The 7 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Melaka

The 7 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia (B)

Although Kuala Lumpur is usually the main destination which draws tourists from all over the globe to visit Malaysia, there are tonnes of other places for you to choose and spend your vacation here. One of those places in Melaka. Coined as the ‘Amsterdam of the East’ it is based in the south of Malaysia and just over two hours from Singapore.

It’s famous nowadays for its colourful rickshaws and this is definitely something which I would recommend you take a ride on, but there are other attractions which will show off their history and heritage. One of the main things I loved about Malaysia was the cacophony of cultures; Malay, Baba and Nonya, Indian and Thai, and the fact they are all there together in unity. In my opinion, Melaka is the one place which truly celebrates all of these cultures in Malaysia and it’s waiting here for you to enjoy.

Get a free walking tour – these are provided by the council and are completely free of charge (tips can be given however). I would highly recommend this as it was one of my highlights when visiting Melaka. We had a tour guide named Lingham who was a lovely guy and warned us that he liked to deliver the grand tour of around 3 hours (when it was usually 2). Bless him, he was a trooper! On the tour, he will take you around all the sites of the city and give you a commentary about everything you see. Tours start early around 8.30am to beat the heat. Bring a hat, suncream and water as it does get incredibly hot and there isn’t much shade. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The 7 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Melaka
Guide Location: Malaysia » Melaka
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Stadthuys
  • Famosa
  • Bukit St. Paul
  • Baba & Nonya Heritage Museum
  • Joker walk