One of the most famous destinations and a must visit for tourists is Melaka – the historical town. A small place but the attractions are endless!
Here, you’ll find a first-hand glimpse into Melaka’s glorious past. Take a walk through history while also enjoying modern attractions such as water theme parks and cultural attractions.
1. Shopping at Jonker Street
Jonker Street is a treasure chest full of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Now called Jalan Hang Jebat, it is the most trendy and busiest street at night with packed bars, local vendors, food stalls offering mouth-watering local delicacies, and so much more.
2. Local Eateries
Immerse yourself in the eclectic culinary culture of Melaka with an abundant supply of local eateries just around the corner from Casa del Rio.
Click here to see the map of the surrounding local eateries
3. Take a River Cruise along Melaka River
Discover the history and uniqueness of the Melaka River on this 45-minute trip. A tour guide will highlight the most interesting places and fully immerse you in Melaka River culture.
4. Explore Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Check out the interesting displays and learn the history of the ethnic Baba Nyonya. This group of Chinese descent intermarried and adapted much of the Malay culture since the time of Admiral Cheng Ho who first settled down in Melaka.
5. Shop for Local Products
Don’t forget to visit Sam Suk Gong and Tam Kim Hock. The two famous shops that tourists love to go to and carry home the must buy local products like “shrimp paste”, “pineapple cookies”, “gula Melaka”, or even the “durian candy.”
6. Visit the Melaka Sultanate Palace
Based upon the original palace that stood in the 15th century, this building houses the cultural museum. An architectural wonder, the building was constructed using only wooden pegs and has no nails.
7. Experience Authentic Portuguese Food at San Pedro.
Enjoy homemade Portuguese food at the oldest Portuguese restaurant in Malaysia. Try the Devil Curry and Portuguese-style Baked Fish in spice paste and squid fritters. If you enjoy spicy seafood by the beach, this is your spot!
8. Discover the Stadhuys
Known as the oldest remaining Dutch building in the Orient, The Stadhuys, also known as Red Square, is a historical structure built by the Dutch occupiers in 1650. Situated beside the Christ Church, this building now houses the Museum of History and Ethnography.
9. Visit the Prestigious Portuguese Monument, A Famosa
Built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, this fortress means “The Famous'” in Portuguese. The only standing part of the fortress left is the small gate house, Porta De Santiago. Around it you will find numerous vendors selling souvenirs for you to bring home.
10. Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex & Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
These are two fully air-conditioned shopping complexes in Melaka Raya. They both offer fantastic shopping and comfortable convenience. Very popular with locals and visitors alike to while away the hours exploring the complex, enjoying a full day of shopping.
Your shopping cravings will be tamed with the abundant outlets in both malls conveniently located opposite each other. Offerings range from local food, souvenir shops, photograph shops, book shops, a bowling alley (Mahkota Parade) and Cineplex. These are your one-stop family shopping & entertainment centres.