How to Arrange a Day Tour in Malacca

Malacca is a must-visit stop when you visit Malaysia. It is just 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are many things to do in Malacca. You can experience beautiful architectures of various styles including Dutch buildings, British buildings and Chinese buildings. You can learn the colonial history of Malacca by visiting the historical sites. You can know more about the Islamism through visiting the mosques. In Malacca, you can enjoy the stunning view of the sunrise and sunset on the sea. And you can taste many kinds of delicious foods and drinks in Malacca. You can also stand by the Strait of Malacca, feeling the charm of the famous strait in the world. If you plan a day’s stop in Malacca, you can look our itinerary for your reference.

 

Malacca

 

 

Itinerary of the Day Tour in Malacca

  1. Enjoy a Local Breakfast like Malaysians
  2. Take Photos at the Red Dutch Square Market
  3. Explore the Colonial History of Malacca at the St Paul’s Church
  4. Visit the Ruins of Fortress Porta de Santiago
  5. Have Lunch at a Nyonya Restaurant or Local Store
  6. Burn Incense and Worship at the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
  7. Take Cruise on the Malacca River
  8. Enjoy the Impressive Sunset at the Masjid Selat Melaka

 

 

1. Breakfast

As for breakfast, you will have many choices in Malacca. You can have bread and coffee as a simple breakfast. You can also taste the local laksa in Malacca in the morning. And you can choose a cafe by the Malacca River and enjoy your breakfast there. You can have breakfast as well as admire the scenery of the Malacca River. If you like noodles, you can find a store for noodles and experience the life of the locals. And if you want to have your brunch, you can choose some foods with rice like Nasi Lemak.

 

Lasak

 

 

2. Dutch Square Market Photo Taking

Dutch Square Market is a landmark of Malacca with the eye-catching red Dutch buildings. It used to be the office building of the Dutch governors, and it serves as a museum now, where you can learn about the history of Malacca. At the Dutch Square Market, you can find a best location to take photos with the iconic Christ Church Melaka. If we say Dutch Square Market is one of the landmarks of Malacca, and Christ Church Melaka is the landmark of Dutch Square Market. Almost all of the visitors come to Malacca will take photos with the Christ Church Melaka. There is a logo of I LOVE MELAKA at the Dutch Square Market, which you can take photos with.

 

Dutch Square Market

 

 

3. St Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church, also known as the Church of Saint Paul, is one of the oldest churches in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. To get to the St. Paul’s Church, you need to climb up the St. Paul’s hill, which is not difficult to climb. At the St. Paul’s Church, you can visit the Statue of St. Francis Xavier and learn about the story of this Saint. If you are a Christian, you can leave some time to visit the St. Paul’s Church. At the St. Paul’s Church, you can have a panoramic view of Malacca and look far into the Strait of Malacca. Also, you can know about the colonial history of Malacca here.

 

St. Paul’s Church

 

 

4. Fortress Porta de Santiago

Fortress Porta de Santiago is located on the foot of the St. Paul’s Hill. Fortress Porta de Santiago refers to port in Portuguese, which is a main gateway of the A Famosa, one of the oldest European architectures in Asia. A Famosa experienced construction, re-building and demolishing. Now there is only a gateway existing. It stands there as if it is telling its story to each visitor who comes here. And you can only see the old and mottles structures of the gateway. Fortress Porta de Santiago is also a good place to learn about the colonial history of Malacca and Malaysia.

 

Fortress Porta de Santiago

 

 

5. Lunch

To replenish energies, you can taste the Nyonya cuisine at noon. And it is usually hot at noon, you can have a rest during the lunch time. In Malacca, you have many options while you are choosing things to eat for lunch. In a Nyonya restaurant, you can taste seafood, meat, vegetables, rice and desserts in the cool and comfortable environment. And the dishes are all exquisite, which are suitable foe taking photos. If you want to make your lunch richer, you can taste the Asam Lemak, satay and cendol for your lunch, which are all local foods of Malacca.

 

Nyonya cuisine

 

 

6. Burn Incense and Worship at the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

After lunch, you can set off to the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is one of the oldest Chinese traditional temples in Malaysia, which was awarded the Asia-Pacific Heritage awards for Culture Heritage Conservation by UNESCO in 2002. At the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, you can know about the stories of the Chinese immigrants in Malaysia and appreciate the exquisite design of Chinese temples. You can burn incense and worship at the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple for health, peace, study and career. Kindly reminder, please dress appropriately while entering a temple or mosque to show your respect. Long skirts(overknee) and long pants are requested when entering the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

 

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

 

 

7. Take the Cruise on the Malacca River

One of the best way to explore Malacca is to take the cruise on the Malacca River to enjoy the picturesque view on the both sides of Malacca River. As you sit in the cruise on the Malacca River, you can see the colorful murals on the walls of the buildings alongside the river, which are beautiful and interesting. The street art in Penang is world-famous, and the street art in Malacca is also worth visiting. You can see many stores including cafes and restaurants on the both sides of the Malacca River. By the way, the best time to take the cruise on the Malacca River should be afternoon during the sunset and the night. The view of sunset and lights on the Malacca River are both charming and relaxing.

 

Malacca River

 

 

8. Enjoy the Wonderful Sunset at the Masjid Selat Melaka

Masjid Selat Melaka is the last stop of the day tour of Malacca. Masjid Selat Melaka, the Melaka Strait Mosque, is known as The Mosque on the Strait of Malacca or Floating Mosque on the Sea. It is a beautiful mosque by the Strait of Malacca, which is one of the landmarks of Malacca. Here you can enjoy the wonderful scenery of the sea and feel the breeze blowing from the ocean. Masjid Selat Melaka is one of the best places to enjoy the beautiful sunset in Malacca, where you can experience the Islamic culture in Malaysia, enjoy the impressive sunset on the sea and take photos of the beautiful mosque on the sea.

 

Masjid Selat Melaka

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