Places To Visit In Melaka
You are not a real Malaysian if you have never been to eat good food in Melaka. This fascinating UNESCO World Heritage City not far from Kuala Lumpur is full of history, culture, colonial buildings, ancient landmarks, family-friendly attractions and delicious food in their lovely Melaka cafes. If you think Melaka only has chicken rice balls and satay dip, you are wrong! Here’s a list of the best places to visit in Melaka, what to eat and what to do in Melaka and you can start planning your vacation.
1. Dutch Square
Dutch Square Melaka is indeed one of the most iconic Melaka attractions in this historic city. This places to visit in Melaka has Dutch colonial red buildings built between 1660 and 1700 – you can find the Stadthuys building (known as the oldest existing Dutch building in the East), Christ Church and Melaka’s iconic clock tower here. You can take pictures with beautiful backgrounds here!
Address: Banda Hilir, 75200 Malacca
2. Melaka River
There is no denying that the city of Melaka has so many interesting places that are located close to each other. Although you can just walk to the interesting places around Bandar Hilir Melaka, sometimes it can be tiring too. In fact, if you travel to Melaka with children who are still babies, it is not recommended to walk under the scorching sun.
Don’t worry, for tourists who are too lazy to walk or are limited in movement due to the presence of a baby, you can visit interesting places in Melaka by taking a boat along the Melaka River.
Next, stop by the Melaka River that flows through this city and the reason why Melaka was called the “Venice of the East” in the past. Today, it is surrounded by small shops, houses, cafes, restaurants and buildings with paintings and street art. Take a River Cruise to enjoy the beautiful view of the river or eat the wind on the river.
Along this river, you can see most of the interesting places to visit in Melaka such as Dutch Fort, the Sea Museum, etc. In fact, along the river there are also many interesting murals painted on the walls of buildings. There is also audio played on the boat that provides information every time it passes an interesting place along the Melaka River.
The most interesting time to ride the boat is at night because it is less hot & the view along the river is also more exciting because there is an abundance of colorful neon lights that illuminate the river bank. The journey time is also quite long around 40-45 minutes. A unique alternative to enjoy the beauty of Melaka City for those who may be too lazy to walk or ride a tricycle.
Melaka River Cruise Ticket Price:
Adults: RM 25
Children: RM 15
Adults: RM 30
Children: RM 25
*Tickets can be purchased at Spice Garden Jetty or Melaka River Square Jetty
*For advance reservations, call 06-281 5325
Melaka River Cruise Operation Hours
9.00 am – 11.30 pm (Every day)
Address: Jalan Laksamana, 75000 Malacca
3. St. Paul's Church
Located in the ruins of A’Famosa Fort on the top of Bukit St. Paul, Church of St. Paul is another iconic historic building that you must visit. Originally built in 1521, it’s an interesting places to visit in Melaka to visit if you can climb the steep stairs. You will be able to see a beautiful view of the city when you reach the top!
This old church was built in 1521 by the Portuguese army as a religious place. The location is located on a hill next to Kota A Famosa or Santiago Gate. This almost 500-year-old building still stands today despite going through several phases of war. Before the Portuguese colonization, this hill was known as Bukit Melaka & it was the place of the Sultan of Melaka at that time to observe the condition of the port at the mouth of the Melaka River. The name of this building was initially Nora Senhora & was changed to St Paul’s Church by the Dutch after capturing Malacca in 1641.
To get here, you can go up the stairs located behind the Santiago Gate. The duration of climbing the stairs is only about 4-6 minutes. Along these stairs you can also see the beauty of the surrounding garden landscape which is no less attractive. The tired feeling of climbing the stairs will definitely be cured once you see the surrounding panorama which is quite peaceful. Even if it’s a hot day, you don’t have to worry because the area of the church grounds is very dim with huge trees.
From the area of this church compound, you can see some interesting destinations in Melaka that are popular such as the Ocean Museum, Menara Taming Sari & even, you can also see the Straits of Malacca spread wide in front. The construction of this places to visit in Melaka is larger if compared to the Santiago Gate & the construction technology of this church building is also the same, which is to use stone of the Electric Stone type or also known as Pepper Stone.
4. Taman Air A'Famosa
Vacationing in Melaka with friends and family? You must stop by (A’Famosa Water Theme Park)! This places to visit in Melaka will definitely not be boring for adults or children. Have fun with 11 exciting games and attractions here, from play pools to winding waterslides, water playgrounds for the little ones and more.
An interesting place in Melaka that needs no further introduction. For families, A’Famosa Water Theme Park is the best water theme park in Melaka and is even one of the largest water theme parks in Malaysia. The attractions of water games here such as water slides or water slides are not only specially designed for children but also water slides that give an adrenaline rush are also available here.
One of the most exciting attractions is the high speed water slide which is a very high & very steep water slide that will definitely provide maximum satisfaction. In addition, there is also a winding water slide 108 meters long known as The Big Ice Cream & is one of the longest water slides in Malaysia. In total, there are more than 12 types of water slides & water games at the A’Famosa Resort Water Theme Park that are suitable for all ages.
In addition, there are also other interesting places to visit in Melaka around A’Famosa Resort such as Safari Wonderland & there are also recreational sports suitable for team building or family day activities. There are so many attractions for family activities here to explore & it may take more than a day. Therefore, it is best that you only stay at this resort to facilitate the movement of your family.
A Famosa Resort Water Park Operation Hours:
11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, School Holidays & Public Holidays
9.00 am – 7.00 pm
*Closed every Tuesday except on school holidays & public holidays
A Famosa Resort Water Park Ticket Prices:
Monday to Friday
Adults: RM 42
Children: RM 30
Water Theme Park
Adults: RM 30
Children: RM 25
COMBO Safari Wonderland + Water Theme Park
Adults: RM 68
Children: RM 52
Adults: RM 47
Children: RM 35
Water Theme Park
Adults: RM 35
Children: RM 20
COMBO Safari Wonderland + Water Theme Park
Adults: RM 76
Children: RM 60
Prices for Foreign Tourists
Monday to Friday
Adults: RM 123
Children: RM 111
Water Theme Park
Adults: RM 160
Children: RM 139
Adults: RM 168
Children: RM 152
Water Theme Park
Adults: RM 213
Children: RM 192
5. Jonker Walk
Also known as Jonker Walk, Jonker Street is the center of Melaka city which is home to beautiful landmarks, beautiful houses, museums, religious buildings, unique shops (where you can buy antiques, jewelry, souvenirs, snacks and more! ), cafes and more. Get ready to explore everything here.
This is one of the places to visit in Melaka that is very popular among foreign tourists to explore the unique atmosphere of the night market as in any night market in Malaysia. The only difference is, the majority of street vendors here are Chinese & it’s true, if you walk around the Jonker Street night market it’s like you’re in a night market in another country. The choice of halal food here is also quite limited & if you want to find an interesting place in Melaka at night with a lively atmosphere, Jonker Street is one of the recommended destinations.
The places to visit in Melaka of Jonker Street night market is very easy for tourists to explore in Bandar Hilir Melaka & the only challenge is to find car parking and if you are with small children, this destination may not be suitable for them because it is very crowded at peak times. At this night market there are also vendors selling items such as souvenirs, clothes, accessories, etc. If you want to ‘wash your eyes’, you can come here.
The operating hours for the night market here are only on weekends & it usually gets lively from the afternoon until late at night. For Muslims, finding halal food in the surrounding area is a bit difficult because the majority of restaurants or vendors are Chinese. For photography fans, the lively atmosphere here is very suitable for you to take photos of the reactions & antics of the people around you which can be used as a masterpiece for your personal photo collection.
Jonker Walk is a must-visit destination when traveling to Melaka. Jonker Walk is famous as a popular shopping spot in Melaka City.
If you are too lazy to walk you can ride a rickshaw decorated with lights. If you are looking for a shop that sells souvenirs you will definitely find it here.
Your vacation to Melaka will not be complete if you do not stop at this iconic Jonker Walk Night Market. Open only on Fridays and Saturdays, here, you can buy everything from delicious food, to charming antiques and souvenirs. Enjoy popiah nyonya, quail eggs and fried ice cream while you stroll here!
Address: 75200 Melaka
6. A'Famous Safari Wonderland
If you are an animal lover, stop by, also located within the A’Famosa Resort. Get up close to giraffes, tigers, flamingos, monkeys, squirrels and more in this sprawling safari-style zoo! Apart from having a wide variety of animals here, the daily schedule of this safari is full of various animal shows, feeding times and interesting performances. For those who vacation with family and children, you must visit this zoo.
A’Famosa Resort offers several theme parks or attractions that are constantly visited by many people, namely Old West Carniva, Water Theme Park and also Safari Wonderland.
Want to enjoy extraordinary fun with your family while on holiday in Melaka? You must set foot in A’Famosa Resort! As soon as you enter, it’s hard to leave this places to visit in Melaka !
Old West Carnival: Daily (6.00 pm – 12.00 am) | Tuesday Except Public Holiday & School Holiday (Closed)
Water Theme Park: Monday – Friday Except Tuesday (11.00 am – 7.00 pm) | Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays (9.00 am – 7.00 pm) | Tuesday (Closed)
Wonderland Safari: Daily (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)
Old West Carnival: Adults RM22 | Children RM19
Water Theme Park: Adults RM20 | Children RM24
Wonderland Safari: Adults RM33 | Children RM24
7. Taming Sari Tower
You want a panoramic view of the historic city from the top? Let’s go to the glass cabin and climb to the top, an iconic gyro tower with a rotating observatory at a height of 110m. You can see a 360-degree view of the city and iconic places such as Melaka Island, Samudera Museum, Melaka River and more from this places to visit in Melaka.
Menara Taming Sari is the first Gyro tower in Malaysia and was officially opened in 2008. With a height of 110 meters, this revolving structure can accommodate up to 80 people and gives visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of Melaka City.
As you may have guessed, this tower is named after the Hang Tuah dagger which has not yet been found to this day. If you look closely, they have tried to build this tower to resemble the shape of a dagger.
If it’s your first time on vacation in Melaka, you must visit this destination with your children. An interesting place in Melaka located in Bandar Hilir Melaka & very easy for you to find its location. Visitors have the opportunity to climb this tower with an enclosed glass deck that will rise up & rotate 360 degrees continuously. Don’t worry, this deck rotates very slowly & you won’t feel dizzy.
From the top of this 80 meter high tower you can see the majority of interesting places in the nearby Lower Town of Melaka such as the Ocean Museum, Dataran Pahlawan, St Paul’s Church, Malacca Island, Pulau Selat Mosque and so on. The most interesting time to try this activity is in the evening because you will have the opportunity to see the panoramic beauty of the sunset. At night, you can see the beauty of the colorful neon that decorates around Melaka City.
The duration of the ride up Menara Taming Sari Melaka is not too long, around 7-8 minutes only & during that period, you will rotate 360 degrees 2-3 times. Even if it is for a moment, but this kind of experience is really valuable for you to enjoy with your family when you are on vacation in Melaka later. As you know, this kind of places to visit in Melaka with rotating tower is hard to find in Malaysia.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday (10.00am – 11.00pm)
Melaka Taming Sari Tower Ticket Price
Regular Ticket Price / Foreign Tourists
Adults: RM 23.00
Children: RM 15.00 (under 12 years old)
Ticket Price for Mykad Holders
Adults: RM 17.00
Children : RM 11.00 (under 12 years old)
*provide MyKad/MyKid when buying tickets
8. Mamee Jonker House
As you explore Jonker Street, you might come across its yellow buildings and huge Mamee signs. Mamee Jonker House is a family-friendly attraction in the area – the places to visit in Melaka is divided into several sections including a cafe, a small museum, a corner where you can buy Mamee handicrafts and souvenirs, as well as a kitchen that offers and opportunity to create your own Mamee cup noodles alone!
Who doesn’t like eating Mamee crackers that are solid with appetizing flavors from bbq to curry flavor, it’s not just delicious, it’s crunchy!
Wondering how this Mamee is produced? Mai stopped by Mamee Jonker House which is the first concept store established by Mamee Group.
Here in this places to visit in Melaka, you can not only see how these delicious crackers are made, but you can also buy Mamee souvenirs that are impossible to find anywhere else. You can also eat at Mamee’s special cafe, don’t worry, everything is halal.
But the best thing is because you also have the opportunity to taste the unique Mamee cup menu made based on the ingredients you want (custom Mamee cup). Must go!
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday (10.00 am – 5.00 pm) | Friday, Saturday, Sunday (10.00 am – 7.00 pm)
9. Melaka 3D Street Art
For fans of art or OOTD, you must go to Street Art in Malacca near Jalan Hang Tuah. Starting with the River Art Project in 2012, some of the shop lots on the banks of the Melaka River are now decorated with unique mural art depicting Melaka’s cultural heritage and contemporary.
Among the famous murals are The Orangutan House, Kiehl’s Mural, The Well and many more. Apart from the beauty of the creative murals, you are also allowed to ‘enter’ pictures with these mural paintings.
The resulting paintings are indeed the best because they seem to arise and live. Most of the murals produced depict Malaysian culture, especially portraits of Malay girls, Baba & Nyonya, old men who are working and fauna such as a deer.
Not only in Jalan Hang Jebat, this creative mural is also found in Jalan Hang Kasturi and even along the Melaka river, the colors of this mural are clearly visible. To visit the places to visit in Melaka here, there is no charge. But, make sure your phone and camera have a large memory and a fully charged battery to save these beautiful memories.
Address: Jalan Tukang Besi, 75200 Malacca
10. Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
This beautiful Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is one of the pre-WWII Peranakan houses in Melaka. Located close to Jonker Street, this places to visit in Melaka was home to four generations of a local family and is now a house museum. Just buy an entrance ticket or book your tour so you can see the hand-painted tiles, classic furniture and artefacts that are sure to take you back in time.
Although the state of Melaka is not as big as the state in Sarawak, it still has a variety of local cultures. One of the famous things in Malacca is the Peranakan culture. Some also call baba & nyonya. If you want to explore the culture of baba & nyonya in Melaka, this destination is the best answer.
This places to visit in Melaka is a mansion located on 3 terraced building lots & owned by the Chan family since 1861. After 4 generations of the family living in this house, finally in 1985 they decided to turn this house into a museum in a mission to highlight the history & culture of the Peranakan community in Malacca. Until today, this museum is still managed by his family & has received many visitors from home and abroad.
The museum has many interesting attractions & interior decorations that reflect the Peranakan culture. You can see everything from carved furniture, personal items, costumes, home furnishings, home decorations & more. In addition, there are also staff on duty who will explain to visitors the story behind the attractions found here.
Monday-Thursday (last admission 4.15 pm)
10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm
Friday-Sunday (last entry 5.15 pm)
10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 6 pm
Adults: RM 16
Children (5-11 years): RM 11
*for tours with a guide, add RM 4 for an adult.
11. Malacca Zoo
If you plan an activity for the whole family, you can spend time with your family at Melaka Zoo. Melaka Zoo is the second largest Zoo in Malaysia and is home to 215 different species of animals.
If your family is staying at a hotel around Ayer Keroh, don’t miss the opportunity to take your children to see the wild animals at the Melaka Zoo. The location of this Melaka Zoo is also very accessible & adjacent to some interesting places in Ayer Keroh, Melaka such as Melaka Wonderland, Melaka Crocodile Park, Melaka Rama Rama Park & also Melaka Skytrex. There are various interesting species of wild animals that are specially brought from home & abroad. The animal cages here are also slightly different from the National Zoo because they are closer for visitors to see wild animals.
For maximum satisfaction when visiting Melaka Zoo, make sure you check the animal feeding / animal show schedule that takes place every day. One of the highlights here is the Bird Show, which will surely make your children not dry up watching the funny antics of exotic birds interacting with visitors here. Besides the Bird Show, there is also an elephant feeding session & visitors can buy food prepared to be fed to the elephants.
Another interesting activity here in places to visit in Melaka is the Night Safari that operates every weekend night where visitors have the opportunity to see wild animals at night. If you plan to go to Melaka Zoo during the day with children, make sure to prepare an umbrella and enough drinking water because the zoo area is really large which can be tiring. You can spend at least 1 hour exploring all the attractions in Melaka Zoo.
Among the animals that can be found in this Melaka Zoo are the Sumatran Rhinoceros which is almost extinct and the Small Asian Elephant whose existence on this earth is also endangered.
#1 Melaka Zoo Operation Hours
8.30 am – 5.30 pm (open every day)
11.00 am & 3.30 pm
Weekends, school & public holidays:
11.00 am, 2.00 pm & 4.00 pm
Weekends, Public Holidays & School Holidays :
12.00 pm at Tiger Eye
Weekends, school and public holidays:
11.30 am & 2.30 pm
#2 Night Safari Operation Hours
Saturday/Sunday/Public holiday/school holiday
8.00 pm – 11.30 pm
Ticket Price For Melaka Zoo & Night Safari
Local Tourist (MyKad)
Adults (13-59 years): RM 16.90
Children (4-12 years): RM 6.75
Seniors (60 years and above): RM 6.75
Adults (13-59 years): RM 22.50
Children (4-12 years): RM 16.90
Seniors (60 years and above): RM 6.75
Adults: RM 6.75
Children: RM 4.75
*children under 3 are FREE
*Prepare MyKad/MyKid at the ticket counter
Adults: RM 6
Children: RM 4
*Last tram daily at 5.00 pm
12. Encore Melaka
Besides museum visits and readings, you can actually learn a lot about the history of Malacca by watching the performances in this places to visit in Melaka. This performance packed with information on the history of Melaka is called Encore Melaka.
In this 70-minute show, you can immerse yourself in 6 different centuries that this old city has lived through, performed by 200 performers.
Performance Hours: Monday – Saturday (5.30 pm – 8.30 pm) | Sunday (2.30 pm – 5.30 pm)Entry Fee: Premium Seat RM248.00 | Standard Seat RM148.00 | Wheelchair Seat RM98.00
13. Malacca Botanical Garden
Not far from Skytrek Melaka is one of the places to visit in Melaka that you should not miss the opportunity to stop by, its location is in Taman Botanikal Melaka.
This botanical garden which was originally the Ayer Keroh Recreational Forest has an area of up to 92.5 hectares, packed with various interesting activities that can be done with the family.
Like jogging? This is one of the best jogging ports you will ever find, the atmosphere is really peaceful, with blooming trees along the way, the air around this park is also quite refreshing. Want to breeze around the botanical garden in a more relaxed way? Just rent the provided electric buggy.
Actually, this park is not just a park with colorful trees and flowers, there are many other attractions such as Book Village, Forest Museum, Dinasour Park which houses 15 dinosaur replicas and also a suspension bridge.
In addition to visiting the attractions, you can also plan to do many other activities such as kayaking, picnicking, camping or going through the forest. For camping or forest crossing activities, you need to get more information from the Melaka Forestry Department first.
14. The Shore Sky Tower
Let’s climb 163 meters high and see the panoramic view of Melaka from the open observatory deck at the top! It’s not for the faint of heart – but for those who aren’t afraid of heights, you’ll love the glass floor sky deck. We suggest you come in the evening to watch the beautiful sunset from this peak – you can also see the city atmosphere with its beautiful lights.
Are you a brave and fearless person? If so, why don’t you come to this destination to test your ‘level of excitement’. If you want to know, The Shore Sky Tower Melaka is the tallest building in the city of Melaka & is around 163 meters high. It is higher than Menara Taming Sari which is only 110 meters high. Although the height difference is not too significant, there is a reason why this destination will make you 10 times more energetic than being at the top of Menara Taming Sari.
At the top of this places to visit in Melaka on level 43, there is a room called the Sky Deck where the floor is glass & you can stand here to see the panorama of Melaka City. If you manage to stand on this Sky Deck without a fast heartbeat, it means you are a brave person. In this part of the Sky Deck, photos will be taken by the photographer on duty here & visitors are not allowed to take selfies with their own devices. In addition, the highest level is also fenced with glass panels to allow visitors to see the surrounding atmosphere in 360° clearly without any wall obstruction.
The activities here are actually not only found in the Sky Deck. Even when walking to the roof level, you have to go through a 3-4 foot wide walking platform with glass walls. The feeling of nervousness must have been felt when walking through this platform. Uniquely, you can also see the fish pond overhead when heading to the top. The Shore Sky Tower is actually located in the same building as The Shore Melaka shopping center and next to The Shore Hotel & Residence and Swiss Garden Hotel Melaka.
If you are hunting for the best view of the entire Melaka City, don’t forget to go up to the 42nd floor of The Shore Sky Tower, the tallest places to visit in Melaka. Make sure you dare because the transparent glass floor makes you feel like you are walking on the wind.
Above you can see an aquarium full of koi fish and there is a special area whose floor is made of strong transparent glass. Here you can see straight down, maybe not suitable for those who are active but if you are dry hearted try it.
Hours of Operation: Daily (10.30 am – 9.00 pm)
Entrance Fee: Adults RM25 | Children RM18
15. Magic Art 3D Museum
Just next to the Bayou Lagoon, the Magic Art 3D Museum is the place for you and your family to take pictures to your heart’s content until the camera’s memory is full.
Either way, this 3D museum is apparently the second largest in Malaysia after the 3D museum in Langkawi. Spanning up to 7,000 square feet and housed in a 2-story building, there are tons of 3D paintings that you can use to act in front of/on top of to create ridiculous but realistic images!
For your information, in the Magic Art 3D Museum there are 8 different 3D themes. Among the available themes are ancient temples, the city of Malacca, the ocean, forests and many more. Each of these themes is complete with the appropriate musical accompaniment to raise the ‘mood’ or make you more immersed in this 3D world. It’s really cool!
Fee: Adults RM22 | Children RM18
16. Klebang Beach
15 minutes from Melaka city, you can reach Klebang Beach where you can feel the sea breeze. Klebang Beach is often full of activities in the afternoon where locals and tourists often fly kites, have picnics and enjoy desserts while watching the sunset. You can also find Klebang Pantai Sands, a unique place that once went viral with sand dunes that look like deserts.
For those who often come to Melaka must have seen the uniqueness of Pantai Klebang. It is a popular target for tourists visiting Melaka City due to its strategic location close to the City.
When you are on this beach it is like you are in the desert with small sand dunes that add to the uniqueness of this beach.
Undoubtedly, tourist destinations in Malacca are more popular with historical places & the selection of attractive destinations by the beach is quite lacking. If you are on vacation in Malacca City & want an interesting beach destination, one of the closest is Pantai Klebang. The location is only about 5-6 km from Bandar Hilir Melaka. Generally, Klebang Beach is a public recreational beach & not a long resort beach like Port Dickson Beach or Cherating Beach.
The beach here is very wide and suitable for you to do activities such as kite flying, beach soccer, etc. In fact, not a few people come here just to relax and see the view of the beach & ‘treat the soul’ alone. It’s true what people say, if your mind is full, come to the beach to see the vast ocean. In addition, the Klebang Beach area is also a cove & the waves are not too big like on the east coast.
In fact, there are local residents who bathe in the manda and no less who fish. In the evening or at the weekend, there are indeed many visitors picnicking here & there is no less the presence of photographers taking photos of the beach landscape at sunset. This places to visit in Melaka is also very close to some other interesting places in Melaka such as the Submarine Museum, Cendol Bakar & Klebang Coconut Shake. Around Klebang Beach there are also some attractive hotels by the beach that are ideal for you to spend the night such as Klebang Beach Resort & also Shah’s Beach Resort.
Address: Pantai Klebang, 75200 Malacca
17. Chinese Mosque
At first glance, you wouldn’t think that this places to visit in Melaka is actually a mosque. The building style is the same as traditional Chinese buildings, no wonder why this mosque is called the Chinese Mosque. If you want to know, the real name of this mosque is Masjid Al Muttaqin.
Some must be wondering why this mosque was built with such a unique architecture? For info, this mosque was established by the Melaka Chinese Islamic Association with inspiration from the architectural style of several mosques found in Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing in China.
This places to visit in Melaka, which was built at a cost of RM7.5 million, is complete with a prayer room that can accommodate up to 2,000 worshippers, a library, toilets, a multipurpose hall, meeting rooms and administrative offices.
What is unique and interesting about this mosque apart from its design is that there is a special space where various kitchen equipment is placed to donate to the less fortunate.
18. Pengkalan Balak Beach
Enjoy the harmonious atmosphere of a true fishing village at Pengkalan Balak Beach, a beach that is connected to the equally beautiful Tanjung Bidara Beach.
As a fishing village, you can witness the sight of fishermen catching fish and the arrival of fishermen to the coast. While you are here, you can stop by many stalls that not only sell food but also clothes and children’s games. Want to feel the satisfaction of fishing? This is one of the activities that can also be done.
Not satisfied with all this places to visit in Melaka in one day? You can choose to stay at any of the budget chalets or hotels that stand around Pengkalan Balak Beach.
19. Asahan Waterfall
After being satisfied eating wind here and there, the time has come to refresh your body with clear flowing river water, one of the locations is at Asahan Waterfall which is located in Pekan Asahan, Melaka.
Many people are confused, where is Gunung Ledang Waterfall? Some say it in Johor & some say it in Melaka. In terms of geography, Mount Ledang is located on the border of 3 states namely Melaka, Johor & Negeri Sembilan. However, the majority of the Gunung Ledang area is located within the State of Johor & only ‘sipi-sipi’ is located within the State of Melaka & Negeri Sembilan.
Since Mount Ledang is big, there are many rivers & waterfalls flowing from the top. Some flow to the Johor side & some also flow to the Malacca side. If on the Johor side, the Gunung Ledang Waterfall in question is located close to the Gunung Ledang Resort. On the Melaka side, Gunung Ledang Waterfall or Asahan Waterfall is located close to the water theme park at Laman 3 Budaya.
This places to visit in Melaka is very popular among Jasin people. The waterfall is clear & many foreign tourists don’t know its location. If you want to explore Asahan Waterfall or Gunung Ledang Waterfall in Jasin, you only need to go to Laman 3 Budaya water park. Once you arrive at the water park which is located on the left, you will see a junction to the right that leads to Asahan Waterfall. A manda bathing place in Melaka which is very fun, the river water is not too deep & still maintains its authenticity because many people do not know its existence.
The interesting thing about this waterfall is because of its clean environment. If you come here later, make sure you keep it clean too, right?
In addition to bathing, there are many other best activities that can be planned such as crossing the forest, climbing to the top of Mount Ledang or camping to enjoy the beauty of flora and fauna to your heart’s content.
20. Skytrex Adventure Malacca
You want to release adrenaline and sweat while on vacation? You can go to , an adventure park full of challenges including Malaysia’s first Skybike, Tarzan Bat Swing, keluang surfing and more! You can choose a difficulty level suitable for all ages and stamina levels, even for children. This activity is suitable for a group holiday with friends or family.
It is true that we often see pictures of our friends hanging out on social media while rejoicing at Skytrex Melaka. Apart from Ayer Keroh, Skytrex also has branches in Langkawi and Shah Alam.
An ideal destination in Melaka near Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort that you can visit with your family & friends who like challenges. Undoubtedly, activities at Skytrex Melaka do require physical & mental endurance. There are several track options with different levels of challenge such as Extreme Warrior, Pahlawan Thrill & also Little Dino. What is certain is that most of the activities here are very exciting. If you are someone who dares to challenge yourself, it is highly recommended to do this activity.
The time required for each track is also different. The most challenging trek, which is Extreme Warrior, can take around 2-3 hours. All safety equipment is provided here for visitors. Although this activity can be said to be quite extreme, you don’t have to worry because there are trainers who will teach you from A-Z.
If you intend to try this exciting activity at this places to visit in Melaka, there are conditions set such as body weight must not exceed 100 kg & height must also exceed 140 cm. You also need to be here at least 30 minutes before the activity starts. Melaka Skytrex is very suitable to be used as a destination for team building activities or family days.
This Skytrex is ideal for those who like extreme and adventurous activities. Here you can do activities such as flying fox, tree climbing and challenges that will definitely make you feel energetic. Apart from that, this area also has camping, team building picnic area and many more.
Operating Hours: 9.00am – 6.00pm
21. Samudera Square
Located just opposite the Maritime Museum, Samudera Square is one of the areas you can visit as a family to buy items such as t-shirts, bags, and many more locally made handicrafts that can be made into handicrafts.
There is also a food court here that offers a variety of interesting dishes. If you want to touch spicy tamarind, there are many types of spicy tamarind that you can choose from. Don’t forget to buy dodol in this places to visit in Melaka, it’s delicious and not a joke. If you have the skill to bargain, there is no harm in trying to shop here.
22. AK Extreme Go-Kart & Paintball
Want to do a tough activity but don’t want to sweat under the sun? You and your family can experience AK Extreme Go-Kart & Paintball.
This places to visit in Melaka is where you can race to your heart’s content by riding the various types of go-karts provided, from non-motorized to high-powered ones like Superkarts.
The circuit is also long enough for real acceleration satisfaction. For those who have just tried go-kart for the first time, don’t worry, the staff here will help you with an open heart and a cheerful face. By mistake, the days feel like coming here.
In addition to go-karts, at AK Extreme Motorsport Station you can also try other activities they offer such as ATV and paintball. As an info, paintball and go-kart games are only allowed for those aged 12 and above.
Regarding the car parking place, you can park in the same building on the same level as where the AK Extreme Motorsport Station is located, which is on the 6th floor.
Fees: Water Gel Ball Bluster RM35/Pax | Go-Kart RM30/Pax | ATV RM30/Pax
23. World’s Bees Museum
Exhibiting around 250 specimens of beehives and wasps, the World’s Bees Museum is one of the most interesting and complete bee museums if you and your family want to know more about the world of bees and honey that is rich in nutrients.
Established in 1988, the museum receives more than 50,000 visits every month. The museum is divided into several sections that offer a variety of different information such as how to care for bees / wasps, the species available, their habitats and also the traditional tools used to obtain honey. The objective of this museum was established to spread knowledge to the community about bees and their habitat.
Before going home, don’t forget to try the free fresh honey juice! While you are here in this places to visit in Melaka, you will also have the opportunity to taste the various types of honey on offer, if you like it, you can buy it to take home. Entry is free, what else? Stop by, don’t stop by.
Hours of Operation: Daily (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)
24. Bayou Lagoon Water Park
Want an interesting weekend holiday destination in Melaka to explore with the kids? Why don’t you consider spending the night at Bayou Lagoon Park Resort, which is a 4-star hotel located in Bukit Katil Melaka & only 20 minutes drive to Bandar Hilir Melaka. This accommodation destination not only offers various types of accommodation suitable for families but also has water theme park facilities and also recreational activities suitable for family day programs, company team building etc.
The water park at this places to visit in Melaka is not as big as Melaka Wonderland or A’Famosa Water Park but more than enough to keep your little ones happy. The water slides here are not too tall & very friendly for children under 12 years old. In addition, there are many recreational/sports/telematch activities offered by the hotel to be done in groups such as giant slippers, balloon races, chopstick crazies & many more.
Generally, there are more than 10 types of game / telematch options that can be done here. In addition, visitors can also have fun with other outdoor activities such as archery or do relaxing activities by taking children to take pictures in the 3D museum found in this hotel. Don’t be surprised, the attraction of the 3D murals here is comparable to other 3D museums in Malacca. For those looking for an interesting place in Melaka for a family day, company seminar & team building, Bayou Lagoon Park Resort is one of the best choices.
Another water park places to visit in Melaka! located within the Taman Bayou Lagoon Resort and offers wet and dry games that are perfect for fun with friends or family. The fun? The tickets are very affordable and , so if you want to play in the water, bring your kids here.
Tip: Bayou Lagoon Water Park is quite small – alternatively, you can go to or for a more enjoyable experience.
Only 15 minutes from Melaka City, Bayou Lagoon Park is a resort that has service apartments, a water theme park and a shopping center all in the same place.
Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, School Holidays & Public Holidays: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
Water Park Entrance Fee:
Monday – Friday: Adults RM22 | Children RM16 | Seniors RM11
Saturday, Sunday, School Holidays & Public Holidays: Adults RM28 | Children RM20 | Seniors RM14
25. Malacca Upside Down House
Rumah Terbalik Melaka is an upside down version of the modern Malaysian house. Built by a director with 10 years of experience in the industry, this family-friendly attraction is housed in a two-story shophouse and is sure to impress you with its oversize decor in several settings. Be prepared to have fun and take pictures while exploring it.
Have you ever taken small children to interesting places that are ‘strange’ like an upside down house or a 3D museum gallery? If you haven’t been, why don’t you take them to see the uniqueness found in this Upside Down House Melaka located at Plaza Mahkota. It’s actually fun when you see the antics of small children who will feel strange & wonder when they see the ‘strange’ atmosphere inside the Upside Down House Melaka. Either way, every arrangement of furniture, hardware & atmosphere is 100% upside down.
This activity is actually very good because not only can you have fun with your family but it can also stimulate the brain cells of small children to think more. This Malacca Upside-down House houses the decoration of the living room, kitchen & several rooms which are exhibits for visits. During the school holidays, there are many tourists who visit here with family or friends & sometimes it can make you ‘cut the mood’ because it is too crowded.
If the time of your visit is not many other tourists, you can actually spend around 15-20 minutes only. The staff working in this places to visit in Melaka will also help you to take pictures in the right position & from the right angle. It is recommended that you come to such an indoor destination at noon to avoid the heat of the sun. In the morning or evening, you can take the time to go to interesting places in Bandar Hilir Melaka that are open.
Some go on vacation to see beautiful scenery while others like to take beautiful photos, if you fall into the second category make sure you stop by Rumah Terbalik Melaka or better known as the Upside Down House.
Every part of this house is decorated like a normal house, the difference is that what is on the floor is on the roof.
26. Cendol Kampung Hulu
You want dessert after a long day of walking? Stop by , a small stall that serves the best cendol in the city. Located next to the river, this stall offers fresh cendol in an open area. You can choose to decorate your cendol such as coconut ice cream, mango cubes, dragon fruit, longan or durian in this places to visit in Melaka.
27. Crazy Racing Melaka
Apart from AK Extreme Motorsport Station, you can also choose Crazy Racing Melaka to go karting in this classic city. Here in this places to visit in Melaka, you can choose from 2 types of go-karts provided, which are either 200 cc go-karts or 270 cc go-karts.
The best thing about Crazy Racing Melaka is that it is open until late at night, it’s a shock to be able to race while feeling the night breeze, it’s cool right? If you’re looking for something to do when the sun sets, this is one of the activities you shouldn’t miss.
Go-kart Rental Prices:
RM35(200cc) = 10 minit
RM45(270cc) = 10 minit
RM55(200cc) = 15 minit
RM70(270cc) = 15 minit
RM90(200cc) = 30 minit
RM120(270cc) = 30 minit
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday (4.30 pm – 1 am)
28. Cherana Putih Hot Spring
To get rid of body fatigue after tired walking or tiredness after strenuous activities, you can dive into the Cherana Putih Hot Spring Pool located in Alor Gajah.
Highlighting the Toji bath concept as found in Japan, you can choose from several small pools to soak in. Soaking in this places to visit in Melaka is quite effective to relieve body aches and also remove toxins. When the body is fresh, then it’s fun to explore the entire face of Melaka, right?
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday (9 am – 12 am)
Fee: Adults (RM10) | Children (RM7)
29. Freeport Afamosa Outlet Village
Freeport A’famosa Outlet Village is one of the shopping places that has just opened in Melaka and it is not much different from Johor Premium Outlet.
Many do not know that there are many popular international brands that open a site in this places to visit in Melaka such as NIKE, Under Armor, Puma, Levis and Sacoor Brothers.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday (10.00am – 10.00pm)
30. The Orang Utan House
This places to visit in Melaka which opened in 1992 is a private studio of a local artist named Charles Cham.
He has successfully exhibited his paintings on the international stage in countries such as Portugal, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. The large painting of Orang Utan on the side of the this places to visit in Melaka seems to invite you in to see the master’s work.
Address: 59 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka City
Hours of Operation: Daily (10.00 am – 6.00 pm)
31. Klebang Original Coconut Shake
If you like coconut shake, make sure you stop by the Klebang Original Coconut Shake stall located near Klebang Beach. This places to visit in Melaka is known as one of the best places to eat in Melaka that offers the perfect coconut milkshake (with vanilla ice cream) to quench your thirst and heat. Apart from coconut milkshakes, you can also enjoy cakes such as keropok lekor and curry paste, as well as nasi lemak, fried bee hoon and fried chicken.
32. Submarine Museum
One of the museums in Melaka that will definitely make your kids eager to explore. This mega-sized submarine located at Pantai Klebang was built in 1979. After the end of operation, it is now a museum for the public to visit. Once arriving at the car parking area, every visitor will surely be amazed by its size which has a length of up to 70 meters. Sometimes it makes you wonder, how a submarine of this size can dive up to 300 meters deep.
Below this submarine, there is a room that displays videos & infographics about the specifications of this submarine as well as the history of its construction. You will be surprised when you step into it because the size of the passage is actually quite narrow. Even once inside this submarine, there is absolutely no room for you to disagree with the people in front. The duration for you to see the entire interior of this ship may only be around 4-5 minutes & that is if it is not crowded with visitors.
If you are not satisfied with seeing the interior of this submarine, you can ‘circumvent’ & start exploring from the entrance. In the grounds of the Melaka Submarine Museum, there are 2 replicas of fighter jets that visitors can see more closely. If you are traveling to Melaka for the first time, it is highly recommended that you visit the places to visit in Melaka because this type of tourist attraction is not found in other states.
Fulfill your ambition to become a Submarine crew member at the Melaka Submarine Museum. The submarine that can be seen in this museum is called FS Quessant Agosta 70 and is a former submarine belonging to the French military.
It was submitted to the Ministry of Defense and then submitted to the Malacca state government to be exhibited to the public. For a small fee you can enter and see with your own eyes what the inside of a submarine looks like.
Submarine Museum Operation Hours
Monday – Thursday:
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
9.00 am – 6.30 pm
9.00 am – 12.15 pm
2.45 pm – 6.3 pm
Entrance Fee: Adults RM6 | Children RM3
33. Melaka River Cruise
If you want to see the beauty of Melaka City without going through traffic jams and away from the crowds, you can take a Melaka River Cruise. The advantage of this Melaka River Cruise is that you can go during the day or night.
This places to visit in Melaka starts from Jeti Muara, then it will stop for a while at Jeti Tanah Rempah and then turn back to Jeti Tanah Rempah where it ends. This is a great way to enjoy the view of Malacca City.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday (9.30am – 11.00pm)
Entrance Fee: Adults: RM25 | Children: RM15
34. The Stadthuys
The Stadthuys, a landmark synonymous with Melaka, was completed in 1660 and is believed to be the oldest Dutch government building in Southeast Asia.
According to the history of The Stadthuys, this was the place of administration of the Dutch government in the state of Malacca during the Dutch colonial period.
In 1982 this places to visit in Melaka was renovated into a Museum that showcases the history of Melaka, and the history of Portuguese and British colonialism. Across the street from this Stadthuys is Jonker street.
35. Masjid Selat Melaka
Every state in Malaysia, most of them have iconic mosques that are the focus of tourists to see their uniqueness, especially the ‘floating mosque’ concept. Not only Terengganu, Perlis, Sabah, Penang & Selangor have ‘floating mosques’, in Melaka there is also an interesting destination for you to see floating mosques located on the island of Melaka.
If you are on vacation in Bandar Hilir Melaka, you can stop by to pray & see the beauty of this mosque located above the Malacca Straits. The Malacca Straits Mosque is not too big like the National Mosque which can accommodate thousands of pilgrims. This mosque has a golden main dome & a prayer room that can accommodate around 500 worshipers.
The places to visit in Melaka is very easily accessible from Bandar Hilir Melaka, about 5 minutes drive. If you’re into photography, you can go here at dusk to take pictures of the mosque’s landscape in the setting sun. Although the Malacca Straits Mosque is a place of worship for Muslims, there are also many foreign tourists of other religions who come here to take pictures & stroll around the mosque grounds.
Address: Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, 75000 Melaka
36. Hang Kasturi Tomb
The tomb of one of the most distinguished Malay warriors, namely Hang Kasturi, is located near Jonker Walk. This tomb is flanked by a row of shops and faces Jalan Hang Jebat. To visit this places to visit in Melaka , you only need to walk from Jonker Walk.
The tomb surrounded by white stone walls was built with a unique architecture. The entrance looks like Kota A Famosa with a triangle motif around the door, and a small tree covers the upper space of the tomb. What is interesting, the construction of the Hang Kasturi tomb is heavily influenced by Indian architecture and has eight tombstones located on top of the kepok that covers the entire tomb. There is also an information board about Hang Kasturi for visitors to read.
You must be surprised because this sign says the story of Hang Kasturi rebelling against the Sultan who punished Hang Tuah, while we know only Hang Jebat rebelled. On this information board, this difference is mentioned based on the Sejarah Malay which is different from Hikayat Hang Tuah. We must know these stories if we visit Melaka while on vacation with our family.
Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca
37. Malacca Malay Sultanate Watermill
If Holland is famous for windmills, Melaka is now famous for water mills. This waterwheel is the largest in Malaysia with a diameter of 13.2 meters! The construction of this waterwheel is also based on the technology of Islamic civilization in Syria and in Lijang, China.
Located on the edge of the Melaka River, this waterwheel has become one of the must-see places for you to visit.
This monument, which was fully completed in 2008, was built to recall the glory days of the Malay Sultanate of Malacca, which was once a world-famous maritime power. That is why it is called Melaka Sultanate Watermill.
To visit this places to visit in Melaka, you need to go through Jalan Tun Khalil Yaakob and then walk to the edge of the Melaka River. Behind the PWSLMM Art Gallery, you will find a round object like a wheel, that is the Melaka Sultanate Watermill. No fee will be charged if you visit here.
This water mill is a beautiful place to take pictures. Against the backdrop of the Melaka River with a River Cruise boat slowly passing by, your visit to Melaka will surely be enhanced by taking pictures of this waterwheel.
38. The Shore Oceanarium
The Shorea Oceanarium is a new attraction in Melaka with a marine life theme.
If before, what was interesting in Melaka was more focused on historical destinations only, now more modern destinations such as Aquria KLCC can also be visited in Melaka. For those who have never been to any aquaria such as in KLCC or Langkawi, it is highly recommended that you take your children to see the beauty of marine life that can only be found in the deep ocean.
Seeing the interesting fish in the aquarium located on the right, left and overhead walls should be an experience your children will never forget. The Shore Oceanarium houses between 200-300 species of marine life such as sharks, turtles, stingrays, jellyfish, seahorses and various other marine life categorized as exotic. In addition to seeing this sea life more closely, visitors also have the opportunity to feed some species of fish here.
What’s more interesting, The Shore Oceanarium also offers a sea life viewing adventure with special 3D effects. By just wearing special 3D glasses, you can experience a real sea life adventure in many different themes. A unique activity & this is the first in Malaysia. This aquarium destination is only located on level 2 at The Shore Melaka shopping center & is very easy for you to visit in Bandar Hilir Melaka.
Here at this places to visit in Melaka you can not only see unique marine life you can also hold aquatic animals such as sharks, sea horses, starfish and many more. Your child can have fun while appreciating nature.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday (10.30am – 9.00pm)
Entrance: Adults RM40 | Children RM30 | Seniors RM30
3D Interactive Package: RM10
Fish Food Package: RM10
39. Cheng Ho Museum
This places to visit in Melaka was opened specifically to display the history of Admiral Cheng Ho and tell the story of his exploration across the sea in search of a new world.
Here you can see his wisdom and how he dared to explore Australia and New Zealand by boat.
Apart from that, the Cheng Ho Museum also has exhibits such as model ships, calligraphy, and traditional music equipment. The museum is located close to Jonker Street.
Address: 51 Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday (9.00am – 6.00pm)
Entrance Fee: Adults RM20 | Children RM10
40. Pampas Sky Dining Steakhouse
Experience the experience of dining in Melaka, at . With 360-degree views of the historic city, it’s the perfect places to visit in Melaka to celebrate a special occasion while enjoying a sumptuous dinner. For an additional fee, you can have your table decorated to celebrate your special occasion! Among the dishes we recommend you try are Gambas, Smoked Salmon Roulade with Creamy Curry Sauce and their special Pampas-style steak.
41. Malacca Butterfly Park
You can find more than 20 species of butterflies in the Malacca Butterfly Garden. The park is divided into 4 sections, namely, butterfly, reptile garden, koi fish garden and a special location to take photos with reptiles, the python. Are you brave?
If you’re heading home after a holiday in Melaka City via the Ayer Keroh Toll on the North-South Expressway, why not stop by the Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Park with your family. The location is right next to the Ayer Keroh Toll. This destination is a very popular tourist attraction in Melaka and has been operating since 1991.
This places to visit in Melaka is not only open for tourism purposes but it is also a research center for these exotic insects. Such a destination is not only suitable for visiting with children but also suitable for those who may be on their honeymoon in Melaka. The beautiful landscape of this garden and decorated with colorful flowers revives its romantic atmosphere & is definitely ideal for you and your partner to spend quality time together.
In addition to butterflies, there are also other reptile species here such as snakes, crocodiles, iguanas, tarantulas, turtles, various species of fish and so on. Here there is also a cast in a glass case housing dead & preserved butterflies & exotic insects. An interesting place in Melaka for children or school students who are full of knowledge. May we as teachers or parents use this opportunity to educate them and give awareness about the importance of these insects in the natural ecosystem.
Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Park Operation Hours
8.30 am – 5.30 pm (open daily)
Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Park Ticket Price
Children (3-12 years)
42. Crocodile Park
This Crocodile Park has long been a target for tourists to Melaka and has been open to the public since 1987. The crocodile enclosure area is designed to resemble the natural habitat of these animals.
Crocodiles are quite synonymous predatory animals in Malaysia, especially in Sarawak & you can actually catch a glimpse of this ‘sang bedal’ if you have ever been to any of the popular zoos in Malaysia. Unlike in Taman Buaya Melaka, you can not only see crocodiles, but you can also witness the thrilling performance of crocodiles with rangers on duty. In addition, you can also feel & see with your own eyes how the crocodile jumps high to grab the chicken.
In addition to crocodiles, there are also several other species of animals that are part of the residents of this Melaka Crocodile Park such as rabbits, snakes, peacocks, foxes, deer, etc. This places to visit in Melaka is not too big like Melaka Zoo & you can spend around 30-40 minutes. The duration of the visit may be longer if you visit on weekends or school holidays because there are some interesting performances such as crocodile show time, crocodile feeding demonstration, snake show, traditional dance show etc.
Apart from the animal viewing activities, there are also some other attractions that you can explore with the kids such as a haunted house & a mini water theme park suitable for children. This mini water theme park is not too big & there are several water slides which are perfect for kids to have fun. The decorative garden landscape here is also very interesting where there are replicas of popular landmarks in Malaysia such as KL Tower, KLCC Twin Towers, Penang Bridge, Sepang Circuit & many more.
Among the species of crocodiles that can be found here are American crocodiles, Indian Marsh Mugger crocodiles, Cayman crocodiles and others. You can also entertain yourself with bonus attractions here such as the mammal house and the reptile house.
Hours of Operation: Daily (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)
Monday – Friday: Adults RM15 | Children RM10
Saturday & Sunday: Adults RM18 | Children RM13
43. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park
Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort is one of the newly opened water theme parks in our country and can be found in Ayer Keroh Melaka.
In addition to the water park at A’Famosa Resort Melaka, this destination is another best choice for tourists who want to bring their children to have fun at the water theme park. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort offers 11 types of water slides & water attractions suitable for the whole family such as tornado chaser, kamikaze race, adventure island & also wave pool. Among the most exciting water slides here is the kamikaze race which will definitely make you ‘stomach tight’ when sliding fast from the top to the bottom.
location of Melaka Wonderland Theme Park in Ayer Keroh is only about 5 km from Melaka Airport and also adjacent to several other interesting places in Melaka such as Melaka Zoo, Melaka Crocodile Park, Melaka Bird Park, Skytrex Melaka & so on. If you stay at a hotel near this destination, you can explore all the interesting destinations mentioned.
The management also offers services to organize programs such as family day, team building, company gathering or school visits. As a condition, the number of participants must be 30 people & above. Although this water theme park is very large, during peak times such as school holidays, visitor congestion can also occur. In fact, sometimes you have to queue for a long time waiting for your turn to play on the water slide here.
An interesting fact about this attraction, if you count the amount of water in all the swimming pools in this water theme park, it exceeds 200 million liters.
This places to visit in Melaka is suitable for the whole family because there are 12 unique and different attractions such as Tornado chaser, Kamikaze Race, 1 Big Wave Pool and Adventure Island.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday (11.00am – 7.00pm) | Saturday, Sunday, School Holidays, Public Holidays (10.00am – 7.00pm) | Monday (Closed)
Monday – Friday: Adults RM37.90 | Children RM30.60
Saturday & Sunday: Adults RM42.65 | Children RM35.80
Bot Pedal: RM20
Tube Ride: RM15
44. Ee Ji Ban Chicken Rice Ball
Your vacation to Melaka will not be complete without enjoying this city’s iconic chicken rice balls! It is not only fun to eat, but very tasty too. Chicken rice balls can be found all over Malacca, but the favorite of many and the one we recommend you try the most is the Ee Ji Ban chicken rice balls. Apart from the famous chicken rice, this places to visit in Melaka also offer other Nyonya dishes such as sambal petai, cincalok omelette, asam pedas and many more.
45. Jonker 88
A vintage places to visit in Melaka located on the busy Jalan Hang Jebat, this kopitiam is a fusion of the modern and the old. You can find local dishes at Jonker 88, including laksa and cendol. You can start with their famous Laksa Nyonya and cool off with a bowl of cendol. They also offer a wide variety of cendol here!
Address: 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
46. Seri Nyonya Restaurant
One of the Peranakan places to visit in Melaka with a halal certificate in Melaka, Seri Nyonya Restaurant at the Equatorial Hotel has existed for centuries. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Hee Peow Soup, Chicken Pongteh and Chap Chye Nyonya in a 5-star hotel atmosphere. With the authenticity of the dishes, you will definitely be satisfied when dining at this restaurant.
47. Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum or the Ocean Museum, manages to attract as many as 20,000 people a month. Here you have the opportunity to see how the strength of the maritime forces played an important role in determining the ruling party at that time.
The main attraction of one of the places to visit in Melaka here is a replica of the ship Flor de la Mar (Flower of the Sea) which according to history has sunk in the waters of Sumatra. Quite excited to see this ark with a height of 34 meters high. I think the treasure is still there under the sea of Sumatra?
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday (9.00 am – 5.30 pm)
Entrance Fee: Adults RM5 | Children RM3
48. Jasin Hot Spring Pool
If you are looking for a place to relax while playing in the hot water, why not hang out at the Jasin hot water pool. You can find Jasin Hot Spring in Bemban Hot Spring Village.
For family tourists who want to bring their children to play in the water, why not go to APJ Inflatable Water Park or also known as Kolam Air Panas Jasin. This destination is very family friendly & offers fun mandi bathing activities for children. The location is only about 20 km from Bandar Hilir Melaka & precisely in Kampung Air Panas Bemban, Jasin.
Did you know, the hot water pool here in this places to visit in Melaka has actually been over 120 years old since 1884. There is no denying that this destination is very popular among tourists not only to bring their children to the manda bath, but also to soak in the natural hot water pool here. Facilities here are complete for visitors such as sheds, children’s mini water theme park & a large car parking area.
The inflatable water slides in the swimming pool here are also quite large & will definitely make your children excited. In addition to offering a very reasonable entrance fee, visitors who come here can also bring food from outside without any obstacles. In addition, there is also a bbq place that you can rent for cooking. Isn’t it unique? The concept of this water theme park is more like a picnic at the waterfall. The most important thing is that the hot water pool here is awake & clean and you and your family can have fun until the night on weekends or school holidays.
There are other amenities such as a children’s playground and parking. Some people believe that the dangers of hot water can make your skin white and radiant, if you don’t go you won’t know.
Operating Hours: Monday (3.00pm-12.00) | Friday-Saturday (9.00am-2.00am) | Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday (9.00am – 12.00pm)
Entrance Fee: Adults RM6.50 | Children RM3.50
49. Sungai Udang Recreational Forest
Sungai Udang Recreational Forest is a natural attraction of lowland dipterocarp forest with an area of 335 hectares. This is where you can enjoy 100% fresh oxygen air without any pollution while doing a variety of interesting activities that are suitable such as camping, bird watching, cross trails and many more!
Natural attractions & wilderness in Melaka may not be as much as in other states such as Pahang, Johor or Perak. However, if you want to breathe fresh air & see the beauty of flora and fauna like in a forest reserve, Sungai Udang Recreation Forest is the answer. Sungai Udang Recreational Forest is located approximately 28 km from Melaka Lower Town & only 5-7 km from Tanjung Bidara Beach or Pengkalan Balak Beach. If you are staying at hotels around Tanjung Bidara Beach or Pengkalan Balak Beach, you can come and have fun here.
This recreational forest is very popular among tourists because its location is easily accessible by vehicle without having to drive far through the interior. In fact, the location is just by Jalan Sungai Udang & you can also make this destination a R&R if you head to Linggi via Tanjung Kling-Masjid Tanah-Linggi road. There are enough facilities & facilities for visitors here such as jogging tracks, forest trails, camping sites, children’s playgrounds, multipurpose halls, suraus, etc.
The 1.5 km jungle trekking route here is not in the difficult category & it is friendly for anyone. If you are into photography, there are many large trees & interesting forest herbs that you can take pictures of. In fact, if you are lucky, you can also see many forest birds here. If you are organizing a program in Melaka such as a motivational camp or team building, you can stop by the Sungai Udang Recreational Forest to fill the morning/afternoon with recreational activities.
For your information, this places to visit in Melaka is divided into 4 different zones namely Zone 1 which is complete with recreational facilities, Zone 2 which is often used as a camping site and group activities, Zone 3 which is divided into two parts which are “Nature Interactive Area” and “General Public Interpretation”. , as well as Zone 4 which is rich in various species of flora and fauna.
50. Malaysia Heritage Studios
Malaysia Heritage Studios, previously known as Mini Malaysia & Asean Cultural Park, is a cultural park that is a site to showcase the diversity of traditional house designs from 13 states in Malaysia such as the wooden houses of Perlis, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Kedah and many more.
As the name suggests, this places to visit in Melaka is not only reserved for Malaysian village houses, but also from other Asian regions such as Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and many more.
Interestingly, in this Mini Malaysian ‘village’ house, you and your family can also try various cultural activities such as traditional games, traditional spa treatments, renting traditional clothes, cooking, batik weaving and much more!
Not only that, other Melaka attractions available here are free swimming pools, carousel games, roller coasters and more!
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (9.00 am – 5.30 pm) | Saturday & Sunday (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)
Entrance Fee: Adults RM18 | Children RM10
51. Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm
Located in Sungai Udang on 65 acres of land, this places to visit in Melaka is a farm area that you must visit with your family for the opportunity to do various interesting activities that can make your holiday in Melaka more meaningful.
Among the activities offered here are fishing, a visit to the mini zoo, kayaking, seeing a variety of unique plants, visiting fruit orchards and much more. If one day is not enough, you can also spend the night in the chalet provided.
Operating Hours: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Entrance Fee: Adults RM10 | Children RM5
52. Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre
The Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Center located in the Tanah Mosque is a turtle hatchery and information center that has been established since 1990.
Exotic marine animals such as turtles that are synonymous with the east coast are difficult to see & even at the zoo there is not necessarily an exhibition that shows these cute animals. For those who want to take their children to see the turtles more closely, you can visit the Malacca Turtle Information Center which is located in the Tanah Mosque & not far from Tanjung Bidara Beach. The conservation center supervised by the Melaka State Fisheries Department was established to conserve and preserve turtle species in the waters of the State of Melaka as well as to carry out research.
The concept of this destination is the same as any conservation center in Malaysia such as Cherating, Kemaman or Segari. There is a concrete pool area that houses turtles, an area where turtle eggs are taken and also exhibits that display interactive information about turtles. The number of turtles here is not too many like in other places, however, if your objective is to see turtles, this destination is one of the interesting places in Melaka that can be explored.
While having fun at this conservation center by seeing turtles with children or students, don’t forget to explain to them the importance of these marine life in the marine ecosystem. Indirectly, we can build a sense of responsibility & awareness in the children to appreciate these animals more as well as the cleanliness of the sea that everyone has to play a role. As the saying goes, let the bamboo be bent from the bamboo.
During the hatching month which is between March and September, lucky visitors have the opportunity to release baby turtles into the sea. You can also arrange with the turtle management center to become a World Wide Fund (WWF) volunteer for Nature-Malaysia.
This places to visit in Melaka is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday during office hours from 10am to 4pm. While here, you can visit the exhibition hall as well as the audiovisual room to get various information related to turtles.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Thursday (10.00 am – 1.00 pm) | Friday (10.00 am – 12.15 pm) | Saturday & Sunday (10.00 am – 1.00 pm)
53. Casa del Rio Melaka
There is no denying that many tourists vacation in Melaka for their honeymoon because the majority of activities here are not too ‘heavy’ like in the islands. Most of the destinations in Melaka only require you to walk & appreciate the beauty of Melaka City which is rich in historical relics. If you want an attractive place to stay in Melaka that is exclusive & strategic, one of the highly recommended hotels is Casa del Rio Melaka.
This places to visit in Melaka is a 5-star hotel & located right by the Melaka River. In fact, the location of this hotel is also close to the majority of attractions in Bandar Hilir Melaka that you can explore just by walking, such as the Maritime Museum, Melaka River Cruise, Kota A Famosa, Jonker Street Night Market & many more. The location to the most popular shopping places in Bandar Hilir Melaka which is Dataran Pahlawan Megamall & Mahkota Parade is only about 800 meters from the hotel.
What’s more interesting, Casa del Rio Melaka has very luxurious facilities & an infinity pool that will definitely make you eager to swim. This infinity pool is located on the rooftop area which allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of Melaka City & Melaka River. In addition, there are also other facilities that are suitable for couples on their honeymoon in Melaka to do such as dinner at a restaurant by the Melaka River, spa & so on.
54. The Straits Hotel & Suites
Straits Hotel & Suites is located in the heart of the Historic Town of Melaka which is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The hotel offers over 300 spacious deluxe guest rooms & also luxurious suites with large living areas. The hotel also has a contemporary design to suit today’s modern lifestyle. Each of the luxury rooms and suites is equipped with large windows that provide ample natural lighting & also an amazing view of the sea.
In fact, each room will also be equipped with free WIFI access. Here you can get any facilities for a luxury hotel, from spacious accommodation to facilities for meetings. The location of this hotel, which is only a 5-minute walk to Mahkota Parade & Dataran Pahlawan Megamall, will definitely give tourists who are ‘shopping’ an unparalleled shopping experience. Whatever the purpose of your stay here, The Straits Hotel & Suites will take you to the next level of comfort.
Like other popular hotels in Melaka, this places to visit in Melaka also offers an infinity pool from the top level of the building where you can swim in the morning or evening. This swimming pool is suitable for the whole family to have fun in the evening while watching the panorama of the sunset which will definitely provide an interesting experience while on holiday in Melaka.
55. Malacca Bird Park
Isn’t it fun to vacation in Melaka? There are so many interesting places that are suitable to visit with children. One of the most popular destinations in Melaka is the Melaka Bird Park. Taman Burung Melaka also has a park concept like Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur where visitors not only have the opportunity to see interesting birds in cages but can also interact with birds without fence boundaries.
However, the size of the Melaka Bird Park is not as big as the KL Bird Park. Here there is also a skywalk which is a 12 meter high walking platform built to make it easier for visitors to see birds & the surrounding atmosphere from a better angle.
For photography fans, you can hone your talent at this Melaka Bird Park by taking pictures of colorful birds that are very unique & exotic. This kind of places to visit in Melaka is really ideal for you to bring children & at the same time, you can educate them to recognize bird species that we rarely see in other areas.
Malacca Bird Park Operation Hours
9.00 am – 6.00 pm (every day)
*check Melaka Bird Park’s social media from time to time because there are times when they will be closed for maintenance purposes.
Melaka Bird Park Ticket Price
RM 17.80 (adult)
RM 11.85 (children/seniors/elderly)
56. Tanjung Bidara Beach
Melaka has several beaches that are often the choice of places to visit in Melaka by tourists for family vacations. Besides Klebang Beach or Pengkalan Balak Beach, Tanjung Bidara Beach is another ideal choice for tourists who want an attractive beachside holiday destination in Melaka. The location of this beach is actually quite far from Bandar Hilir Melaka about 37 km & the nearest town is Bandar Masjid Tanah about 10 km.
Tanjung Bidara Beach has a sloping beach surface & complete public facilities. This destination is also actually surrounded by fishing villages & is often the focus of residents to get fresh seafood. It is no wonder that the grilled fish fields in Melaka are very popular with their deliciousness and also the freshness of their seafood. Around Tanjung Bidara Beach also has attractive resorts, chalets & homestays for those who want to spend the night by the beach in Melaka.
The choice of hotels in Tanjung Bidara Beach is not too many & the most popular here is Tanjung Bidara Beach Resort which is a 3-star resort. This resort destination is ideal for families because there is a swimming pool that is no less attractive & located opposite the Tanjung Bidara Beach area. For those planning to hold a family day or company team building, you can consider staying at this resort. Even during school holidays, this resort & beach is not too crowded like other popular beaches in Melaka such as Pantai Klebang or Pantai Puteri.
57. Holiday Inn Melaka
Are you planning to find accommodation that has a beautiful view & a strategic location in Bandar Hilir Melaka? If so, why don’t you take a look at the offers available at Holiday Inn Melaka. This 4-star hotel located in a tall building is only 100 meters from Mahkota Parade in Bandar Hilir Melaka & has a selection of hotel rooms that have a truly breathtaking view.
In addition to being next to the Mahkota Parade shopping center, Holiday Inn Melaka is also very close to some popular tourist attractions in Melaka City such as Upside Down House Gallery, Taming Sari Tower, Kota A’Famosa, Melaka Sultanate Museum & many more. If you are too lazy to drive a car to explore the interesting places in Melaka City, it is highly recommended to stay at Holiday Inn Melaka.
In fact, what will make your children happy when staying overnight at Holiday Inn Melaka is that there is an infinity swimming pool located on the 4th level of this places to visit in Melaka. The outdoor swimming pool this places to visit in Melaka is not as great as the popular waterpark in Melaka but what is unique is the surrounding view from this swimming pool is really amazing. You can see the wide expanse of sea of the Malacca Strait & the panorama of the sunset at dusk. An ideal hotel that promises tourists an enjoyable holiday experience in Melaka.
58. Serama Adventure Park Melaka
Serama Adventure Park Melaka is one of the ideal destinations for those of you who want to organize a motivational camp, team building or family day in Melaka. This destination located just 5 minutes from the Ayer Keroh Toll definitely provides an interesting experience for you with your family or colleagues because there are many challenging activities that can be done as a group.
The offer of outdoor activities at Serama Adventure Park Melaka turns out to be very varied because it has a choice of activities in high areas, watery areas or dry activities on land. Depending on the mission & vision of your program, you can choose the challenge level of the activities you want to do at Serama Adventure Park. Among the activities that are often part of the program for participants here are kayaking, water confidence, archery, jungle trekking, flying fox, sky trex & many more.
With a wide selection of interesting activities and the location of this one of the places to visit in Melaka that is easily accessible from the main road, it is no wonder that Serama Adventure Park Melaka is often the choice of organizations to hold events that can strengthen friendships and foster the spirit of teamwork. You can also do activities here in just one day if you don’t want to stay overnight. It doesn’t matter if you come here with family, friends or colleagues, this destination is suitable & open for anyone.
9 am – 6 pm
Monday is closed
For more information, please contact at
+606-5531812 (Office) or
59. Philea Resort & Spa Melaka
If you are on your honeymoon in Melaka & want to explore the interesting places in Ayer Keroh, why not consider staying at this resort. This accommodation is very strategic & close to the majority of tourist attractions in Ayer Keroh such as Melaka Zoo, Melaka Skytrex, Melaka Wonderland Theme Park, Melaka Butterfly Park & so on. In fact, the location is only 3 minutes from the Ayer Keroh Toll exit & only 5 km from Melaka Airport.
Philea Resort & Spa which is a 5-star hotel will definitely be a wonderful memory for your holiday in Melaka. The hotel has over 200 accommodation rooms in 3 different categories such as Pavillion Room, Philea Suites & Royal Villa. What is interesting, the decoration & concept of this accommodation is more of a rustic but luxurious atmosphere.
In addition, the hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool that is very attractive for guests staying. The landscape of one of the places to visit in Melaka with bathing pool facing the man-made waterfall will surely give you a powerful therapy to calm your mind. While you swim in this pool, you can put your children in Phili Kids which is an indoor playground that will surely make them smile happily.
60. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melaka
With a panoramic view of the sea of the Malacca Straits and the beautiful Melaka City, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melaka is an ideal destination for an overnight stay. The location is also very strategic & located in the heart of Melaka Town and only a few minutes to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Melaka Lower Town. In addition, this hotel is also directly connected to the Elements Shopping Mall building which will definitely make guests enjoy easy access to tourist spots, dining and shopping destinations.
This hotel offers a total of 273 accommodation rooms including 27 suites and also a very luxurious Presidential Suite. These elegant guest rooms are equipped with lounge chairs, sofas, 48-inch LED televisions and comfortable work desks. The bathroom has a rain shower, toiletries and luxurious bath. The spacious suites here have a private bedroom, living room, sofa & dining table in a modern style.
There are also some accommodation rooms overlooking the Malacca Straits which are often the choice of couples who want a romantic panorama. Family-friendly amenities also include a kids’ club, fitness center, infinity pool, sauna and not to mention the steam room. For those coming in large groups or families, there is also the option to connect up to four rooms into one private accommodation.
I hope the list of interesting places to visit in Melaka written above can help you make the best choice during your vacation. Whatever you choose, I hope you have a safe holiday in Melaka and don’t forget to bring back sweet memories.
There are a few spots that provides satisfying Western food in Melaka too. Don’t miss it!
Valerie, Malaysia Travel Blogger
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