Everything You Need To Know About Melaka
Melaka or Malacca enjoys a strategic location on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, along the historic Straits of Malacca, covering an area of 1,650 sq km. It was established in 1403 and is an important trading post in Malaysia's early history and attracted traders from all over the world. Come and experience excitement in historical Malacca. Today, it is home to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Malacca. This capital city invites you to experience the old world charm of buildings and architecture inherited from centuries of Portuguese, Dutch and British rule, and to witness the various customs and cultures of its people. Beyond the city are attractions such as fruit farms, animal and nature parks as well as resorts and homestay.
Visits to fruit farms and plantations are not to be missed such as mango, grape, sugar cane and paddy thrive on the fertile Perlis soil. Sample a pace of life that is unhurried in Kangar, the state capital. Here, you will find historical buildings such as the 97 year-old Syed Alwi Mosque. Close by is Arau, the royal town.
The Stadthuys is the most imposing relic of the Dutch rule in Malacca. Characterized by salmon red walls, the Stadhuys was once the official residence of the Dutch governers and their officers. Built in 1645, it now houses the Museum of History and Ethnography and is the oldest remaining Dutch building in Southeast Asia.
Is a museum that housed in a replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese vessel that sank off the coast of Malacca. The museum has pictorial displays of the history of Malacca, beginning from the Sultanate of Malacca in the 14th century to the pre-independence era. Inside the museums are models of ships, authentic maps, charts and old iron chests that were once used to store precious cargo.
The star attraction in Alor Gajah, the A'Famosa Resort boasts several themed attractions, which include the A'Famosa Water World , A'Famosa Animal World