Top 10 Attractions in Melaka (2018)


1. Jonker Street Night Market


📁 Local Market, Shopping

Jonker Street – Highlights

  • Local open-air market
  • Wide range of souvenirs
  • Traditional street foods
  • Night street entertainment

Opening Hours

  • Fri-Sun: 18:00 – 00:00
  • Mon-Thu: Closed

2. Dutch Square (Red Square)


📁 Historic, Architecture

Dutch Square – Highlights

  • Picturesque historic square in Melaka
  • Red-coloured Dutch colonial buildings
  • Mass of vibrantly decorated trishaws
  • The Clock Tower and Queen Victoria’s Fountain

3. St. Paul’s Hill & Church


📁 Hill, Historic, Observation Deck

St. Paul’s Hill – Highlights

  • Fascinating hill with colonial history
  • Panoramic view of Melaka city
  • The ruins of St. Paul’s church
  • The statue of St. Francis Xavier

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

4. Melaka River Cruise


📁 Cruise, Architecture, Historic

Melaka River Cruise – Highlights

  • 45-minute cruise down the Melaka river
  • Leisure trip along Melaka’s major sights
  • Views of traditional and historic buildings
  • Illuminated panorama during night cruise

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 09:00 – 23:30
  • Cruise starts around every 30 mins

Ticket Price

  • Mon-Thu
    • Adults: 15.90 MYR
    • Children (2-12): 7.50 MYR
  • Fri-Sun
    • Adults: 21.20 MYR
    • Children (2-12): 7.50 MYR

🌐 Main Website


5. Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum


📁 Museum, Architecture, Historic

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum – Highlights

  • Three charming traditional town houses
  • Peranakan Chinese styled interiors
  • Intricately-detailed wooden furnitures
  • Exhibits of Straits-born cultural heritage

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Thu: 10:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 16:00
  • Fri-Sun: 10:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00
  • Tours start every 30 mins

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 16 MYR
  • Children (5-12): 11 MYR

🌐 Main Website


6. Christ Church


📁 Religious Site, Historic

Christ Church – Highlights

  • Historic red-coloured church
  • Major landmark in the city centre
  • Dutch Colonial styled architecture

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 09:00 – 16:30

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

7. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple – Highlights

  • Malaysia’s oldest Chinese temple complex
  • Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism halls
  • Impressive decorative arts and sculptures

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 07:00 – 19:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

8. Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum


📁 Palace, Garden, Museum, Historic

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum – Highlights

  • Replica of the Melaka Sultanate’s palace
  • Scenic gardens and wooden architecture
  • Exhibits of the Sultan’s chambers and rooms
  • Galleries dedicated to Melaka’s culture and history

Opening Hours

  • Tue-Thu: 09:00 – 17:30
  • Fri: 09:00 – 11:30 / 14:00 – 17:30
  • Sat-Sun: 09:00 – 17:30
  • Mon: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 5 MYR
  • Children: 2 MYR

9. Melaka Straits Mosque


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Melaka Straits Mosque – Highlights

  • Floating mosque on a man-made island
  • Mix of Malay and Middle Eastern styles
  • Massive golden dome with blue trims
  • Spectacular illuminations at night

Opening Hours

  • Sat-Thu: 07:00 – 19:00
  • Fri: 07:00 – 11:30 / 14:00 – 19:00

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

10. A Famosa Fort


📁 Fort Ruins, Historic

A Famosa Fort – Highlights

  • Historic Portuguese fortress
  • Well preserved gate house
  • Replica of the old cannon

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

Map of Top 10 Attractions in Melaka



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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 28 August 2017
Last Updated: 28 February 2018

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