Built in 1650 as the official residence of the Dutch Governor and his officers, The Stadthuys is a..St. John's Fort Information
Rebuilt by the Dutch in the 18th century, St. John's Fort was once a private Portuguese chapel..Zoo Melaka Information
Melaka Zoo is situated at Ayer Keroh, approximately 13 kilometres from downtown Melaka. It is the..Jonker Walk Information
A definite haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authentic artifacts and relics, some..Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex Info
Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex is one of the facilities that are provided by Melaka State..Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum Information
This museum was set up in honour of a Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral called Cheng Ho or Zheng..Portuguese Square Information
This square is also known as 'Mini Lisbon'. Located within the Portuguese Settlement, the square is..St. Paul's Hill (A'Famosa) Information
The Portuguese colonised Melaka from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort..See all locations in Melaka
The historic city of Malaka (Melacca) is the capital of the state of Melaka on the south western coast of peninsular Malaysia. The city was heritage listed in July 2008 because of it's historical significance. The town was once the centre of the Malaccan Sultanate and was a major trading centre, it had close ties with arab and chinese traders in particular. It fell to the Potugese in 1511 and was later ruled by the Dutch and then the English.
The town has a fascinating mix of the various cultures that have ruled the city over the centuries. Some of the fortifications erected by the Porttugese and Dutch can still be seen today and there are numerous historical attractions around the old town as well as a fascinating array of architectural styles. Another treat when visiting Malacca is the traditional Baba Nyonya cuisine.