At night, Melaka River is transformed into a river of lights.
Visitors sitting the Melaka River Cruise will be dazzled.
Come and enjoy your night cruises.
Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is no doubt charming. Its historical gems are among the best in the region, attracting travellers around the globe. But besides historical sites, Melaka actually has more to offer that make it ideal for family vacation.
Here are our picks for places you should visit with your family this coming year-end holidays.
This revolving tower enchants travellers whether during a bright, sunny day or dark, cold night. At the top-most elevation of 80 metres, travellers can feast their eyes over the stunning view of Melaka city. Among major landmarks that can be spotted are St. Paul’s Hill, Maritime Museum, Dataran Pahlawan, Malacca Straits Mosque and Besar Island.
Price: With MyKAD – MYR16.10 (Adult), RM10.45 (Child) / Without MyKAD – MYR21.80 (Adult), RM14.20 (Child)
Operation Hour: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Daily)
Address: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Tel: +6 06 288 1100
What other better way to start your tour of Melaka than taking the Melaka River Cruise? From Melaka River Square Jetty or Spice Garden Jetty where travellers can purchase cruise tickets, travellers can hop to several iconic spots along the route such as Stadthuys, Jonker Street, Water Wheel, Kampung Morten, Kampung Hulu Mosque, beautiful old bridges and more. Best to experience the cruise during sunset or at night.
Check the ticket price HERE.
Operating Hour: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Daily)
Address: Jalan Laksamana, 75000 Malacca
Tel: +6 06 281 4322
The SHORE Oceanarium The SHORE Interactive Museum The SHORE SKy Tower Melaka
The SHORE is more than just a shopping mall. There are a few attractions within this building worth visiting with your family such as The SHORE Oceanarium, The SHORE Sky Tower, The SHORE 3D Interactive Park and The SHORE Toy Museum. It is definitely convenient to visit so many attractions all under one roof!
Address: The SHORE, Pinggiran @Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, Melaka, 75100 Melaka
Also read: In Case You Didn’t Know (#ICYDK) Melaka
Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis
If you find glimmering trishaws overrated, then try riding on bullock carts! In the olden days, bullock carts were the main mode of transport. It is hard to experience the ride nowadays since almost anywhere else in Malaysia has abandoned it for motorised and mechanised vehicles.
To experience this bullock cart ride, travellers need to go to Telok Mas, which is half an hour away from Melaka city centre by car. The bullock cart riding experience would take around an hour and a half, bringing travellers to various parts of the kampung (village). You could also try donning traditional Malay attire, rubber-tapping and tasting traditional delicacies like tapai and ubi kayu. Talk about living like the locals!
Price: MYR40 per head (minimum 15 persons, prior reservation is needed)
Address: Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis, KM 10, Jalan Tambak Bugis, Telok Mas, 75460 Melaka
Tel: +6 019 756 3341 / +6 012 765 3341
Literally means Hang Tuah Settlement, this place is interesting for you to learn about the aspects of the local Malay culture like the types of food, attire, architecture, legends and folklores. You can even get involved in a mock Malay traditional wedding at the Balai Adat (‘cultural pavilion’) either as guests or betrothed couple. Travellers also get to learn and play traditional games like congkak, chapteh and batu Seremban, as well as trying on traditional clothes.
Entrance Fee: MYR3 (adult), MYR2 (senior citizen) and MYR1 (children)
Operating Hour: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday – Sunday)
Rest Hours (Friday – 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Address: Balai Adat, Perkampungan Hang Tuah, Kampung Duyong, 75450 Melaka
Tel: +6 06 292 6340
Make your family trip educational by visiting this 11-acre sanctuary to meet and greet thousands of colourful butterflies. There are more than 20 species of them here, including rare species like Black and White Helen, Malayan Birdwing and Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing, which is Malaysia’s national butterfly. Travellers and their family should also visit other parts of the sanctuary such as Kampung Buaya (Crocodile Village), Snake Garden, Bird Aviary, Lizard Territory, Emu Ranch, Bugs Kingdom, Koi Garden, and Tarantula Cave.
Entrance Fee: MYR22 (adult) and MYR16 (child 3-12 years old)
Operating Hour: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (daily)
Address: Malacca Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka
Tel: +6 06 232 0033
Dubbed as the largest water theme park in Malaysia, this place is perfect for a wet, fun-filled family day! Be sure to experience all of the sections within this park such as the Arabian Village, Kids Adventure Pool, Family Raft, Wave Pool, Big Ice Cream, Hula Hula, High Speed Ride and more!
Entrance Fee: MYR30 (Adult) / MYR24 (Child)
Operating Hour: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. (Saturday Sunday) / 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (other days except Tuesday)
Address: Jalan Kemus, Simpang Empat, Melaka, 78000 Alor Gajah
Tel: +6 06 552 0888
Tourism Melaka hosted a Networking Dinner to honor 2D Stryker
Brigade Combat Team , 2D Infantry Division (US) head by Colonel Jerry
Turnel, the Brigade Commander of 2-2 Sryker Brigade Combat Team
Colonel Jerry Turnel were joined by 127 of his combat team members
tonight after a day tour around the historical sites and a few famous
tourist attraction in Melaka. The dinner were also attended by Mr
Shamsul Ambia, represents the State of Melaka with Pn Norena Jaafar, GM of Tourism Melaka and YBhg. Dato’ Mejar Kolonel Hasagaya Abdullah, Panglima Markas 3 Divisyen.
The delegates earlier were brought for tour around the heritage sites by the
Heritage Walking Tour, the museums , viewing 360 degree of Melaka town
by Menara Taming Sari and cruising the famous Sungai Melaka by Melaka
River Cruise besides experiencing the authentic Melaka foods.
Thanks to US Army for choosing Melaka as the prefered destination and we are looking forward your next trip soon
There are places in a city which became center of attractions for tourists and Stadthuys Melaka is among the most visited Malacca attractions for tourist. It is an Old Dutch building, actually a reconstructed one, that is a big city hall once used for public gatherings. Representing the Dutch architecture, it is a red building in the center of city that was built in 1650 by the Dutch people on the land. For the same reason, Stadthuys Melaka is also known as the famous Dutch Square.
Stadthuys in old Dutch spelling referred to City Hall. The other famous name of Stadthuys include Red Square Dutch Square.
Stadthuys Melaka is the oldest Dutch building in the east. The Stadthuys or Stadius was built under the administration of Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor. During the British rule in nineteenth century, the Malacca Free School started operating near the vicinity of the Stadthuys. The Stadthuys had been used mostly as the center of administrative work. It served government deepl operations for over 300 years. The building today serves as a history museum. Since 1982, it displays the history of Melaka during times of Malay Sultanate, Portuguese, Dutch and British colonization.
Being in the heart of the historical city, the Stadthuys Melaka is surrounded by many visit-worthy tourist places. There is an eighteenth century Christ Church Melaka nearby. The other nearby tourist places include Melaka River, Melaka River Cruise, famous Jonker Street, Cheng Ho Culture Museum, Maritime Museum, Malaysian Youth Museum. A must observe landmark of the Dutch Square, the Queen Victoria’s Fountain is also located here.
One of the popular activity and things to do in Melaka is to stroll around Stadthuys and take as much as pictures possible. You will also find this landmark on many postcards in Melaka.
After the maintenance of the building and its conversion into a museum, it is used as the Museum of History Ethnography. You would find here customs of Malacca people through their statues, dressing and occupations. You will find history of the place in the mas hanging through walls, photographs and the exhibits.
The Stadthuys is still a live place that is center of attraction for the tourists. It is also called the Dutch Square Melaka. It is just vpn besides the Christ Church. The famous Jonker Street is just opposite to the Stadthuys.
Stadthuys Melaka is one of the fame tourist attraction in Malacca so you will not have any problem getting to Stadthuys. Most likely, you will be staying in a nearby hotel or hostels and you can just walk to this place. You need to walk to or take a cab to the Stadthuys if you’re accommodation is a bit far.
It is a recommendation to visit the closely located places of Melaka in a go and, of course on foot. Furthermore, you can inquire from the hotel or hostel staff as well.
The Stadthuys Melaka was constructed as an administrative block today it is one of the best places to visit in Melaka. While visiting this place, make sure to take lot of selfies 🙂
Photo Credit: Brian Jeffery