After breakfast at the hotel, drive to MELAKA
, the historical town which is just a two hour drive (136 km) from Kuala Lumpur. It has a varied history, having been colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British, and as such you will find influences from all of these former colonial powers in the food, architecture, and even the language. This city is one of best places in Malaysia to uncover rich and varied historical heritage.
Once in Melaka, visit Porta de Santiago
, one of the few oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in the whole of Asia. It is the last remains of what used to be a mighty fortress. We also take visits to other attractions like Stadthuys building, Christ Church, Clock Tower and the Queen Victoria Fountain. Afterwards, head to the Baba Nyonya Museum to learn about Peranakan culture that is prevalent in Malacca. Then take a stroll on Jonker Street
, or Jalan Hang Jebat, widely known for its harmonious blend of cultures as well as numerous historical sites.
For lunch, sample authentic Peranakan cuisine which is a unique blend of Chinese, Malay and other Southeast Asian cultures. To end our today’s tour, take a riverboat cruise
up the Melaka River, which is a great way to see the sights of Melaka at a leisurely pace, in comfort.
In the late afternoon, transfer back to Kuala Lumpur.
Overnight at hotel in Kuala Lumpur.