It is not easy to rank the top five Malacca attractions for visitors. This is so because the tastes of people vary. There are history admirers, fun lovers, food maniacs, and adventurers. Keeping all these aspects in mind, here are 5 must-visit Malacca Tourist Attractions to make your trip worth remembering:
1. The Stadthuys
At Malacca, you would find some historical Dutch buildings that remind of the Dutch colonial rule on the land. Stadthuys is the oldest Dutch building in Southeast Asia. The building was completed in the mid-seventeenth century. The Stadthuys’ building has two floors. The 30-meter wide building has a prayer room, Secretary’s office, dining, and a guest room, a servant quarter, a prison, a warehouse, courtyards, and the office of the Chief Merchant. The building is a great historical architectural masterpiece that reminds us of the way ancient people used to build. The building has walls that are as much as one meter thick, very high ceilings, and floor tiles that make it very cool in summers. You should visit this red elegant building and appreciate the ancient Dutch architecture.
2. Melaka River Cruise
For nature lovers, the Melaka River is the best picnic point in the area. The Malacca River flows through the city dividing it into two. The clean water running through the river adds to the beauty of the city. Most of the passage of river is through streets which beautify the scenery and makes it a great view for paintings and photography. The Melaka River cruise is a slow travel entertainment along the river. A visitor can enjoy both the night cruise and the day cruise. Life and building around the river reflect in water adding to the attraction of the place.
3. Jonker Walk
The Jonker Walk is a must-visit Malacca tourist attraction. Especially at night, there is a flood of tourists in the Jonker Walk, yet you don’t need to worry. The place is very attractive despite being crowded at peak hours. If you want to have an experience of shopping at conventional stalls and shops, you must visit Jonker Walk at night. This place is a bazar with a world of shopping opportunities. The traffic is stopped at night to let the Jonkers party. You will find here food stalls, decoration objects, gift shops, handicraft shops, artifact stalls, antique stalls, jewelry shops, and everything that can embellish your time. A simple walk and dinner at the Jonker Walk will be a memorable venture.
4. A Famosa Fort
The A Famosa Fort Melaka is another must-visit place. There are multiple reasons for that including the location, history, and architecture. It is not simply a place to stop by for photos alone. This fort is 16th-century architecture built-in 1511 where you will feel like the clock set backward and you can see history with open eyes. The fort came under attack several times in history. The fort was discovered during excavation for the Menara Melaka. You will love how nature preserved this centuries-old building for you to visit and explore.
5. Sari tower
The adventure lovers will love this tall (but not the tallest) revolving tower of Malaysia. This Taming Sari tower or Menara Melaka has a height of 110 meters and the cabin carriage takes you up. The cabins revolve at 360 degrees to let you view the city from all angles. You can see closely located heritage sites like the Dutch graveyards, St. Paul Hill, Samudra Museum, Flor De La Mar, Dataran Pahlawan, and The Canals of Melaka. Taking a telescope on the Menara ride will be fun.