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We hope to write our comments and views on the development of the tourism sector in Melaka so that old cultural jewels can be retained and new ones generated to attract more visitors to our Melakan shores.

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Best 10 Malacca Tourist Attractions you should NOT miss

Malacca Tourist Attractions - Jonker Walk


There are plenty of Malacca tourist attractions to visit on your trip and the fact that Melaka is a UNESCO heritage site, every street and corner became an attraction for the visitors. People that have visited Malacca would tell you why it is one of the best places to visit in South East Asia. Whether you want to go for fun, foodie venture, historical tour or natural beauty, Malacca is one of the best tourist destination in Malaysia.

Best 10 Malacca Tourist Attractions

We have compiled list of the best 10 Malacca tourist attractions, which should not be miss. For the activities you can do in Melaka, please checkout top things to do in Melaka.

1. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park

For fun lovers, Melaka Wonderland Theme Park is among the best Malacca tourist attractions. You would find one of the best theme park of Asia in here. It is located in the area of Ayer Keroh. You would not feel any less entertained than any of other theme parks. The clean blue water in the ponds and pools will wash away your worries and you would never regret putting Melaka Wonderland on the top of your list. Slide, twirl, jump and get thrilled in Melaka and be a cheery child again!


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2. The Stadthuys

When back from Malaysia, you will surely like to tell your buddies that you actually visited a seventeenth century building; The Stadthuys in Melaka. It is one of the Malacca tourist attractions for history lovers while not the only one. It is said that it is the oldest structure of Dutch architecture that survived in Melaka. The colonial time structure lives in the shape of gigantic walls, wide windows and heavy doors. The reddish brown, wooden-iron structure is the place to visit if you want to see oldest Malacca buildings.

Among all Malacca tourist attractions, this one should not be missed. The picture of The Stadthuys can be seen in plenty of postcards in Melaka as well.

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3. A Famosa Fort

Can’t tell if your picture with A Famosa Fort where a cannon on your right will be most liked or the one with the cannon on your left. But a trip the famous, A Famosa Fort is going to be fun and your buddies will love to comment on your pictures at A Famosa Fort. Reason? The fort got history, sight, location and architecture. It is sixteenth century building that survived only enough to tell you where the fort stood. A Famosa Fort reminds of the Portuguese rule in the country. The only thing the fort misses till today is; A picture with you. A Famosa Fort is also among the recommended heritage places to visit in Melaka.

4. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Probably among the first Chinese to enter Malacca, and introduced a culture that will mix with Malay’s to give birth to a unique and celebrated culture of Chinese-Malays or the Baba Nyonya. The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is one of the finest depiction of culture of the Chinese Malay people. You would love to see the art, architecture, furniture, style and bridal rooms of the culture that are still saved in the museum.

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5. Melaka Zoo

I love the way my Chinese friend calls it an animal garden. The Malacca Zoo offers same species of animals you would not find anywhere else in the world. There are no two headed dogs or four headed snakes. What makes Melaka Zoo Ayer Keroh specialty is to offer an environment where animal moves freely and yet providing safe environment to the visitors as well. Seriously, I don’t like talking to animals with them behind the bars. Animals are no prisoners! You would love the stalls in the zoo too and will certainly appreciate a guided tour.

A unique feature of the Zoo is the Night Safari, which is also known as Melaka Zoo Night Safari. If you’re looking for some nighttime fun then a visit to the night safari is must. There are plenty of Malacca tourist attractions and Melaka Zoo is always favorite among families.

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6. Bukit Cina

The China Hill in Melaka, also known as Bukit Cina is home to a number of graves of Chinese ancestors in Malaysia. At first sight, you won’t believe that it is a graveyard. The reason is that the graves are spread at an area and the graves are not simply pile of rocks. They hold memorials of the ancestors. There are around 12,500 graves. People jog here since the scenery is good and the area is green and fresh.

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7. Malacca Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary

Malacca Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary is a serious endeavor. You will find here the cutest parrots, the most colorful big size butterflies and the haunting thick snakes. The sanctuary also called Taman Rama Rama, offers you view of the best crocodiles in the town! A Must visit if you doubt it and again a must visit Malacca tourist attractions if you believe it.

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8. Jonker Walk

If you have been to Malacca before then you probably took a walk in the famous Jonker Street once or twice. You also bought something from the street or ate from one of the local restaurants. The street is so popular among the tourists that the local authorities have made an attraction by the name of Jonker Walk. If you are visiting Malacca then you should experience Jonker Walk in the famous Jonker Street.

The street became live mostly past sunset and that’s the best time to visit this local attraction. There are plenty of stalls on both side of the street selling various stuff. You will find a lot of souvenirs as well and the local food.

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9. Menara Taming Sari

One hundred and ten (110) meters tall tower, the Menara Taming Sari Melaka is a great Malacca tourist attractions for those that love to see how the city looks at a glance. The Tower offers a 360 degree view allowing you to see different places, their locations and distances. Operational since 2008, the tower is visited by most of tourists at night because the city turns into a very mystical place at night as seen from above. If you’re not afraid of heights, this Malacca tourist attraction should be in your to-do list.

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10. Maritime Museum Melaka

You would find another Melaka attraction a little ahead of the Stadthuys. It is the Maritime Museum that offers you model of ship that does not belong to this century. You have probably seen such ships in movies but here you will come to know that this model is Portuguese and the ship is replica of ship that sank in the coast of Malacca. This model is 34 meters high and 8 meters wide. The Museum preserves the history of Malacca, particularly its maritime history.

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Please let us know what do you think of best 10 Malacca tourist attractions list. Share your experience by adding comments below. If you’re traveling across Malaysia and want to know tourist attractions in other destinations, below are some of the recommended guides:

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Dreaming For The Best Time With Family in Penang? Trust These Selected Hotels!

Judged as one of the “10 Island to Explore Before You Die” by Yahoo! Travels, Penang indeed a great place for everyone. Even the family can perfectly enjoy their quality time in this island. There are great beaches to have fun in, a line of majestic historical heritages to discover, natural scenes to cherish, multicultural society to befriend, also tasty culinary to enjoy.

Now, you don’t need to hesitate to visit Penang for pampering your family. If you are dreaming about the best family time on this island, you can trust to these top 3 Penang hotels that rank as the best Family Friendly hotel by TripAdvisor.

Seven Terraces

Stewart Lane, George Town
Rated “excellent” by most travelers on TripAdvisor, Seven Terrace is the 5-star Penang hotel that radiates the majestic charm of Anglo-Chinese culture. Bring your family here to immerse amidst the artistic nuance of Georgetown Penang, even when you stay inside the room.

Family Suites are available in antique Peranakan setting, suitable for a family of 5 persons. The Family Suites is designed as a duplex with spacious lounge and sleeping area. We can say staying in this room is like living inside the antique gallery.

Take your family to sample the authentic Peranakan cuisines at the Kebaya Restaurant that made using the perfect combination of the cooking methods of Asian and French. There is a public lounge contains swimming pool and garden as a perfect place to relax with family.

You can bring your family wandering the surrounding areas that filled with historical and artistic spots, also the local street eateries. Obviously, Seven Terraces is the perfect place to take your family getting close to the local culture of Penang.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Penang

Batu Ferringhi Beach
Set amidst the greenery with century-old rain trees, this 5-star hotel catering family retreat to the higher level. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa ensure your family can enjoy the tropical holiday at this beachside hotel.

Choose the Family Room with the Seaview for the best moment with your beloved. The family room is designed in contemporary style, featuring 5-star amenities and attached private balcony. You can ask the staff to prepare the in-room dining kid’s menu while spending time in this hotel.

The pristine swimming pool at the Garden Wing area is the one that suitable for the entire family. It’s nice with natural setting amidst the greenery and big stones.

Your kids surely will love this hotel since it has the Adventure Zone as the indoor family entertainment center that comes up with slides, snack counter, etc. The Cool Zone Kids Club also available on the Mezzanine level of the Adventure Zone. It is particularly provided for younger children under 12 years old that so enticing with fun activities, including arts and crafts class

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Batu Ferringhi Beach
On every side of the world, Hard Rock Hotel is always hailed impeccable for the family retreat. This international hotel is now open in Penang as the 4-star hotel that stranded along the famous beaches of Batu Ferringhi.

The entire rooms are designed in contemporary theme, full with hypes and vibrant element just like the rooms of a Rockstar. Bring your family to feel the treatment like a superstar, start by selecting the Roxity Kids Suites that complemented with awesome amenities, including the Playstation 3! You can choose the suites with the courtyard so the kids can play outdoors without need to leave the room.

From 6 food and beverage outlets, The Starz Diner and Pizzeria are the perfect choice for family dining. Both the restaurant serves kid’s menu.

Speaking of good fun, Hard Rock Hotel Penang understands your family need by offering outstanding family-friendly facilities. Some facilities to enjoy are ultimate foam party, Roxity kids’ club, Tabu Teens Club, hair salon, Rock shop, and the magnificent swimming pool of this rock and roll Penang hotel.

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