About Melaka

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Melaka is state located in the Southwestern region of Peninsular Malaysia. Melaka is known for its richness in historical sites and cultural diversity, all which has shaped Melaka into the state that it is today.

The cultural diversity in Melaka is also reflected in the authentic delicacies served within its borders. Do allocate the time to try some satay celop and Nyonya cuisines, easily found in many parts of the country. The durian puffs are a sin to pass on and can be found in Jonker street.

Jam within the Melaka is only focused near the city centre and tourist destination. Even so, moving about Melaka is quite simple. Travelers can result to car rental for more independence. Buses and trishaws are more catered to tourist and are focused on route heading to the many tourist destinations in Melaka.

Important details

  • Rich in history and culture diversity.
  • Melting pot of historical sites and skyscrapers.
  • Accessible by bus, plane and train.
  • Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sights and Activities

A’Famosa :

The A’Famosa is among the many popular tourism sites in Melaka. The A’Famosa is an old fort built by the Portuguese during their occupation in Melaka over 500 years ago. Today, only a small gate house is all that remains of a once impenetrable fort.

St Paul’s church :

The St. Paul’s Church is regarded as the oldest church in Malaysia and Southeast Asia although it is no longer used as a place of worship. Located atop St. Paul’s hill, the church brings about a relaxing and tranquil ambience despite the many tourist that visit it.

Jonker Street :

The Jonker Street stretches over 500 metre in length with shops on both sides of the walk way. These shops sell goods ranging from food and clothes to handmade souvenirs. At night, the street becomes even more livelier despite the closing of many shops, as many stall begin to open for business.

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Melaka Bus Booking

Bus travels to and from Melaka to many other cities has never been easier. There are several bus services at convenient timings from Melaka that are available for booking online on CatchThatBus or via mobile app which can be downloaded for free on Google Play or App Store.