Attractions

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…
Historic Building in Melaka City

Stadthuys

Melaka's favourite trishaw pick-up spot is the cerise-coloured 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 …
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 imported the Ming emperor's daughter from Chin…
Ruins in Melaka City

St Paul's Church

The evocative 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 by a Portugu…
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 museum's three sections (one ticket covers them all) is housed in a huge re-creation of the Flor de la Mar, a P…
Mosque in Melaka City

Masjid Selat Melaka

Especially beautiful during morning or dusk light, this gold-domed mosque gazes dreamily at the Strait of Melaka from its shoreside perch on an artificial island a short taxi ride or bicycle pedal from central Melak…
Gallery in Melaka City

Zheng He Duo Yun Zuan

A Shanghai-based auction house has funded this impressive gallery split between two large converted warehouses facing onto the Melaka River and entered from the path running alongside the water. Exhibitions (at whic…
Mosque in Melaka City

Masjid Kampung Hulu

This is the oldest functioning mosque in Malaysia and was, surprisingly, commissioned by the Dutch in 1728. The mosque is made up of predominantly Javanese architecture with a multitiered roof in place of the standa…
Buddhist Temple in Melaka City

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Malaysia's oldest still-operating Chinese temple, constructed in 1673, remains a central place of worship for the Buddhist community in Melaka City. It's also a testament to the perseverance of the local Chinese com…