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Melaka is the oldest capital
city in the state of Malaysia and it is the center of Malaccan history
as well. There are many preserved landmarks that represent the essence
of Malaccan history right from the occupation of Dutch, Portuguese, British
and Japanese. Today, Melaka has been established as one of the UNESCO world
heritage sites and shouldn't be missed when visiting Malaysia.
|Most of the interesting
travel spots in Melaka are concentrated in the center of the city. The
famous Jonker Walk or Jalan Hang Jebat is known for its extensive antique
pieces and great food options. New cafes and specialty stores nicely dotted
the area which only added charm to this amazing lane. Peranakan architecture
is very apparent in Jonker Walk.
Melaka tourism is largely
dependent on its cultural heritage hence they preserve it as much as they
can. Here, you can find many remarkable museums especially in Bandar Hilir
area. A Famosa Fort and St. Paul Hill can also be found in this area. These
remnants dated as far as 500 years ago and very captivating to see.
Melaka Sultanate Palace museum
is situated at the foot of St. Paul's Hill. Although this is not the original
palace, it is now home to Malacca Cultural artifacts. Climbing up the hill
of St. Paul, you will find ruins of St. Paul's Church, another heritage
structure of Melaka.
|A'Famosa Fort is among the
oldest existing European architectural remains in Asia. It was once an
enormous and powerful structure and only the tiny gate survived overtime.
It was built by Portuguese commander Afonso de Albuquerque who believed
that Melaka would become a port linking Portugal and China.
Stadthuys on the other hand,
is the big red building that stood next to the stairway of St. Paul's church.
It was the official residence of the Dutch Governor and has been an important
landmark in Melaka, Malaysia. Today, it is home to two museums, the Historic
Museum and the Ethnography Museum where travelers can find large collection
of traditional bridal costumes and Malacca's relics.
At the back is yet another
museum, the Literature Museum.
Northeast of Malacca town,
travelers can find the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China. Bukit
China's tombs dated back to Ming Dynasty and are well kept by Melaka community.
|One of the oldest landmarks
in Malacca, is the Kampung Keling Mosque. It was built by Indian Muslim
traders in 18th century and it features the unique architectural influence
of Sumatra while the Cheng Hoon Teng temple is believed to be the oldest
Chinese temple in Malaysia. It is a Buddhist temple richly decorated with
mythological figures and breathtaking wood carvings and furnishings.
Melaka also offers sandy
beaches off shores, the two main islands to visit are Pulau Besar which
is a beach haven and Pulau Upeh, a nature lover's paradise. Pulau Upeh
is also home to the rare Hawksbill turtle. These islands can be accessed
by taking a ferry from Jeti Anjung Batu in Umbai.
There are many fascinating
tourist spots here in Melaka, Malaysia aside from the above mentioned.
Melaka is a compact town filled with many tourist attractions which delight
tourist all over the world. Going around town is made simple with Bas Panorama
Melaka which operates all throughout Melaka, giving tourists the convenience
of getting to one place and another.
Truly, a Melaka travel is
like a walk back in time with its rich and preserved culture you will not
find anywhere else in the world. It is truly amazing how the Melaka community
cared for their heritage and managed to cater to its multicultural history.
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|About the Author:
Nowal has been a freelance travel writer and photographer for almost 10
years now. His expertise lies in Asia Travel Guides. Melaka
Travel Guide is his recent travel guide to the historical city of Malaysia.
The travel guide focus on travel, tourism and places to visit in the straits
of Malacca, Malaysia.
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Offering comfortable accommodation
and quality services, this property is the perfect base for you to reside
whether you are in Melaka for business or pleasure. Situated in the
heart of the city, Bayview Hotel Melaka is within the proximity from the
entertainment and shopping areas as well as few minutes away from the business
district. The Christ Church, Hang Tuah Mausoleums, State Mosque as well
as the Crocodile and Butterfly Park are the local attractions nearby the
property. Overlooking the swimming pool and the lush rock garden,
the Palette Cafe serves local and international dishes for you to enjoy.
Guests can also relish Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine in an elegant setting
of the onsite Southern Court Chinese Restaurant. You can also chill out
at the cosy bar with a fine drink after a busy day.
Holiday Inn Melaka is the
city’s freshest hotel with 275 rooms including suites in a gleaming 20-storey
white tower, the strikingly modern hotel is a relaxing base to explore
the Portuguese-influenced and UNESCO- listed Heritage city. Located on
a stylish waterfront of the Straits of Melaka, it is conveniently next
to the city’s main shopping and historical interest places and as well
as business and entertainment hub. The hotel offers guests a whole
host of facilities including a sparkling infinity pool, exotic Tea Tree
Spa and 2 on-site restaurants serving cuisine ranging from Italian to local
and international delights.
Bringing you the allure
of historical Melaka with modern day conveniences, this 22-storey international
business hotel features 496 luxuriously furnished rooms with each room
offering a generous view of the Straits of Melaka or historical St. Paul's
Hill. Within walking distance to the main business, shopping and entertainment
districts. Apart from the large selection of dining and entertainment
outlets, the hotel also prides itself in offering the biggest and most
advanced meeting and banquet facilities in Melaka. The banqueting
and catering team is famed for its versatility in accommodating theme dinners.
This Renaissance Melaka
Hotel is the first Renaissance hotel in Asia, situated in the heart of
the historical city of Melaka, blending old-world charm with modern luxuries
and attentive business services. The cultural and heritage sites like St
Paul's Hill, Stadhuys buildings, Jonker Street, Kampung Morten and Malacca
River are all located near Renaissance Melaka Hotel. After a busy day,
you can relax by the swimming pool while enjoying with stunning sunsets
or take a moment for yourself in our state-of-the-art, well-equipped fitness
centre. Diverse dining options abound in the hotel itself including our
award-winning Long Feng Chinese Restaurant and Olio Italian Restaurant.
Located on the banks of
the river which in yesteryear teemed with Chinese junks and spice-laden
vessels from all over the world, The Majestic Malacca provides a glimpse
into the splendid saga of an extraordinary empire. Founded centuries ago
by a Sumatran prince, Malacca grew to become a powerful sultanate and the
centre of the lucrative spice trade, visited by Arab, Tamil and Chinese
merchants and subjected to dominance by the Portuguese, Dutch and British
in turn. The Majestic Malacca is an integral part of Malacca's colourful
history. The original serene mansion, dating back to the 1920's, remains
at the heart of the hotel, whilst a new building has been created, mirroring
the original architecture, to house 54 spacious rooms and suites.
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