Top 6 Things You Can Do While You’re in Melaka
Formerly known as Malacca, Melaka is actually quite a stunning place to visit. Even though most people do not deem it as a prime tourist destination, it is definitely one of the best places to go when you’re in Malaysia, in my opinion.
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Since the place has been colonized by Western powers before, you can expect to see some remnants of their cultural background. You can see it in some buildings’ architecture and you can even experience it by eating some foods.
In today’s post, I will go over some things that you can do while you’re in Melaka.
Experience an Amazing View of the City from the Taming Sari Revolving Tower
At the bottom looking up, you might think that the Taming Sari Revolving Tower is just a really tall stationary tower, but if you think so, then you are wrong.
The 110-meter high tower actually provides you with an amazing view of the entire city thanks to its revolving platform. It can hold up to 66 people and will take you as high as 80 meters back and forth. If you have the money (and the patience), I would definitely recommend this to anyone who travels to the city.
Explore What Jonker Street has to Offer
Jonker Street is a really huge place that is home to many of the city’s shops and vendors. This is considered to be the heart of Malaysia’s Chinatown and you can definitely find a lot of things here.
You can visit the Jonker Library to read up on things about the city, you can visit the Mamee Jonker House if you want to know how the ‘Mamee’ is created.
If you are into Peranakan culture, you can go ahead to the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum to find out more about it or you can chill at the Hard Rock Café if you want.
But, the true magic of this place happens during the weekends where the street is closed for the vendors to come in.
The place turns into a magical night market that is filled with different goods and foods that you can eat! Be sure to bring plenty of money with you since there are literally thousands of things that you can buy.
Take a Cruise Down the Melaka River
At night, you can ride a river cruise down the Melaka River. It takes roughly 45 minutes to complete but I highly encourage you to look at the different sights to behold during the night.
Melaka is rich in history which is why you can find many different museums in the area. Here are just some of the places that you can visit:
Malay Living Museum
House of Museums
Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
History and Ethnography Museum
Malay Living Museum
Take a Look at A’Famosa Fort
The Portuguese were the first to colonize Melaka and the A’Famosa Fort is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Although most of them have been destroyed due to old age and the elements, there are some that still stand firm for you to look at.
Interact with the Butterflies
If you love butterflies, you can go to Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary. Not only can you look at different butterfly species but you can also interact with some of the reptiles as well.