Also known as Melaka, it is one of the oldest cities of Malaysia. With having tons and tons of history attached to the city, it is also one of the most visited places by people who like going to such places to study their culture and tradition. It is a famous tourist spot and one can get to know all about its history and culture from the architecture and buildings.
So let’s take a look at the top things you can do in Malacca in 2023.
Jonker Street Night Market – Hub of food & goods
Being the main Chinatown Street, this is the heart of the city. Before being one of the most favourite spots for the tourists to spend their time, there was a collection of antique shops which attracted people. From the Mamee Noodle Museum which can be easily spotted from far away, to the entire street being your place to be at you can do anything and everything here. From shopping for clothes, jewellery and lots of different accessories to eating some wonderful delicacies, one would have too much on their plate.
Every woman loves to shop on busy streets which are full of people and cheap items to buy. So, leave your woman there so she can have a good time and go have some alone time for yourself too.
Freeport A’Famosa Outlet
Who doesn’t like spending time and window shopping anywhere we go? Therefore, to fulfil this guilty pleasure we go to the biggest shopping mall in Alor Gajah. The mall is expanded over 16000 square meters, it has everything that one can dream of under one roof. It is located just at the entrance of the famous resort A Famosa Resort which is an open-air village. With crazy discounts available all the time on brands like, Forever 21 to Clark’s tourists getting additional price cuts on sports equipment and all, it is one of the best places that one can visit.
With shopping, there are a number of fast-food joints where you can sit, cool down and fill your empty stomachs with finger licking goods. Usually, people call this as a weekend retail therapy with people spending hours and hours in this mall doing absolutely nothing on many occasions. One can also get cycles and carousel rides for people who do not like to walk around.
Visit Christ Church Melaka
As old as it gets, Christ church is located near Chinatown centre wherein it is the main tourist sightseeing attraction. Built by the Dutch, it Is known to be one of the greatest and the most beautiful structures of Malacca. This huge red bricked building with a big cross right at the top was constructed to celebrate the victory of Dutch people over Portuguese. The entire interior of the church consists of handmade pews which are extremely fascinating with decorative fanlights honouring the soldiers.
There also are many restaurants that are built along the roads near it so that one does not miss the amazing cuisine alongside sightseeing. The entire architecture is covered with very old lighting fixtures but each and everything has been kept in a good condition.
Explore Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
As Malacca is also one of the 4 World heritage sites in Malaysia, one of the best things to experience is the baba and nyonya museum. This is situated in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock which is extremely close to the Jonker Walk. One gets to know about the Peranakan Chinese or the Chinese traders who settled down in Malacca and then picked up some of their traditions. This museum is open to public for viewing and it dates back to the 1800s. people visit it to admire the beauty and old cultural vibes that the architecture possesses.
Once the house of the Baba Chan family, the building has seen more than 4 generations that has inhabited it. Despite the museum being managed by the family even today, the beauty of the culture is what people come to admire.
Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca – Enjoy ride
There are some people who are afraid of heights and then some adventure junkies who love touching the sky. This ride is exactly for the latter part as this is a 110-metre-high tower that one can find just in the centre of Melaka. It gives you a 360-degree view of the entire city making it seem like you are the king.
It is known as the first revolving Gyro tower in Malaysia and is one of its kind. Yet one can find similar ones in Hong Kong and other places today. Holding up to 66 people at one go, the prices are pretty reasonable making it a definite tourist attraction. When it is Malacca, it is a must.
All in all, Malacca is a beautiful place to visit with your family, friends or even one can go for a solo trip. Rich in culture and tradition, one cannot get over its beauty and the places that can be mesmerising for the eyes. It is a must-see place to visit and should be on everyone’s bucket list.