Learn all about my new hometown Malacca in Malaysia: a good Malacca map, all the tourism things you can see in Malacca and what I and my friends think about Malacca hotels.
Map of Malacca Malaysia
Map of Malacca Malaysia: read more info about the numbers on the map below.
You can easily reach Malacca by car using the North-South Expressway linking Alor Star in the north to Johor Bahru in the south.
Hotels in Malacca Malaysia
Accommodation in Malaysia is always a plenty with Malacca hotels for every budget. My favorite is the Renaissance Hotel, but we will talk about all resorts and hotels in Malacca in further more detailed posts.
2. City Bayview Malacca
4. Grand Continental
5. Grand Southern
6. Hotel Puri
8. Malacca Renaissance
9. New Regal
11. Plaza Inn
12. Tan Kim Hok
Malacca Places of Interest
Most of the tourist attractions in Malacca can be easily found in Malacca’s small city centre.
13. Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
14. Bullock Cart Rides
15. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
16. Hang Jebat’s Mausoleum
17. Hang kasturi’s Mausoleum
18. Hang Li Poh’s Well
19. Jonker Street (Antiques)
20. Kampong Hulu Mosque
21. Kampong Kling Mosque
22. Malaysian Youth Museum
23. Muzium Rakyat (People’s Museum)
24. Proclamation of Independence Memorial
25. Queen Victoria’s Fountain
26. Replica of Malacca Sultanate Palace
27. Poh San Teng Temple
28. Light & Sound Spectacular
29. St. John’s Fort
30. Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple
31. Tranquerah Mosque
You can stroll down Jonker’s Walk: a row of shop-houses of Peranakan architecture and for sure visit again during the evening and to try out some delicious Malaysian food on its night market.
In Bandar Hilir area, The famous A Famosa Fort is located in the Bandar Hilir area where also some paid museums can be visited.
Another nice walk is towards Pulau Melaka. Pulau being the Malay word for ‘island’. Pulau Melaka is an island formed through land reclamation mainly for real estate and housing purposes. To reach the island, you just cross a causeway leading to it. Find Masjid Selat or the Strait Mosque completely at the end of Pulau Melaka.
Other islands worth visiting are:
- Pulau Upeh near Klebang Beach, which is currently undergoing reclaimation works and
- Pulau Besar, which can be reached from the Anjung Batu jetty at Umbai.
In stead of walking through the tropical heat, you can also take a pricey trishaw to get around. But we recommend you use the much cheaper bus “Bas Panorama Melaka” to visit any or all the tourist places in Malacca.
Jump on the bus at Melaka Sentral and it will bring you to Old Bus Station, Gajah Berang, Jonker Walk, Bandar Hilir, Kampung Portugis, Bukit Baru, State Mosque, Giant Hypermarket and of course back to Melaka Sentral. Jump of the bus at any Malacca place of interest and hop on again when the next bus arrives.
The city of Malacca is the center of Malay history.
In the 15th and the 16th century, Malacca was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate after the Malays moved over from Sumatra. However it was colonized by the Portuguese in 1511 and there-after by the Dutch and of course the British.
After World War II, Malay nationalists fought for independence. On 20 February 1956 the announcement of Independence was declared at Padang Pahlawan (Warrior’s Field) at Bandar Hilir in Malacca.
Many Malaccans have since then moved to Kuala Lumpur and to Singapore. Especially Singapore’s harbour took over the silting up port of Malacca.
Malacca Malaysia summarized
Impossible to summarize Malacca, especially since we didn’t even mention the famous Nyonya culture. That’s exactly why we start a blog about Malacca: to be complete 🙂
Malacca simply stands at the origin of Malaysia, although it has seen better times.