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Malacca is the third smallest Malaysian state. It is also known as The Historic State or Negeri Bersejarah among locals. It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, on the Straits of Malacca.

It is one of the historic cities of the Straits of Malacca and has developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West. Most notably, Peranakan and Portuguese communities still thrive in Malacca, a reminder of the state’s long experience with trading and colonization.

Special places

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

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The Maritime Museum or the Flora de Lamar is a replica of the Portuguese ship which sank in the coast of Malacca while on its way to Portugal. The replica is a staggering 34 meters in height and 8 meters in width.

The main focus of the museum is the maritime history of Malacca and the golden ages of Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East.Other than exhibits on the history of the Malacca Maritime, the museum also showcases the different eras that Malacca has gone through starting from the Malacca Sultanate era until British era.

Address :                     Muzium Samudera, (the Flora De La Ma), Jalan Quayside, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia

Opening Hours:

Daily: 09:00 hrs until 17:30 hrs

Friday: 09:00 hrs until 12:15 hrs,14:45 hrs until 17:30 hrs

Entrance fee:               RM3 per adult and RM1 per child

St. Paul’s Church

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St. Paul’s Church was built in 1520 by a Portuguese trader named Duarte Coelho, who survived a violent storm by promising God that he would build Him a chapel if he survived the ordeal.

St. Paul’s Hill was an important place because both the Portuguese and Dutch left their mark there. Stairs are a challenge and entrance is free. St. Paul’s Church is located on top of the hills that is partly preserved due to the war destruction.

Standing in front of the church is a huge white St. Francis Xavier’s statue who was the pioneer of Catholic missionary work in Southeast Asia during 16th century. His body was placed in this church temporarily before it was taken to Goa, India.

A Famosa

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This is a major milestone in the history, is roughly the most photographed architecture in Malacca. In A Famosa building is located next to the red house. A Famosa fortress is the oldest European building in the whole of Asia but it is the remains one. The small door, we call A Famosa or door San Diego is doing is a powerful fortress Last Remnant.

The easiest way to San Diego (A Famosa) The easiest way is by self driving or riding a taxi to there. Locals will be able to lead we at there, because it is a famous landmark in Malacca.

San Shu Gong

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San Shu Gong is this awesome local shop where you get everything you will ever hunt for in Malacca. There are pineapple tarts, biscuits, and sweet as well as some beverages that is revolutionised for the younger generation.

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But the Cendol would be something so conveniently commercialised for fellow tourists. San Shu Gong can be easily identified from far as its four-storey building is painted in red, just like Christ.

Address: 33, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), 75200 Melaka.

Open hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

Holiday: No Holiday

Admission Fee: No Admission Fee

Special food

Durian cendol

The famous Durian cendol here is not easily found anywhere else and therefore is like a bonus for the durian lovers. So instead of the usual cendol, imagine a mix of durian in it.

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The cendol is refreshingly delicious especially on one of those hot days. the cendol is absolutely stunning with awesome mix of texture from the ingredients in the cendol.

Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball

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The chicken is the tougher kampung chicken, juicy and tasty. Rice ball texture is just nice and easy to eat even without a spoon. The chilly is simply mouth watering. Freshly made rice ball and succulent chicken are the reason to visit this shop.

The Jetty

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The Jetty Malacca is actually an unrealistic jetty project in Malacca, Malaysia due to the shallow sea level in the area which is not suitable for ships to harbour.

It used to be a fishing spot for Malacca before converted and turned into one of Malacca’s hot spot night life entertainment, namely The Jetty.

Smacked in between Holiday Inn Hotel and Mahkota Hotel, The Jetty, around 400 meters long has become a convenient hangout place for the tourists who stay at the hotels.

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You could party all night long in Arena Night Club, sing and eat at GO GO Karaoke, dine in the Chinese Cuisine or steamboat restaurant and later probably a game of pool.

Conclusion

Malacca touched me by the everything! I managed to find it in the past, its provenience, origin and its culture. I had the opportunity to discuss with the tour guide asked them all. I had the opportunity to debate with the other tourists. Do not hesitate to visit this fantastic city, it is value your penny and every second.

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