Malacca's Other Places of Interest
The Malacca State emblem
from the heritage sites there are many other historcal and interesting
places in Malacca. It us worth while to spend a few days here to
visit these places and enjoy the facilities and and the beautiful
sights.Click on the pictures to enlarge
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is
among tthe most significant temples in Southeast Asia. It is the
finest of Chinese temples in Malaysia and was awarded for the
outstanding architectural restoration by the UNESCO.
Aerial view of Cheng Hoon Teng
Cheng Hoon Teng was founded by the Chinese Kapitan Tay Kie Ki in
the 1600's. It practices the San Chiao, the Three Doctrinal
Systems of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.
Ketek is a small kampong consisting a few Malay Chinese Houses.
It us situated behind the temple stage opposite the Cheng Hoon
Teng Temple. The access to this place is a small lane next to a Malay
house by the road.
Chong Hoe Hotel
One of the well maintain and clean bugget hotel along
Jalan Tukang Emas, Malacca - right in the Melaka Heritage
Kampong Kling Mosque
Kampong Kling mosque was built in 1748 during the Dutch rule and is one of the oldest mosque in this region.
It is situated in Jalan Tukang Emas or Goldsmith Street,
also called Harmony Street because the mosque, an Indian
temple and two Chinese temple exist peacefully next to each
Sri Poyyatha Vinayaga Moorthi Temple This
tempe was built in 1781, also during the Dutch rule, which make
it one of the oldest Indian temple in this region.
It is just a few doors away from the mosque
Kampong Hulu Mosque
This mosque was built in 1782 also during the Dutch rule and can be considered one of the oldest mosque
It is located at Jalan Kampong Hulu.
Craftsmen of Dying Trades
Gold Plating Silversmith
Signboard Maker St. Francis' Church
This church was built by Father Farve in 1856, in honour of St. Francis Xavier.Souvenir Stalls Museum of History, Ethnograhpy & Literature Museum main entrance Admiral Zheng He
museum was the form Dutch admin, The statue
of Zheng He can be seen at building call the Stadthuys.
You can visit the back portion of the
this museum by going up the Stadthuys
Imported from China, it is carved
staircase or drive up the road at the side granite and stands more than 2m tall.
A local Artist
local artist is seen plying his arts in the church on the hill.
Other can be seen on the side. It is a pity the authorities do not
provide a proper place for them. King of the Road
are common sight in this heritage ity. In the
early days trishaw pedler of the older generation eke out a
living carrying school children and the elderlies. Now, with
tourists coming in large numbers, they are doing roaring
business. Mouse Deer
mouse deer is adopted by the State as the official animal
of Malacca. The State emblem has two mouse deers flanking it.
Monitor Lizard The monitor lizards that can grow to as long as 3m are easily seen along the road near the river.An Old Plane
Heritage Site Rest Area
Flor de la Mar The
replica of the Portuguese carrack that sank off the coast
Malacca after conquering Malacca and with a huge booty.
This replica, situated at Quayside, houses the
Maritime Museum.Coastal Petrol Boat
One of the early coastal petrol boats on display at the end of Quayside Road.The Taming Sari Tower
revolving tower is one of the latest attraction for
Malacca. Named after the famous kris, Taming Sari, it
was opened to the public in 2008. Although the tower is
110m in height, the revolving cabin reaches to 80m which is
good enough for a panoramic view of the city. Thils tower,
which was built with Swiss technology, prides itself as the only
towel in Malaysia with an air-con cabin revolving 360 degrees
continuously during its 7 minutes trip up & down.Shopping Mall
two mega shopping malls side by side and next to the
heritage area. Shopacholics should have a wonderful
time here.Sikh TempleWar Memorial
St. John's Hill This
hill was originally known to the locals as Bukit Pipi .
The Portuguese built a chapel on top of the hill. After
the Dutch camptured Malacca in 1641, they realized
the importance of the hill as a defence point and
built a small fort on it.
St. John's Fort The interior of the fort on St. John's hill.
the tide is low, these boys usually from nearby kampongs will
pull along a plastic basket. With their bare feet they will
feel for the mussels, wash them with the sea water
and try to fill up the basket.
Oyster Harvester Oyster harvesting is quite a lucreative job
Trawler Fisherman Once the plentiful sight of this type of fisherman pushing their net in front
, now it is a rarity.
Swiflet House Swiflet
houses in Malacca used to cluster around the Heritage
areas such as Heeren Street, Jonker Street and the
surrounding area. This is because of the old houses
which are attractive to the birds. However, with the
advanced knowledge on the swiflets, buildings are now
mushroming in the sub-urbans.Portuguese Settlement Portuguese settlement as the name suggest, is a community a
few kilometers east of Malacca city. Known as Kristangs, they are the
descendants of the Portuguese who married the locals and stay
behind in Malaysia.
Coastal ViewFloating Mosque
the Malacca Straits Mosque, it is located on Pulau Melaka,
a reclained island of 40 ha. It is built on columns on the
coast of the island. At high tide the sea water fills
the bottom of the mosque making it looks like floating. The
island just of the coast at Melaka Raya is linked to the
mainland by a bridge. View from IslandMarina
marina is built next to the Malacca rivermouth. This
allows visitors with boats or yachts to park here
conveniently. The city area is just a short distance
in the city can have a breath of fresh sea breeze
by coming to this seaside just next to the river at
Kota Laksamana, a newly reclaimed and fast
developing area. Klebang Beach
Tanjong BeachFishermen's BeachLow Tide
Coffee StallIdyllic Beach Restaurant Fishmongers
Airport Entrance The Car Park
The Control TowerKampong Morten Kampong Morten is a kampong in the city.Technical University Kampong Jawa
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church, built in 1710 is the oldest functioning Catholic church in Malaysia. Although
Melaka was under the Dutch rule at that time, the
Portuguese descendants were the ones who built it
with the land donated by the Dutch
Malacca Equestrian Bullock Carts
International Standard Golf Course