Return to where it all began – Malacca. The history of Peninsular Malaysia is said to have begun here, where the Portuguese, Dutch and English took turns to rule this once important and prosperous trading post of South East Asia. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Malacca with a short refreshment stop in between from Kuala Lumpur. Once there, we take you on a historical tour to see what makes Malacca famous including historical legacies such as St. Peters Church, Bukit China, Dutch Square, the ruins of St. Paul’s Hill, A Famosa, the Independence building and a replica of the Sultan’s Palace. We also indulge in shopping by dropping by Chinatown and the Memorial Club House where you can see exhibits on Independence Day and visit a nearby open bazaar and bullock cart rides.
|St. Peter’s Church ||An ancient Roman Catholic church built in 1710. |
|Bukit China ||The name means China Hill in Malay. Once the dwelling of a |
Chinese princess, it is now the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China.
|Dutch Square ||Contains Queen Victoria’s fountain, the Malacca Clock Tower and |
|Chinatown ||See the famous Jonkers Street, Harmony Street and Millionaire Street |
as well as old Chinese temples and mosques in this place where time forgot.
|Ruin’s of St. Paul’s Hill ||Once the site of a church built by the Portuguese in 1521, St. Paul’s |
Hill has an excellent view of Malacca and a statue of Saint Francis Xavier.
|A Famosa ||The ruins of an old Portuguese fortress. Now only the gateway |
|Sultan’s Palace ||Replica A perfectly built replica of the Sultan’s palace from ancient times. |
|Independence Building ||A museum and memorial to Malaysia’s history up until |
|Malay House ||See the Malaysian traditional house |