Melaka Town, Malacca and George Town, Penang are two historical colonial towns located on the Straits of Malacca. The cities are designated UNESCO heritage sites as they retained a strong succession of historical and cultural influences between the East and West during the early centuries.
Melaka Town, Malacca
Melaka Town bears the ancient remains of the coming together of different cultural elements of the Malay Archipelago, India, China and the Europeans, namely the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. These influences were arisen due to the strategic location along the Straits of Malacca, making Melaka Town an important trading port between the Europeans and Asia. Various UNESCO Heritage Sites, fascinating museums as well as modern tourist sites make Melaka Town a must visit destination for the whole family.
Top Five Tourist Attractions, Malacca
Numerous tourist sites and facilities are subsequently erected making Malacca Town a top tourist destination in Malaysia. Some attractions include the Melaka River Cruise, the Jonker Street and the A’ Famosa Resort. We found top five attractions, Malacca that you must visit as it is perfect for the whole family. Take a look at each site below!
The Malacca River was once known as the Venice of the East by Westerners. It cuts the Malacca town into two and joins up with the Straits of Malacca.
Jonker Street, Malacca where you will find delicious local street delights, cute souvenirs, unique T-shirts, antiques, galleries and locally made products.
The Mini Malaysia & Mini ASEAN Park, Malacca showcases the different architecture and culture influence of the thirteen states in Malaysia.
The Melaka Zoo & Night Safari, Malacca is the 2nd largest zoo in Malaysia. Home to animals such as the Malayan Tiger, Sun Bear and the Sumatran Rhinoceros.
The A’ Famosa Resort, Malacca is named after the famous A’ Famosa fortress. It is one of the largest and top rated resort and leisure spots in Malaysia.