10 Amazing Adventures You Should Try in Malacca
See the City View While on a River Boat
Step on the Melaka River Cruise for a short city tour at a leisurely pace. Offering sights such as the famous Malay village Kampung Morten and the breathtaking murals alongside Jonker Walk, you’ll get to see the best parts of this historic city during the 45-minute trip alone or with a Melaka girl escort beside you.
Visit Menara Taming Sari
Menara Taming Sari is a gyro tower in Banda Hilir, offering an exciting 360-degree view of the city. The journey may be only seven minutes long, but you’ll get a taste of almost all the city has to offer; popular tourist hot spots like St. Paul’s Hill and Independence Memorial Tower, as well as new shopping sites like Dataran Pahlawan and Mahkota Parade.
Love Nature at the Botanical Garden
Escape the city’s hustle and bustle and dive into lush greenery with a visit to Ayer Keroh’s Botanical Garden. Host to over 300 species of flora and fauna, enjoy a beautiful morning walk, a safe jog or bike ride through its roads, and explore the Book Village in the center of the park when you’re finished.
Tour Bandar Hilir Sites
Historic buildings such as the Stadthuys and St. Paul’s Church exist side by side with fascinating museums such as the Maritime Museum and the Malacca Sultanate Palaca Museum, and if you want a full tour, sign up for a full peek at the Dutch Heritage Trail.
Buy Local Products
Please include a guide to Chinatown in your Kuala Lumpur list of things to do! You’ll find a lot of different items and products sold at dirt-cheap rates in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown, from traditional Chinese plants to extremely catchy knockoffs.
Tour the Villages
Kampung Morten in Malacca is luckily one of these, as this picturesque village on the banks of the Malacca River retains its historic scenery (with colorful wooden houses) and its original everyday way of life.
Batik is a complicated craft, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try yourself. Learn the art of batik printing and bring back your work as a memento through Melaka Batik House’s classes and develop a deeper appreciation for this highly coveted form of art.
Taste the Peranakan Dishes
Malacca is also Peranakan’s birthplace, descendants of Chinese immigrants from the 15th century who settled and married local Malay ladies. The outcome is a unique combination of two very diverse cultures and lifestyles, and this is demonstrated in good measure by Peranakan dishes–Chinese ingredients are fused with spices and cooked using malay cooking techniques.
Relax at A’ Famosa Resort
A’ Famosa Resort, located in Alor Gajah, may be a 45-minute drive from the center of Malacca, but if you’re looking for a fun family getaway, it’s worth the trip. The resort consists of a vast water park, an animal safari, and an incredible’ cowboy village’ with dazzling Red Indian displays and fireworks every night, as well as on-site accommodation.
Stroll Around Jonker Street
It’s definitely the place to go to absorb the history of the city and enjoy some great shopping, dining and nightlife, Jonker Street is vibrant and lined with museums (like the Baba Nyonya History Museum), souvenir stores, antique factories, and art galleries, along with a host of bars and specialty shops.