East Melaka Tour (Self Guided), Melaka

The eastern part of Melaka is home to the beautiful Shree Ambaji Temple, the impressive Hwa Kor San Temple, the historic St. John's Fort, and the fascinating Bird Sanctuary. Take this tour to visit the most interesting and prominent attractions in this part of the city!
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East Melaka Tour Map

Guide Name: East Melaka Tour
Guide Location: Malaysia » Melaka (See other walking tours in Melaka)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • A Famosa
  • Historic City Memorial Garden
  • Proclaimation of Independence Memorial
  • St. John's Fort
  • Bird Sanctuary
  • Hwa Kor San Temple
  • Shree Ambaji Temple (Melaka Gujarati Samaj)
A Famosa

1) A Famosa (must see)

A Famosa is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing. The fortress once consisted of long ramparts and four major towers. One was a four-story keep, while the others held an ammunition storage room, the residence of the captain, and an officers' quarters.

The fort changed hands in 1641 when the Dutch drove the Portuguese out of Malacca. The Dutch renovated the gate in 1670, which explains the logo "ANNO 1670" inscribed on the gate's arch.

The fortress changed hands again in the early 19th century when the Dutch handed it over to the British to prevent it from falling into the hands of Napoleon's expansionist France. The English were wary of maintaining the fortification and ordered its destruction in 1806. The fort was almost totally demolished but for the timely intervention of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, who happened to visit Malacca in 1810. Because of his passion for history, this small gate was spared from destruction.

In late November 2006, a structure part of the fort, believed to be the Middelsburgh Bastion was accidentally uncovered during the construction of 110 meter revolving tower in Malacca Town. Malacca Museums Corporation suspects the structure was built by the Dutch during the Dutch occupation of Malacca from 1641 to 1824.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Historic City Memorial Garden

2) Historic City Memorial Garden

The Historic City Memorial Garden is located near the Sacred Heart Convent in front of the Melaka Sultanate Palace. This wonderful city garden features exotic trees, fountains, local plants, beautiful flowers, and other interesting flora.
Proclaimation of Independence Memorial

3) Proclaimation of Independence Memorial

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial was built in 1912 and is located near the Historic City Memorial Garden. It where Malaysian independence was first proclaimed. It now houses a museum where you can find pictures and artifacts related to the country's struggle for independence.
St. John's Fort

4) St. John's Fort

Situated on St. John's Hill, St. John's Fort is a noteworthy city attraction and a valuable historic landmark. The fort was built by the Dutch during the 18th century to guard against attack by land. In addition to the fort, you can also see an old cannon.
Bird Sanctuary

5) Bird Sanctuary

The Bird Sanctuary was opened to the public in 1991. Here you will find more 30 species of butterfly and an impressive number of reptiles. Come here to learn more about reptiles, birds and butterflies. The Melaka Bird Sanctuary is worth a visit, especially if you are traveling with kids!
Hwa Kor San Temple

6) Hwa Kor San Temple

The Hwa Kor San Temple is located near to the Shree Ambaji Temple (Melaka Gujarati Samaj) in the eastern part of the Malaysian capital. This religious building incorporates some beautiful Malaysian architectural elements and is a popular regional place of worship.
Shree Ambaji Temple (Melaka Gujarati Samaj)

7) Shree Ambaji Temple (Melaka Gujarati Samaj)

The Shree Ambaji Temple, or Melaka Gujarati Samaj, is located in the eastern part of Melaka on Pasar Parlameswara Street and has been in existence for about 37 years. The community of worshipers at this temple continues to grow year by year.

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