Malacca Historical City

Melaka (Malacca) founded by Parameswara (Hindu Prince from Sumatra - Indonesia), the historic city of Malacca (Melaka) is a living museum, with both ruins and intact buildings from bygone eras right in the heart of the city. The famous ruins of A Famosa (Porta De Santiago), the Portuguese Square and the Portuguese Eurasians have their origin in 1511, when the Portuguese defeated the Malacca Sultanate. The red thick-walled Stadhuys, believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East, and the salmon red Christ Church stem from the Dutch period which began in 1641. The lifestyle of the early rich Chinese who arrived from the mid-15th century is well displayed in the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum. And In the old mosques dotted around can be seen Sumatran and Javanese influence.

Antique buyers love Malacca, which also offers other attractions such as the History Museum, Kampung Hulu Mosque (1728), Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (1646), St Peter's Church (1710) and the Malacca River Cruise. At Air Keroh are the Mini Malaysia Park and Butterfly Farm.

Approximately 2 hours south of Kuala Lumpur is historical Malacca, the oldest trading port in Malaysia which has undergone Portuguese, Dutch and English rule.

The Historical Malacca Tour brings you from Kuala Lumpur to Malaysia’s historical city where you’ll catch some amazing sights of heritage buildings and ancient landmarks. We start with a visit to St. Peter’s Church which was built in 1710, the oldest in the country that is still being used today. Then, we drive past the 17th Century Chinese Hill before stopping at its foothill to view the Sultan’s Well before driving through a Portuguese settlement.

Travel back into the pass 600 years as you visit Malacca city. Drive pass Bukit China and visit the famous gateway of the Portuguese fortress "A Formosa” (Porta De Santiago), built in 1511. Climb St Paul Hill for a panoramic view of Malacca and its straits and the old town of Bandar Hilir. See the ruins of St. Paul’s Church that is lined with 17th Century Dutch tombstones, where St. Francis Xavier was once buried and the Red Square – a salmon pink Dutch administrative building called 'Stadhuys' that now houses the Malacca Museum and government offices. We then visit Christchurch before breaking for lunch, then resuming with a trip to the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest active temple in the country. Finally, we take a stroll along Jonker Street, a heritage street lined with shop houses where you can buy antiques, that ends at the banks of the Malacca River.

Last, but not least, enjoy the many kinds of local and delicious food available almost everywhere in Malacca whenever you feel like it during your tour.

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