Remains of A Famosa, a former Portuguese fortress, with a cannon, in Malacca, Malaysia
The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum offers visitors a chance to see the first private museum in Malaysia. Rebuilt in 1896, the house is now intricately decorated with stunning items from around the world. From traditionally embroidered pillows from China to floor tiles from England and Italian furniture, the museum is a must-see. Make sure to join in one of the free guided tours to learn about the history of the residents of Malacca.
Christ Church Melaka, red church in front of a colorful park in Malacca, Malaysia
Travel back in time and find your way to the Dutch Square, which is home to the oldest Dutch building in the East. Admire the classic red buildings which have inspired the second name of the area, Red Square. Grab your camera and snap some photos of the vibrant buildings and colorful trishaws that fill the popular tourist site.
Rest your feet and hop on a boat to explore Malacca from the river. It runs right through the center of the city and offers the perfect way to enjoy the picturesque views of traditional Malay villages and historical sites like churches and museums from the comfort of your riverboat.
Foodies will fall in love with Malacca, the food mecca of Malaysia, serving up some delicious Malaysian cuisine. Cruise to Malacca and cool off in the heat with cendol, a dessert served with condensed milk, gula meleka syrup and pandan rice-shaped jellies. Or head to a hawker stand to try a chicken rice ball, a signature dish that can be found all over the city.
Stroll down Jonker Street to interact with the locals and pick up some souvenirs to bring back home after your vacation. For unique beauty products like lotions and creams, step into Natural Wellbeing. If you're looking for beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry made with coral, ceramics, beads and glass, head into Joe's Design for the best selection in Malacca.
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