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Malacca

Malaysia
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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.

Popular Attractions in Malacca

The Stadthuys
4.5/5
820 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
429 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.
Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum
4.3/5
108 Reviews
Museum
 The Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum was established in 1986. The Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum displays the history of the Chinese-Malays, who are also known as Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan in Malacca.
Chinatown
4.3/5
234 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Chinatown is located on the north bank of the Malacca River. The road is not long and can only be used by two cars. Most of the streets in Chinatown are buildings, and the beams are relatively high. They all have a history of more than 100 years. Chinatown is worth visiting slowly. The buildings here are all unique, the colors are more colorful, the graffiti-style western style, and the Chinese style dragon-shaped pattern.

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Melaka Tour + Sky Tower Lunch + River Cruise from Kuala Lumpur
4.9/5
8 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
From£23.50
Day Tour Malacca - UNESCO Heritage City
3/5
1 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
From£88.50

Malacca Weather

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6 Aug, 2020
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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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