Jonker Walk World Heritage Park

Melaka City

Take a break from Chinatown's bustle in this tiny park dominated by the vastly exaggerated muscleman statue of Dr Gan Boon Leong, the founding father of Malaysian bodybuilding.

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1. Hang Kasturi's Tomb

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This mausoleum off Jonker St pays homage to famous warrior Hang Kasturi, even though there is no historical evidence that this is actually his final…

2. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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Malaysia's oldest still-operating Chinese temple, constructed in 1673, remains a central place of worship for the Buddhist and Taoist communities here. It…

3. Masjid Kampung Kling

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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…

4. Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple

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One of the first Hindu temples built in Malaysia, this temple was constructed in 1781 on a plot donated by the religiously tolerant Dutch and dedicated to…

5. 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…

6. 8 Heeren Street

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This 18th-century, Dutch-period residential house was restored as a model conservation project. A guide is on hand to explain the features and history…

7. Masjid Kampung Hulu

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The oldest functioning mosque in Malaysia was, surprisingly, commissioned by the Dutch in 1728. The mosque is made up of predominantly Javanese…

8. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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The impressive exploits of Chinese-Muslim seafarer Cheng Ho (Zheng He) are celebrated through this museum's dioramas and maritime miscellany. The Ming…