Travel

Melaka

places to visit: (click on the names to know)

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum, St. Paul’s Hill & Church (Bukit St.Paul), Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Red Square(Dutch Square), Menara Taming Sari

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum: If you have interest in general history and especially about Chinese cultures and customs in the eighteenth century, you will love this tour. This museum tucked away in a side street displays the fascinating history of Melaka. The tour feels personalized as only 10 tourists per group are given an hour tour. The house is beautiful and maintained with a nice personalized touch. Perhaps the kids may not love it, but great for couples and solo tourists.

  Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum: Tucked in a cosy corner of a museum, the jewellery collection is mesmerizing. You get a great insight into the Peranakan culture.

 Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum

St. Paul’s Hill & Church (Bukit St.Paul): It is actually a ruin over a little hill. However, from the top you can have a panoramic view of Melaka. You can also see the site where St. Francis Xavier’s body was kept for 9months.

  Bukit St.Paul

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple: This 400-year-old temple also knows as the temple of the Green Cloud is unique in serving not only for religious purposes but it also served as a courthouse. The history behind it is captivating as much as the restoration of the temple. This temple sits just beside a mosque and a Hindu Temple is only a few blocks away.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Red Square (Dutch Square): The Red Square is a major tourist attraction in the city and it is located at the heart of Melaka. The square houses a church, fountain and the plaza. The place is a great example of a well preserved and well respected heritage site. A great place for heritage lovers to roam around.

Dutch Square

Menara Taming Sari: If you want a love 360° view of Melaka City and the Straits, visit this revolving tower.

Menara Taming Sari

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