What to do and see in Melaka, Malaysia: The Best Places and Tips

January 3, 2018 Misti Hsu

This charming city is a UNESCO world heritage site, with a rich trading history and multicultural heritage. Melaka is a rewarding town to explore and is about two hours from Kuala Lumpur.
Restaurants in Melaka

1. The Huskitory

27 Jalan Taman Asean, Melaka 75250, Malaysia +60 6-334 2602
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

The Huskitory

Welcome to The Huskitory Show Home & Gallery. Visit Huskitory to enjoy unforgettable journey when you travel to Malacca, Malaysia. Cuddle with the Siberian Husky, feed them, hug them or even take a selfie or group photo with these adorable Huskies in the house. Enjoy relax hour, take a rest with your friends, family or the love one with all the Siberians around you after touring around the historical city. Share passion, care, love and every moment here with more than 20 huskies in the house. - Huskitory, Connecting People & Dogs -

Reviewed By CKCL-2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It's a heaven for all dog lovers!
The place is clean, the service is good.
Boss and staff are very friendly! :)
Good environment to hang out with friends and family.
Dogs are friendly and adorable!
Would recommend to everyone!
We will definitely be back! :)

2. Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Nos. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia +60 6-282 1273
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

The Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum is located in Melaka, a world UNESCO Site. The house is a combination of three Terrace lots that were acquired by the Chan family in 1861. Four generations lived in the house before it was opened as a museum in March 1985. Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every day.

Reviewed By keith47 - Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom

We were a party of 19 and had a very informative guide, alas, she spoke quite quickly and softly so several of us were not able to take in all the details.
Certainly a piece of history, easy to find, an hour would be enough time

3. Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca

No 108 Jalan Tun Tan, Melaka 75250, Malaysia +(60)2819763
Excellent
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4.5 based on 413 reviews

Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca

Reviewed By OneLena - Singapore, Singapore

This is big collection of intricate Nonya jewellery that the ladies of old used to wear on an everyday basis. The workmanship is superb! I enjoyed admiring each piece. Photography is allowed too!
They also have a collection of beaded and embroidered shoes, which are exquisite!
This place is a must-see for those who appreciate fine handcrafted pieces of art.

4. Melaka Straits Mosque

Jalan Merdeka | Garden City 8-Storey Apartment, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 340 reviews

Melaka Straits Mosque

Reviewed By Nur Q

for better scenery, visit before maghrib prayer. The wind was warm and calming, and also time to get insta-worthy pictures. There are appropriate dress for non-muslims tourists to wear, as a sign of respect . there are benches,for those who want to just sit and feel the breeze.

5. River Walk

Melaka, Malaysia
Excellent
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4 based on 309 reviews

River Walk

Reviewed By Myworld365 - Singapore, Singapore

The River Walk has the potential to be a star attraction. The walk itself is clean. The little restaurants and bars are a nice addition. The street art is ok. Just need a lot more. The problem is the river. They need to do something to clean it. It just plain smells and my wife had a difficult time with this to the point she abandoned the walk. Needs a lot of work

6. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

No. 25, Jalan To_kong, Melaka 75200, Malaysia (606) 282 9343
Excellent
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4 based on 599 reviews

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Reviewed By tmgarcia - Singapore

this can be seen when visiting jonker area, beautiful temple with lots of interesting carvings and images.

7. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia 606-283-1135/6
Excellent
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4 based on 231 reviews

Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

Reviewed By SLimKimC - Singapore, Singapore

Didn't know about the fantastic voyages of Cheng Ho until we visited this museum. Love looking down the wells in the museum.

8. Malacca Heritage Centre

Jonker St, Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia +60 14-641 0699
Excellent
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Malacca Heritage Centre

The Malacca Heritage Centre is a place untouched by time, where a unique heritage has been meticulously maintained. A museum that is still a family and ancestral home, it is filled with the objects and spirit of the Peranakan culture of Malacca, as it has been for more than a hundred years.

Reviewed By Travel-Luxe1 - Sydney, Australia

Not to be confused with other museums, this one is a private initiative, and deserves credit and mention.
A private home, in the Chua Family for several generations, it is a fascinating insight into the lives of the Baba Nyonya people of old Malacca.
Totally original, with a vast an array of period items, furniture and clothing. The house is almost untouched for 50 years.
We had our tour with Lim, who is passionate and dedicated to its history.
Totally recommended.

9. Kampung Morten

Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
Excellent
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4 based on 134 reviews

Kampung Morten

Reviewed By Jonathan Y

You can actually view Kampung Morten from the river cruise tour. The kampung houses are really well maintain and beautifully decorated. Kampung Morten is a peaceful Malay village which is located in the middle of Malacca city. In Kampung Morten, you can see many old Melaka houses.

10. Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia (606) 282 2988
Excellent
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4.5 based on 175 reviews

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.

Reviewed By thisiscrazy12 - Melbourne, Australia

the owner runs tours around the house from 9-6pm each day which is impressive. the house has a mixture of original artefacts then jumps to modern plastic requirements. It has a vast collection of entertaining spaces. A small donation is encouraged. It is part of the free walking tours in Melaka, take the time to do both of them. They are run by the state and are both completely free, with a little bit of soft selling.

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