CHENG HOON TENG TEMPLE
One of the oldest temples in Malaysia, the Cheng Hoon Teng temple, features a magnificent gate along Jalan Tokong. One of the most dramatic features is a seven-metre red flag-pole soaring to the heavens.
Along the hustle and bustle of Jonker Walk, we see shops selling antiques, textiles, handicrafts and foods enough to satisfy any would be adventurer. It is also home to many of Melaka’s treasures, The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum and Cheng Hoon Teng temple to name but a few.
The Stadthuys is one the oldest-surviving Dutch building in Melaka, built in traditional Dutch colonial architecture and featuring an unique terracotta colour. Now, this historical building houses The Museum of History and Ethnography, showcasing Melaka’s rich history to the world.
A’Famosa fort was built in 1511 by the early Portuguese colonials. Once sprawling along the hillside, now all that remains is a preserved weatherworn gatehouse.
Christ Church is the oldest functioning protestant church, built in the traditional dutch colonial architecture of the 18th century. It is most recognisable from the striking red colour of the walls.
MELAKA STRAIT MOSQUE
The Melaka Straits Mosque is a modern marvel of Arab/Malay styling. It is commonly referred to as the floating mosque, as at high tide it appears to be floating above the sea.