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Melaka
A City of Contrasts and Diversity

ften refers to the peacock of Malaysian cities, Melaka is bright, loud and proud of its wealth in homegrown galleries, majestic colonial buildings and interesting trishaws. Bestowed as Unesco World Heritage title on 2008, the city's kaleidoscope of Peranakan, Portugese, Dutch and British architectural styles have become the focal attractions for tourists. Thanks to the close proximity of a mosque, Chinese temple and Hindu temple, Harmony Street is one good example on how the city welcomes cultural exchange and exudes tolerance. Beyond the city are attractions such as fruit farms, animal and nature parks as well as resorts and homestays.

"A bright, loud and almost preens with colonial buildings and splashy trishaws, Melaka is indeed the peacock of Malaysian cities. Take a walk around the Melaka city and you will find the kaleidoscope of architectural styles between Peranakan, Portuguese, Dutch and British elements are well preserved."

 


Afamosa, Melaka

NIGHT MARKET
Jonker Street, Melaka
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Jonker Walk Night Market was once famous for its antique shops. Over the years, the night market has turned to apparel outlets, craft shops and enormous selection of street food with the best time to experience the hype are on Fridays, Saturdays and during the month of Ramadhan.

 

Puteri Beach Night Market is another famous spot for night markets in Melaka. Once a fishing village, the night market which is situated along the beach of Puteri Beach now offers delicious local delicacies including assam fish, cendol and chicken rice as well as other items that are all on bargain price. 

PSYCHEDELIC TRISHAWS
The best way to discover what Melaka has to offer you is by taking a spin around the historic centre with flashy trishaws. Undeniably one of the unique attractions of the city, the decorated trishaws were one of the identity of Melaka you should not miss. Serves as a tourism service, the trishaws are creatively decorated with artificial flower with most of the trishaws equipped with an audio player for you to enjoy. The trishaws are also mounted with the seat cabin side-by-side with a small fan to ease the heat on scorching days. For RM40 per hour, riding on Melaka's trishaw for sightseeing tour is definitely worth the experience.

MEDICAL TOURISM
Besides the historical sites and ruins, Melaka is also popular for health care and medical tourism especially visitors from the neighbouring country namely Indonesia and Singapore. The well-equipped state-of-art medical facilities is one of the main reason why many flock to Melaka to get their medical treatment. Although the state is small, it has a number of hospitals located all over, including public hospitals likeMelaka General Hospital and Jasin District Hospital, while private hospitals are Putra Hospital, Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, Mahkota Medical Centre and Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre.