Travel to Melaka


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.

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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.

Taming Sari Tower

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



Melaka River Cruise

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 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



Perkampungan Hang Tuah

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


Malacca Butterfly Reptile Sanctuary

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



A’ Famosa Water Theme Park

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

Travel to Melaka

#MyMelakaVisit : Dinner with 2D Stryker Brigade Combat Team , 2D Infantry Division (US)

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

Travel to Melaka

Stadthuys Melaka – The Famous Dutch Square

Stadthuys Melaka - The famous Dutch square in Malacca

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.

History of Stadthuys

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.

Attractions around Stadthuys

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.

Inside View

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.

Getting to 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

Travel to Melaka

Getting around Melaka


As any other historical city, Malacca is very interesting, original and special. It offers delicious local cuisine, amazing attraction places and many astonishing photo shoot points. No matter how curious or eager you can be, this state will fulfill your whims. If you choose Malacca as your tourist destination you won’t be disappointed. As soon as you reached this city, don’t waste your time, just find a conveyance and explore, learn, eat, drink, have fun and feel Melaka.

Whether you are travelling alone, as a couple or in a group, the best way to get around the prime of Malacca is on foot. First of all visit Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum and Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum. These 2 places will tell you everything about Malaccan history. It is very important to know its past. The good part about Melaka is almost 70% of the major attractions are within 1km radius. There is no better way to have a good feel about Melaka by walking. It’s also a good free way to burn calorie without too exhausted.

If you are running out of time, rent a bicycle or join a cycling tour group. Some hotels offer bicycle rental for their guests. Each corner in Malacca denotes history, but at the same time, it is a modern city. The drawback of cycling within the city area is there is limited tracks for bicycle so sharing roads with cars and buses may become a bit dangerous. Also, do take note that some attractions in the hill side like St. Paul’s Hill are not reachable in bike.

When you reached Malacca River, try to look for Muara Jetty, which is next to Quayside Heritage Centre. This is the where the river cruise journey starts. In the 45-min sightseeing tour, you’ll cruise past historic buildings, old warehouses(godowns) and graffiti art on the buildings. Melaka River Cruise is one of the best ways to see the city’s beauty. If you haven’t got enough of the river view, pick a restaurant by the river and see how the environment changes color when the sky turns dark.

An unusual transport within Melaka is a trishaw. It is a small vehicle with a pedal and three wheels. You can find them at the Dutch Square. This non-pollute vehicle driver and at the same time guide, will acquaint you with every touristic point in the city.

No doubt a car is the faster way to explore a city. For most visitors who wants to explore Melaka outside the prime city area, hail for a taxi and the driver will take you anywhere you want. If you prefer chartered taxi services, they are available at the end of Jalan Kee Ann. A taxi can carry up to 4 passengers. As most taxi drivers don’t use meter, it is best to negotiate the price before hopping in the taxi. You are being ripped off if a ride less than 5 mins is charged RM15. A personal car is the most convenient vehicle. You have everything you may need at hand, especially when you travel with kids.

Any transport vehicle you choose will help you to explore the beautiful and unique Malacca.

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2 Responses to Getting around Melaka

  1. Anne Liltved says:

    I have tried to find a bus from Malacca to Mersing on July 8, but it seems as if they are all fully booked. Could it still be a chance to find bus transport or do we need to take a taxi (family of five)?

    • Go Admin says:

      You may want to search for the bus availability at Easybook and see if you can secure the seats. If bus transport is not possible, taking a taxi is an option.

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