Top Choice Museum in Melaka City

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Touring this traditional Baba-Nonya (Peranakan) town house transports you to a time when women peered at guests through elaborate 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


Melaka's most unmistakable landmark and favourite trishaw pick-up spot is the Stadthuys. This cerise town hall and governor's residence dates to 1650 and is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. The …
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…
Museum in Melaka City

Architecture Museum

This museum focuses on local housing design. There are some nice models here, but much of the information is presented without imagination.
Museum in Melaka City

Muzium Rakyat

Covering everything from gasing uri (top-spinning) to mutilation for beauty, this less-than-engaging museum in a 1960s building is only worth visiting if you have time on your hands.
Mosque in Melaka City

Masjid Tanquera

Built in 1728, this mosque takes a back seat to Masjid Kampung Hulu in terms of age but is still one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia. In its graveyard is the tomb of Sultan Hussein of Johor who signed over the isl…
Buddhist Temple in Melaka City

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Malaysia's oldest traditional Chinese temple, constructed in 1673, remains a central place of worship for the Buddhist community in Melaka City. Notable for its carved woodwork, the temple is dedicated to Kuan Yin, …
Church in Melaka City

St Peter's Church

This is the oldest functioning Catholic church in Malaysia, built in 1710 by descendants of early Portuguese settlers. It has recently been given a repaint in cream and green and houses some colourful statues.
Square in Melaka City

Medan Portugis

Roughly 4km east of the city centre, this seaside square populated by seafood restaurants is the focal point of Melaka City’s Eurasian community. Many of the residents are descended from marriages between the coloni…