Malacca or Melaka is a wonderful city in Malaysia and although its landmass is quite big; the actual tourist centers is just small, at least, when compared to the likes of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
That being said, the place has been colonized by the Portuguese back in the early 1500s and it was turned into a port town area. Then, the Dutch came along and have imparted some of their culture in the place, as evident in some of the buildings of the city.
Lastly, Melaka was taken over by the British and again, you can find it in many of the city’s cultural exhibits and buildings.
There is so many things you can do in Melaka. You can grab many culturally-diverse foods, take part in Melaka’s girl escorts, and a whole slew of other things.
Today, I am going to talk about the activities that you can do while you’re in the city that you can do in a total of two days.
Melaka is filled with a lot of different cafes and each of them have different food offerings depending on the theme and culture you want to partake in.
If you’re a vegetarian, then you can head on over to the Geography café. My personal favorite was the Navy Navy café simply because of their amazing Smoothie bowls and inexpensive but delicious breakfast menu.
If you are going to fancier cafes, you may have to wait in line as the people of the city are quite fond of these places.
Malacca is known as the food capital of Malaysia and that is due, in part, by its diverse food culture. When you visit Melaka on weekends, you can head on over to Jonker Street starting 6 PM as the said street turns into a street food haven. Not only that but you can also buy special novelty items from some vendors as well.
Aside from that, you can even enjoy some Nyonya food which is a mix of Chinese and Malaysian food cultures in one.
On the Jonker Walk, you can find some food stalls that offer Cendol, which is a shaved ice dessert that is smothered with all kinds of goodies. Malaysians are also fond of Durian, so expect to see a lot of them during its peak season.
Just about any part of the city, you can find trishaws that provide tourists with a tour around the city. But, despite it being a mode of transportation, the trishaws themselves are sight to behold.
The city seems to have fondness for cute cartoon characters so you may find some trishaws that have Pokemon, Hello Kitty, and other themed cartoon characters out there.
Walk Along the River Shoreline
Although you can ride a river cruise during the night, you can actually just take a stroll on the river shoreline during the day. You can find many different buildings that have amazing paintings on them and you get to meet the friendly locals too!
St. Paul’s Church
Malaysians follow different religions. Even though the main religion of the nation is Islam, there is also Buddhism and Christianity as well.
If you are a Christian, you can go to St. Paul’s Church which happens to sit atop the St. Paul Hill. You can take the stairs to reach the top of the hill where some magnificent sights are waiting to be seen.
Malacca also has a couple of historical museums that you can visit as well. You can visit the Sultanate Palace Museum, the Maritime Museum, and even the Cheng Ho Cultural Museum as well.