Malacca day tour from Kuala Lumpur is a perfect day tour for a tourist who interested to understand on a deeper level about Malaysia history. The full day tour in Malacca involving combination the history since Parameswara came to Malacca, multi-race culture and religious. Its is important to engage a tour guide or hired a knowledgeable taxi driver that able to tell the correct history because it’s involved ancient kingdom from Malay archipelago. Most of historical building or world heritage site in Malacca has a very interesting story that tourist should not miss. Hired a right person to do the Malacca day tour, tourist will get a better tour experience, more fun and more things to see.
Malacca Day Tour Itinerary
For Malacca day tour from Kuala Lumpur itinerary, we choose ten sites that have historical value and a very interesting stories. A list of attractions covering Malacca World Heritage Sites, Museum, Church, Temple and Malacca River Cruise. Tourist is advised to compared all the tour packages online. Most of the tour operator in Kuala Lumpur that offer a day trip to Malacca not include a few of the activity below to make the tour prices packages look attractive.
To protect our copyright, I only published part of fact and history of the sites. The full detail of the story and history will be brief during the tour.
1. Saint Peter Church
During Malacca day tour, Saint Peter Church is the first Malacca world heritage site tourist will visit. Fully completed in 1710, the Church has a reputation as the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia. Although it’s not magnificent and impressive in appearance as other Roman Catholic Church in the world, its has a very interesting story related to Dutch occupation in Malacca.
2. Malacca River Cruise
Your Malacca day tour is not complete if a tourist is not doing Malacca River Cruise. During Malacca was ruled by Malay Sultanate, Malacca River is the main way to bring all the merchandise from the ship to the Bazaar or Market situated along the river bank. Today, during river cruise tourist can see Malay traditional village, historical building and bridge legacy from Dutch colonized.
3. Malacca Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Tour probably is the best things to do in Malacca. Baba Nyonya people are the Chinese immigrant that mostly came from Southern mainland China intermarried with local women, their children known as Baba for a Boy and Nyonya for the Girl. The Museum was the terrace house acquired by Chan family in 1861. In this Museum, tourist can see a security tools that invented in the 1800s century, antique furniture, wedding custom and entertainment games.
4. Heeran Street/Jonker Street/
Walking is the best method doing Malacca day tour. By walking not only tourist able to see more things but also discover interesting subject for a photo shoot. Few Street in Malacca that suitable to walk such Heeren Street, Jonker Street, Harmony Street, First Cross Street, Blacksmith Street and Second Cross Street.
5. Kampung Kling Mosque
Situated on the narrow street known as Harmony Street, Kampung Kling Mosque main building completed in 1748 while the outer area wall fully completed 120 years later. The unique about this Kampung Kling Mosque, its has combination East and West influence design instead a Moorish design that commonly found in the mosque. The roof of the Mosque has the three-tier layer like Pyramid shape while a Minaret had a Pagoda design.
6. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Malacca has a reputation as the Oldest Functioning Chinese Temple in Malaysia. Originally the temple was built by Chinese Capitan Lee Wei King in 1645, when he passed away in 1688 the construction was continued by other Chinese Capitan such Capitan Chan Ki Lock and Capitan Tan Ki Hou.
7. Dutch Square/Red Square Malacca
Dutch built Christ Church as commemorating 100 years Dutch conquest Malacca. The process building the Church started in 1741 and fully completed in 1753. In the Church, tourist can found a few Portuguese tombstones written in the Latin language on the floor. It’s evidence that persecution of Portuguese Roman Catholic happens during Dutch colonies Malacca. The Church temporary converted to Anglican Church when British took over Malacca from Dutch in 1795.
Next to Christ Church, the tourist can see a huge building known as Stadhuys or city halls. The Stadhuys Building fully completed in 1650. It’s was used as an official residence of Dutch Governor.
8. Saint Paul Church Malacca
Situated at the Saint Paul Hill, Saint Paul Church Malacca is the only Church in Malacca been used by Portuguese, Dutch and British for a different purpose. Originally the Church was only a small Chapel built by Duarte Coelho in 1521. The Chapel immediately becomes a meeting place for merchants and Portuguese officials who sailed from India to China. In 1545, the Chapel was handed over to Jesus of Society. The current building was built by the Society and fully complete in 1590.
9. Porta de Santiago
After the Portuguese success captured Malacca in 1511. Alfonso instructed his people to built the fortress to protect Portuguese from Sultan Malacca attack. The fortess work well for 130 years until 1641 when Dutch with help from Johor people besieges the fortress cutting all food supplier forced Portuguese surrender to Dutch. Dutch rebuilt the fortress making it thicker and higher until British decided to destroy it in 1807.
10. Replica Sultan Malacca Palaces
During Malacca day trip, I highly recommended tourist take the opportunity to visit Replica Sultan Malacca Palaces. The palaces were rebuilt solely based on artist impression and the description on Malay annals during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah, who ruled Malacca from 1456 to 1477. In here tourist can see the Sultan Malacca Administrator System, Royal wedding cloth, ancient punishment and Malays traditional cloth.
End of Malacca day tour itinerary
|Malacca Day Tour Fact Sheet Summary|
|Tour Type||Historical Tour|
|Availability||All year round|
|Tour Duration||9 hours including travel time|
|Best Day To Go||Monday – Friday|
|Best Time Start||0730am|
|Vehicle||Toyota Innova SUV|
|Ages Recommendation||Above 4 years old|
|Difficulty||Not Wheelchair Accessible|
|Deposit||RM50 by Pay Pal or Credit Card|
Tips and Tricks Doing Malacca Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur
- Mode of Transportation – In the forum, some of reader suggested tourist taking a Buses from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca. Honestly advised, for a smooth journey and a better tour experience I strongly recommended tourist book the tour from the local tour operator or get a Taxi services from Kuala Lumpur. Please take note most of Taxi services that offering a day trip to Malacca will quote the fare cheaper than using a meter.
- Choose The Best Time – The best time to do the Malacca day trip is on weekdays. If tourist had no others choice had to do the tour on weekends, make arrangement to start your tour earlier.
- Choose The Best Tour Program – Compared all the tour program online. In order tourist to understand the Malacca history and its multi-culture people, a comprehensive tour program including visiting Museum its compulsory. Doing Malacca day tour like playing a puzzle, every site has its past historical events that will consolidate to become great history stories for tourist to remember.
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