Melaka has transformed itself from a faded port city into a strutting tourist hub, and its kaleidoscope of cultures makes it one of Malaysia’s most irresistible weekends away. In this tour, enjoy a full day journey from Kuala Lumpur city center to discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site rich in history and culture.
This private tour begins with your driver/guide picking you up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur city center. Sit back and relax in the air-conditioned car as you ride down the highway. The journey will take approximately 2 hours. Enjoy the scenic views of nature on the way.
A fascinating blend of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences have made Melaka one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Your tour starts at St. Peter's Church and the pink Dutch administrative buildings that now house the Melaka Museum and government offices. Here experience the bustling square, heritage architecture and glitzy trishaws.
Make a stop at Porta de Santiago (also known as A Famosa) which is what’s left of a Portuguese fortress, mostly destroyed when the British arrived in Melaka in 1641. It is the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. This site's rich historical background earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in July 2008.
Your journey then continues with a visit to Jonker Street, where the best eateries can be found. You can stop for lunch to try out local favourites Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball, aromatic laksas or cendol – syrup-soaked shaved ice with scatterings of coconut, tapioca and green pandan noodles for a dessert.
Another interesting place to explore is Jalan Tokong Besi in Chinatown which is also called Harmony Street because Temples and Mosques of the three main religions of Malaysia are located peacefully in the same small street. Once you are satisfied with the visit, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur city center.