Malacca as one of the beautiful and historical places we visited in Malaysia is still in my list of places to visit again. Yes, I want to visit Malacca Malaysia again and visit the other places which we couldn’t see in our 3 days trip.(2 nights) On our first day we spent time around the Malacca Dutch square and Christ Church. Those red buildings fascinated us with historical backgrounds.
On the 2nd day we started our journey walking along the Melaka River. The river itself is not so beautiful scene for me; however it has some unique appearance with the buildings along the river which are mostly built in many years ago.
Sungai Malacca or Melaka River is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Those Europeans who travelled along this Melaka River started to call it as the ‘Venice of the East’ and it has historical importance in trading and other such activities.
Here are some of our findings along the Malacca riverside walk.Add these things to your Malacca attractions list when you prepare your travel plan to Meleka Malaysia.Because these are some of the must see Malacca attractions if you visit one day!
Melaka River Cruise
Cruise over Melaka River is one of the popular activities for many tourists; however we didn’t take river cruise. Instead we loved walking along the riverside. But, when we were walking along the Melaka River, we could see people who enjoyed river cruise.
Although we missed Melaka River Cruise on our previous trip to Malacca,I am eagerly waiting to try this experience in our next holiday to Malacca.
In Melaka River Cruise, you will travel by small boats along the Melaka River. This River Cruise will be about 45 minutes which covers the most of villages, churches and historic buildings along the Melaka River.
Melaka River Cruise Price range: Adult = RM5.00 (Approximately $2) Children = RM2.50 (May have changed now)
Beautiful Historical Buildings
You can watch beautiful architecture of buildings which were dated back to colonial era of Melaka. Most of These buildings are now converted to hotels or restaurants. However, these buildings added beautiful historical view to Malacca.
Fort of Malacca
Fort of Malacca is at one end of the Malacca River and it faces the Dutch Square in another view. This Fort is one of the fascinating sites which we found in Malacca which was a great huge fort in Portuguese days.
Malacca Sultanate Watermill
Located in the banks of the Melaka River, this Malacca Sultanate Watermill is considered as the largest watermill in Malaysia. Nowadays, it is not a functioning watermill. Instead this Melaka Watermill is a replica which reminds its proud history.
Well, this may not sound interesting for some of you 🙂 . But, we could actually watch and see the local life there among the many tourists. We couldn’t stay away from watching the wedding couples who had photo sessions in the historical places of Malacca.It seems Malacca is popular among locals as a photography location.
Maritime Museum of Malacca
The Maritime Museum of Malacca is another attraction we found in Malacca. However, this is at the end of our walk along the river.
This Maritime Museum is a huge replica of the ‘Flora de La Mar’ which is a Portuguese ship. This Portuguese ship sank off the coast of Malacca while they were heading to Portugese together with items which they plundered from Melaka. This Maritime Museum is also known as Muzium Samudera in Malay language.
You need to buy tickets to enter into the museum.
Dutch windmill at Melaka Town Square
The Dutch windmill of Melaka can be a part of the attractions in Dutch square. But, we ended our riverside walk when we reached this windmill location. On one side of the street, there are plenty of street food stalls which you can try local delicacies. On the other side, it is red square or Dutch square.
We stopped near the Dutch Windmill and nowadays it looks like a garden area.
After a walk along the Melaka River, we visited the buildings and attractions of red square again. It was a fascinating tour to Malacca. I still have more memories to share from Malacca although it was a 3 day 2 nights trip.
You may like to read about the Malacca Hotel we stayed : The Emperor Hotel , Malacca
Till my next post about Malacca, please share your thought about Melaka, the historical destination of Malaysia.
Have you been to Malacca, Malaysia? If so what was your best attraction?