People who visit Malaysia would typically only spend their time in the nation’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur. But, there is a lot of places to explore here in Malaysia, particularly Melaka.
Malacca or Melaka is the name of the place and is definitely one of the rich cultural heritage sites in the world, according to UNESCO.
Because of its rich cultural history, you will definitely spend a great time here since there are a lot of places to explore. But aside from exploration, there are also places you can visit where you can relax with your significant other or girl escort for companionship.
Today, I am going to go over some awesome things to do in Malacca. Just keep in mind that for the purpose of this article, I may use Melaka or Malacca interchangeably. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Take a Trishaw Ride at the Square
At the heart of the city, you can find the Dutch Square. This place is also known as the Red Square, mainly because almost all of the structures here are painted red.
Here, you can find some amazing shops and museums that talk about the Dutch colonization period back in the day. Its neighbors include Queen Victoria’s Fountain, Stadthuys, and Christ Church.
But, if you are not fond of taking a leisurely stroll all over the area, you can take one of these cute trishaw rides that are modeled after some famous cartoons.
I’ve found some trishaws that have Pokemon and Hello Kitty designs, but the locals say that there are others that depict other popular TV shows as well.
Go to Porta De Santiago to Find Out More About the Portuguese Invasion
The Portuguese are among the first colonizers in the nation and you can find some structures that were built back in the day that is still standing now. Head over to the Porta De Santiago to find these pieces.
From there, you can go to the old St. Paul’s Cathedral and you can go from either Porta de Santiago at the back or Stadthuys at the front.
Take a Cruise
Although not considered a luxury cruise by any means, a river cruise along the Melaka River is definitely recommended still. That is because the city is filled with both old and modern structures and there are some that are even covered in art.
Be sure to have your cameras or camera phones ready as you will definitely be taking a lot of pictures as you go along the huge Melaka river.
Find a Hostel
Sure, you can go to the more luxury hotels that you can find in the city, but if you really want to experience what Melaka has to offer, find a hostel that has impeccable art pieces.
The ones that I can suggest are Tidur Tidur’s Guesthouse or Ringo’s Foyer Guesthouse. Both of these hostels feature antique-shops and the walls are filled with murals that you can, of course, take pictures of.
Go Around Jonker Street
Jonker Street is a busy street because you can find a lot of things here. You can either go to the different museums here or you can go during the night to sample some of the city’s amazing street eats.