Melaka

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Tour Code Frequency Pick-up Time Duration
SA-MDT1 Daily Departure 0800 Hours Approx. 9 Hours

 

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.

Tour Highlights :

  • Paul’s Church – built 1521 – where St. Francis Xavier was once buried
  • Peter’s Church – built in 1710 – the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia
  • Stadhuys – built in 1641 to 1660 – pink colored Dutch administrative buildings
  • Cheng Hong Teng – built 1645 – oldest known Chinese temple in the peninsula
  • Jonker Street / Heeran Street – place where you can buy antiques or gift
  • Malacca river mouth
  • Maritime Museum – Replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese vessel that sank of the Malacca Coast
  • Hang Tuah Village (Famous warrior) (Ticket not included – RM 10)
  • Malacca River Cruise (ticket not included – RM15)
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