Tag Archives: Malacca

Stadthuys, Melaka

Built in 1650 as the official residence of the Dutch Governor and his officers, The Stadthuys is a fine example of Dutch architecture of that period. It is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. An outstanding example of colonial Dutch architecture, this edifice now houses the History Museum and Ethnography Museum. […]

Menara Taming Sari, Melaka

Witness a host of interesting and historical sights of Melaka from a height of 80 metres of Menara Taming Sari. Rest assured with the beauty of the vast scenic Melaka straits and the fast development of Melaka, your visit will be an unforgettable and memorable one. Menara Taming Sari which located at Jalan Merdeka, Banda […]

Portuguese Square, Melaka

This square is also known as ‘Mini Lisbon’. Located within the Portuguese Settlement, the square is the centre of Portuguese culture in Melaka and in Malaysia. The small kampung, or village, around the square is the heart of Melaka’s Eurasian community, descended from marriages that took place between colonial Portuguese and Malays some 400 years […]

Melaka River Cruise

The river was the main artery of trade for Melaka in its heyday when it was bustling with traders from all around the world. Some buildings from that era still stand majestically by the river, which is also lined by old villages, or kampungs, and modern day buildings. The 45-minute cruise is accompanied by an […]

Jonker Walk, Melaka

A definite haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authentic artifacts and relics, some dating as far back as 300 years, can be found among a host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history and mystery. Jalan Hang Jebat, formerly known as Jonker Street, is known worldwide among serious antique collectors as one of […]

St.Paul’s Hill (A’Famosa), Melaka

The Portuguese colonised Melaka from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking the river, calling it A’Famosa. As Melaka was the centre of struggles between super powers of the time, and suffered the constant threat of attack, the A’Famosa fort was critical in Portugal maintaining its colonial foothold in […]

St.John’s Fort, Melaka

Rebuilt by the Dutch in the 18th century, St. John’s Fort was once a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The fort has an interesting feature – cannons face inland as, during that time, attacks on Melaka came mainly from the hinterland instead of from the sea. Another attraction for many is […]

Seafaring tales, old world charm, Melaka

Once an important international trading port, Melaka is now one of the country’s most popular destinations. A UNESCO World Heritage City, Melaka is deemed the birthplace of the nation’s historical and cultural heritage, with over 600 years of history to its name. Its landmark buildings inherit their unique architecture from British, Portuguese and Dutch influences, […]