Malacca is the unofficial historical capital of Malaysia, serving as a link between east and west for over 500 years. It was here that colonial forces first made contact with Malaysia, which eventually shaped the country into its current economic and political system. Today, Malacca is a beautiful city that's rich with heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. 

You can still see the imprints of British, Dutch and Portuguese forces left behind in forts, museums, churches and towers. Many people are impressed with Malacca’s laidback atmosphere and lost-in-time feel. Life goes by at a leisurely pace with independent restaurants, cafes occupying Chinese shopfronts, and traditional Malay villages. Jalan Hang Jebat, or Jonker Walk, is a complete delight to walk through, as centuries-old shop-houses still stand proudly, selling anything from attractive antiques to one-of-a-kind local produce. 

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  • 9 Best Places to Go Shopping in Malacca

    The best places to go shopping in Malacca are frequented by visitors from the world over. Malacca is a quaint state with a rich blend of modern architecture, diverse culture, heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. It is also a great place to go for avid collectors of beautiful artwork and rare antiques. Famished visitors craving delicious Nyonya pastries...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Malacca

  • 8 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Malacca

    The best things to do after dinner in Malacca include exploring its fun nightlife scene. After sunset, the quiet town steadily transforms into a vibrant hub filled with densely packed pubs and clubs. Most venues offer reasonably priced beverages and some host a range of live music performances as well. From dusty and vintage pubs in Jonker Street to sleek and...

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  • Getting Around Malacca

    Getting around Malacca includes the usual options, such as taxis and buses. This rather small city is great for exploring on foot, especially if you're based near the historic Jonker Street.  A nice alternative is a trishaw – this 3-wheeled cart is a prominent feature of Malacca, thanks to its bright colours and loud music. Check out our Malacca transportation guide...

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