Malaysia is a culturally diverse country. It’s been colonized by the Portuguese, Danish, and British. It also borrows some of its cultures from nearby Asian countries as well. The result of all of these includes cultural variations in the food and in the structures that you will see.
Malaysia has many states and one of them is the state of Malacca. Although is rather quaint compared to the bustling Kuala Lumpur, Malacca or Melaka is still worth your time.
I’ve especially enjoyed myself by taking a 45-minute river cruise along the Melaka River and I happen to bring with me some KL Freelance Girl in Malaysia as well.
Today, I am going to talk about the best things that you can do in Malacca.
Malaysia has plenty of amazing street shops and Malacca doesn’t disappoint. Head on over to Jonker Street where you will find a lot of amazing things to do. In fact, Jonker Street has been deemed by many as the soul of Malacca.
Anyway, this part of the city is teeming of life, especially during nighttime. There is no shortage of vibrant cafes, different stores, and food stalls are aplenty. Travelers will surely love this place knowing how vibrant-looking it is, as well as the foods that you can find here, are so inexpensive that you can eat to your heart’s content.
When you go to Dutch Square, here you will find some of the oldest buildings back when Malaysia was still colonized by the Dutch. You can find what seems to be the oldest Dutch building outside of Europe and the oldest Protestant church in existence in Asia as well.
There is also the town hall known as Stadhuys, which was considered to be the centerpiece of the square back in 1660. Aside from the fact that the buildings are picturesque, you can find some brief remnants of the Dutch colonization era.
Shore Sky Tower
If you want to get the best panoramic view of the entire city, then look no further than the tallest structure in Malacca. Deemed as a haven for both thrill-seekers and photographers, you can go to this place if you want to find other tourist attractions in Malaysia.
Sample Nyonya Meals on the Malacca Food Trail
Most of the foods that you can find in Malaysia have been influenced by the Indians and the Chinese. That being said, Peranakans were Chinese immigrants who have migrated from China back in the 15th century.
Nyonya cuisine is basically Peranakan food that makes use of Chinese ingredients and Malay cooking techniques. I suggest that you sample some of these amazing foods along the Malacca food trail.
Malacca is not short on museums as well. You can go to the Sunken Portuguese Vessel which will allow you to learn more about the Portuguese invasion back in the day. You can also go to the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum and Malacca Art Gallery to find out more about everything Nyonya-related and some amazing art from the state。