St Peter’s Church
The oldest functioning Catholic church in Malaysia, St Peter’s Church was built in 1710 by descendants of early Portuguese settlers. On...
Masjid Kampung Hulu
The oldest functioning mosque in Malaysia, this was commissioned by the Dutch in 1728. The Portuguese had destroyed all non-Christian...
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Malaysia’s oldest traditional Chinese temple (dating from 1646) remains a central place of worship for the Buddhist community in Melaka....
The staff take things at a serious stroll and the food is mediocre, but the location near the Melaka River, the late hours and the...
Features Nonya, Chinese, Thai and Western dishes. For cheap snacks, sample the Nonya popiah (RM2) or the pai tee (RM3), crispy...
Villa Sentosa information
While not an official museum, the 1920s Malay kampung house Villa Sentosa , on the Melaka River in Kampung Morten, is well worth a visit. A member of the family will show you around the house. There’s a varied collection of objects, including Ming dynasty ceramics and a 100-year-old copy of the Quran , but most of all it’s an opportunity to wander through a genuine kampung house.