Sightseeing in Malacca

Since our hotel was located in the old parts of Malacca City, and we chose it by that criteria, we had walking distance to most of the interesting sites. The hotel was at a street that was parallel to Jonker Street. The only time we used a car was when we went to The Shore Oceanarium and to the Portuguese Settlement. It was really nice to stroll down the old and winding streets. There is not much traffic in the old parts, mostly because the roads are so narrow that they would congest in an instant, and there are also a lot of one way streets that makes it difficult to make a hasty passage. The motorists living here probably know faster routs and opt for them. It is perfect for a family weekend because the distances to the various sites in the old parts can be achieved by foot, even by a young child. So if you have a couple of days to spend in Malacca, you can easily see many of the famous sites. We planned to stay three nights, but ended up staying five nights, due to the many good restaurants and the night market at Jonker Street, which was an excellent hunting ground for some delicious street food. In the coming days I will show you some of the food we sampled, so just hang in there.

Old cannons in Malacca

Some old cannons aimed towards the river

Malacca River, Malaysia.

Malacca River

A statue of Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong in Malacca, Malaysia

A statue of Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong. A famous Malaysian body builder, who once held the Mr.Universe title.

Tun Tan Cheng Lock Street. Jalan Tun Tan Cheng, Malacca, Malaysia.

The Street by our hotel, Tun Tan Cheng Lock Street.

Christ church, malacca, Malaysia

Christ Church.

statue of St. Francis Xavier, Malacca, Malaysia.

st. paul’s church with the statue of St. Francis Xavier

The Malacca Sultanate Palace in Malacca, Malaysia.

A full size replica of the The Malacca Sultanate Palace.

Kampung Kling Mosque, Malacca, Malaysia

Kampung Kling Mosque

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple in Malacca, Malaysia.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Burning incense in the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Malacca, Malaysia.

Burning incense in the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

A decorative street lamp in Malacca, Malaysia.

a decorative street lamp

Replica of Flor do Mar in Malacca, Malaysia.

A replica of Flor do Mar, in which Afonso de Albuquerque Conquered both Goa and Malacca

Malacca Straits Mosque

Malacca Straits Mosque

Malacca Straits Mosque

Malacca Straits Mosque

The interior dome of the Malacca Straits Mosque, Malacca, Malaysia.

The interior dome of the Malacca Straits Mosque

Praying men at the malacca Straits Mosque

Praying men

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