Top Attractions in Malacca – Malaysia

Malacca is famous for breath-taking sights with rich heritage, also known as the unofficial historic capital of Malaysia. Malacca is the third smallest Malaysian state after Perlis and Penang. Malcca tourist attractions are well known and most visitors will find the trip interesting.It is located in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia, next to the Straits of Malacca. Below are the top attractions in Malacca that no visitor should leave out on their travel itinerary.

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SG to Malacca
The coach from Singapore to Malacca is usually about a 3-hour drive.

KL to Malacca
The coach from KL to Malacca is usually about a 2 and a half hour drive.

Afamosa Malacca
Originally named Porta de Santiago, Kota A’ Famosa in Malay translates simply as “The Famous” in Portuguese. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now, only a lonely gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. It is also known as one of the oldest surviving European architectural remains within Asia.

2. Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary
Butterfly Sanctuary Malacca
The Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary is a tourist attraction in Ayer Keroh, about 15km northeast of Malacca town. Also known as Taman Rama Rama, this attraction is home to a collection of animals ranging from beautiful butterflies to snakes, lizards, crocodiles, koi fish and even a pair of gorgeous golden leopards.

3. Menara Taming Sari
Menara Taming Sari Malacca
Menara Taming Sari is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia so far. Measuring to 110 metres in height, its revolving structure offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Malacca town and beyond.

4. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Malacca
The beginning of the 16th century, merchants and entrepreneurs were lured to Malacca’s shores due to stories of the city’s burgeoning success and wealth. In particular, the city saw an influx of Chinese traders who arrived in droves in effort to escape the Manchu rule. These entrepreneurs went on to marry local Malay women – and the descendants of these marriages were known as Peranakan or “Straits-born Chinese”.

5. Malacca Wonderland Theme Park
Malacca Wonderland
Surrounded by 360 hectares of natural recreational forest, this brand-new park features a whopping two million liters of water. What’s cooler is that this water theme park features over 16 exciting attractions including the Lazy Cum Crazy River, the 1 Big Wave pool, the Adventure Island, Anaconda Twist, The Pendulum as well as a multitude of other attractions.

Malacca Sultanate Palace
Melaka Sultanate Palace is a wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. Set at the base of St. Paul’s Hill, it was painstakingly constructed in 1985 using traditional construction techniques and materials, based on accounts to the 16th century Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) text.

7. St. Paul’s Church In Malacca
St Paul Church Malacca
The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul’s Hill. Built on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s istana (palace), it was constructed by a Portuguese fidalgo (nobleman) captain, Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea.