Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Melaka City

Stadthuys

This former town hall and governor's residence dates to the 1650s and is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. Erected after the Dutch captured Melaka in 1641, it's a reproduction of the former Stadh…
Top Choice Square in Melaka City

Dutch Square

The focal point of the Unesco Heritage zone, this attractive and elegant square is surrounded by Dutch-era buildings that have been painted crimson, shady trees and a mass of kitschly decorated trishaws waiting for …
Top Choice Museum in Melaka City

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Touring this traditional Baba-Nonya (Peranakan) townhouse transports you to a time when women peered at guests through decorative partitions and every social situation had its specific location within the house. The…
Top Choice Historic Building in Melaka City

Villa Sentosa

The highlight of visiting the charming Malay village of Kampung Morten is this living museum within a 1920s kampung house. Visitors (or rather, guests) are welcomed by a member of the household who points out period…
Top Choice Church in Melaka City

Christ Church

Built in 1753 from laterite bricks brought from Zeeland in Holland, this eye-catching cherry-pink church is one of the most photographed and imposing landmarks in Melaka. Inside, find Dutch and Armenian tombstones i…
Cemetery in Melaka City

Bukit China

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 sultan of Melaka married the Ming emperor's daughter in a move …
Ruins in Melaka City

St Paul's Church

The evocative and sublime ruin of St Paul's Church crowns the summit of Bukit St Paul overlooking central Melaka. Steep stairs from Jln Kota or Jln Chang Koon Cheng lead up to this faded sanctuary, originally built …
Museum in Melaka City

Maritime Museum & Naval Museum

Embark on a voyage through Melaka's maritime history at these linked museums. The most enjoyable of the Maritime Museum's three sections (one ticket covers them all) is housed in a re-creation of Flor de la Mar, a P…
Mosque in Melaka City

Masjid Kampung Kling

Originally dating back to 1748, the 19th-century rebuild of the mosque you see today mingles several styles. Its multi-tiered meru roof (a stacked form similar to that seen in Balinese Hindu architecture) owes its i…
Mosque in Melaka City

Masjid Selat Melaka

Especially beautiful at morning or dusk, this gold-domed mosque overlooks the Strait of Melaka from its shoreside perch on an artificial island a short taxi or bicycle ride from central Melaka. Completed in 2006, th…