Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage city located in Peninsular Malaysia, offers a tapestry of cultural experiences, historical sites, and vibrant street scenes.  This Melaka travel guide explores the top attractions for tourists and photographers alike.

Top Attractions in Melaka:

Historic Melaka City

Melaka, UNESCO World Heritage City

Dive into the rich history of Melaka, a city celebrated for its past.  Discover the well-preserved Stadthuys, Christ Church, and the iconic Dutch Square.

Jonker Street

0 Mile, Melaka

Experience the heart of Melaka’s cultural scene at Jonker Street.  Known for its weekend night markets, vibrant street food, and unique antiques, it’s a hub of excitement and flavors.

A Famosa and St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul's Church, Melaka

Visit the remnants of A Famosa, an ancient Portuguese fortress, and climb St. Paul’s Hill to see the oldest church in Southeast Asia, offering panoramic views of the city and Malacca Strait.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka

Explore the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia, a beautiful site of worship blending Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.

Taming Sari Tower

Take in the breathtaking views of Melaka from the Taming Sari Tower’s revolving observation deck.

Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong Park

Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong Park, Melaka

Stroll through this park dedicated to Melaka’s most famous bodybuilder turned politician, a local icon.

Sultanate Palace Museum

While the museum charges a higher fee for foreigners, it offers insights into the royal heritage of Melaka, located just behind the Independence Memorial.

Cultural Insights:

Dutch Square

Dutch Square, Melaka

Capture a timeless selfie with the ‘I Love Melaka’ sign amid the red-hued historical buildings of Dutch Square.

Proclamation of Independence Memorial

Proclamation of Independence Memorial, Melaka

Delve into Malaysia’s journey to independence at this free-entry museum housed in a former British social club.


Stay at the Kings Green Hotel, known for its pool and live music bar, or choose from a variety of other accommodations catering to all budgets.  Alternatively, there are many hotel options in Melaka, for all budgets.

Melaka Street Art:

Melaka Street Art

Don’t miss the colorful street art along the Melaka River, perfect for those Instagram moments. Venture into the backstreets for hidden gems that showcase the artistic spirit of the city.

Enjoy Our Melaka Travel Guide

Melaka is not just a city; it’s a journey through time.  Whether you’re a history buff, a food lover, or an art enthusiast, Melaka promises unforgettable experiences enriched with the essence of Malaysia’s diverse heritage.

How to Travel from Melaka to Singapore Only By Land

From Melaka Sentral station there are regular buses to Singapore and the journey time is around 3 hours.  The border crossing between Malaysia and Singapore is very organised, well sign posted and you should pass through easily.  From the bus station in Singapore you’ll probably be able to take the underground MRT train to your final destination in Singapore.

Singapore to Medan

A visit to the points of interest of Melaka including Melaka historic UNESCO world heritage city Stadthuys, Christ Church and Dutch Square, Jonker Walk, A Famosa, St. Paul's Church (and view of the city), Cheng Hoon Teng temple, Taming Sari Tower (and view of the city), Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong Park, Sultanate Palace Museum, before taking the bus to Singapore