Melaka (Malacca) founded by Parameswara (Hindu Princess from Sumatra – Indonesia), the historic city of Malacca (Melaka) is a living museum, with both ruins and intact buildings from bygone eras right in the heart of the city. The famous ruins of A Famosa (Porta De Santiago), the Portuguese Square and the Portuguese Eurasians have their origin in 1511, when the Portuguese defeated the Malacca Sultanate. The red thick-walled Stadhuys, believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East, and the salmon red Christ Church stem from the Dutch period which began in 1641. The lifestyle of the early rich Chinese who arrived from the mid-15th century is well displayed in the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum. And In the old mosques dotted around can be seen Sumatran and Javanese influence.
Antique buyers love Malacca, which also offers other attractions such as the History Museum, Kampung Hulu Mosque (1728), Cheng HoonTeng Temple (1646), St Peter’s Church (1710) and the Malacca River Cruise. For sure you will enjoy many kinds of local and delicious food available almost everywhere in Malacca whenever you want during your tour.