Malacca is a state in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Straits of Malacca. This historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008.
Although it is the location of one of the earliest Malay sultanates. The local monarchy abolish when the Portuguese conquered it in 1511. The head of state is the Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Governor, rather than a Sultan.
Culture in Malacca began around 15th century in which various ethnic customs and traditions blended perfectly. Each group upholds their tradition and it is reflected in their food, religion customs, festivals, culture, design, application, jewellery and handicrafts.
Tourist attractions in Malacca
Malacca has numerous historical places and buildings. In order to preserve those sites, numerous museums have been built to preserve those legacies.
List of Museums
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum
Customs Department Museum
Democratic Government Museum
History and Ethnography Museum
Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum
Malay and Islamic World Museum
Malaysia Architecture Museum
Pulau Besar Museum
Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum
World’s Bees Museum and Youth Museum
List of Historical Buildings and Structures
Alor Gajah British Graveyard
Hang Jebat Mausoleum
Hang Kasturi Mausoleum
Malacca Warrior Monument
Hang Li Poh’s Well
Hang Tuah Mausoleum
Proclamation of Independence Memorial
Hang Tuah’s Well
Ruins of Saint Paul’s Church
Saint John’s Fort
Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba Memorial
Tun Teja Mausoleum
List of Galleries
Chief Minister’s Gallery
Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery
Folks Art Gallery
Gallery of Admiral Cheng Ho
Malacca Art Gallery
List of Theme Parks, Education Centres, Resorts and Zoos
Malacca Bird Park
A’ Famosa Resort
Malacca Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex
Malacca Crocodile Farm
Mini Malaysia and ASEAN Cultural Park
Taming Sari Tower
Transportation in Malacca
The Malacca International Airport in Batu Berendam mainly serves Subang, chartered flights from around the region and regular flight to Pekanbaru in Indonesia. It also serves as a flight school for Malaysian Flying Academy.
There are currently two Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway stations in Malacca, which are the Pulau Sebang/Tampin Station in Pulau Sebang, Alor Gajah and Batang Melaka Station in Batang Melaka, Jasin.
Daily ferries run from Malacca to the Indonesian cities of Bengkalis, Dumai and Pekanbaru departing from Harbour Master’s Jetty. Regular boat services to Big Island depart from mainland Malacca in Umbai. Several jetties around the state, such as in Merlimau, are used by fishermen. Two existing container ports in Malacca are the Port of Kuala Sungai Linggi and Port of Tanjung Bruas.
The Melaka Sentral bus station, combined with taxi terminal, serves cities around Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. The Panorama Melaka bus is the public bus serving Malacca City and major landmarks.
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