Malacca Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 88%History Buffs
- 61%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 61%Budget Travelers
- 61%Art & Design Lovers
- 56%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (82)
- MalaccaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3Jan 06, 2014
Malacca is a beautiful city rich with Malaysian culture. Just walking through the streets feels like a cultural experience - everywhere you look is beautiful architecture, buildings, and artwork inside buildings and out.
The waterfront area is exceptionally pretty, and a great place to walk without taking any tours or buying anything.
Malacca is a great stopping place on the way through Malaysia - it is very easy to get to on any bus system from Singapore going North or on the way South.
- MalaccaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsJan 06, 2014
Malacca (Melaka) is a great city for socializing. While the streets of Chinatown might be a bit hokey, and the colonial flavor of the compact city center better done elsewhere, where Malacca really shines is in its night markets. Jonker street becomes transformed by food stalls and hawkers, and the whole life of the city floods into the streets to eat and drink, with live music abounding. You might be able to do Malacca in a day, but you'll stay an extra one just to visit the markets again.
- MalaccaMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
If you're a Joseph Conrad fan like me, then there's no reason NOT to go to Melaka. If Lord Jim ain't yo' thang, then Melaka is just about the only place on earth that I know of where you can swear you were about to step into a Chinese temple and end up in a mosque instead. The fusion of cultures runs the gamut from architecture to food to the people themselves - a fascinating place (and a good jumping off point for excursions across the Straits into Indonesia).
- MalaccaOct 18, 2013
An easy overnight excursion from Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the southern town of Melaka has that same sleepy feeling as Penang in the north, with just as much of a wealth of culture and history to boot. Two things not to miss: Peranakan architecture and Nyonya cooking, both the results of Chinese/Malaysian/colonial cultural fusion.
- MalaccaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
Malacca happens to be one of my favourite dsetinations in all over Asia. It is a laid back, and culturally interesting town. Fairly popular to independent travelers as well. The riverside is beautiful to walk around, Bukit China was very interesting. I found the best souvenir shop in the riverside, I bought traditional shadow puppets and incents.
- MalaccaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 25, 2013
Malacca is a fantastic mix of cultures and one of my favorite place to visit in Malaysia. Its food and architecture is unique--blended from the Straits Chinese and the former local population. Combine these Parnakan with the several European colonial powers that held influence here, and you'll understand how interesting Malacca is.
- MalaccaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 23, 2013
If you are into historical sites and cultural history, this is the place to be. The whole state is literally a museum! And food!
- MalaccaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Mar 17, 2013
People use to call this "Red Church", it is easily spotted in the Malacca town. Normally will be surrounded by people and you need to find a good spot for photography. Around that area, got those souvenirs hawkers around, and you also can find "Beca" at there also.
- MalaccaSep 21, 2012
The famous Capitol Satay Celup in Malacca that I've been wanted to try for so long and finally I did! It was Malaysia Day so we took 2 hours for the queue and finally we got to be seated with enthusiasm and tiredness but the taste of the satay gravy was just so so...Not worth for the 2 hours waiting!
- MalaccaSep 18, 2012
شهر ملاکا، دارای دو بخش است. بافت قدیم و بافت جدید. مناطق توریستی آن در بافت قدیم هستند. چند کلیسای قدیمی، کالسکه هایی که به جای اسب دوچرخه دارند و ... که دیدن آنها خالی از لطف نیست. این شهر، شهری ساحلی است و یک مسجد در ساحل آن ساخته شده که بسیار دیدنی است.
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