9 Things to See in Malacca

9 Things to See in Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia (B)

Malacca, Melacca or Melaka? To be honest, I’m still not sure how to spell the name of that city right, it seems that Melaka is the Malay name. I also saw “Malakka” which seems to be the German name of that city but in this post I’ll continue with calling the city Malacca – if anybody knows which the right spelling in English is, let me know!

Visiting Malacca was my second trip to Malaysia, just 2 months earlier I spend a few days in Sabah. This time I was finally seeing a friend which I haven’t seen for 7 months. It was the perfect escape from the cold temperatures in Hong Kong.

After one night in a weird “hotel” in Kuala Lumpur I was glad that I could hop in the bus and listening for 4 hours music I didn’t like – I really regret that I forgot my earplugs that time.

I recommend everyone who is at least a bit interested in foreign cultures, to visit the Baba & Nyonya Museum. To explain, Baba (male) and Nyonya (female) are the children of Chinese who married Malay. They have their own culture, customs, food and fashion. This museum is a typical house which belongs to the oldest Baba Nyonya family, today it’s still owned by the family but used as a museum. We had a nice group tour with a guide who showed us the house. Unfortunately it was not allowed to take picture during the tour but I can understand their concerns. It’s quite close to Jonker Street. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 Things to See in Malacca
Guide Location: Malaysia » Melaka
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Olga Spomer
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.gorestless.com/destinations/9-things-see-malacca
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
  • Jonker Street
  • Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
  • Red Square or Dutch Square
  • Stadthuys
  • Christ Church
  • A’Famosa