptions in the interior of the church, it is empty, but it is not to be sighed. Such relics can be preserved in this way. Extremely precious. The Penang Hill where the St. Paul's Church is located can overlook the Malacca, and the houses, greenery and clear blue seas in the distance. It is not so much fun here, but its a stop where you can go with the people you like, just look at the views and feel at peace.
Posted: 9 Jan 2019
Cynthia wei   
Malacca is a city with a long history and was once occupied by Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The famous Zheng He in the history of China has been here five times. Therefore, there is not only a strong blend of Eastern and Western cultures but also many valuable historical sites. The Dutch Red House, the most significant relic of the oldest Dutch colonists in the Eastern world, is located here. The Red House has six museums with historical artifacts from Malay, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The Museum of History and Ethnology displays several artifacts from the Malacca dynasty. From these relics, you can learn about the life of the Malacca dynasty hundreds of years ago. More than 300 years of glory, the never-fading Dutch Red House is not only the landmark building of Malacca but also the most popular one. If you don't come to the Dutch Red House, you can't say that you traveled here.
Posted: 6 Jun 2019
Mushroom_Zhang_NKU   
Mushroom Jun's Asian Travel Malaysia, Malacca Malacca's Jonker Street is a 300-year-old cultural district. It used to be a place where Chinese people lived together with the adjacent Tofu Street, Deck Street and Gambling Port. Therefore, there are many intact Chinese ancestral halls and many local halls. The activities of the New Year's ancestor began to prepare early, and the one that attracted me the most was the lion dance in the chicken farm street. One hundred lion heads are filled with drums of red drums, and they are alone in the Zongmiao Temple. The master of the Zongmiao Temple proudly told me that the lion dance team in Malacca has won the championship of the 12th World Lion Dance Competition. Many well-known lion dance teams in China have to hire Lion Dancers from Malay to train them. In addition, Chinese lion dance props, bamboo lion bones and aluminum alloy parts are also imported from Malay. These words have made me a bit of a shame. The traditional culture that we are constantly losing because of the urbanization process can only be found in the overseas Chinese world one day. Talk to the local guide about the Malays' views on the New Year. He said that the Malay singer's album is difficult to sell. There is only one way to make money - the New Year's record! Every New Year, don't say that the New Year's album can be sold, even the soda stalls on the street can create a peak in sales for one year! "The year is strong! Malays liked China Year, Malay Chinese also loved China Year. The customs are well preserved, the people who sell are happy, the people who buy are happy! Happy New Year!"
Posted: 24 Dec 2018
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