THE MANY FACES OF HISTORIC MALACCA
Come and experience the charms of old Malacca. This UNESCO World Heritage site preserves the rich multi-layered history of the city, from the Portuguese, Dutch and British traders to the Malays who mixed with Indian and Chinese immigrants forming the unique cultures and communities. Architecture of many traditions mixes with lively living heritage and local delicacies, making a visit to Malacca truly unforgettable.
Malacca (or Melaka in modern Malaysia) has always been a strategic crossroad between east and west. When the Sultanate of Malacca fell to the Portuguese in 1511, it became the first European outpost on the Straits of Malacca. Over the centuries, the Dutch replaced the Portuguese and the British replaced the Dutch, while the port's key role in trade across Asia brought immigrants from China and India, as well as Malays. Chinese and Malay traditions merged to form what is known today as Baba Nyonya culture; Indians and Malays formed the Chitty community. Each group maintains its own beliefs and traditions and a vibrant blending of cultures that is typically Malaccan. The city is host to Malaysia's oldest Chinese and Hindu temples and the country's oldest Catholic Church. Other highlights of the tour include the grand Baba Nyonya houses along Heeren Street and Jonker Street's quaint storefronts, the Dutch architecture of Stadthuys or “Red” Square and the sites of St Paul's Church and the A Famosa fort, both of which date back to Portuguese times.
The tour also features Malacca's living heritage, the traditional trades that endure despite the city's rapid modernization. You'll also enjoy the unique flavors of delicious Malaccan food along the old streets of the city.
What you will see and experience:
- Dutch Square, including the Stadhuys, Victoria Fountain, Clock Tower and Christ Church
- A Famosa Fort ruins
- Harmony Street including Malaysia's oldest Chinese and Hindu temples in Malaysia and the historic Kampung Keling Mosque
- Heeren Street and Jonker Street
- The living heritage of traditional shops and trades
Tour Start : 9:00 AM
Be Tourist Information & Service Center, Central Market Annexe
Tour End : 7:00 PM
Drop-off in central Kuala Lumpur
Price includes transportation by minivan to and from Kuala Lumpur, food sampling & tourist guide service
8Prepayment is required to confirm booking.