Melaka (or Malacca city) is known for its rich heritage. Although it doesn’t have amazing beaches or towering structures, it pretty much makes up for it with its amazing historical buildings.
The third largest city in Malaysia is filled with tons of fun activities that you and your family can do. You can go to its various museums to embrace Melaka’s history, you can go to its many cafes to unwind, and you can even find the best girl escorts the world has to offer.
That being said, here are some other interesting things that you can do in Melaka:
The Portuguese were the first ones to colonize Melaka back in the early 1500s. The A’Famosa fort is a Portuguese Fortress which was constructed way back in 1511. Its construction was spearheaded by Alfonso de Albuquerque who was once a general who wanted to consolidate all of his gains. His massive army also defeated the Malaccan Sultanate as well and this fortress was built in honor of his conquests.
Although some of the parts of this fortress has already been destroyed by the elements, you can still visit the Porta de Santiago, which is the last remaining gatehouse that is still standing to this day.
And no, this is not a place but rather an iconic dessert that you can try while you’re in Melaka. Basically, a Cendol is a shaved ice dessert where you can put all of the toppings that you want.
If you love Durian, then you can also find some stalls that serve Durian Cendol as well. At first, I didn’t want to try it just because the scent of the fruit is so repulsive.
But, after you brave through the scent, it actually tastes really good. No wonder some people are addicted to this stuff!
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
The Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is considered to be the oldest temple in Malaysia. Those who have the knack for some amazing temples should always put this in their itinerary.
The temple is filled with ornate decorations that surround the entire temple grounds, as well as the main structure itself.
Casa Del Rio
The Malacca River is quite a huge river and you can actually see plenty of different buildings scattered all throughout. That being said, if you are looking for a place to stay, then I highly recommend Casa Del Rio Hotel.
The reason is simple: it provides you with one of the best views of the entire city. This boutique hotel also has a luxurious suite that you can rent at a very inexpensive price and you can also enjoy its other facilities and amenities, including their famous rooftop infinity pool, a luxury spa, some restaurants, and their lively bar.
Last stop but definitely not the least is a trip down Jonker Street. This iconic strip may seem like a dull and boring place, but if you visit during the weekends, you will be greeted with a number of different stalls and shops that are waiting for you to try them out.