Malacca is a city in Malaysia that is rich in colonial history. It is now known by many as Melaka but no matter what name you choose to call the place; this is definitely a place that you want to visit when you come to Malaysia.
That being said, the main reason why you’d want to visit Melaka is the fact that there are a lot of historical heritage sites in the city. This is what prompted UNESCO to deem the place as one of the world’s heritage sites for that matter.
But, aside from looking at the colonial buildings that still stand to this day, there are plenty of other things to do in this humble city. In fact, you can even go and find a date here as there are many girl escorts in the city.
That being said, here are some of the places that you need to go to when you are in Melaka:
Dutch Windmill Square
This is definitely one of the many tourist attractions in Melaka, the Dutch Windmill Square is also known simply as the Red Square simply because almost all of the buildings that you can find in this area are painted red.
Anyway, aside from the predominantly red aesthetic of the place, here you will find plenty of different Dutch buildings that were erected back in the day. Some have survived and some didn’t, but those that are still standing are preserved by replacing some of its braces and fortifying its bases.
You can visit plenty of different sites here as well, including Queen Victoria Fountain, Christ Church, among many others.
When you visit Melaka, your itinerary should include a visit to the infamous Jonker Street. If you’ve been to Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Alor, this is Melaka’s answer to that.
Although it is not as long as Jalan Alor, Jonker Street is still riddled with plenty of different shops where you can buy souvenirs and other things.
But, what I really love about this infamous Melakan street is the plethora of foods that you can choose. Here you can find Peranakan dishes, Malay dishes, Dimsum, and Indian Cuisine, among other Asian foods.
Another great tourist attraction is a river cruise along the Melaka River. For just RM15, you can cruise along the pretty long river that will last for up to 45 minutes.
Now, I do not advise that you look at the water, per se, but what I do like for you to do is to marvel at the amazing houses that you can see along the way.
St. Paul’s Church
This church has been used by the Western countries that have occupied this place back in the day. In fact, it is one of the only open-roof churches that I’ve seen in the world.
You have to marvel at the architecture because it has been so strong all these years that it is still standing to this day.
Located just near St. Paul’s Church, the A’Famosa fort is where you can find the last remaining Portuguese Fortress in Southeast Asia.