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Food Scene
Its famous dish of local's food for spicy lovers
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Asam Pedas Claypot 2 Restoran Kota Laksamana
86 Jalan Laksamana 5
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Its famous dish of local's food for spicy lovers
Melaka's spot for where the Food Trucks hunters
Melaka Mall
G26 & F31 Lebuh Ayer Keroh
Melaka's spot for where the Food Trucks hunters
Entertainment & Activities
a place where all the famous historical buildings and sights that make Melaka's well-known for.
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Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
1 Jalan Merdeka
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a place where all the famous historical buildings and sights that make Melaka's well-known for.
Malacca Planetarium Adventure Science Centre, a.k.a Melaka Planetarium, is a learning centre dedicated to the exciting world of astronomy and science. Opened in 2009, the planetarium is right beside the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC). The three-storey, Islamic-inspired complex houses multiple exhibition areas together with a cafeteria, a library and also Malaysia’s largest dome theater for periodical movie screenings.
Malacca Planetarium
Malacca Planetarium Adventure Science Centre, a.k.a Melaka Planetarium, is a learning centre dedicated to the exciting world of astronomy and science. Opened in 2009, the planetarium is right beside the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC). The three-storey, Islamic-inspired complex houses multiple exhibition areas together with a cafeteria, a library and also Malaysia’s largest dome theater for periodical movie screenings.
The best way to cool down on a hot and sticky day in Melaka is to do some splashing around at the spanking-new Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort. Built in Ayer Keroh – Malacca’s tourist attraction-laden quarter – the highlights of this multi zone park are its high-speed water slides and thrill rides. Surrounded by 360 hectares of natural recreational forest, this brand-new park features a whopping two million litres of water. All in all this water theme park features 16 exciting attractions including the Lazy Cum Crazy River, the 1 Big Wave pool, the Adventure Island, Anaconda Twist, The Pendulum as well as a multitude of other attractions.
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Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort
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The best way to cool down on a hot and sticky day in Melaka is to do some splashing around at the spanking-new Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort. Built in Ayer Keroh – Malacca’s tourist attraction-laden quarter – the highlights of this multi zone park are its high-speed water slides and thrill rides. Surrounded by 360 hectares of natural recreational forest, this brand-new park features a whopping two million litres of water. All in all this water theme park features 16 exciting attractions including the Lazy Cum Crazy River, the 1 Big Wave pool, the Adventure Island, Anaconda Twist, The Pendulum as well as a multitude of other attractions.
Remove yourself from the daily grind and grime of the city. Escape with family and friends to Bayou Lagoon Park Resort. Featuring an exclusive water park, a business hotel, a convention centre, resort style service apartments and retail centre, Bayou Lagoon Park Resort is located just 15 minutes away from the famous tourist hotspot, Melaka World Heritage Town and is in close proximity to the Ayer Keroh tourism belt. It is the perfect destination for business success and fun family escapades centred around a water park.
Bayou Lagoon Park Resort, Melaka
Remove yourself from the daily grind and grime of the city. Escape with family and friends to Bayou Lagoon Park Resort. Featuring an exclusive water park, a business hotel, a convention centre, resort style service apartments and retail centre, Bayou Lagoon Park Resort is located just 15 minutes away from the famous tourist hotspot, Melaka World Heritage Town and is in close proximity to the Ayer Keroh tourism belt. It is the perfect destination for business success and fun family escapades centred around a water park.
Sightseeing
The Melaka River Cruise is a great way to see the sights of Melaka at a leisurely pace, in comfort and without breaking the bank. The Melaka River is where the town began and it has played a key role in Melaka's colourful history. Taking a river cruise is like seeing Melaka from the back door. A few decades ago the river was a stinking waterway lined with decaying houses on stilts and the untidy rear side of crumbling shophouses. In recent years it has had a major facelift. Yes, there has been a lot of new development but at the same time an effort has been made to preserve many of the historic buildings and bridges along the river.
Melaka River Cruise View Point
31 Jalan Laksamana
The Melaka River Cruise is a great way to see the sights of Melaka at a leisurely pace, in comfort and without breaking the bank. The Melaka River is where the town began and it has played a key role in Melaka's colourful history. Taking a river cruise is like seeing Melaka from the back door. A few decades ago the river was a stinking waterway lined with decaying houses on stilts and the untidy rear side of crumbling shophouses. In recent years it has had a major facelift. Yes, there has been a lot of new development but at the same time an effort has been made to preserve many of the historic buildings and bridges along the river.
Melaka Maritime Museum is a replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship said to have been carrying loot plundered from Malacca when it sank off the coast of Malacca on its way back to Portugal. The Melaka Maritime Museum aims to highlight Malacca’s importance back in the day as ‘a regional and international business centre’. Displays include artefacts and documents from the Malacca Sultanate, Portuguese, Dutch and British administration era that reveal why political control of Malacca was essential to maritime dominance of the region. Additionally, there is a collection of model ships as well as reading material on Malacca’s history and famous Malaccan legends such as Hang Tuah.
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Maritime Museum
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Melaka Maritime Museum is a replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship said to have been carrying loot plundered from Malacca when it sank off the coast of Malacca on its way back to Portugal. The Melaka Maritime Museum aims to highlight Malacca’s importance back in the day as ‘a regional and international business centre’. Displays include artefacts and documents from the Malacca Sultanate, Portuguese, Dutch and British administration era that reveal why political control of Malacca was essential to maritime dominance of the region. Additionally, there is a collection of model ships as well as reading material on Malacca’s history and famous Malaccan legends such as Hang Tuah.
Jonker Street – the centre street of Chinatown – was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays and Saturdays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.
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Jonker Walk Melaka
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Jonker Street – the centre street of Chinatown – was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays and Saturdays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.
A’Famosa is more than just quick photo stop opportunity for tourists. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia; it is set beside the Istana ke Sultanan on Jalan Kota. A’Famosa is perhaps Malacca’s best known sightseeing spot. Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church.
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A'famosa
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A’Famosa is more than just quick photo stop opportunity for tourists. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia; it is set beside the Istana ke Sultanan on Jalan Kota. A’Famosa is perhaps Malacca’s best known sightseeing spot. Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church.
The Shore Sky Tower is the tallest building in Melaka and has an observation deck on the 43rd floor, 163 metres above street level, providing a splendid panoramic 360 degree view of this historic city and the surrounding area. By comparison, Melaka’s other tall structure, the revolving tower, Menara Taming Sari, is considerably shorter at just 110 metres high, so the views are superior at Sky Tower.
The Shore Sky Tower
The Shore Sky Tower is the tallest building in Melaka and has an observation deck on the 43rd floor, 163 metres above street level, providing a splendid panoramic 360 degree view of this historic city and the surrounding area. By comparison, Melaka’s other tall structure, the revolving tower, Menara Taming Sari, is considerably shorter at just 110 metres high, so the views are superior at Sky Tower.
Melaka Menara Taming Sari (Taming Sari Tower) officially opened for business on the 18th of April 2008, Menara Taming Sari is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia so far. Measuring 110 metres in height, its revolving structure offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Malacca town and beyond. Located in the popular district of Bandar Hilir on Jalan Merdeka, only 3 minutes’ walk from Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex and Dataran Pahlawan Megamall, the tower is named after the Taming Sari keris, a mythical weapon said to possess mystical powers belonging to the legendary Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. Even the structure’s design follows the shape of the keris.
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Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca.
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Melaka Menara Taming Sari (Taming Sari Tower) officially opened for business on the 18th of April 2008, Menara Taming Sari is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia so far. Measuring 110 metres in height, its revolving structure offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Malacca town and beyond. Located in the popular district of Bandar Hilir on Jalan Merdeka, only 3 minutes’ walk from Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex and Dataran Pahlawan Megamall, the tower is named after the Taming Sari keris, a mythical weapon said to possess mystical powers belonging to the legendary Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. Even the structure’s design follows the shape of the keris.
Parks & Nature
Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary is a tourist attraction in Ayer Keroh. Also known as Taman Rama Rama, it is home to a collection of animals ranging from beautiful butterflies to snakes, lizards, crocodiles, koi fish and even a pair of gorgeous golden leopards. Spread across an 11ha jungle area, the complex is part secondary jungle and part landscaped park. The well-maintained sanctuary was opened in 1991 and is divided into five sections: the Koi River Valley, Butterfly Garden, Reptile Aviary, Wild Photo Lane and Nature’s Art Centre.
Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary (Taman Rama-rama & Reptilia Melaka)
Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary is a tourist attraction in Ayer Keroh. Also known as Taman Rama Rama, it is home to a collection of animals ranging from beautiful butterflies to snakes, lizards, crocodiles, koi fish and even a pair of gorgeous golden leopards. Spread across an 11ha jungle area, the complex is part secondary jungle and part landscaped park. The well-maintained sanctuary was opened in 1991 and is divided into five sections: the Koi River Valley, Butterfly Garden, Reptile Aviary, Wild Photo Lane and Nature’s Art Centre.
Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park is a cultural park where impressive replicas of traditional Malaysian and ASEAN homes can be seen. Similar to the Karyaneka Handicraft Centre in KL, each house contains furnishings, fixtures and works of art depicting the culture of each state or country. It showcases the country’s 13 states represented with houses that actually look alike to the untrained eye (save for the Borneo house). However inside each abode is where the differences can be seen with life-sized wax dummies dressed in respective traditional costumes as well as local handicrafts. At the Mini Malaysia Complex there is also a model of an Orang Asli village.
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Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park
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Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park is a cultural park where impressive replicas of traditional Malaysian and ASEAN homes can be seen. Similar to the Karyaneka Handicraft Centre in KL, each house contains furnishings, fixtures and works of art depicting the culture of each state or country. It showcases the country’s 13 states represented with houses that actually look alike to the untrained eye (save for the Borneo house). However inside each abode is where the differences can be seen with life-sized wax dummies dressed in respective traditional costumes as well as local handicrafts. At the Mini Malaysia Complex there is also a model of an Orang Asli village.
Melaka Zoo is the second largest in Malaysia. Located 13km outside Malacca city in Ayer Keroh, it has over 1,200 animals of 200 different species. The zoo’s highlight is the night-viewing safari when visitors are driven around in a tram to see lit-up exhibits of nocturnal wildlife up and about. Established in 1963, Melaka Zoo is spread out across 54 acres and is managed by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. The complex is home to a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians including the Malayan gaur, serow and Malayan tiger.
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Zoo Melaka
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Melaka Zoo is the second largest in Malaysia. Located 13km outside Malacca city in Ayer Keroh, it has over 1,200 animals of 200 different species. The zoo’s highlight is the night-viewing safari when visitors are driven around in a tram to see lit-up exhibits of nocturnal wildlife up and about. Established in 1963, Melaka Zoo is spread out across 54 acres and is managed by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. The complex is home to a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians including the Malayan gaur, serow and Malayan tiger.
First opened in 1987, the farm has some pretty cool species of crocodiles and alligators, ranging from an enormous American alligator, a stripy-looking spectacled caiman and pale Indian marsh mugger crocodiles. Featuring incredible live shows every weekend and school holidays at 11:30 and 14:30, the crocodiles are all housed in manmade, swamp-like conditions similar to their natural habitat. Be sure to grab a picture during the photo taking sessions with baby crocodiles, and catch the hair-raising action of the feeding sessions on weekends at 11:00.
Melaka Crocodile & Recreation Park
First opened in 1987, the farm has some pretty cool species of crocodiles and alligators, ranging from an enormous American alligator, a stripy-looking spectacled caiman and pale Indian marsh mugger crocodiles. Featuring incredible live shows every weekend and school holidays at 11:30 and 14:30, the crocodiles are all housed in manmade, swamp-like conditions similar to their natural habitat. Be sure to grab a picture during the photo taking sessions with baby crocodiles, and catch the hair-raising action of the feeding sessions on weekends at 11:00.
It has the largest aviary in Malaysia and will be the only bird park to house such a large collection of Malaysian bird species. With nearly 700 bird species. The Melaka Bird Park also houses a number of birds from other regions such as South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. Aside from the free flying birds, giant aviary and canopy walk, Melaka Bird Park also offer beautiful and natural surroundings of the Ayer Keroh forest. The spacious boardwalk and cascading waterways in the park makes for a relaxing and tranquil activity with family and friends. If you are an aspiring photographer, the Melaka Bird Park provides beautiful views filled with colourful birds and lush greenery.
MELAKA BIRD PARK
It has the largest aviary in Malaysia and will be the only bird park to house such a large collection of Malaysian bird species. With nearly 700 bird species. The Melaka Bird Park also houses a number of birds from other regions such as South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. Aside from the free flying birds, giant aviary and canopy walk, Melaka Bird Park also offer beautiful and natural surroundings of the Ayer Keroh forest. The spacious boardwalk and cascading waterways in the park makes for a relaxing and tranquil activity with family and friends. If you are an aspiring photographer, the Melaka Bird Park provides beautiful views filled with colourful birds and lush greenery.
The Botanical Gardens – formerly known as the Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh – was established in 2006 and is encircled by a forest that contains over 300 species of fauna and flora. The cheesy yet cute thing about this park is the collection of giant stone carvings of prehistoric animals – that were indigenous to this area – scattered all around the park.
Taman Botanikal Melaka
The Botanical Gardens – formerly known as the Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh – was established in 2006 and is encircled by a forest that contains over 300 species of fauna and flora. The cheesy yet cute thing about this park is the collection of giant stone carvings of prehistoric animals – that were indigenous to this area – scattered all around the park.
Jasin Hot Springs (Taman Rekreasi Air Panas Jasin) is a hot spring located in Bemban, 20 km from Malacca City. The hot spring was originally established by businessman Tan Kim Tean from Singapore on 8 May 1884 as a public bathing house.Sourcing from three natural alkaline hot spring wells, the initial hot spring water at 69 degree Celsius is collected before being channeled to different pools and added with water for the proper temperatures. Pools are categorized as yellow, orange and red areas with different temperatures ranging from 34ºC to 49°C. This hot springs are managed according to the Japanese "Onsen" concept.
Jasin Hot Spring Ayer Panas
Jasin Hot Springs (Taman Rekreasi Air Panas Jasin) is a hot spring located in Bemban, 20 km from Malacca City. The hot spring was originally established by businessman Tan Kim Tean from Singapore on 8 May 1884 as a public bathing house.Sourcing from three natural alkaline hot spring wells, the initial hot spring water at 69 degree Celsius is collected before being channeled to different pools and added with water for the proper temperatures. Pools are categorized as yellow, orange and red areas with different temperatures ranging from 34ºC to 49°C. This hot springs are managed according to the Japanese "Onsen" concept.
The third park of Skytrex Adventure in Malaysia where we provide the first of its kind in Malaysia, a tree to tree ‘sky-trekking’ experience where you can fly, swing, glide and dangle on the various aerial obstacles suspended above the lush tropical Malaysian Rainforest. Take up the challenge and pump up the adrenaline on our many circuits at the various parks in which we are located and experience the best and most exciting forest adventure in Malaysia. Located inside the Taman Botanikal Ayer Keroh Melaka, access is easy from the PLUS Toll where you need to head towards the Melaka Wonderland Theme Park and Melaka Bird Park .
SKYTREX Adventure Melaka
The third park of Skytrex Adventure in Malaysia where we provide the first of its kind in Malaysia, a tree to tree ‘sky-trekking’ experience where you can fly, swing, glide and dangle on the various aerial obstacles suspended above the lush tropical Malaysian Rainforest. Take up the challenge and pump up the adrenaline on our many circuits at the various parks in which we are located and experience the best and most exciting forest adventure in Malaysia. Located inside the Taman Botanikal Ayer Keroh Melaka, access is easy from the PLUS Toll where you need to head towards the Melaka Wonderland Theme Park and Melaka Bird Park .
A lot of people including Malaysians, do not know that there is a beach where you can actually go and swim and hang out with your family members. Pantai Klebang or Klebang Beach is only situated 5 kilometers from the heart of Melaka town, Melaka Raya. Located at Pantai Klebang Besar, there are many fun activities you can do together with your family members like kite-surfing, swimming in the sea, picnic. In addition, there a few new activities which have been added such as horse riding and ATV (All-terrain vehicle). Klebang beach is definitely a unique and special place for you to spend some precious moment with family members away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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Klebang Beach
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A lot of people including Malaysians, do not know that there is a beach where you can actually go and swim and hang out with your family members. Pantai Klebang or Klebang Beach is only situated 5 kilometers from the heart of Melaka town, Melaka Raya. Located at Pantai Klebang Besar, there are many fun activities you can do together with your family members like kite-surfing, swimming in the sea, picnic. In addition, there a few new activities which have been added such as horse riding and ATV (All-terrain vehicle). Klebang beach is definitely a unique and special place for you to spend some precious moment with family members away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Arts & Culture
Upside down house Gallery Melaka is a new tourists attraction in Melaka, the visitor will enjoy visual effect of upside downhouse that is can’t experience in normal life and they are welcome to snap shoot photo follow their creativity to get a special effect photo!
Upside Down House Melaka (Rumah Terbalik Melaka)
Upside down house Gallery Melaka is a new tourists attraction in Melaka, the visitor will enjoy visual effect of upside downhouse that is can’t experience in normal life and they are welcome to snap shoot photo follow their creativity to get a special effect photo!
At the Melaka Submarine Museum visitors get the chance to see a submarine up close and to go inside and witness the living and working conditions of submariners. There is only one submarine here, the SMD Ouessant, an Agosta 70 class submarine which was built in 1978 by Arsenal de Cherbourg in France. It was decommissioned by the French Navy in 2001 and subsequently transferred to the Royal Malaysian Navy where it was used as training vessel from 2005 - 2009. It is an electric/diesel powered non-nuclear submarine. Similar submarines have been used by the Spanish and Pakistani navies. Now the submarine is propped up on steel supports on dry land and is open to the public as a museum.
Malacca Submarine Museum
At the Melaka Submarine Museum visitors get the chance to see a submarine up close and to go inside and witness the living and working conditions of submariners. There is only one submarine here, the SMD Ouessant, an Agosta 70 class submarine which was built in 1978 by Arsenal de Cherbourg in France. It was decommissioned by the French Navy in 2001 and subsequently transferred to the Royal Malaysian Navy where it was used as training vessel from 2005 - 2009. It is an electric/diesel powered non-nuclear submarine. Similar submarines have been used by the Spanish and Pakistani navies. Now the submarine is propped up on steel supports on dry land and is open to the public as a museum.
The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture it is a massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers. Built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, The Stadthuys of Malacca was the focus point of several successive governments (Dutch, Portuguese, British etc.) for over 300 years, from its completion until 1980. In 1982, Stadthuys was converted into a museum. The Stadthuys displays typical features of Dutch colonial architecture with massive walls, louvred windows and chunky doors with wrought-iron hinge
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The Stadthuys
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The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture it is a massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers. Built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, The Stadthuys of Malacca was the focus point of several successive governments (Dutch, Portuguese, British etc.) for over 300 years, from its completion until 1980. In 1982, Stadthuys was converted into a museum. The Stadthuys displays typical features of Dutch colonial architecture with massive walls, louvred windows and chunky doors with wrought-iron hinge
The Melaka Straits Mosque is known as Malacca's floating mosque as it is built on stilts above the sea. It was officially opened by Malaysia's King on 24th November 2006. It is constructed with modern Islamic design and craftsmanship. While the main dome is Middle Eastern in appearance, the four corner turrets are topped with typical Malaysian rooflines. The facade of the mosque is decorated with stained glass windows with Islamic motifs. The minaret also has a striking and unusual design. It is an attractive building that has already become popular with photographers.
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Masjid Selat
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The Melaka Straits Mosque is known as Malacca's floating mosque as it is built on stilts above the sea. It was officially opened by Malaysia's King on 24th November 2006. It is constructed with modern Islamic design and craftsmanship. While the main dome is Middle Eastern in appearance, the four corner turrets are topped with typical Malaysian rooflines. The facade of the mosque is decorated with stained glass windows with Islamic motifs. The minaret also has a striking and unusual design. It is an attractive building that has already become popular with photographers.
Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum is a gallery housing exhibits about Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral, Cheng Ho (Zheng He). In a warehouse to the north of the Melaka River, the gallery has exhibits on the admiral’s life. Opened in 2006, it is believed that the museum sits on the site of Guan Chang, a warehouse built by Cheng Ho about 600 years ago to temporarily store goods he acquired during his travels. Flanking the front entrance of the museum are a drum and a bell tower.
Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum
Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum is a gallery housing exhibits about Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral, Cheng Ho (Zheng He). In a warehouse to the north of the Melaka River, the gallery has exhibits on the admiral’s life. Opened in 2006, it is believed that the museum sits on the site of Guan Chang, a warehouse built by Cheng Ho about 600 years ago to temporarily store goods he acquired during his travels. Flanking the front entrance of the museum are a drum and a bell tower.
At the beginning of the 16th century, merchants and entrepreneurs were lured to Malacca’s shores due to stories of the city’s burgeoning success and wealth. In particular the city saw an influx of Chinese traders who arrived in droves in an effort to escape Manchu rule. These entrepreneurs went on to marry local Malay women – descendents of these marriages were known as Peranakan or ‘Straits-born Chinese’. Their relative success resulted in these expatriate merchants becoming the principal wealth catalysts of the thriving city. The ‘Babas’ (male Sino-Malays) flaunted their affluence by purchasing Dutch townhouses and transforming them into out-and-out palaces.
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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
48-50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
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At the beginning of the 16th century, merchants and entrepreneurs were lured to Malacca’s shores due to stories of the city’s burgeoning success and wealth. In particular the city saw an influx of Chinese traders who arrived in droves in an effort to escape Manchu rule. These entrepreneurs went on to marry local Malay women – descendents of these marriages were known as Peranakan or ‘Straits-born Chinese’. Their relative success resulted in these expatriate merchants becoming the principal wealth catalysts of the thriving city. The ‘Babas’ (male Sino-Malays) flaunted their affluence by purchasing Dutch townhouses and transforming them into out-and-out palaces.