Malacca is the capital of the state of Malacca, on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Visiting Malacca is a unique experience with a rich historical and cultural background from previous Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. The city centre was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in July 2008.
Bus: You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka. From KL Sentral / TBS Bus Station (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) fare for the bus from KL to Malacca is around RM 10.00 – RM 13.00 per ticket. The duration required for a bus from KL to Malacca is about 2 hours depending on traffic condition.
巴士：您可以从Kuala lumpur乘坐巴士前往马六甲。从KL Sentral / TBS巴士站（Bersepadu Selatan码头）乘坐从吉隆坡到马六甲的巴士票价约为RM 10.00 – 每张票13令吉。从吉隆坡到马六甲的巴士车费约为2小时，视交通状况而定。
By car: Malacca can be accessed from the North-South Expressway. When coming from the south, drive along E2 and leave the expressway at the Ayer Keroh exit. Alternatively, one can leave the highway at the Simpang Empat exit and proceed through normal road to Melaka. This route will pass through the town of Alor Gajah and now with the new highway (ring road) completed, the trip from Simpang Empat to Melaka will take approximately 20-30 min by car. Malacca city is on the Coastal Trunk Road (Federal Route 5) and can be accessed from the Main Trunk Road (Federal Route 1) by turning off at Simpang Kendong or Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. Malacca is 150 km (93 mi) from Kuala Lumpur, 216 km (134 mi) from Johor Bahru, and 90 km (56 mi) from Port Dickson.
Rent a car: For those who want an easy and direct way out from either Kuala Lumpur’s KLIA2 or KLIA airport to Melaka, an easy way is to rent or hire a car or van. It will take you about 1-1.5 hr to get there. Prices range from RM100-RM400 from the renting depending upon the vehicle type and rental duration.
坐车: 从南北高速公路可以进入马六甲。从南方出发，沿着E2行驶，然后从Ayer Keroh出口离开高速公路。或者，人们可以离开Simpang Empat出口的高速公路，然后前往通往马六甲的正常道路。这条路线将穿过Alor Gajah镇，现在新的高速公路（环形公路）已经完工，从Simpang Empat到马六甲的行程大约需要20-30分钟的车程。马六甲市位于沿海干线公路（联邦5号公路），可通过Simpang Kendong或Tampin，Negeri Sembilan从主干道（Federal Route 1）进入。马六甲距离吉隆坡150公里（93英里），距新山216公里（134英里），距离波德申90公里（56英里）。
Place Should Visit :
Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum. Opening hours: 10AM-12:30PM, 2:30PM-4:30PM. Closed on Tuesdays – Step back in time with a visit to this museum which is an actual Peranakan heritage town house and is a great example of Peranakan culture. It is on Heeren Street (now known as Tun Cheng Lock Street). The entry fee is RM15 per person and everyone has to follow a guide-led group. Photography is forbidden.
巴巴和娘惹土生华人博物馆。营业时间：上午10点至下午12:30，下午2:30至下午4:30。星期二休息 – 回到这个博物馆，这是一个真正的土生华人遗产城镇住宅，是土生华人文化的典范。它位于Heeren Street（现在称为Tun Cheng Lock Street）。参赛费为每人RM15，每个人都必须遵循由导游带领的团队。摄影是被禁止的。
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Jalan Tokong. Opening hours: Morning to 7PM – Oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia and has an inscription dating 1685 commemorating the deeds of by Kapitan China Li Wei King.
程勋滕寺。 Jalan Tokong。开放时间：早上至晚上7点 – 马来西亚最古老的中国寺庙，有一个1685年的纪念碑，纪念卡皮坦中国李维景的事迹。
Christ Church – this church was built between 1741 and 1753. It replaced a Portuguese church, which was shattered. Bricks were shipped from Zeeland in the Netherlands. On the floor of the church, you will find Dutch tombstones. It is the oldest Protestant church in Malaysia. On the altar you will see sacramental silverware, still bearing the Dutch coat of arms. 8:30AM-5PM Mon-Sat, free admission; photography is forbidden.
基督教堂 – 这座教堂建于1741年至1753年之间。它取代了一座破碎的葡萄牙教堂。砖块从荷兰的Zeeland运来。在教堂的地板上你会发现荷兰的墓碑。它是马来西亚最古老的新教教堂。在祭坛上你会看到仍然带有荷兰徽章的圣餐银器。周一至周六上午8:30至下午5点，免费入场;摄影是被禁止的。
Jonker, Heeren and adjacent streets – This is the residential heart of Old Malacca just west of the Malacca River, with its narrow winding streets, beautifully decorated houses, tiny shops, temples and mosques. The whole area is undergoing a renaissance with new shops, restaurants and hotels catering to tourists mushrooming everywhere. However, the area still has a lot of atmospheres and is worth having a look around. One of the streets in this area is Harmony Street (officially Temple street or Jalan Tokong), so called because it contains the prayer houses of Malaysia’s three main faiths – the Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple, the Sri Poyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Hindu Temple, and the Kampung Kling Mosque.
Jonker，Heeren和相邻的街道 – 这是马六甲河以西的旧马六甲的住宅区，拥有狭窄蜿蜒的街道，装饰精美的房屋，小商店，寺庙和清真寺。整个地区正在复兴，新的商店，餐馆和酒店迎合游客到处涌现。然而，该地区仍然有很多的气氛，值得一看。这个地区的街道之一是和谐街（正式的庙街或Jalan Tokong），因为它包含马来西亚三大主要信仰的祈祷屋 – 郑勋腾中国寺庙，Sri Poyatha Vinayagar Moorthi印度教寺庙，以及Kampung Kling清真寺。
Saint Paul’s Church – take a path up the hill and it will lead you to this church. It was originally built in 1521, by the Portuguese. It became a fortress in 1567, until 1596. After the Dutch siege, it became St Paul’s before it was known as Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of Annunciation). It has been used as a burial ground for the Dutch. You can still see the tombstones, along with the walls of the ruins of the church.
圣保罗教堂（Saint Paul’s Church） – 走上山路，它将引领您前往这座教堂。它最初建于1521年，由葡萄牙人建造。它在1567年成为一个堡垒，直到1596年。在荷兰围攻之后，它变成了圣保罗，之后被称为Nossa Senhora da Annunciada（圣母报喜）。它已被用作荷兰人的墓地。你仍然可以看到教堂遗址墙壁上的墓碑。
Melaka River – Take a relaxing stroll down the river from Jalan Munshi Abdullah. The route takes you along a boardwalk and past a number of chic looking houses decorated with large paintings. You also get a good view of Bukit St Paul over the town.
马六甲河（Melaka River） – 从Jalan Munshi Abdullah河上悠闲漫步。这条路线带您沿着木板路穿过一些装饰着大型画作的别致的房屋。您还可以欣赏到Bukit St Paul镇的美景。
Where To Stay :
Hostel Name: Raymond’s Boutique Traveller’s Home Guesthouse
Address: 63 Lorong Hang Jebat (Take bus 17 from Melaka Sentral until Dutch Square, cross the bridge and turn right after Hard Rock Cafe)
Contact : +60 0162871964
check-in: 13:00 checkout: 12:00
The building used to be a Dutch colonial house and now it is a little guesthouse at a walking distance from main attractions, just 5 min to Clock Tower and 2 min to Jonker Walk. Free breakfast. A/C rooms. Single, double, triple, family and deluxe available. Free WiFi. Hot water. Free luggage storage. Kitchen facilities.
Price Range: RM20-RM50
Hostel Name: Boutel-Jonker Heritage HouseBoutel Jonker
Address: 39 Jalan Kampung Hulu, 75100 Malaka, Malaysia (5 mins walk to the famous Jonker Walk/Street)
Contact : 6016-661 3178
Boutel Jonker Heritage House is consists of 4 room house & Eco Zen Villa. You may rent the house or the eco-villa or both. Renting the house will entitle you 2 free bike rental.
Hostel Name: Roof Top Guest House Melaka
Address: 39, Jl Kampong Pantai
Contact : +60 12 327 7746
check-in: 2pm checkout: 12 noon.
Terrace overlooking the rooftops of the heritage district of Chinatown. Clean spacious A/C rooms with shared hot and cold shower rooms. Use of kitchen, WiFi. No children below 6. 5-10 min walk to Chinatown and heritage zone Twin A/C
Price Range: RM58.
Hostel Name: Tang House
Address: 80-1, Jl Tokong (from Clock Tower, walk down Jonker’s Walk for 5 min until you reach the big stage. Turn right and Tang House is directly across the street.)
Contact : +60 6 283 3969
Email : email@example.com
check-in: 2PM checkout: 12 noon.
Situated in a completely renewed 100 yo+ historic house. All rooms have A/C, free WiFi, 2 free computers, breakfast available, common area with TV, fully equipped kitchen. Very clean with a family atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. 5 min walk to many delicious eateries, bars and shops.
Price Range: RM 35 – RM 70
Where To Eat :
In Melaka the most famous food you should try it “Nyonya Cuisine”
What is about Nyonya Cuisine?
Nyonya cuisine comes from the Peranakans, descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Indonesia inter-marrying with local Malays and combines Chinese, Malay and other influences. The old Malay word nonya (also spelt Nyonya), a term of respect and affection for women of prominent social standing (part “madame” and part “auntie”), has come to refer to the cuisine of the Peranakans.
Donald and Lily’s
Quite affordable prices vary between RM4 to RM25. You can eat breakfast, lunch there.
- Laksa (Curry with coconut milk, spices and rich fragrance);
- Taukwa Rojak (rojak with pineapples, cucumber, tofu, fish-ball mix and their sweet & spicy sauce);
- Curry Chicken Rice.
Location: No.16, Ground Floor, Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Shahbandar, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +606-284 8907
Daily: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed on: Monday & Tuesday (except Public Holiday)
Nyonya Makko Restaurant
These restaurants have both lunch and dinner. It’s really cheap to eat there, you can eat a lot, spending only RM5 to RM10.
Some of the famous food you need to try :
- Tenggiri fish in Assam Pedas;
- Sotong chilli Garam;
- Chendol Kacang dessert;
- Ayam Pongteh
Location: No.123, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +606-284 0737
Daily: 11:30am – 2:30pm & 6:00pm – 9:15pm
Closed on: Tuesday
Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
If you want to try satay, for sure I will recommend you Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
The key to success here is hot peanut sauce everybody falls in love with.
- Restoran Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup;
- Blood Cockles;
- Century Egg;
- Fish Ball.
Location: 45-E Jalan Ong Kim Wee 75300 Melaka, Malaysia. (opposite a furniture shop)
Contact: +606-284 1935 / +6012-651 5322
Daily: 3.30pm – 12.30am
Tuesday: 4:00pm – 12:30am
Hoe Kee Chicken Rice
Looking for the Chicken Rice Ball? Yes Hoe Kee Chicken Rice
- Asam fish,
- Fried cabbage
- Black bean soup
The place is always packed with customers, so it is best to come early or just queue in line. They close quite early either in the evening or when everything is sold out. So don’t be late.
Riceball: RM0.30 per rice ball
Quarter Chicken: RM15
Location: 4, 6 & 8, Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca, Malaysia
Contact: +606-283 4751
Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
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