Melaka Botanical Garden


A good place for an easy ramble, this lush green enclave is part jungle and part landscaped park with paved trails along which you can walk, cycle or ride an electric buggy – both the buggies and bikes can be rented at the entrance. The garden is also the base for the fun zip-line and tree-climbing adventure course, Skytrex Melaka.

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1. Melaka Bird Park


This bird park, which is a short drive from Melaka Botanical Garden, allows you to view a a variety of local and international bird species and get a bird…

2. Taman Mini Malaysia

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This open-air museum exhibits traditional houses from all 13 Malaysian states. Visitors can tiptoe through a long-roofed fishing house from Perlis and…

3. Melaka Zoo

0.71 MILES

Melaka's zoo has been going for more than 50 years and is home to more than 200 species of animal, from tigers and lions to less ferocious critters like…

4. Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary

1.45 MILES

This is your chance to get up close and personal with more than 20 species of butterflies as well as a collection of exotic creepy-crawlies, snakes and…

5. Bukit China

6.35 MILES

More than 12,500 graves, including about 20 Muslim tombs, cover the 25 grassy hectares of serene 'Chinese Hill'. In the middle of the 15th century, the…

6. St Peter's Church

6.37 MILES

This is the oldest functioning Roman Catholic church in Malaysia, built in 1710 by descendants of early Portuguese settlers. It's quite an elegant picture…

7. Villa Sentosa

6.43 MILES

The highlight of visiting the charming Malay village of Kampung Morten is this living museum within a 1920s kampung (village) house. Visitors (or rather,…

8. Sky Tower Malacca

6.48 MILES

Starting on the 43rd floor of the Shore complex and going up to the building's roof, this is – at 153m – Melaka City's highest viewpoint. The panorama of…