7 Melaka Attractions that You Should Visit
Melaka is a really cool place. In fact, it was once dubbed by Forbes as one of the coolest cities in the world. Although it is much smaller than, say, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka is known for its rich cultural heritage.
The place was colonized by many European countries and although it has gained its independence for many decades now, some of the influences still remain to this day. There is a lot that you can do in this place. Me and my wife went to different shopping areas while my buddies went ahead to escort girl services.
In today’s article, I will go over some of the tourist attractions that you should visit in Melaka.
This place can be considered as Malaysia’s Chinatown simply because it transforms into a magnificent night market during the weekends. During the weekdays, the street can be used by vehicles, but as I’ve said above, tourists will flock this place during the weekends because of the fact that it turns into a bustling night market.
That being said, there is a lot of things that you can do here. You can either buy a lot of souvenirs and other items or you can try their many different street foods (which this place is famously known for).
Melaka was conquered by the Portuguese back in the early 1500s. The Famosa Fort is one of the only Portuguese buildings that still stand tall to this day.
Although there is only a handful left, you can still see the buildings and marvel at the Portuguese architecture.
Menara Taming Sari
A ride that is only available during the weekends, the Menara Taming Sari is another tourist attraction that you should definitely visit while you’re in Melaka.
Basically, you will ride a huge ascending circle that can house 22 guests at a time. Then, you will start to climb the tall 80-meter building to get a bird’s eye view of the small city.
The Melaka River is a sight to behold, especially at night. In fact, a lot of pubs and cafes have opened nearby so that you can easily book a place and dine while marveling the beauty of the calm rivers.
When you visit the Maritime Museum, you will be greeted by a huge Portuguese Vessel which is a 100% accurate replica of the famous Flor de la Mar. A lot of tourists actually visit the museum and it houses some of the documents, artifacts, and exhibits back in the time where the city was still starting to get successful.
St. Paul’s Church
Another popular tourist attraction, St. Paul’s Church is situated on top of St. Paul’s Hill. There is a flight of stairs that you need to take and do be careful since the steps are a bit too steep for some people.
When you reach the top of the hill, you will find a statue of St. Francis Xavier. Every year, a special day is dedicated to the patron saint and the church will hold a special mass in the morning.
Swiss Garden Hotel
If you want to see the best view of Melaka, then you go to the Swiss Garden Hotel, particularly the 42nd floor. There, you will have a choice of two restaurants- one offering deli treats and the other some fine steaks.