If you are visiting Malaysia, we highly recommend Melaka or Malacca, one of the most visited tourists destinations in the country with its hand-crafted souvenirs, red-painted Dutch brick architecture, colorful Baba-Nyononya houses, grandiose temples, and commanding mosques. In 2008, Melaka or Malacca became a UNESCO heritage site, the birthplace of the Malay civilization, and with a very rich history of colonialism under the ruling of the Portuguese, the British, and the Dutch. When it comes to the currency in Melaka, it is called Ringgit, with the best rates of money exchange in Kula Lumpur’s malls and CMB Bank in the airport, and the currency rate is about 1 MYR=USD0.23.
To get to Melaka, there are three international airports which include the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) which is a low-cost carrier, and the Subang Skylark Airport. You can take a domestic flight to Malacca International Airport from Kuala Lumpur which is situated in Batu Berendam, or you can also travel via bus for about two and a half hours. If you are coming from Singapore, you can take a bus at the Queen street Bus Terminal, Katong V Mall, City Plaza Singapore, Golden Mile complex, Tampines, Boon bay, and Golden Mile Tower, and the travel time is approximately four hours. It is pretty easy to get around in Melaka with cheap attractions and the areas are just walking distance. In Melaka, the most visited attractions are Chinatown District, famous for the Nyonya houses converted to museums and antique shops, and the Dutch Square, well-known for its red buildings. For only MYR per hour, you can enjoy having a tour around Melaka, good for two persons through a trishaw or tricycle decorated with stuff toys and flowers, featuring cartoon characters such as Pokemon, Hello Kitty, and Doraemon. You can also take the Melaka river cruise, which is a leisure way to tour around.
Hotel accommodations in Melaka are reasonably priced that can fit any budget including cheap, mid-range, and luxury hotels available. The must-see attractions include the Christ Church Melaka, the Stadthuys, Jonker walk, St. Paul’s Hill, A’Famosa Fort, Maritime Museum, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthu Temple, Kampung Kling Mosque, Taming Sari Tower, and Melaka Floating Mosque. When it comes to the famous Melaka food, they include chicken rice balls, cendol, Nyonya laksa or Nyonya asam laksa, and Gula Melaka. For more information about Melaka attractions, food, and accommodations, feel free to check our website or homepage now.
There are a lot of things to do in Melaka aside from taking photos and sight-seeing the best attractions. Experience Melaka at its best by having a tour with your family and friends. Book a tour package now!