- MALACCA DAY TOUR – Join Tour
- Return transfer from Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral)
- Bilingual speaking guide cum driver (English/Malay)
- Mineral water bottle
Prefer to go for a Private Tour? Get the Malacca City Private Tour instead.
- The minimum booking for this tour is 2 pax.
- Minimum number of people required for tour departure is 10 pax.
- Note that you will be rescheduled to the closest date where it fulfills the minimum tour departure number.
- Please contact the operator at least two (2) days before to schedule your trip
- Contact information will be provided in your e-Ticket
- FREE for children under three (3) years old
- Child below 13 years, must be accompanied with a guardian
- Departure / Pickup from KL Sentral
- This tour valid until 27th Dec 2020
- Meals / Food NOT included in this package
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Finalized itinerary will be done by Asia Region on the day of tour
- Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route and itinerary may vary from those published but the content of the tour will be the same
MALACCA DAY TOUR
Join the Malacca Day Tour and explore Malacca like never before. Each attraction here highlights its own history, traditions and group of inhabitants, a perfect tour for history buffs and vacationing shutterbugs.
Dutch Square Malacca
The Dutch Square Malacca, also a vibrant and colourful trishaw pickup point, is distinguished by a group of bright, terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings, built between 1660 and 1700, built with louvered windows and chunky doors with wrought iron hinges. In the central area, a fountain of ornate Victorian addition is the centerpiece – It was erected to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. One of the oldest surviving parts of Malacca, Dutch Square’s most prominent building is the Stadthuys, also said to be the oldest-existing Dutch building in the East.
St Francis Xavier Church
In honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary also known as ‘Apostle of the East’, this neo-gothic structure was built on the site of an old Portuguese church by a French priest, Father Farvé. Its finishing touches were completed in 1859 by Father Allard. With a dominating presence in Malacca, St Francis Xavier Church became the largest church built by the MEP (Paris Foreign Missionary) in the Malay Peninsula. It was believed that the church was modelled after the Cathedral of St. Peter in Montpellier in Southern France, which closely followed the older church’s original construction, except for a portico which was added on in 1963.
Flor de la Mar Maritime Museum
Embark on a voyage through Melaka’s maritime history at these linked museums. The most enjoyable of the Maritime Museum’s three sections is housed in a re-creation of Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship that sank off Melaka’s coast. It highlights the maritime history of Malacca and the golden ages of Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. Paintings displaying how the Straits of Malacca was a strategic location for traders from both the east and the west to stop by at Malacca and conduct their businesses while waiting for the monsoon winds to change direction are exhibited. The museum also boasts a myriad of articles such as porcelain, silk, textile and spices used by the seamen of the yesteryears and even come sunken treasures hauled from Diana, another shipwreck.
St Paul Hill
The remains of this historical site is where you can get a glimpse into Malaysia’s colonial past, and what’s unique is that it has passed through the hands of three different colonists: the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. Also known as Porto de Santiago, this is a great spot for taking photos or selfies. Besides the historic icon itself, there are cannons outside the structure that you can pose with. And there are many nooks and crannies with great natural lighting streaming in through gaps in the walls, for more wonderful pictures.
Malacca Sultanate Palace
The Melaka Sultanate Palace is a wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. It sits at the base of St. Paul’s Hill, and was constructed with traditional construction techniques and materials, based on accounts in the 16th century, Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) text. According to the annals, Sultan Mansur Shah’s seven-tiered palace was built entirely without nails and supported with carved, wooden pillars and featured a copper and zinc roof. It was known to be the most elaborate royal palace ever constructed in the world in 1459.
Proclamation of Independence Memorial
Once home to the prestigious Malacca Club, this Memorial Building now exhibits the long history of Malaysia’s struggles against foreign domination through displays of records and photographs on the early history of the Malay Sultanate. It’s divided into several sections, the memorial also houses an extensive timeline covering the country’s journey to independence and the development of modern Malaysia.
Jonker Street is the central hub of activity that serves as a haven for antique collectors, bargain hunters, and vintage fashion enthusiasts. Its main attraction lies in its night market held every Friday and Saturday although there are several well-preserved landmarks, some dating back to the 18th century, nestled amongst the street’s more modern establishments. The diversity of Jonker Street’s traditional and urban attractions is a testament of Malaysia’s colourful history and rich multicultural society.
It’s not difficult to see why this historically and culturally important place is dubbed “Harmony Street.” A number of places of worship belonging to different religions abound in the area — the major religions in Malaysia. They are the Kampung Kling Mosque (Islam), Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple (Hinduism), Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism), and Xiang Lin Si Temple (Buddhism). This street is a proud testament to religious pluralism in Malacca, which is absolutely admirable.
Melaka Straits Mosque [Photo Stop & Prayer]
Especially beautiful at morning or dusk, this gold-domed mosque overlooks the Strait of Melaka from its shoreside perch on an artificial island a short taxi or bicycle ride from central Melaka. Completed in 2006, the mosque’s grand archways are panelled with stained glass. When water levels are high, it appears to float.