Usually when people visit Malacca (also spelled Melaka), they will spend most of their time visiting popular heritage sites like the brick-red Christ Church building, the old forts of A’Famosa, or the bustling and touristy Jonker Street.
However, there are so many other interesting places to visit and things to do when you’re in Malacca.
Here are a few little known attractions in Malacca that are totally worth the visit:
1. Feast on authentic Nyonya cuisine at Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine
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One of the best places in Melaka town to get authentic Nyonya food, this place is definitely worth the wait. Yes, you may want to book a reservation and make sure you don’t come on an empty stomach, ‘cause every dish is prepared with tender loving care. Try the pai tee, chap chai and ikan cili garam if you get the chance!
Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine
Operating Hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6pm to 9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
2. Enjoy breathtaking views at The Shore Sky Tower
The tallest building in Malacca, The Shore Sky Tower gives visitors a beautiful panoramic 360° view of the city. The see through glass panels will make your legs wobbly, but it’s a thrilling experience unlike any other.
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The Shore Sky Tower
Operating Hours: 10.30am to 10pm daily
Ticket Price: RM25 (adults), RM18 (children)
3. Take super cool photos outside the performing arts theatre, Encore Melaka
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Encore Melaka is a performing arts theatre with a super cool building design, making it the most popular spot in town for your Instagram shots. If you love theatre, you’ll also enjoy watching one of the dazzling performances featuring cool lighting and stage effects.
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm daily
4. Check out the stunning view of the Malacca Straits Mosque
One of the most iconic spots to visit, the Malacca Straits Mosque is indeed a beauty to behold. Known as the Floating Mosque, it is built on the reclaimed Pulau Melaka. During the days when the tide is high, it may seem as though the mosque is an island of its own.
Malacca Straits Mosque
Operating Hours: Any time daily
5. See baby turtles at the Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre
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Did you know that Melaka is one of the main nesting sites for the critically endangered hawksbill turtle? Learn more about the plight of these sea creatures and see them up close and personal at Padang Kemunting.
Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre
Operating Hours: 10am to 12.30pm, 2pm to 4.30pm (Monday closed)
6. Visit these one-of-a-kind sand dunes at Pantai Klebang
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Pantai Klebang is one of the nicest places for an evening stroll or picnic with the family. If you walk far enough, you’ll come across these beautiful sand dunes, which actually happen to be hills of sand leftover from a land reclamation project.
7. Wind down with a good cup of coffee at The Daily Fix Cafe
After a day full of traveling and sightseeing, there’s nothing quite like chilling at a cafe with nice ambiance, yummy food, and a good cup of coffee. You can find all this and more at this popular joint near Jonker Street.
The Daily Fix Cafe
Operating Hours: 9am to 11.30pm
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