Top 10 Malacca Attractions That You Shouldn't Miss

As the oldest city in Malaysia, Malacca is known for its peaceful city with its old houses. Nowadays, Malacca is known to tourists as a multicultural city with multicolored colors, with the convergence of architectural, cultural styles of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and of course, local colors.

A Famosa Fort

Originally built by the Portuguese in the early 1500s, the A Famosa fort was the home of ammunition, the residence of officers and captains in the wars of that time. What remains of the A Famosa fort are only ruins, except for the Porta de Santiago, which stands for hundreds of years. Thanks to the efforts of Stamford Raffles (Singapore's founder), the fort helped prevent the destruction of the British fort before handing over to the Netherlands in 1808.

Masjid Selat Mosque (Malacca Straits)

The cathedral was opened in 2006, built in the Middle East architecture combined with Malaysian architecture. Built on an artificial island located next to Malacca Town, Masjid Selat is designed as a floating object in the middle of the sea as the water level rises. In particular, at night the cathedral becomes extremely vibrant thanks to a series of colorful reflectors. Masjid Selat is considered one of the most beautiful attractions in Malacca.

Museum of the Palace of the Kingdom of Malacca

The museum was built in 1984 and was inaugurated on July 17, 1986 by Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad. The building is based on the historical description of the palace of King Mansur Shah ruled from Malacca from 1458 to 1477. The purpose of the museum is to introduce the history of the area.


Stadthuys in Old Dutch means town hall or Red Square, located in the heart of Malacca. This building was built to be the city hall under Dutch rule in the 17th century. This was once the office of the Governor and Deputy Governor of the Netherlands, then used as a school for language teaching. He was free under British rule. Currently, it is a museum of Malacca history. The Stadthuys are prominent with chestnut wall colors and brightly red brick paved streets.

Taming Sari Tower

Taming Sari is the first swing tower in Malaysia, the perfect place to admire the panoramic view of Malacca from a 360 degree perspective. The tower is open from 10am to 10pm daily. Each visit of the tower will last for 7 minutes. In addition, at the foot of the tower are some other activities you can try such as horseback riding or rent a tram to explore Malacca.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest Chinese temple in Malacca, built in the 1600s, right in the middle of Jonker Walk. Intermingled with Cheng Hoon Teng are mosques, Hindu temples, churches of God. This ancient temple was declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2002. Today, the temple is a place of worship of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Cheng Hoon Teng is open for visitors from 7am to 7pm.

Baba - Nyonya Museum

The museum was founded in 1986 by Mr. Chan Kim Lay - the fourth generation living in this house. This is where the Chinese and Malay culture, also known as Baba – Nyonya, is shown. Today, the museum is home to more than 1,000 antique items associated with the formation of houses including materials such as wood, ceramics, porcelain, glass, silver ... are located in living spaces such as dining room, bedroom, living room ...

St. Paul Cathedral

Saint Paul Cathedral on the top of St.Paul Hill was built in 1521 by the Portuguese and is associated with the volatile Malacca City. The church has now burned down the roof, leaving only a vacant building and solid walls made of large red square stones but still one of the historic landmarks of the ancient city of Malacca. .

Jonker Street

Although it is a small town, Jonker is known as the "soul of Malacca" with its peaceful streets and ancient architecture houses. Guests will enjoy peaceful space while strolling along the street, visiting antique shops, handicrafts and souvenirs. Especially, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, this street banned cars and turned into night markets for visitors to visit and shop.

Christ Church

The church was built in the 18th century (1741 - 1753) according to Dutch architecture after occupying Malacca from Portugal. Initially, the church was painted white until the early 1900's, the church painted red. This is also the main color of most colonial buildings from the Dutch, so Christ is also called "Red Church."

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