Tag Archives: Melaka

Destination: Discovering Melaka

Destination: Discovering Melaka

Malaysia’s Historical City Melaka — the oldest state along the Straits of Melaka earned its famed spot in Asia and the world for being a successful entrepôt during the reign of the Melaka sultanate. This city is shrouded in rich history, culture and a melange of places of interest as well as food. Merely a […]

Food Review: 6 Must Try Restaurants in Melaka

Food Review: 6 Must Try Restaurants in Melaka

Melaka is one of Singaporean’s favourite getaway over the weekend given that it is so close (merely 3 hours by coach) to us. I made a trip to Melaka recently and was very eager to try all the good restaurants and must-eats. There is no lack of Peranakan restaurants especially, but if you only have […]

Taman Mini Malaysia & Mini ASEAN

The Taman Mini Malaysia cultural park is located a few kilometres outside of Melaka, near the town of Ayer Keroh. If you have an interest in traditional architecture and ways of life, this is a great place to go exploring. Each of the homes represents the architectural style of the 13 states in Malaysia and […]

Bastion Middleburg , Melaka

After the fall of Melaka from the Portuguese to the Dutch on 14 January 1641, new measures were taken to ensure the safety of Melaka. The Dutch fortified the walls of Melaka city, which further strengthened the existing city’s defences left by the Portuguese. The Dutch still received threats from outsiders and locals in a […]

Kampung Hulu’s Mosque, Melaka

The mosque, built in 1728 during the Dutch Occupancy, is the oldest mosque in the country. Its unique architectural style is a unique blend of Sumatran, Hindu and Western architecture. All of the building’s original wooden structures except the four main pillars and the roof structure were replaced with concrete. Within the mosque compound, you […]

Zoo Melaka

Melaka Zoo is situated at Ayer Keroh, approximately 13 kilometres from downtown Melaka. It is the second largest zoo in Malaysia. The zoo’s total area is approximately 54 acres. It has in its possession at least 1,200 animals from more than 200 species. Melaka Zoo opened its door to the public in 1963. The major […]

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. […]