Learn about the history, culture and architecture of Melaka at abundant museums. But better yet, experience it wandering past Chinese shophouses, Dutch colonial-era architecture, Chinese and Hindu temples, mosques and churches.
Take a dim sum breakfast, eat curry off a banana leaf for lunch, and dine on Peranakan specialities for dinner. Melaka isn’t swarming with hawker stalls but also offers a great choice of international and regional cuisines.
Shop Chinatown’s trinkets and beaded Peranakan shoes, or go modern in massive air-con malls for electronics and name brands. Don’t miss Jonker Walk Night Market.