Tour of East Melaka, 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!
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Tour of East Melaka Map

Guide Name: Tour of East Melaka
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
Author: leticia
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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.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.

Walking Tours in Melaka, Malaysia

Create Your Own Walk in Melaka

Create Your Own Walk in Melaka

Creating your own self-guided walk in Melaka is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Melaka's Historic District

Tour of Melaka's Historic District

Melaka is the historical center of Malaysia and has many old buildings, ancient tombs and fascinating ruins. The history of the city speaks through its landmarks. Take this tour to visit the most popular and noteworthy landmarks in Melaka and to learn more about the city's fascinating history!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Museums Tour of Melaka

Museums Tour of Melaka

If you like to visit museums, then Melaka is the place for you! This cultural center of Malaysia is home to a great variety of museums, many of which are located in the city center. You can choose to learn more about stamps, ethnography, architecture, the Malacca Sultanate, or the storied history of the city. Check out the most interesting museums in Melaka on this tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Tour of Northern Melaka

Tour of Northern Melaka

Melaka’s northern district is an interesting area where you will find numerous attractions and landmarks. Here you will find historic religious buildings, a Chinese cemetery, a memorial for Civilian Chinese Victims of WWII, the ruins of Rosary Chapel, and Melaka River Pirate Park. Take this tour to visit these fascinating sites in northern Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Melaka Town, the capital city of Melaka, the third smallest state in Malaysia, is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its rich colonial past carefully preserved in the town center architecture. Among the most notable buildings are 16th century Portuguese-built St. Paul’s Church, 18th century Dutch-era Christ Church and the neighboring Stadthuys, the old town hall currently housing a museum of Malaccan history and ethnography. To explore these and other top attractions of Melaka, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Tour of Melaka's Central District

Tour of Melaka's Central District

Melaka is the capital city of Malaysia, its historical hub and center of tourism. Melaka has variety of interesting sights and landmarks, which reflect the long history of the city. Many of these attractions are located in the Stadthuys, or central, area of the city. Take this tour to visit the most interesting sights in Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 km
Tour of Old Melaka

Tour of Old Melaka

Melaka's historic district is a wonderful area where you can find two mausoleums of great Malay warriors, several outstanding temples, the Chinese Opera Theater, traditional Malay houses and excellent shops. This part of the city embraces its rich history and welcomes all visitors. Take this tour to see the most interesting attractions in Old Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Melaka for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Melaka has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Melaka, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.