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Explore the UNESCO heritage declared city of Melaka

Discover the enchanting charm of Melaka, a UNESCO heritage city, where history intertwines with modernity. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of this remarkable destination, where every corner tells a tale of ancient grandeur. 

UNESCO Heritage Declared City of Melaka

Melaka, a city with a captivating history of colonial occupation, stands out among the few in Malaysia that boast well-preserved Dutch and Portuguese architecture. These influences have deeply shaped the local lifestyle, cultural history, and cuisine, making Melaka an incredible destination to delve into the roots of modern-day Malaysian culture. As you embark on your journey, prepare to indulge in exotic culinary adventures that will leave a lasting impression. 

Melaka Day Itinerary

Malacca, Malaysia

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Where to stay in Melaka?

Shore Hotel and Residences

Experience the ultimate in luxury at Shore Hotel and Residences. Offering 1-3 bedroom furnished units in 48 story building, Shore Hotels offers plenty of enjoyable activities for kids including mini waterpark on 6th floor, outdoor pools and more..


  • plus 1-2-3 Bedrooms
  • plus Fully furnished with kitchenette
  • plus Free Parking
  • plus Roof Top Skywalk + Oceanarium
  • plus Outdoor Pool with Kids Play area

Place of interest in Melaka

Exploring Jonker Walk in Melaka

 Jonker Walk, also known as Jonker Street, commences from the scenic Melaka River area near Stadthuys or the bustling zero-mile marker in the heart of the city.

Melaka's recent developments have introduced a blend of modern gastronomic delights, such as the renowned Hard Rock Cafe and the delectable Gravy Baby, strategically nestled along the picturesque riverfront. Indulge in a delectable meal while admiring the boats ferrying tourists on captivating historical tours of Melaka.

The majority of the buildings, painted in captivating shades of red, hark back to the Dutch era, preserving the original color and architectural aesthetics. This creates a captivating and intriguing ambiance, making it an absolute delight to explore. Don't forget to visit Baba Nyonya Museum to learn more about the rich Peranakan culture of Melaka. 

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Jonker Walk as it comes alive during weekend nights when the night markets take place. Explore the stalls brimming with a variety of local delicacies, indulgent ice creams, charming toys, unique souvenirs, and fascinating items that will captivate tourists.

If the tropical heat becomes overwhelming, take a refreshing break at Geographer Cafe, where you can savor a delightful fusion of local and continental dishes.

Read more: Jonker Walk - History of Peranakan Culture

Interesting things to do in Melaka Malaysia

Shopping Malls in Melaka

Melaka, also known as Malacca, is a vibrant city in Malaysia that offers a delightful shopping experience for locals and tourists alike. This historical city is not only famous for its rich cultural heritage but also for its diverse and impressive shopping malls. Whether you are a fashion enthusiast, a tech-savvy individual, or a food lover, Melaka has got you covered. The city boasts a wide range of shopping centers that cater to every taste and budget.

From the bustling Mahkota Parade to the modern and luxurious Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, there is something for everyone. Explore the vibrant Jonker Street, lined with charming boutiques and antique shops, where you can find unique souvenirs and traditional crafts. Don't forget to visit AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre, which offers a one-stop shopping experience with its extensive selection of local and international brands. With its vibrant atmosphere and diverse retail offerings, Melaka's shopping malls are a must-visit for any shopaholic.

Dataran Pahlawan, Makhota Parade and Heritage Gallery are located close to each other. Both Malls have food courts and western food outlets. 

Malacca Straits Mosque

Malacca Straits Mosque, also known as Masjid Selat Melaka, is a remarkable architectural gem nestled along the scenic coastline of Malaysia.

With its stunning panoramic views of the Malacca Strait, this mosque is a testament to the rich cultural heritage and religious significance of the region. Its unique design, inspired by both traditional Malaysian and Middle Eastern elements, sets it apart as a truly awe-inspiring landmark. The mosque's towering minaret and elegant dome create a captivating silhouette against the azure sky, beckoning visitors from near and far. As you step inside, you are greeted by a serene ambiance, with the soft glow of natural light filtering through intricately designed stained glass windows.

The mosque's spacious prayer hall can accommodate a large congregation, providing a tranquil space for worshippers to connect with their spirituality. Whether you are a devout Muslim seeking solace or a curious traveler in search of cultural enlightenment, the Malacca Straits Mosque offers a truly immersive experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression. 

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Let’s plan your trip together to Melaka

Join us in planning your unforgettable trip to Melaka, the vibrant city just a short distance from Kuala Lumpur. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of this charming destination, while enjoying the wide range of luxurious and affordable hotels that surpass other options in Malaysia.

While there are various modes of transportation available, renting a car allows you to uncover the hidden gems that lie beyond the city limits. Explore the mesmerizing Port Dickson and the enchanting city of Muar, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

To make the most of your time in Melaka, we have curated a day itinerary that covers the most captivating places of interest and highlights the best things to do in just one day. Get ready for an adventure like no other!

Travel Itinerary for a day trip to Melaka

Travel to Melaka

7 AM - 9 AM

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Start Tour from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka

Embark on a scenic drive from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur to the charming town of Melaka, arriving just in time for a memorable visit to the iconic Malacca Straits Mosque. As you step inside this architectural marvel, be sure to adhere to the dress code, with complimentary boy covers available at the entrance for women to respectfully cover their bodies. Situated along the picturesque straits of Melaka, this mosque creates a breathtaking illusion of floating on the water, adding to its allure and beauty..  

Time: 45 minutes

Second Stop

7 AM - 9 AM

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Visit Stadthuys and St. Paul Hill

Fort Famosa stands proudly at the base of St. Paul Hill, inviting you to embark on a journey of discovery. Ascend the steps that lead to the summit, where breathtaking views of Melaka City await. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural marvels of St. Paul Cathedral, a testament to the city's past. Unleash your wanderlust as you explore the vibrant neighborhood, with three captivating museums beckoning you to delve deeper into the heritage of Melaka.

  • History and Ethnography Museum
  • Stadthuys
  • Maritime Museum
  • Malacca Islamic Museum

Time: 45 minutes

Third Stop

10 AM - 11 AM

Melaka River Cruise

Melaka River Cruise

The Melaka River has a rich history as a bustling trading route, connecting Melaka with other parts of the country. Over the years, numerous businesses and buildings have flourished along this historic river, which also served as a vital mode of transport.

Embark on a serene 45-minute Melaka river cruise along the picturesque Sungai Melaka, and immerse yourself in the vibrant heritage of the city. Discover the fascinating blend of Melaka's past and present, as you glide past some of its most awe-inspiring landmarks.

Marvel at the local iconic structures that define Melaka's charm, such as the magnificent Church of St. Francis Xavier and the captivating Eye on Melaka. Traverse under the graceful arches of historic bridges like the Tan Kim Seng Bridge and Pasar Bridge, and witness the architectural wonders that have stood the test of time.

This enchanting river cruise offers a unique perspective on Melaka's rich tapestry of history, culture, and beauty. Join us on this unforgettable journey and create lasting memories of this remarkable city.


1 PM - 2 PM

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Lunch at the foodcourt in Makhota Parade

The food court at Makhota Parade is a great place to enjoy the reasonably priced food of Melaka. Several vendors sell the most popular dishes ranging from noodle dishes, and soups to hot pots. Alternatively enjoy an amazing lunch/dinner at one of the Nyonya Restaurants including:


Fourth Stop

2 PM - 3 PM

Menara Taming Sari

Menara Taming Sari & Maritime Museum

Experience the breathtaking panoramic view of Melaka from Menara Taming Sari, where you can indulge in the awe-inspiring sight of the old city's symmetrical rooftops and the picturesque coastline.

Fifth Stop

3 PM onwards

Beautiful shophouses in Jonker Walk Melaka

Exploring Jonker Walk and Nyonya Museum

Jonker Walk, nestled in the heart of Melaka, is a captivating destination that offers a glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of the early Portuguese settlers. With its charming architecture and vibrant atmosphere, this bustling street is a must-visit for both locals and tourists alike.

As you stroll along Jonker Walk, you will be transported back in time as you admire the well-preserved shophouses that once served as both residential quarters and thriving businesses. These architectural gems, with their intricate details and vibrant facades, stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Portuguese influence in Melaka.

Step inside these charming buildings, and you will discover a world of art, history, and culinary delights. Many of these properties have been lovingly transformed into galleries, showcasing a diverse range of artworks and exhibitions that celebrate the local culture and heritage. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and captivating stories that these galleries have to offer.

If you find yourself craving a taste of the local cuisine, Jonker Walk is also home to a plethora of restaurants and cafes that serve up traditional Nyonya dishes. Indulge in the unique blend of flavors and spices that define this renowned Peranakan cuisine, and let your taste buds be whisked away on a culinary adventure.

As you continue your exploration, don't forget to browse through the eclectic mix of shops that line Jonker Walk. From boutique clothing stores to quaint souvenir shops, there is something to cater to every taste and interest. Unearth hidden treasures, find that perfect memento to commemorate your visit, or simply enjoy the vibrant atmosphere as you wander through the bustling streets.

Jonker Walk truly encapsulates the essence of Melaka's unique heritage. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an art lover, or a foodie looking for a gastronomic experience, this enchanting destination has something to offer everyone. So, come and lose yourself in the charm and allure of Jonker Walk, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Return to Kuala Lumpur

7 PM

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Back to Kuala Lumpur

Drive back to Kuala Lumpur to be dropped off at your hotel

Authentic Nyonya Food at Nancy's Kitchen Melaka

\When it comes to authentic Nyonya food, Nancy's Kitchen in Melaka is the place to be. Nyonya cuisine, also known as Peranakan cuisine, is a unique blend of Chinese and Malay flavors that originated from the Straits Chinese community. Nancy's Kitchen takes pride in preserving and showcasing the rich culinary heritage of the Nyonya culture.

At Nancy's Kitchen, you can expect a delightful gastronomic experience like no other. Every dish is meticulously prepared using traditional recipes and cooking techniques passed down through generations. From the aromatic and spicy flavors of dishes like Ayam Pongteh and Itik Tim to the creamy and tangy goodness of Assam Pedas and Ikan Gerang Asam, every bite will transport you to the vibrant streets of Melaka.

The secret to the authenticity of Nyonya food lies in the brilliant combination of aromatic spices and herbs such as lemongrass, galangal, and turmeric, which are skillfully infused into each dish. The result is a symphony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Nancy's Kitchen not only offers a wide variety of Nyonya dishes but also provides a warm and inviting ambiance that reflects the essence of the Nyonya culture. As you step into the restaurant, you will be greeted by the charming Peranakan decor and friendly staff, ensuring a memorable dining experience.

So, whether you are a Nyonya food enthusiast or a curious food lover looking to explore new culinary delights, Nancy's Kitchen is the perfect destination. Indulge in the authentic flavors of Nyonya cuisine and let your taste buds embark on a culinary journey like never before.

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