2023 MELAKA (MALACCA) TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

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Detailed Melaka Journey Information weblog with Melaka Itinerary and Finances, locations to see in Melaka, and the place to remain in Melaka.

Melaka’s mild flowing river gives a serene accompaniment to its architectural splendor. All over the place I flip, Malacca (Melaka) jogs my memory that I’m someplace unforgettable! From slim lanes peppered with vibrant Baba-Nyonya homes to a plaza fringed by red-painted Dutch brick buildings, grandiose temples to commanding mosques, and from hand-crafted intricate souvenirs to cafes serving style bud-tingling native dishes! This vigorous metropolis is certainly one of my most visited locations in Malaysia, nonetheless, I can’t get sufficient of its magnificence!

Malacca (Melaka) is the birthplace of Malay civilization.  Even earlier than the rise to fame of its neighbour Singapore, Malacca was already turning heads. Actually, it has a long-withstanding historical past of colonial rule beneath the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British.  Due to its wealthy heritage, Malacca/Melaka was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Web site.

To take advantage of out of your journey on this historic city, right here’s my Malacca/ Melaka Journey Information with pattern Melaka itinerary and funds.

 


MELAKA (MALACCA) TRAVEL GUIDE


MELAKA TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS


Melaka, like the remainder of Malaysia has scrapped the journey necessities for vacationers. Vaccinated and non-vaccinated vacationers are free to enter. Sporting of masks is now optionally available, however passengers on public transport like buses and trains are required to put on masks.


HOW MANY DAYS TO SPEND IN MELAKA?

2-3 Days in Melaka needs to be sufficient to go to the highest vacationer sights. However if you wish to discover extra underrated locations on this heritage metropolis, you possibly can at all times lengthen your Melaka itinerary.


MALAYSIA MONEY AND ATM 

Melaka makes use of Malaysian Ringgit as foreign money. 1 MYR (Malaysian Ringgit) is equal to roughly ₱12.61 (SGD 0.31/ $0.23).  Every part is on a money (Malaysian Ringgit) foundation in Melaka. However main inns and eating places take playing cards and debit playing cards.

ATMs are scattered within the metropolis middle and withdrawal limits rely in your financial institution. For ATMs in Malaysia, you possibly can often, you possibly can withdraw as much as MYR 1,500 (₱19,000 /SGD 466/ $352) per transaction. International alternate charge will rely in your financial institution and the ATM can even cost you a overseas withdrawal charge for each transaction, except you might be utilizing a Maybank card.


HOW TO GET TO MELAKA

Melaka/Malacca has a global airport; nonetheless, it’s not well-connected to different nations.  Most vacationers fly to Kuala Lumpur first after which take a bus to Melaka/Malacca.


MANILA TO MELAKA/MALACCA

Fly to Kuala Lumpur from Manila. There aren’t any direct flights to Malacca/Melaka from Manila, (Philippines) you have to fly to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) first. There are moderately priced flights by airways like Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, Jetstar, and Philippine Airways.

Kuala Lumpur has 2 worldwide airports for industrial flights:

  • Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport (KLIA) – airport for a lot of airways, principally flag carriers, like Philippine Airways.
  • Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport 2 (KLIA2)airport for low-cost airways like Cebu Pacific and Air Asia.

 


KUALA LUMPUR TO MELAKA/MALACCA

In case you are in Kuala Lumpur, you have to make your solution to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS Terminal). Then take a bus to Meleka/Malacca. Most buses terminate at Melaka Sentral Terminal. However there are additionally buses that finish at Mahkota Medical Heart (Hatten Resort), nonetheless, it’s not as frequent.  Choose which one is close to your lodge, additionally verify my  Melaka lodge information beneath.

Buses from TBS Terminal to Melaka Sentral runs each hour from at 7:30 AM to 11:50 PM.  Journey time is roughly 2 -3 hours, relying on visitors state of affairs. Relying on the kind of bus (normal, economic system, or govt), bus fare begins at RM 10 (₱127/SGD 3/ $2.35) to RM 16 (₱204 /SGD 5/ $4). You possibly can e book prematurely on-line by means of the hyperlink beneath to order a seat.

IMPORTANT: In the event you take a bus that terminates at Melaka Sentral Terminal, take be aware that that is fairly a distance from Melaka Metropolis Heart. You possibly can take a Seize or taxi to your lodge from there. Or take a neighborhood bus. See the Getting Round (Melaka by Bus) part beneath.

✔ KUALA LUMPUR TO MELAKA BUS: RESERVE HERE
✔ KUALA LUMPUR TO MELAKA (personal switch): BOOK HERE
  1. Make your solution to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur.
  2. At KL Sentral, take the KLIA Transit to KLIA Airport.
  3. Get off at Bandar Tasik Selatan Station (BTS Station). Journey time is 6 min. Fare is roughly MYR 6.50 (₱83 /SGD 2/ $1.53).
  4. Stroll to Terminal Bersapadu Selatan (TBS Terminal). 2 min.
  5. Proceed to the centralized ticket counter. Present the bus ticket you acquire on-line, after verification, you’ll be offered a bus ticket with the Gate quantity.
  6. Proceed to the Gate # in your ticket. You have to be on the gate no less than 30 minutes previous to yous bus departure.
  7. Experience the bus to Melaka/Malacca.
  8. Relying on the bus ticket you bought, get off at Melaka Sentral or Mahkota Medical Heart.
  9. Take Seize or taxi to your lodge.  There are additionally native buses at Melaka Sentral Terminal, however analysis first which one will cease close to your lodge. See the Getting Round Part by Bus beneath.

melaka old house


 

KLIA TO MELAKA/MALACCA

In case you are coming from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport), there are buses that run to Melaka/Malacca. You possibly can e book on-line prematurely and verify the bus schedule beneath.

✔ KLIA TO MELAKA BUS: TICKETS HERE

 

  1. At KLIA, stroll to the bus station. 12 min.
  2. Experience the bus to Melaka Sentral. Fare is roughly RM 26 (₱330 /SGD 8/ $6). for bus with 2.30 hours journey time. And about RM 35 (₱447 /SGD 11/ $8) for bus with 1.50 hours journey time.  There are additionally buses at KLIA that departs for Hatten Resort (Mahkota Medical Heart) in Melaka. Fare is roughly RM 35 (₱447 /SGD 11/ $8) and journey time is about 2.45 hours.
  3. Get off at Melaka Sentral Bus Station or Hatten Resort (Mahkota Medical Heart) relying on the bus you took. Seize or taxi to your lodge.

 


KLIA2 TO MELAKA/MALACCA

In case you are coming from KLIA2, there are buses that run to Melaka/Malacca. You possibly can e book on-line prematurely and verify the bus schedule beneath.

✔ KLIA2 TO MELAKA BUS: TICKETS HERE

Necessary: Select your bus vacation spot both Melaka Sentral or Mahkota Medical Heart, wherever is close to your lodge.

  1. At KLIA2, stroll to the bus station at Degree 1 of KLIA2 Gateway Mall. 11 min.
  2. Take the bus to Melaka Sentral. Fare begins at roughly RM 24 (₱330 /SGD 7/ $5) for Transnational MY bus with 2.30 hours journey time. And about RM 35 (₱447 /SGD 11/ $8) for StarMart bus Specific Bus with 1.50 hours journey time. There are additionally STARM buses at KLIA that departs for Mahkota Medical Heart (Hatten Resort) in Melaka. Fare is roughly RM 35 (₱447 /SGD 11/ $8) and journey time is about 2.45 hours.
  3. Get off at Melaka Sentral Bus Station or Mahkota Medical Heart (Hatten Resort) relying on the bus you took. Seize or taxi to your lodge.

 


SINGAPORE TO MELAKA/MALACCA

There are a number of buses that run from Singapore to Melaka. Buses to Melaka Sentral and Mahkota Medical Heart (Hatten Resort, Estadia Resort) depart from Queen Avenue Bus Terminal, Kovan Hub Bus Terminal, Golden Mile Complicated, and Katong V Mall (Village Resort Katong).

Relying on the kind of bus and your vacation spot, bus fare from Singapore to Melaka begins at RM 81 (₱1,031 /SGD 25/ $19) to RM 123 (₱1,565 /SGD 38/ $29).  Journey time is roughly 3 hours and half-hour to 4 hours. In the event you’re coming from Kovan Bus Terminal to Melaka, journey time is roughly 6 hours and 10 minutes.  First journey departs Singapore at 7:15 AM, and final journey is at 7:15 PM.  You possibly can verify the bus schedule and purchase your tickets prematurely by means of the hyperlink beneath.

Necessary: Since this journey embody border crossing, ensure you have a legitimate passport. It is advisable have your passport stamped with Singapore Exit on the border and Malaysia entry stamp previous to coming into Malaysia’s border.

✔ SINGAPORE TO MELAKA BUS: TICKETS HERE
✔ SINGAPORE TO MELAKA SENTRAL BUS: TICKETS HERE

 


GETTING AROUND MELAKA / MALACCA


melaka trishaw 3

It’s fairly simple to get round or tour Melaka/Malacca, in reality it’s fairly low-cost as most sights are strolling distance of one another.  So, you possibly can both do a DIY Melaka Strolling tour, avail of Melaka/Malacca guided tour or journey the groovy Melaka/Malacca trishaw. You’ve gotten loads of choices to your Melaka itinerary.


MELAKA BY TRISHAW (RIKSHAW)

Alternatively, a cool solution to tour Melaka is by driving Melaka trishaws (rikshaw) for about RM 50 (PHP 629 / SGD 15 /USD 12) for 1 hour.  Price is nice for 2 individuals.  Be sure to agree on the value first and what the tour covers earlier than driving the trishaw.

 melaka trishaw ride

Melaka’s trishaw is stylishly adorned with flowers and stuff toys, that includes cartoon characters like Hi there Kitty, Pokemon, Pikachu, Doraemon, and so on. and with blaring pop music. At night time it turns into so colourful with lights.

✔ MELAKA TRISHAW RIDE AT NIGHT: BOOK HERE

MELAKA DAY TOUR PACKAGE

In case you are pressed for time and also you simply need a fast day tour to Melaka from Singapore, you possibly can e book a day tour with lunch by means of the hyperlink beneath. The tour features a go to to St. Peter’s Church, A ‘Formosa Portuguese Fortress, Melaka Museum, Chen Hoon Teng Temple, and Melaka River. Choose-up and drop-off at designated level in Kuala Lumpur metropolis middle and Bukit Bintang space and lunch in Melaka is included within the Melaka Day Tour package deal.

✔ MELAKA DAY TOUR FROM KUALA LUMPUR  (WITH LUNCH): RESERVE HERE
✔ HISTORICAL MELAKA PRIVATE TOUR: RESERVE HERE
✔ MELAKA PRIVATE NIGHT TOUR: BOOK HERE
✔ MELAKA + PUTRAJAYA INSTAGRAM TOUR: BOOK HERE

MELAKA BY BUS

When you get off the bus at Melaka Sentral Terminal, there are native buses that go to Melaka metropolis middle. Nevertheless, ready for the bus will eat up your time as a result of the bus schedule is unreliable. In the event you insist on taking the bus, you possibly can take the Panorama bus from the next bus stops at Melaka Sentral:

  • BUS STOP 14 – At Melaka Sentral, search for bus cease #14. Experience the Panorama bus to Pantai Kunder. Alight at Hold Tuah Mall, Jalan Tun Mamat. Journey time is about 6 minutes, and bus fare is roughly RM 2.50 (₱31/SGD 0.77/ $0.58). You possibly can stroll to Jonker Avenue (12 minutes) and Dutch Sq. (17 minutes).

 

  • BUS STOP 23 – At Melaka Sentral Terminal, search for bus cease #23. Take the Panorama bus to Batu Berendam. Get off at Hold Tuah Mall, Jalan Tun Mamat. Journey time is about 7 minutes, and bus fare is roughly RM 3.50 (₱44/SGD 1/ $0.81). You possibly can stroll to Jonker Avenue (12 minutes) and Dutch Sq. (17 minutes).

 

  • BUS STOP 3 – At Melaka Sentral Terminal, search for bus cease #3. Take the Panorama bus to Ulu Bertam. Alight at Hold Tuah Mall, Jalan Tun Mamat. Journey time is about 10 minutes, and bus fare is roughly RM 4 (₱50/SGD 1.23/ $0.92). You possibly can stroll to Jonker Avenue (12 minutes) and Dutch Sq. (17 minutes).

 

  • BUS STOP 17 – At Melaka Sentral Terminal, go to bus cease #17. Experience the Panorama bus to Ujong Pasir. This may take you to the Dutch Sq. (Crimson Sq.).  Get off at Muzeum Belia Malaysia, 3 stops, half-hour. Bus fare is roughly RM 2 (₱25/SGD 0.61/ $0.46).

 


MELAKA DIY WALKING TOUR

melaka blog - Jonker Street Night Market

(Jonker Avenue Evening Market)

Most of Melaka’s high vacationer sights are concentrated round Jonker Avenue peppered with Baba Nyonya homes became museums or vintage retailers and the Dutch Sq. (Crimson Sq.), famed for its purple buildings. You possibly can simply do a DIY Strolling Tour round these areas. You possibly can take a look at the Prime Points of interest in Melaka beneath.


MELAKA BY GRAB/TAXI

Seize can be a handy solution to get round Melaka. Taxis are additionally out there in Melaka. Taxi fare in Melaka begins at RM 3 (₱38 / SGD 0.91 /$0.68) for the 1st kilometer and RM 0.87 (PHP 11 / SGD 0.26 /$0.20) per km thereafter.


MELAKA BY BOAT (MELAKA RIVER CRUISE)

A leisurely solution to tour Melaka/Malacca is by doing the Melaka River Cruise, working each day from 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM. The journey takes about 45 minutes, and consists of sightseeing of the next sights: Crimson Constructing, Stadthuys, Colourful Murals, Jonker Streets, Middleburg Bastion, Pre-Struggle Buildings, Morten Village, Kampung Hulu Mosque, Church of St. Francis Xavier, The Shore Buying Gallery, and the Mangrove Route. You should buy tickets on the Spice Backyard Jetty or Melaka River Sq. Jetty.

melaka river
Right here’s the 2023 Melaka River Cruise Costs:

FOREIGNERS RATE
Grownup (12 years outdated above) RM 30 (₱378 /SGD 9/ $7)
Little one (2-12 years outdated) RM 25 (₱315 /SGD 8/ $6)

 

MALAYSIANS /LOCALS (MY KAD HOLDER) RATE
Grownup (12 years outdated above) RM 25 (₱315 /SGD 8/ $6)
Little one (2-12 years outdated) RM 15 (₱189 /SGD 5/ $3)
PWD Grownup RM 15 (₱189 /SGD 5/ $3.46)
PWD Little one RM 10 (₱126 /SGD 3/ $2.31)
Senior Citizen (60 -69 years outdated) RM 20 (₱252/SGD 6/ $5)
Senior Citizen (70 years outdated & above) RM 10 (₱126 /SGD 3/ $2.31)
College students (in Malaysia solely) RM 20 (₱252/SGD 6/ $5)
Toddler (beneath 2 years outdated) FREE

You can even lease a complete boat for the Melaka River Cruise if you’re giant group.

Boat Rental RM 1,100 (₱ 13,843/SGD 337/ $254)

 


WHERE TO STAY IN MELAKA


You’ll by no means run out of locations to remain in Melaka/Malacca.  There’s a wealth of lodging right here and they’re principally moderately priced. When searching for a lodge, take into account the situation. In the event you’re a first-timer in Melaka, and also you’ll spend your days touring, finest to search out inns close to the vacationer sights just like the Crimson Sq. and Jalan Hold Jebat (Jonker Stroll). From the bus terminal, you possibly can simply e book Seize or take a taxi to your lodge.

 

Jonker Walk Melaka

 

Right here’s a few of the top-rated inns in Melaka, I grouped them based on their location:


Inns close to Jonker Avenue (Jalan Hold Jebat)

If you wish to keep close to the vacationer sights in Melaka, e book a lodge in or close to Jonker Stroll (Jalan Hold Jebat), Melaka’s Chinatown District. To get to Jonker Stroll from Melaka Sentral Terminal, see the Getting Round (Melaka by Bus) part above.

Listed below are a few of the top-rated inns round Jonker.

 

 

 

 

 


Inns close to Melaka Metropolis Heart and Mahkota Medical Heart 

In the event you occur to journey a bus that terminates at Mahkota Medical Heart, then discovering a lodge close to this location might be extra handy for you. It’s additionally fairly near the Crimson Sq. (about 12-minute stroll), and is a stone’s throw away from Dataran Pahlawan Buying Mall, and eating places.

 

 

 

 

 

 


MELAKA TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


 As I discussed above, most of Malacca’s high vacationer sights are located across the Dutch Sq. (Crimson Sq.) and Jonker Avenue (Chinatown District), so they’re strolling distance of one another.

Right here’s an inventory of a few of the locations to see in Malacca you could add in your Melaka itinerary.


 

1. DUTCH SQUARE (RED SQUARE)

The Dutch Sq., also referred to as the Crimson Sq., might be probably the most recognizable attraction of Melaka, therefore, it’s a must-visit in your Melaka itinerary. It’s peppered with age-old buildings and buildings constructed in the course of the Dutch colonial interval in Melaka from 1641 to 1825.

melaka 52
Right here you’ll discover the next historic buildings:

  • Christchurch Melaka
  • Open Hours: Day by day 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Entrance Price: FREE

 

  • Stadthuys
  • Open Hours: Mon – Thurs 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Fri, Sat, & Solar – 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Entrance Price:
  • Foreigners – Grownup – RM 10 (₱126 / SGD 3 /$2.31), Little one – RM 5 (₱50 / SGD 23 /$ 0.92),
  • Malaysians – Grownup RM 5 (₱63 / SGD 53 /$1.15), Little one -RM 2 (₱25 / SGD 0.61 /$ 0.46

 
melaka red square

  • Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower
  • Deutscher Grabenmorser
  • Dutch Sq. Fountain/Queen Victoria Fountain
  • Dutch Graveyard

 


 

2. ST. PAUL’S HILL

St.Paul's Hill Melaka
At and close to St.Paul’s Hill, you’ll discover the next vacationer locations:

  • FRANCIS XAVIER STATUE
  • FAROL DE ALVENARIA DE MALACCA
  • CHURCH OF ST. PAUL, MALACCA
  • A’FAMOSA
  • PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENCE MEMORIAL
  • DUTCH GRAVEYARD

 


3. JONKER WALK (JALAN HANG JEBAT)

Jonker Stroll is the Chinatown space of Melaka and a must-visit throughout your Melaka itinerary. It’s now formally renamed as Jalan Hold Jebat Avenue, the previous antiques middle in Chinatown. It’s a bustling avenue good throughout the Melaka River from the Dutch Sq., dotted with age-old Chinese language shophouses revamped into museums, retailers, and eating places.

Melaka Itinerary - Jonker Walk

Jonker Stroll, Melaka

On Fridays and Weekends, from 6:00 PM to 12:00 midnight, the road opens the vigorous Jonker Evening Market, the place a wide range of meals are being offered. Be there early as some meals will get offered out simply.

Listed below are the opposite Melaka vacationer sights at Jonker Stroll /Chinatown District space:

Melaka blog - Cheng Ho Cultural Temple

(Cheng Ho Cultural Temple, Melaka)

  • Cheng Ho Cultural Museum
  • Location: 51 Lorong Hold Jebat (1 min stroll from Jonker Evening Market)
  • Open Hours: Day by day (Besides Monday) 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entrance Price: Grownup – RM 20 (₱252 / SGD 6 /USD 5), Little one – RM 10 (₱ 126 / SGD 3 /$2.31)

 

Melaka Travel Guide - Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple

(Sri Poyyatha Vunayaga  Moorthy Temple, Melaka)

  •  Sri Poyyatha Vinayaga Moorthy Temple
  • Location: 5-11 Jalan Tukang Emas
  • Open Hours: Day by day 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Entrance Price: FREE

 

  • Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
  • Location: 25, Jalan Toong, Kampung Dua
  • Open Hours: Day by day 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entrance Price: FREE

 

Melaka Itinerary - Kampung Kling Mosque

(Kampung Kling Mosque, Melaka)

  • Kampung Kling Mosque
  • Location: Junction of Jalan Tukang Emas (Goldsmith Avenue) and Jalan Masjid
  • Open Hours: 24 hours
  • Entrance Price: FREE

 

  • Jonker Stroll World Heritage Park & Dr.Gan Bong Leong Statue
  • Location: Jalan Hold Jebat
  • Open Hours: 24 hours
  • Entrance Price: FREE

 

  • Hold Kasturi Mausoleum
  • Location: Jalan Hold Jebat
  • Open Hours: 24 hours
  • Entrance Price: FREE

 

Melaka Itinerary - Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka

(Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka)

 

  • Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka
  • Location: 48-50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (3 min-walk from Jonker Evening Market)
  • Open Hours: Thurs to Solar: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM to five:00 PM
  • Entrance Price: Grownup – RM 16 (₱201 / SGD 5 /USD 4), Little one (5-12 y.o) – RM 11 (₱ 138 / SGD 4 /USD 3

 


4. MELAKA MUSEUMS

Melaka is oozing with museums, that mentioned, plan forward which museum you need to enter, in any other case, museum hopping will eat up 1-day of Melaka Itinerary. Right here’s an inventory of some well-known museums in Melaka (see the listing above for the museums in Chinatown).

MELAKA TRAVEL GUIDE - Museum Samudera (Flor de la Mar)

(Museum Samudera (Flor de la Mar), Melaka)

 

  • Museum Samudera (Flor de la Mar)
  • Location: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
  • Open Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday and Weekeneds 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Museum Samudera (Flor de la Mar) Entrance Price:
  • Foreigner: Grownup – RM 20 (₱252 / SGD 6 /USD 5), Little one – RM 10 (₱126 / SGD 3 /USD 2.31)
  • Malaysian: Grownup – RM 10 (₱126 / SGD 3 /USD 31), Little one – RM 5 (₱ 63 / SGD 1.53 /USD 01.15),
  • Tickets embody entrance to three sights: Reproduction of Flor del Mar, Maritime Museum Section 2, Royal Malaysian Navy Museum.

 

  • Melaka Royal Marine Museum
  • Location: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
  • Open Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday and Weekeneds 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Entrance Price: Use identical ticket as Museum Samudera (Flor de la Mar)

 

  • Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum
  • Location: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir
  • Open Hours: Day by day 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (besides Tuesday)
  • Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum Entrance Price:
  • Grownup: (Foreigners) RM 5 (₱63 / SGD 53 /$1.15)
  • Grownup: (Malaysians) RM 3 (₱38 / SGD 92 /$0.69)
  • Kids: RM 2 (₱17 / SGD 0.61 /$0.46)

 

 The Stadthuys Museum

(The Stadthuys Museum, Melaka)

  • The Stadthuys Museum
  • Location: Bandar Hilir,Melaka
  • Open Hours: Mon to Thurs 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Fri,Sat, & Solar 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Stadthuys Museum Melaka Entrance Price:
  • Foreigners (Grownup) RM 10 (₱126 / SGD 3 /$2.31)
  • Foreigners (Little one) RM 4 (₱50 / SGD 23 /$0.92)

 

  • Melaka Artwork Gallery
  • Location: Bandar Hilir, Melaka
  • Open Hours: Day by day (Closed on Mondays) 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Melaka Artwork Gallery Entrance Price:
  • Grownup – RM 3 (₱38 / SGD 92 /$0.69)
  • Little one – RM 2 (₱17 / SGD 0.61 /$0.46)

 


 

5. MALACCA TOWER (TAMING SARI TOWER) 

A gyro tower in Bandar Hilir with a rotating viewing platform with an in depth view of Melaka.

 Malacca Tower

(Malacca Tower)

Location: Jalan Merdaka, Bandar Hilir

Open Hours: Day by day 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

MALACCA TOWER:  DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE


6. KAMPUNG KETEK MALACCA 

That is positioned proper in entrance of Xian Ling Si temple close to Jonker Stroll.  You can also make a detour right here whereas on a strolling tour in Jonker. One of many oldest villages in Melaka. You possibly can go to the Munshi Abdullah Home, a conventional Malay home when you are right here.

 


6. KAMPUNG MORTEN (MORTEN VILLAGE)

There’s a dwelling museum in Melaka, the place you possibly can see Malay conventional homes and witness Malay conventional life-style. The village is known as after a British Land Commissioner – J.F Morten who was concerned in creating this village from a former mangrove swamp. However the village is believed to be based by Othman Mod Noh.

It is suggested so as to add a go to to a conventional Malay village in your Melaka itinerary, and Kampung Morten is an fascinating group to discover. The village consists of roughly 85 homes, and 52 of those homes are Melaka conventional homes. Essentially the most well-known is Villa Sentosa, which is now a museum open to the general public referred to as The Malay Residing Museum.

Villa Sentosa - Kampung Morten

  • Villa Sentosa (The Malay Residing Museum)
  • Location: Lorong Tun Mamat 1, Kampung Morten, Melaka
  • Open Hours: Day by day (Besides Friday) 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Lunchbreak from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Friday – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Entrance Price: FREE however donations are extremely inspired.

 


7. PORTUGUESE SETTLEMENT MELAKA (KAMPUNG PORTUGIS)

Situated in Ujong Pasir, about 35 minutes away from downtown Melaka, is a Kristang (Portuguese-Eurasian or Malacca Portuguese) group. Malacca was a Portuguese colony from 1511 to 1641, and through that interval, Portuguese males settled in Melaka and married Malay ladies.  In a while, they intermarried with Dutch, British, Chinese language, and Malay.

 

inside Portuguese Settlement Museum

 

Someday in 1933, about 11 hectares of land in Melaka was cleared in what was beforehand often called the St. John Village, a sleepy fishing group. Right here, about 11 wood homes was constructed for the Kristang folks. Ultimately, it attracted extra Kristang indigenous folks from throughout Malaysia. Sadly, right now, only one conventional Kristang home stood the check of time. It’s positioned alongside Jalan D’ Aranjo.  There’s not a lot to see or do on this quiet a part of Melaka in the course of the day, however at night time vacationers flock on the Portuguese Sq. to eat Portuguese seafood on the seaside.

 

(Portuguese Settlement Heritage Museum)

 

Listed below are some locations to see whereas You’re in Portuguese Settlement Melaka:

  • Portuguese Settlement Heritage Museum
  • Conventional Kristang Home (Portuguese Eurasian Home)
  • Portuguese Sq.
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue

 

  • Portuguese Settlement Heritage Museum
  • Location: C-18 Portuguese Sq., Portuguese Settlement
  • Open Hours: Day by day (Shut on Sundays) 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Entrance Price: RM 2 (₱17 / SGD 0.61 /USD 0.46), Kids: FREE beneath 10 years outdated

8. CHITTY VILLAGE (CHETTI VILLAGE) & CHITTY MUSEUM (CHETTI MUSEUM)

There’s a Chitty Village in Jalan Gaja Berang, Melaka, which is residence to a small, close-knit group of Hindu Peranakans who’re descendants of the unique Tamil merchants in Melaka. Chitty (additionally Chetti) are Tamil merchants from Southern India who reached Melaka again within the 15th century to commerce spices and different items. A few of them married native residents (Malays, Chinese language, Batak, Javanese) in Melaka. They resided in Melaka, and finally tailored to native customs and language, whereas nonetheless retaining their perception in Hinduism.

Chetti Museum

 

 

Right now, there are kind of 30 households residing in Chitty Village, Melaka.  You possibly can go to the group whereas in Melaka, which is residence to three Hindu Temples, the preferred is the roughly 190-year-old temple – Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.  And when you are it, do drop by on the Chitty Museum to get a glimpse of the artifacts, handicrafts, images, and study the historical past and customs of the Hindu Peranakas in Melaka.

chitty village

  • Chitty Museum
  • Location: Jalan Gajah Berang, Kampung Chetti
  • Open Hours: Day by day (Besides Mon & Tues) 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Chitty Museum Entrance Price:
  • Grownup – RM 2 (₱17 / SGD 0.61 /$0.46)
  • Little one – RM 1 (₱13 / SGD 31 /$0.23)

 


 

9. MELAKA STREET ARTS

Riverside Street Art

(Avenue Artwork at Melaka River Aspect)

Lately, ingenious murals mushroomed in Melaka, notably alongside Melaka River, a must-see throughout your Melaka itineray. Vacationers get pleasure from taking images and interacting with these artworks as they stroll alongside the riverside.  Maybe probably the most well-known avenue artwork in Melaka is My Kiehl’s Heritage Mural, painted by artists Kiehl and Fritelldea (Mohd Anuar). If you are at it, drop by at The Orangutan Home, a gallery promoting artworks and graphic shirts, painted with a huge mural artwork. Different avenue arts embody Melaka’s Avenue Artwork (The Properly), the Melaka Avenue Artwork (Horses) 2 beautiful horses additional down Jalan Kasturi, and the Melaka 3D Avenue Arts. They’re strolling distance to Jonker Stroll.

 


OTHER ATTRACTIONS IN MELAKA


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MELAKA DAY TRIPS


 

1. MELAKA STRAITS MOSQUE (MELAKA FLOATING MOSQUE)

Melaka Straits Mosque is a visually-appealing mosque positioned on Malacca’s synthetic island, about 1 hour away from Melaka metropolis middle. This attractive modern-day mosque has a golden dome and turrets. As its nickname suggests, it looks like a floating mosque throughout high-tide. Be certain so as to add this in your Melaka Itinerary!

Melaka Floating Mosque

(Melaka Floating Mosque)

Malacca Straits Mosque

Location: Jalan Pula, Melaka

Open Hours: Day by day 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Entrance Price: FREE

The way to get there: Seize or taxi from Melaka Metropolis middle.

 


2. HANG TUAH CENTER

This museum and tourism complicated in Kampung Duyong is dedicated to the famed Malay warrior Hold Tuah, who was born in Kampung Duyong. Gabled-roof conventional Malay homes dominates the Hold Tuah Heart the place guests can study extra about Hold Tuah’s life historical past, in addition to see conventional Malay weaponry and handicrafts.

  • Hold Tuah Heart
  • Location: Kampung Jambatan Duyong, Melaka
  • Open Hours: Day by day 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM on Friday for prayer)
  • Entrance Price:
  • Foreigners (Grownup) RM 10 (₱126 /SGD 3/ $2.31), (Little one 7-10 y.o) RM 5 (₱63 / SGD 1.53 /$ 01.15),
  • Malaysians: (Grownup) RM 5 (₱63 / SGD 1.53 /USD 01.15), (Little one 7-10 y.o) RM 3 (₱38 / SGD 0.92 /$0.69)
  • The way to get to Hold Tuah Heart:
  • By Taxi or Seize: Seize or taxi from Melaka Metropolis middle. There’s a bus, however schedule is erratic.
  • By Bus:
  • Make your solution to BSN, Jalan Munshi Abdullah bus cease.
  • Take Panorama Bus #8 to Tangkak.
  • Get off at SRA JAIM (Kandang Jalam Bukit Lintang), 11th cease and journey time is about 14 minutes.
  • Stroll to Hold Tuah middle, about 18 minutes. Bus fare is roughly RM 5.20 (₱65 / SGD 57 /USD 1.17).
ALSO READ:  HANG TUAH CENTER MELAKA

3. MALAYSIA HERITAGE STUDIOS (TAMAN MINI MALAYSIA & ASEAN CULTURAL PARK)

Malaysia Heritage Studios, previously often called Taman Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park, is a cultural theme park in Ayer Keroh, Melaka that contains a cultural museum, conventional Malay home replicas, and conventional homes replicas from each member of the ASEAN. You hardly ever see this on the standard Melaka Itinerary because it’s fairly a distance from Melaka metropolis middle, you probably have the luxurious of time, you possibly can go to Malaysia Heritage Studios.

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  • Malaysia Heritage Studios Melaka (Taman Mini Malaysia)
  • Location: Exit Lebuh, Ayer Keroh, Melaka Malaysia
  • Open Hours: Mon to Thurs 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Cultural Present Instances: Weekday- 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM, Weekend -11:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM
  • Entrance Price:
  • Foreigners (Grownup) RM 90 (₱1,124 / SGD 27 /USD 20), (Little one 4-12 y.o) RM 70 (₱874/ SGD 21 /$16)
  • Malaysians (Grownup) RM 45 (₱562 / SGD 14 /USD 10), (Little one 4-12 y.o) RM 35 (₱437 / SGD 11 /$8)
  • Senior Residents – RM 35 (₱437 / SGD 11 /$8)
  • PWD – RM 30 (₱375 / SGD 9 /$7)

Taman Mini Malaysia

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MELAKA FOOD: WHAT TO EAT IN MELAKA?

The traditional shophouses dappled round Jonker Avenue have been as soon as vintage retailers, however now they’ve been became cafes and eating places.  Malacca is a foodie haven, an ideal place to strive Nonya, Malay, Indian and Chinese language cuisines, you’ll by no means run out of locations to eat right here. Be warned although concerning the queue particularly on weekends and holidays, so if you wish to skip the lengthy line, both you eat early or late for lunch. Be certain so as to add meals journey to your Melaka Itinerary.

 

  • Rooster rice balls
  • Cendol
  • Nyonya laksa/ Nyonya asam laksa
  • Gula Melaka

 


MELAKA ITINERARY (3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS WITH BUDGET)


It’s doable to do a Melaka Day tour from Kuala Lumpur, however I like to recommend an in a single day keep or no less than 2 days 1 night time Melaka itinerary. I’d even keep right here for 3 or 4 days, taking issues at a leisurely tempo whereas exploring the city’s outskirts.

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Melaka Itinerary Day 1 is generally strolling tour, all sights are shut to one another, so higher go there on foot or rent a disco trishaw.  Alternatively, most sights listed on Melaka Itinerary Day 2 (see different attraction listed above) are positioned exterior Melaka’s historic district and are removed from one another (see Google Maps).  So, it means, both you are taking the native bus (will eat up our time) or take a cab or e book Seize to these locations.

Right here’s my pattern 3 day/ 2 nights Melaka itinerary with funds.

IMPORTANT: The pattern funds beneath doesn’t cowl lodging, the airfare going to Kuala Lumpur out of your nation, drinks, souvenirs and purchasing bills.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN MELAKA EXPENSES
06:00 AM MRT/LRT to KL SENTRAL RM 2.30 (₱29 / SGD 0.69/$0.52)
06:15 AM KL Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan RM 6.50 (₱82 / SGD 2 /$1.47)
·         KL Transit to Bandar Tasik Selatan (BTS)

·         Get off at BTS

·         Stroll to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). 2 min.

06:30 AM Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
BUS TICKET HERE 
07:30 AM TBS to Melaka Sentral RM 16 (₱200 / SGD 5 /$4)
10:30 AM ETA Melaka Sentral
10:45 AM ETD Resort. Stroll or Seize/Taxi RM 13 (₱161/ SGD 4/$3)
11:00 AM Resort. Depart baggage.
BOOK HERE  
11:30 AM Lunch RM 20 (₱250/SGD 6/$4.64)
01:00 PM Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum RM 16 (₱201 / SGD 5 /USD 4)
02:00 PM JONKER WALK (CHINATOWN DISTRICT)
  • Melaka Avenue Artwork (The Properly)
  • Hold Jebat Mausoleum
  • Sri Poyyatha Vinayaga Moorthy Temple
  • Kampung Kling Mosque
  • Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
  • Xian Ling Si Temple
  • Kampung Ketek Malacca
  • Munshi Abdullah Home
  • Kwan Yin Tang Temple
  • Hold Kasturi Mausoleum
  • Dr. Gan Boon Leong Statue
  • Jonker Stroll World Heritage Park
07:00 PM Dinner RM 20 (₱250/SGD 6/$4.64)
08:30 PM Jonker Evening Market
09:00 PM Resort. Lights out.
DAY 1 Whole Bills  –> RM 93.80 (₱1,173 /SGD 27.69 /$22.27) 

 

DAY 2 MELAKA WALKING TOUR EXPENSES
06:00 AM Seize/taxi to Malacca Straits Mosque RM 13 (₱161/SGD 4/$3)
06:30 AM MALACCA STRAITS MOSQUE
07:30 AM Seize/taxi to Dutch Sq. RM 16 (₱198/SGD 5/$4)
08:00 AM DUTCH FORT BANDAR HILIR
DUTCH SQUARE (RED SQUARE)
  • Christ Church
  • Stadthuys
  • Tang Beng Swee Clock Tower
  • Queen Victoria Fountain
  • Ruined Wall Close to Middleburgh Bastion
  • The Alignment of Previous Portuguese Wall
  • Malacca River Wheel
09:00 AM MUSEUM HOPPING
Stadthuys Museum RM 10 (₱126 / SGD 3 /$2.31)
Melaka Artwork Gallery RM 3 (₱38 / SGD 0.92 /$0.69)
Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum RM 5 (₱63 / SGD 1.53 /$1.15)
10:00 AM ST. PAUL’S HILL
  • Dutch Graveyard
  • Francis Xavier Statue
  • Church of St. Paul Malacca
  • A’ Famosa Fort
  • Proclamation of Independence Memorial
10:30 PM TAMANG SARI TOWER
DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE
11:00 PM Lunch RM 25 (₱310/SGD 8/$6)
12:30 PM Marine Museum Samudera
01:00 PM UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE MELAKA RM 16 (₱198 / SGD 4.85 /$3.65)
DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE
02:00 PM Seize/Taxi to Chetti /Chitty Museum RM 15 (₱186/SGD 5/$3.38)
02:30 PM CHETTI MUSEUM RM 2 (₱25.17 / SGD 0.61 /$0.46)
CHITTY VILLAGE
03:30 PM Stroll to Kampung Morten
04:00 PM VILLA SENTOSA
KAMPUNG MORTEN
05:30 PM Stroll to The Shore Sky tower. 10-12 min.
06:00 PM THE SHORE SKYTOWER RM 24 (₱299/SGD 7.30/$5.45)
DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE
07:00 PM Dinner. The Shore Buying Mall. RM 25 (₱309/SGD 6/$4.64)
08:00 PM Stroll to The Shore Jetty.
MELAKA RIVER CRUISE RM 30 (₱378 /SGD 9/ $7)
09:00 PM Get off on the Jetty close to Dutch Sq.
09:30 PM Resort. Sleep.
DAY 2 Whole Bills  –> RM 184 (₱ 2,291.17 / SGD 55.21 /$41.73)

 

DAY 3 MELAKA OUTSKIRTS TOUR EXPENSES
07:30 AM Breakfast  
08:30 AM Seize/Taxi to Portuguese Sq. RM 15 (₱186/SGD 5/$3.38)
09:00 AM PORTUGUESE HERITAGE MUSEUM RM 2 (₱25.17 / SGD 0.61 /$0.46)
09:30 AM PORTUGUESE SETTLEMENT
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue
  • Conventional Kristang Home (Portuguese Eurasian Home)
  • Chapel of the Our Girl of the Immaculate Concepcion
11:00 AM Seize/taxi to lodge. RM 15 (₱186/SGD 5/$3.38)
11:30 AM Resort check-out.
12:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM Seize/taxi to Melaka Sentral. RM 13 (₱161/ SGD 4/$3)
04:30 PM Bus to Kuala Lumpur or subsequent vacation spot. RM 16 (₱200 / SGD 5 /$4)
 
BUS TICKET HERE 
 
DAY 3 Whole Bills –> RM 61 (₱758.17/ SGD 19.61/$ 14.22)
     
TOTAL EXPENSES   RM 338.80 ( 4,222.34/ SGD 102.51 /$ 78.22)

 

This 3 days 2 nights Melaka Itinerary covers a lot of the high sights in Melaka for first time vacationers. It’s a jampacked Melaka itinerary, however in order for you a less expensive and extra laidback itinerary, be at liberty to skip some sights or actions above.  I’ll be writing one other Melaka itinerary for two days 1 night time quickly.

 

IMPORTANT: I personally wrote the above Melaka Itinerary; it took me every week to complete it. Be at liberty to make use of it to your private journey. However since this blogpost is copyright-protected, you might be NOT allowed to repeat this Melaka itinerary (or another itineraries on this weblog) in entire or in elements, whether or not as article, social media submit, picture, video, story, group submit, or web page submit.  You possibly can share the hyperlink to this blogpost as an alternative, so others can learn this too, and that may assist me write extra complete journey itineraries that can assist you plan your future journeys. Thanks for studying!

 
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