Heritage Trail of Malacca


Get acquainted with Malacca's glorious past, hidden behind the façades of some lovely centuries-old buildings. The history of Malaysia is said to have begun in this city, when it was a great seaport where the Portuguese, Dutch and British took turns at ruling. Malacca is now a treasure trove of history, culture and cuisine. Every step of your walking tour will you take down narrow, winding streets, where you will find a historical nugget waiting to be discovered or an enchanting story to be told. The first landmark you'll see today is the Stadthuys. Built as the official residence for the Dutch governors and their officers, it is an excellent example of Dutch period architecture. Proceed to Porta de Santiago, built by the Portuguese in 1511 as a fortress. It sustained severe structural damage during the Dutch invasion, and when the British took over Malacca they set out to destroy it. A timely intervention by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1808 preserved the remains you will see today. Another point of interest is St Paul's Church, built by the Portuguese. The Dutch then came along and turned the chapel into a burial ground. Your next stop is at the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple-the oldest Chinese temple in the country. You'll also head to the Old Town to visit the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, for an insight into the culture originating from the inter-marriage of local brides with Chinese immigrants. Continue to Kampong Morten to see a living Malay museum, and finish up at the Villa Sentosa where tea and traditional cakes will be served. Special Notes: • The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. • The weather is hot and humid. Comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat is advisable • Bring local currency and major credit cards for additional purchases • No photography and video shooting allow in the Museum • Shoes must be removed before entering Home of Malay Village
  • Location

    Malacca

  • Tour Code

    MKZ000

  • Duration

    4.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $49.99
    Children (12 & under) from $39.99

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Special Notes

• The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. • The weather is hot and humid. Comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat is advisable • Bring local currency and major credit cards for additional purchases • No photography and video shooting allow in the Museum • Shoes must be removed before entering Home of Malay Village
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