Malacca Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Melaka’s history began in 1403 with the arrival of Parameswara, an exiled Hindu Prince from the Kingdom of Sri Vijaya in Sumatra. He assumed the title of Raja Iskandar when he embraced Islam and became the first ruler of this new kingdom which marked the early beginnings of the Sultanate of Melaka.

In time, Melaka gained prominence as a vibrant maritime trading centre and was coveted by several foreign powers.

The Portugese led by Alfonso’d Albuquerque conquered Melaka in 1511 and colonized it for 130 years. The Dutch then came in 1641 and ruled for 154 years. They were followed by the British in 1824 who ruled until the country gained its independence.

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    • Lunch
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    Stop At: St. Peter's Church, 166, Jalan Bendahara, Melaka 75100 Malaysia

    St Peter’s Church in Melaka is the oldest functioning Roman Catholic church in Malaysia.

    From 1511 until 1641, while under Portuguese rule, Malacca was described as a Christian town with a Roman Catholic church or chapel in every street. In 1618, there were 7,400 Christians in Malacca with 14 churches and two chapels.

    In 1641, Malacca fell to the Dutch who, being predominantly Protestant and anti-Catholic, set about demolishing Portuguese churches and persecuting the Catholic population of the city.

    Priests were forbidden to preach. What must the local Malay population here have thought about these two groups of Europeans who were so mean to each other despite being strangers in a foreign land so far from home, and both professing to belong to a superior culture?

    During the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), Holland and Portugal found themselves fighting on the same side as part of the Grand Alliance.

    As a result the Dutch eased up on their persecution of Catholics in Malacca and a Dutch Catholic called Franz Amboer was given permission to donate land for the construction of St Peter’s Church which, as the date on the bell tower suggests, was finished around 1710.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square (Dutch Square), Melaka Malaysia

    The brick buildings are definitely a sight to see. They stand majestic as they look over the square and the largest structure; the Stadthuys. This building was built to be the town hall when the Dutch ruled and was used as the residence for the Governor at the time as well as his deputy. The Christ Church has been standing in this square since 1753 and this is the oldest protestant church in Malaysia. It definitely is a great church to visit; considering how antique and unique this church is. The beam of the church is its notable feature because each of its pillars is made from a single tree and they all stand over 15 m high.

    Also a highlight when in the Red Square is to visit the Malaysia Youth Museum and Art Gallery. Here, in this building that was built in the late 1700s is where you will find the best of art from the younger generation. The building however was designed to be the Dutch Administrative complex back in the day when the Dutch ruled the land but it was then renovated and used as a post office to serve the nearby villages before being transformed to become a museum.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: A Famosa Fort, Jalan Parameswara Bandar Hilir, 2 Min Walk from St Paul's Church, Melaka 78000 Malaysia

    "Porta de Santiago" redirects here. For the gate in Segovia, Spain, see Puerta de Santiago (Segovia).
    A Famosa (Malay: Kota A Famosa; "The Famous" in Portuguese) is a former Portuguese fortress located in Malacca, Malaysia. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia and the Far East. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only part of the fortress which still remains today.

    The name is often mispronounced /eɪ/ Famosa, even among Malaysians, as though the Portuguese definite article a were the English letter A. A more authentic pronunciation would be /ɑː/ Famosa.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Melaka Straits Mosque, Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, Melaka 75000 Malaysia

    It was officially opened by Malaysia's King on 24th November 2006. It is constructed with modern Islamic design and craftsmanship. While the main dome is Middle Eastern in appearance, the four corner turrets are topped with typical Malaysian rooflines

    The facade of the mosque is decorated with stained glass windows with Islamic motifs. The minaret also has a striking and unusual design.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jonker Street, Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka Malaysia

    Jonker Street – the centre street of Chinatown – was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays and Saturdays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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    8:00 AM
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Sarawanan Murugaiah

Activity ID: V-243509P2

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