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