Guidebook for Melaka

Cheng Tuan

Guidebook for Melaka

Drinks & Nightlife
A place to relax and have a drink at late nights.
The Beer Factory Melaka
A place to relax and have a drink at late nights.
Housed in a pre-war corner shophouse, Geographer Cafe is an institution in Malacca, known for its lively ambiance in the middle of the already buzzing Jonker Walk. Featuring live music, yummy local food and reasonably priced drinks, Geographer is place both locals and tourists frequent, so head on to the cafe if you’re keen on tips-sharing sessions with fellow travellers. Watch out for live music nights – they’re certainly something to be experienced.The operation hours is every Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 1:00am and every Sunday 8:00am to 1:00am
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Geographer Cafe
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Housed in a pre-war corner shophouse, Geographer Cafe is an institution in Malacca, known for its lively ambiance in the middle of the already buzzing Jonker Walk. Featuring live music, yummy local food and reasonably priced drinks, Geographer is place both locals and tourists frequent, so head on to the cafe if you’re keen on tips-sharing sessions with fellow travellers. Watch out for live music nights – they’re certainly something to be experienced.The operation hours is every Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 1:00am and every Sunday 8:00am to 1:00am
Hard Rock Cafe has finally landed in Malacca, adding yet another live music venue on the bustling streets of Jonker Walk. It sits right by the Malacca River, and at night it is brightly lit and is a spectacular view on its own, giving would-be visitors a taste of how much excitement there is to be had here. Thankfully it doesn’t disappoint– good, quality, live music entertains diners whilst they wait for the generously portioned dishes, and while prices are a little bit on the high side as compared to other nightlife spots.The operation hours is every Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00am,every Friday, Saturday, eve of public holiday 11:30AM to 2:00 am (kitchen closes at 22:30)
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Hard Rock Cafe
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Hard Rock Cafe has finally landed in Malacca, adding yet another live music venue on the bustling streets of Jonker Walk. It sits right by the Malacca River, and at night it is brightly lit and is a spectacular view on its own, giving would-be visitors a taste of how much excitement there is to be had here. Thankfully it doesn’t disappoint– good, quality, live music entertains diners whilst they wait for the generously portioned dishes, and while prices are a little bit on the high side as compared to other nightlife spots.The operation hours is every Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00am,every Friday, Saturday, eve of public holiday 11:30AM to 2:00 am (kitchen closes at 22:30)
For a night out partying in this historical city, Mixx is an obvious choice and it isn’t hard to see why. Boasting four distinct rooms for all types of partygoers, Mixx is situated on the second floor of the city’s iconic shopping mall, Mahkota Parade, so access is definitely easy, with ample parking spaces. Regular customers include students and young professionals, and with the club featuring theme nights (such as Korean Style with Korean pop) and international DJs spinning from time to time, we reckon Mixx is here to stay as the premier night club to go when in Malacca.
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Mixx Club
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For a night out partying in this historical city, Mixx is an obvious choice and it isn’t hard to see why. Boasting four distinct rooms for all types of partygoers, Mixx is situated on the second floor of the city’s iconic shopping mall, Mahkota Parade, so access is definitely easy, with ample parking spaces. Regular customers include students and young professionals, and with the club featuring theme nights (such as Korean Style with Korean pop) and international DJs spinning from time to time, we reckon Mixx is here to stay as the premier night club to go when in Malacca.
A lounge where you can enjoy singer performance while drinking. Open daily from 5pm to 1am.
JiǔBar 九吧
A lounge where you can enjoy singer performance while drinking. Open daily from 5pm to 1am.
Previously is Movida, now changed to The Brew House. A place to relax with food and drinks.Open daily from 11.30pm to 2am
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Movida Kitchen+Terrace Melaka
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Previously is Movida, now changed to The Brew House. A place to relax with food and drinks.Open daily from 11.30pm to 2am
Food Scene
Famous for its Black Sugar Deerioca series pearl milk,a place for spending good time with friends and families.The operation hours of The Alley is from 11.00am to 1.00am daily.
The Alley
10 Jalan KLJ
Famous for its Black Sugar Deerioca series pearl milk,a place for spending good time with friends and families.The operation hours of The Alley is from 11.00am to 1.00am daily.
A japanese concept Handcrafted Tea Bar which offers a wide variety of Japanese-styled tea,snacks like Croissant Taiyaki and rice bento.The operation hours of Chatto is from 11.30am to 1.00am daily.
Chatto - Handcrafted Tea Bar Melaka
5 Jalan KLJ 10
A japanese concept Handcrafted Tea Bar which offers a wide variety of Japanese-styled tea,snacks like Croissant Taiyaki and rice bento.The operation hours of Chatto is from 11.30am to 1.00am daily.
A chinese seafood restaurants that are well known for their signature dishes which is Cheese prawn bee hoon and their crabs.
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Aunty Fatso Restaurant
39 Jalan KLJ 1
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A chinese seafood restaurants that are well known for their signature dishes which is Cheese prawn bee hoon and their crabs.
Pak Putra is a typically Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal restaurant. Pak Putra's signature Tandoori Chicken and Roti Naan is a must to try in Melaka . The operation hours of Pak Putra restaurant is every Tuesday to Sunday from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM (Closes on Monday)
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Pak Putra Restaurant
56 & 58 Jalan 4
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Pak Putra is a typically Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal restaurant. Pak Putra's signature Tandoori Chicken and Roti Naan is a must to try in Melaka . The operation hours of Pak Putra restaurant is every Tuesday to Sunday from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM (Closes on Monday)
An authentic peranakan (Nyonya) cuisine restaurant started by a passionate chef maria, with more than 20 years of nyonya cuisine cooking experience, with recipe passing from her grandmother . The operation hours of Lin Neo Delight is 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm every Tuesday to Sunday.(Closes on Monday)
Lin Neo Delight | Nyonya Restaurant
40 Jln KLJ 4
An authentic peranakan (Nyonya) cuisine restaurant started by a passionate chef maria, with more than 20 years of nyonya cuisine cooking experience, with recipe passing from her grandmother . The operation hours of Lin Neo Delight is 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm every Tuesday to Sunday.(Closes on Monday)
Nancy's recipe has been passed down and it is now at her 3rd Generation. In the restaurant, she is precise towards the quality in preparing the authentic Peranakan dishes of fresh local herbs, spices and ingredients bringing at best for her new and repeating customers.The operation hours of Nancy kitchen is every Sunday toThursday from 11:00am to 5:00pm and every Friday to Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm Public Holidays is from 11:00am to 9:00pm ( closed on Tuesday)
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Nancy's Kitchen
13 Jalan KL 3/1b
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Nancy's recipe has been passed down and it is now at her 3rd Generation. In the restaurant, she is precise towards the quality in preparing the authentic Peranakan dishes of fresh local herbs, spices and ingredients bringing at best for her new and repeating customers.The operation hours of Nancy kitchen is every Sunday toThursday from 11:00am to 5:00pm and every Friday to Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm Public Holidays is from 11:00am to 9:00pm ( closed on Tuesday)
The tea leaves used at 18°C Tea Cafe are the most original ancient tea leaves, retaining the original pure tea flavor. In order to preserve the texture of the tea, they used the technique of extremely fast cooling to cool down the tea leaves to 18 °C after cooking them.
18°C Tea Café - Kota Syahbandar
The tea leaves used at 18°C Tea Cafe are the most original ancient tea leaves, retaining the original pure tea flavor. In order to preserve the texture of the tea, they used the technique of extremely fast cooling to cool down the tea leaves to 18 °C after cooking them.
When customers purchase the answer tea, they can write their own questions on the card, scan the words on the card through image recognition technology, and use 3D printing to print the answer on the cream of drinks. The operation hours of Answer Tea cafe is from 11am to 1am daily.
Answer Tea (Malaysia)
No 18 JLN 5
When customers purchase the answer tea, they can write their own questions on the card, scan the words on the card through image recognition technology, and use 3D printing to print the answer on the cream of drinks. The operation hours of Answer Tea cafe is from 11am to 1am daily.
Thai Mookata that using charcoal, provides buffet type, non-halal. Open daily from 5pm to 12 am except for Thursday.
Top Hit Ong Thai Mookata Bbq
Thai Mookata that using charcoal, provides buffet type, non-halal. Open daily from 5pm to 12 am except for Thursday.
Thai mookata using charcoal, available in set for 2 and 4 or refill per person,non-halal. Open daily from 5pm to 12am.
THAI HOSEH MOOKATA
Thai mookata using charcoal, available in set for 2 and 4 or refill per person,non-halal. Open daily from 5pm to 12am.
Pre-TeaQ originally based in Taiwan which serves premium, natural and healthy handmade Q desserts, Grass Jelly desserts, Milk Tea, Fruit tea & etc. Open daily from 11am to 11.30pm
Pre-Tea Q Melaka 马六甲艷芋茶社
Pre-TeaQ originally based in Taiwan which serves premium, natural and healthy handmade Q desserts, Grass Jelly desserts, Milk Tea, Fruit tea & etc. Open daily from 11am to 11.30pm
Steamboat and grillrestaurant nearby Atlantis residences.
Brotherhood Steamboat & Grill
46 Jalan KPKS 1
Steamboat and grillrestaurant nearby Atlantis residences.
Thai style seafood restaurant nearby Atlantis residences
Sham Seafood Ala Thai
No.2 Jalan KPKS 3
Thai style seafood restaurant nearby Atlantis residences
Arabic and Pakistani food and Cuisine.
AL DUBAI RESTAURANT
Arabic and Pakistani food and Cuisine.
Combination of art gallery & traditional good taste of coffee & charcoal toast bread with homemade kaya! Suitable for breakfast or brunch. Open daily from 7.30am to 2.30pm
LUI CHIU FAMILY COFFEE HOUSE
21 Jalan KPKS 3
Combination of art gallery & traditional good taste of coffee & charcoal toast bread with homemade kaya! Suitable for breakfast or brunch. Open daily from 7.30am to 2.30pm
Nasi Kandar restaurant nearby Atlantis residences.
Nasi Kandar Ali Akbar
Nasi Kandar restaurant nearby Atlantis residences.
Entertainment & Activities
Encore Melaka an indoor theme production directed by Chinese director Wang Chaoge with a combination of song, dance and story-telling, the show features more than 600 years history of Malacca, which dates back to the ancient Malacca Sultanate.Not only can the audience marvel at the arrival of Chinese navigator Zheng He’s fleet to Malacca, but also can feel the cultural richness of the city, such as the daily life of Baba Nyonya people, who are the the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay Peninsula.
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Encore Melaka
No. 3 Jalan KSB – Impression 8
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Encore Melaka an indoor theme production directed by Chinese director Wang Chaoge with a combination of song, dance and story-telling, the show features more than 600 years history of Malacca, which dates back to the ancient Malacca Sultanate.Not only can the audience marvel at the arrival of Chinese navigator Zheng He’s fleet to Malacca, but also can feel the cultural richness of the city, such as the daily life of Baba Nyonya people, who are the the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay Peninsula.
Shopping
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Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
1 Jalan Merdeka
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Mahkota Parade, Melaka
Jonker Street is the centre street of Chinatown that was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.
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Jonker Walk Melaka
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Jonker Street is the centre street of Chinatown that was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.
Arts & Culture
The Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum is a collection of three beautifully restored houses arranged to resemble a conventional 19th-century Baba-Nyonya residence. Excellent examples of Chinese-Palladian style, these townhouses, built in 1896, were transformed into a traditional Peranakan museum in later years; connected by a common covered footway, the museum features hand-painted tiles, elaborately carved teakwood outer swing doors and a sturdier internal door which provides extra security.The operation hours is from 10:00am to 12:30pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30pm every Monday to Saturday.
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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
48-50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
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The Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum is a collection of three beautifully restored houses arranged to resemble a conventional 19th-century Baba-Nyonya residence. Excellent examples of Chinese-Palladian style, these townhouses, built in 1896, were transformed into a traditional Peranakan museum in later years; connected by a common covered footway, the museum features hand-painted tiles, elaborately carved teakwood outer swing doors and a sturdier internal door which provides extra security.The operation hours is from 10:00am to 12:30pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30pm every Monday to Saturday.
Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum is a gallery housing exhibits about the life of the Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral, Cheng Ho (Zheng He). His most notable contribution to Malacca was his role in bringing the Emperor’s daughter, Princess Hang Li Po, to marry the Sultan of Malacca in the mid 15th century, which eventually led to the creation of the Baba Nyonya culture.The operation hours is from 9am to 6pm daily.
Muzium Budaya Cheng Ho
51 Lorong Hang Jebat
Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum is a gallery housing exhibits about the life of the Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral, Cheng Ho (Zheng He). His most notable contribution to Malacca was his role in bringing the Emperor’s daughter, Princess Hang Li Po, to marry the Sultan of Malacca in the mid 15th century, which eventually led to the creation of the Baba Nyonya culture.The operation hours is from 9am to 6pm daily.
Dating back to 1646, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is Malaysia’s oldest traditional Chinese temple. Therefore, it remains as a central place of worship for the Buddhist community in Malacca. Notable for its carved woodwork, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is dedicated to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. All building materials for the temple were imported from China, along with the artisans involved in its construction. A robed effigy of Guanyin can be found within the main temple hall, itself an explosion of black, gold and red.The operation hours is from 7am to 7pm daily.
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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
25, Jalan Tokong 5
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Dating back to 1646, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is Malaysia’s oldest traditional Chinese temple. Therefore, it remains as a central place of worship for the Buddhist community in Malacca. Notable for its carved woodwork, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is dedicated to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. All building materials for the temple were imported from China, along with the artisans involved in its construction. A robed effigy of Guanyin can be found within the main temple hall, itself an explosion of black, gold and red.The operation hours is from 7am to 7pm daily.
Built by Indian Muslim traders in the year 1748 during the Dutch colonial era, the Kampung Kling Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia which still retains its original design. The architectural design of the mosque seems to reflect Malacca’s colourful past as a major trading port during the 14th to 18th century as it combines influences from the Sumatran, the Chinese, the Hindu, the local Malay community and the European aesthetics.Located at Jalan Tukang Emas,Melaka
Kampung Kling Mosque
Built by Indian Muslim traders in the year 1748 during the Dutch colonial era, the Kampung Kling Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia which still retains its original design. The architectural design of the mosque seems to reflect Malacca’s colourful past as a major trading port during the 14th to 18th century as it combines influences from the Sumatran, the Chinese, the Hindu, the local Malay community and the European aesthetics.Located at Jalan Tukang Emas,Melaka
Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is one of the first Hindu temples built in Malaysia. It is set in close proximity to Kampung Kling Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple along Jalan Tokong Emas (Harmony Street), an avenue known for its collection of religious shrines.Located at Jalan Tukang Emas,Melaka
Sri Poyyatha Vinayaga Moorthy Temple
Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is one of the first Hindu temples built in Malaysia. It is set in close proximity to Kampung Kling Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple along Jalan Tokong Emas (Harmony Street), an avenue known for its collection of religious shrines.Located at Jalan Tukang Emas,Melaka
Melaka Sultanate Palace is a wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. Set at the base of St. Paul’s Hill it was painstakingly constructed in 1985 using traditional construction techniques and materials, based on accounts in the 16th century, Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) text. According to the annals, Sultan Mansur Shah’s seven-tiered palace was built entirely without nails and supported with carved, wooden pillars and featured a copper and zinc roof. The most elaborate royal palace ever constructed in the world in 1459. According to the annals it was destroyed the year after the sultan ascended the throne when it was struck by lightning.
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Muzium Kebudayaan/istana Kesultanan Melaka
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Melaka Sultanate Palace is a wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. Set at the base of St. Paul’s Hill it was painstakingly constructed in 1985 using traditional construction techniques and materials, based on accounts in the 16th century, Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) text. According to the annals, Sultan Mansur Shah’s seven-tiered palace was built entirely without nails and supported with carved, wooden pillars and featured a copper and zinc roof. The most elaborate royal palace ever constructed in the world in 1459. According to the annals it was destroyed the year after the sultan ascended the throne when it was struck by lightning.
Melaka Maritime Museum is a replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship said to have been carrying loot plundered from Malacca when it sank off the coast of Malacca on its way back to Portugal. Opened to the public in 1994, this unique museum is an enlightening trip back into Malacca’s past. The 34m-high, 36m-long and eight-metre-wide structure is located at Quayside Road (right beside the. Set 10 minutes away from the Dutch Square, the Melaka Maritime Museum is divided into the different eras that Malacca has gone through, from the Melaka Sultanate period, to Portuguese, Dutch and British rule.
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Maritime Museum
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Melaka Maritime Museum is a replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship said to have been carrying loot plundered from Malacca when it sank off the coast of Malacca on its way back to Portugal. Opened to the public in 1994, this unique museum is an enlightening trip back into Malacca’s past. The 34m-high, 36m-long and eight-metre-wide structure is located at Quayside Road (right beside the. Set 10 minutes away from the Dutch Square, the Melaka Maritime Museum is divided into the different eras that Malacca has gone through, from the Melaka Sultanate period, to Portuguese, Dutch and British rule.
Essentials
7-Eleven Malaysia Taman Kota Laksamana
66 Jalan Laksamana 4
Sightseeing
Christ Church built by the Dutch when they took possession of Malacca from the Portuguese, it's one of Malacca’s most defining structures. Situated along Jalan Gereja (also known as Church Street) it is an instantly recognizable brick-red building with a huge white cross at the top. Sitting opposite the Stadhuys, Christ Church was built in 1753 to celebrate a century of Dutch occupation. The interior of the cathedral has 200 year-old handmade pews, decorative fanlights and plaques that honour Dutch soldiers and locals.
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Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir.
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Christ Church built by the Dutch when they took possession of Malacca from the Portuguese, it's one of Malacca’s most defining structures. Situated along Jalan Gereja (also known as Church Street) it is an instantly recognizable brick-red building with a huge white cross at the top. Sitting opposite the Stadhuys, Christ Church was built in 1753 to celebrate a century of Dutch occupation. The interior of the cathedral has 200 year-old handmade pews, decorative fanlights and plaques that honour Dutch soldiers and locals.
The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul's Hill. Built on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s istana (palace), it was constructed by Portuguese fidalgo (nobleman) captain, Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea. Roofless and covered in ferns, it was originally called the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation). Though it has been in ruins for more than 150 years, it is a beautiful, breezy sanctuary (reached after a steep flight of stairs) set near the remains of A’ Famosa fort.
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Gereja St. Paul
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The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul's Hill. Built on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s istana (palace), it was constructed by Portuguese fidalgo (nobleman) captain, Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea. Roofless and covered in ferns, it was originally called the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation). Though it has been in ruins for more than 150 years, it is a beautiful, breezy sanctuary (reached after a steep flight of stairs) set near the remains of A’ Famosa fort.
The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture it is a massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers. Built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, The Stadthuys of Malacca was the focus point of several successive governments (Dutch, Portuguese, British etc.) for over 300 years, from its completion until 1980. In 1982, Stadthuys was converted into a museum. The Stadthuys displays typical features of Dutch colonial architecture with massive walls, louvred windows and chunky doors with wrought-iron hinge
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Stadthuys
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The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture it is a massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers. Built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, The Stadthuys of Malacca was the focus point of several successive governments (Dutch, Portuguese, British etc.) for over 300 years, from its completion until 1980. In 1982, Stadthuys was converted into a museum. The Stadthuys displays typical features of Dutch colonial architecture with massive walls, louvred windows and chunky doors with wrought-iron hinge
A’Famosa is more than just quick photo stop opportunity for tourists. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia; it is set beside the Istana ke Sultanan on Jalan Kota. A’Famosa is perhaps Malacca’s best known sightseeing spot. Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church.
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A'famosa
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A’Famosa is more than just quick photo stop opportunity for tourists. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia; it is set beside the Istana ke Sultanan on Jalan Kota. A’Famosa is perhaps Malacca’s best known sightseeing spot. Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church.
Menara Taming Sari is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia so far. Measuring 110 metres in height, its revolving structure offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Malacca town and beyond. Located in the popular district of Bandar Hilir on Jalan Merdeka, only 3 minutes’ walk from Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex and Dataran Pahlawan Megamall, the tower is named after the Taming Sari keris, a mythical weapon said to possess mystical powers belonging to the legendary Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. Even the structure’s design follows the shape of the keris, with the peak of the tower resembling its hilt.
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Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca.
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Menara Taming Sari is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia so far. Measuring 110 metres in height, its revolving structure offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Malacca town and beyond. Located in the popular district of Bandar Hilir on Jalan Merdeka, only 3 minutes’ walk from Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex and Dataran Pahlawan Megamall, the tower is named after the Taming Sari keris, a mythical weapon said to possess mystical powers belonging to the legendary Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. Even the structure’s design follows the shape of the keris, with the peak of the tower resembling its hilt.
St. John’s Fort is located southwest of Bukit Cina. It was once a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist until it was rebuilt in the 18th century by the Dutch and turned into a fort to guard against land-based attacks from restive Malay forces. Sitting atop St. John’s Hill, about three km from Malacca town, the fort was also outfitted with gun embrasures facing the sea. . Besides getting great souvenir photos with the cannons, it is the view from these breezy ruins that make it a great sightseeing spot. It is easy enough to reach these ruins: simply take the road heading east on Jalan Parameswara and turn left into Jalan Bukit Senjuang.
Kubu St. John
St. John’s Fort is located southwest of Bukit Cina. It was once a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist until it was rebuilt in the 18th century by the Dutch and turned into a fort to guard against land-based attacks from restive Malay forces. Sitting atop St. John’s Hill, about three km from Malacca town, the fort was also outfitted with gun embrasures facing the sea. . Besides getting great souvenir photos with the cannons, it is the view from these breezy ruins that make it a great sightseeing spot. It is easy enough to reach these ruins: simply take the road heading east on Jalan Parameswara and turn left into Jalan Bukit Senjuang.