Historical Places

Experience the historical richness of Melaka City. Visit different landmarks to see the imprints of British, Dutch and Portugese forces on the landscape of Melaka. A not to be missed cultural experience!

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The Dutch red house (Stadthuys) began construction in 1656, spent 16 years to complete, it is the Dutch colonial era administrative center, began in 1753. The building was painted with a layer of bright red paint, “red house” hence the name. There are six museums in the red house, the Museum of History and Ethnology (Museum Sejarah dan Etnografi) is the most important museum, with the museum’s tickets, but also visit the red house of the other five museums – Museum of Education (Museum Pendidikan The Museum Sastera, the Galeri Laksamana Cheng Ho, the Museum Pemerintahan Demokrasi and the Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka Muzium.

The Malacca Christian Church (Christ Church Melaka) is the main building of the Dutch square, which was specially built in 1753 by the Dutch to commemorate the Dutch colonial Malacca of the 100 years, the oldest church in Malacca. The church has the oldest tombstone, built in 1562. The finest art in the church is the mural, the Last Supper, above the altar. The top beam on the ceiling is driven from a tree and is not connected. The benches of the hand have been built for 200 years. The Scriptures of Armenian (Armenian) people can even be found in church.

The Balinese Niang is the early Chinese businessman from South Nanyang came to Malacca and married with local Malay women and born descendants in Malacca which occupies an important social component. Bali Niang provoked culture deeply influenced the Society of Malacca, its customs and culture is not the same as Chinese culture, most of them speak Malay or Chinese, and some Balinese Niang provoked descendants can speak English. The Bali Museum of Antiquities (the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum) is a former residence of three generations of Chinese Balinese ancestors who were later converted into museums to open for public.

Opening hours:
10:00-13:00 (Last tour guide in the morning is 12 noon)
14:00-17:00 (Last tour guide in the afternoon is 16:15)

Jonker Street is definitely a shopping hotspot crowded by the tourists and locals alike. Popularly called the Jonker Street, Jonker Walk or the Jalan Hang Jebat, this street is a very attractive place in Melaka and a popular area to visit. Whether you want to hunt for the best food in Melaka, shop for boutique and souvenirs or visit the award-winning museums and gallery shops, you will not be disappointed here. The street is closed off for traffic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the evening to turn into a very crowded night market and open until 12 midnight.

The bell tower of Malacca is built in 1886 by the Singaporean overseas Chinese philanthropist Chen Joejin (Chen Jinshong), the time of Malacca, the clock or luxury, Chen Joejin the benefit of the people as a cause of his celebrity ages, the local Chinese decided to name the bell tower with the name “water” of his father, so the correct name of the Malacca bell tower should be called “the water Tower of the city of Malacca”, which is one of the few bell towers named after the Chinese. The design is simple, the whole red building and looks unusually strong thick brick wall, extremely has the characteristic. In the morning and sunset, the solemn and moving.

The fountain, located in the Red House Square, was built by British settlers and was left by the time of the British rule of Malacca. Fountain was built in 1901, and all the other fountains, there will always be tourists throw coin inside to make a wish, here is also a popular place for tourists to take photos, because the fountain around a circle of Malacca Classic logo.

St Paul’s Hill, is also known as flag-raising mountain, is the highest peak of the Malacca region, standing at the top of the viewing platform overlooking the Malacca Strait, is the perfect spot for photography viewing. During the Portuguese-Dutch War, St Paul’s Hill is the focus of both sides, the mountain buildings destroyed in the war, walls witnessed the vicissitudes of history. When it was first built, it was only a small chapel, with its strategic position in the presence of the high place, making it not only a religious mecca for the Portuguese, but also a symbol of tranquility. Standing at the top of the viewing platform in St Paul’s Hill, which is beside the Santa Fonzi, overlooking the Malacca Strait, there is a great place to see the view of -five Yu Shan (Pulau Besar).

Built in the late 1980, the Portuguese square was modeled on the style of the same type of building in Portugal. It is about 3 kilometres from east of the city centre. The most famous is Portuguese food and dance culture. Every Saturday evening, there will be the dance performances of Portuguese, Malay, Chinese and Indians. There is also a typical Portuguese fishing village and a Portuguese museum around the square. Every year on Christmas Eve or one weeks before, the Portuguese village is the most festive Christmas village in Malaysia, the Portuguese village houses will decorate Christmas decorations, attracting thousands of tourists to visit the homes, especially the Christmas Eve is open to visitors.

This is a small temple located at the foot of Bukit China. There is a well-known ancient well that is located right at the side of this temple. 100 meters to the right of the temple is the Second World War memorial. This is a historical site for Malaysian Chinese. It is a temple of multi functions; especially goddess, Tua Pek Gong is a local Taoism goddess controlling the local land and in charges of wealth. Ma Zhu is the lady god managing the sea water to ensure safety of people with job related to sea life. Another picture that is being worshipped is the Kapitan of local Chinese during the Dutch era of Melaka history. This Temple is located in the middle of Chinatown in Melaka. You can observe the Chinese population and their rituals here. It is a good place to understand and to learn about Chinese habits and traditions.

Cheng Ho Culture Museum is believed to be a restructured ancient building with Ming architecture, with two to three hundred years of history. The famous Cheng Ho is the Ming Dynasty Admiral who has visited Malacca many times while en route to the Western Ocean from 1405-1433. It is believed that he has set up a huge warehouse complex along the northern side of Malacca River. To date, there has been dispute in the location of the warehouse complex, while some believed to be at Bukit Cina. Nevertheless, the museum showcases many evidence of cultural exchange between the local ethnic and the Chinese, among others, treasure ships, tea houses and other navigation instruments.

The Maritime Museum or the Flora de Lamar is a replica of the Portuguese ship which sank in the coast of Malacca while on its way to Portugal. The replica is a staggering 34 meters in height and 8 meters in width. The main focus of the museum is the maritime history of Malacca and the golden ages of Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. There are also paintings which displays how the Straits of Malacca was a strategic location for traders from both the east and the west stop by at Malacca/Melaka and conduct their businesses while waiting for the monsoon winds to change direction. The museum has myriads of exhibits of articles such as porcelain, silk, textile and spices used by the seamen of the yesteryears and even come sunken treasures hauled from Diana, another shipwreck. Other than exhibits on the history of the Malaccan Maritime, the museum also showcases the different eras that Malacca has gone through starting from the Malacca Sultanate era to the Portuguese era, Dutch era and ending with the British era.

For ship fanatics, there are also a collection of different ship models that are on display at the museum. You will be able to learn more about the types of ships and their functions from the collection. You can also climb up to the upper deck of the ship to view the diorama of the captain cabin.