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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. 


With its fascinating colonial past and delectable cuisine, Melaka stands as a top-notch destination in Malaysia, offering a plethora of thrilling adventures and activities suitable for all age groups. Boasting easy accessibility from Kuala Lumpur, top-notch accommodations, and a laid-back lifestyle, Melaka proves to be the perfect getaway for either a quick day trip or a relaxing weekend escape from KL. Here are some amazing reasons to explore Melaka:

  • Discover the enchanting charm of Melaka, a UNESCO heritage city in Malaysia, where history comes alive through its rich colonial architecture from the Dutch and Portuguese occupation in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Delight your taste buds with unique foodie adventures that await you in Melaka.
  • Experience a comfortable stay at plenty of mid-range hotels and enjoy easy access to the most captivating places of interest.
Malacca, Malaysia

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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.

Great things to do at Jonker Walk

Great things to do at Jonker Walk include exploring the vibrant world of wall art that adorns its charming streets. As you stroll through this cultural hub in Malacca, you will be captivated by the stunning displays of artistic expression. From colorful murals depicting the rich history of the city to modern graffiti showcasing contemporary creativity, the wall art in Jonker Walk offers a visual feast for the senses.


Each piece tells a unique story, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the artistic tapestry of the area. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of visual storytelling, the wall art in Jonker Walk is sure to leave a lasting impression and provide a wonderful backdrop for memorable photographs. So, don't forget to bring your camera and capture the essence of this artistic treasure trove. Bullets are great for spelling out the benefits of indulging in this artistic exploration and turning visitors into leads.


Taking a leisurely stroll along the enchanting Melaka River allows you to immerse yourself in the captivating visual tapestry and rich history of this extraordinary city. Adorned with beautifully painted walls and riverside buildings, every step tells a fascinating story of a bygone era. Despite the passage of time, the architectural charm of centuries past remains unchanged, offering a glimpse into the past. As you venture into the back alleys of Jonker Walk, you will be transported to the Portuguese settlers' era, capturing the essence of their vibrant lifestyle that once established this remarkable neighborhood.

Jonker Walk Melaka


Where to stay in Melaka?

Shore Hotel and Residences

Experience the ultimate in luxury at Shore Hotel and Residences. Immerse yourself in the exquisite beauty of our breathtaking surroundings and indulge in unrivaled comfort. 


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

Interesting things to do in Melaka Malaysia

melaka day itinerary

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

malacca straits mosque melaka

Start from KL 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


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

perankan food melaka

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. A number of vendors sell the most popular dishes ranging from noodle dishes, and soups to hot pots. 

Fourth Stop

2 PM - 3 PM


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

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

drive to melaka from kuala lumpur

Back to Kuala Lumpur

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