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[Asia Travel] Malaysia: Malacca

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Malacca is a famous tourist destination in Malaysia and has many historical spots. An ancient and prosperous city of trade, it is a mix of unique Peranakans culture and European-influenced buildings. It is a city with a very long history and is registered as a World Heritage Site. Malacca is very close to Kuala Lumpur and can be visited on a day trip. Due to its good location, Malacca is a famous tourist destination visited by tourists from all over the world.

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Location

Malacca is a city in the immediate vicinity of Kuala Lumpur.

History

Malacca was founded in the Middle Ages by the Kingdom of Malacca. In the kingdom where there was trade with Ming in China, it became Islamic. It was then conquered by Portugal and also by the Netherlands. It became a British colony in modern times, but after the war it became Malaysian territory and continues to this day.

Climate

Malacca has a tropical climate. It has a very hot and humid climate and high humidity. Temperatures range from 25 ° C to 35 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language of Malaysia is Malay. Others often use English.

Security

Malacca is a relatively safe place in Malaysia. The crime rate is low and the area around the tourist area is very safe.

Race

Malaysia has a large number of overseas Chinese and Malays. Many Indian people also live there.

industry

Malacca has a very long history and is famous as a tourist destination, so the tourism industry is thriving. Furthermore, because it is the center of the Straits of Malacca, trade is also active. In recent years, the manufacturing industry has become stronger.

religion

Islam is the state religion in Malaysia. But there are also Christians and Hindus.

currency

Ringgit is used in Malaysia.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Dutch Square

The Dutch Square will be the center of tourism in Malacca. Surrounded by Christian churches and Stadthuys built during the Dutch rule, it is a very colorful place. There is a Queen Victoria fountain built in 1901 during British rule.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Jonker Street

Malacca’s main street. There are restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores and more. The night market will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 18:00 to 24:00.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Chinatown

Malacca’s Chinatown is Malaysia’s oldest and has a history of being formed around 1400. Since Malacca had a strong connection with the Chinese dynasty Ming, Chinatown also developed.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Villa Sentosa

A private museum where Malay architecture dwellings, furniture, clothing, textiles, etc. are open to the public. You can get a better understanding of Malay culture and lifestyle.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Malacca Tower

It is a tall tower that opened in April 2008. There is an observatory on the tower, and you can see the cityscape of Malacca and the Straits of Malacca from 80m above.

Sightseeing spot 6 : The Stadthuys

A historic building located on the Dutch Square. It was built in the mid-1600s as the official residence of the Governor of the Netherlands. The building was converted into a history museum in 1982 and continues to this day.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

A museum that restored the palace of the Kingdom of Malacca. The palace of Sultan Mansour Shah has been restored in the 15th century, when the Kingdom of Malacca flourished. Weapons, traditional costumes and jewelry are on display.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum

A museum renovated from a townhouse built in 1896. Decorated with traditional costumes and antique furniture, you can enter for 16 ringgit.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Muzium Samudera

A maritime museum that opened in 1994. There is a Portuguese ship that sank in the Straits of Malacca. Various ship models, nautical charts, ceramics, etc. are on display.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Christ Church Melaka

A Christian church built during the Dutch colonial era. The floor of the church has a tombstone written in Portuguese and other languages. It was changed to the current red appearance in 1911.

Sightseeing spot 11 : St. Paul’s Church

A church built by the Portuguese in 1521. It was no longer used as a place of worship during the Dutch rule, and was used as an ammunition depot during the British rule.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Malaysia’s oldest Chinese Buddhist temple, built in 1646. It has become a standard spot for tourists to visit.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Masjid Kampung Hulu

Malaysia’s oldest mosque built in 1728. Originally a wooden building, it was renovated in 1892 into the current concrete building.

Hotel

Malacca has plenty of accommodation. Batu Berendam Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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