Malacca, A Mix of East and West in Malaysia

A city with a rich historical background, Malacca is an extraordinary place to experience . You will find unique blend of old and modern sights. The city center was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, a must do for anyone going to Malaysia.

You can’t miss the Dutch Square at the heart of the city, surrounded by the Stadthuys, Tang Beng Swee Clock Tower, and the iconic Christ Church built by the Dutch.

Christ Church at the Dutch Square Malacca
Christ Church at the Dutch Square Malacca

50 m above the hill to the South is Saint Paul’s church, built by the Portuguese. This church is older than Christ Church, you can see many tombstones along the walls and an armless statue of St. Francis Xavier in front of the church.

St Paul’s Church, Malacca

Further south you will notice the tallest tower, Menara Taming Sari. At 110 meters high, the revolving viewing platform gives you a great panoramic view of the city.

While in Malacca you shouldn’t miss Mille Crepes, which can be found at Nadeje Cake House (Plaza Mahkota, Jalan PM4), just South of Menara Taming Sari. Fresh and creamy, it’s really a 20 layers of happiness. :D

Nadeje's Original Mille Crepes
Nadeje’s Original Mille Crepes

Now that you’ve fulfilled your daily dose of sugar, head to Jonker Street, to the North West at the other side of Melaka River. This is basically the Chinatown part of Malacca, and in the evening the place gets merrier with plenty of street vendors selling stuff from food to random trinkets.

Melaka River
Melaka River

While waiting for the sundown you might be interested to visit these places nearby: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Masjid Kampung Kling, and Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Malacca

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