Tourist Attractions in Melaka, Malaysia, That You Shouldn’t Miss

Melaka is a city in Malaysia that is located about two hours from Kuala Lumpur. Melaka has easy access, so many tourists visit this city.

If you are on vacation in Melaka, there are many hotels in Melaka that can be used as accommodation to stay in. Just go through the Traveloka application and you can see a selection of these hotels. One of the most recommended hotels is Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka.

Then, in Melaka, there are also many interesting places with high historical value. For your information, in 2008, Melaka received an award from UNESCO as a World Heritage City.

This article will give a recommendation of tourist attractions in Melaka, so check it out!

1.   Church of St. Francis Xavier

The first recommendation is that a church is built in 1849 to commemorate the services of Saint Francis Xavier in Melaka, a Catholic missionary commissioned by the King of Portugal John III.

This church is located not far from the Melaka River. Some parts of the building are no longer intact until 1963 renovations were carried out for the Church of St. Francis Xavier.

Until now, this church is still used as a place of prayer for Catholics. In addition, there is also a school that is the first school in the Malay Peninsula.

2.   Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is one of the portraits of the success of Chinese traders who settled in the Strait of Malacca. Baba is the name for Chinese people who marry local residents, they build luxury houses like Dutch palaces with Victorian-style decorative lights.

This Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum was built in 1896 which is actually three houses. When visiting this museum, you will see various Western and Eastern decorations.

3.   Jonker Walk

For those of you who like shopping, you should visit Jonker Walk on weekends. This place will be crowded with sellers of food, souvenirs, clothes, and others. Sometimes, there is a show at Jonker Walk, which adds to the excitement of your vacation.

The location of Jonker Walk is not far from Red Square, you only need to cross the Melaka River from Red Square.

4.   Melaka Zoo

The zoo with a zoological garden of 22 hectares is home to more than 1200 animals from 215 species in Africa and Southeast Asia. Melaka Zoo has been operating since 1963 and is still a tourist spot. You can find rhinos, Indian bison, and tigers at the Melaka Zoo. Come in the morning when the animals are being fed for a memorable experience.

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, there is a night safari for visitors who want to see the nightlife of the animals at the Melaka Zoo.

5.   A Famosa

A Famosa is a Portuguese fort located in Melaka, Malaysia. This fort is one of the oldest forts in Asia. However, now all that remains is a part of the gate called the Porta de Santiago. You can see the cannons that were often used in colonialism.

This place is often the object of photos because it is quite instagramable. You have to take a photo of A Famosa and share it on social media.

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