From Malacca Malaysia starts as Paramesvara, the ruler of Tumasik founded in about 1400. Malacca city is one of the most popular tourist destinations.
As of 2019 it has a population of 579,000. It is one of the cleanest cities in South East Asia, being awarded as National Winner of Asean Clean Tourist City Standard Award 2018-2020 recently.
In 2008 UNESCO listed Malacca as a World Heritage Site. Besides the many beautiful historical sites Malacca is also well known for its great food. Everywhere that you look you will find places to eat; experts claim the best local dishes in Malaysia originate from Malacca.
Malacca’s main attraction is its picturesque waterfront, where you’ll find plenty of lively cafés, entertainment venues, and places to visit.
For example, there’s the 17th-century Stadthuys building, which once served as the official residence of governors and now houses the Museum of History & Ethnography.
Jonker Street, in the heart of Chinatown, has a lively night market on weekends; great street food; and a number of important buildings, including the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum, spread over three restored townhouses, and Malaysia’s oldest Chinese temple, Cheng Hoon Teng.
Not far from here is the terra-cotta-red Christ Church Melaka, a Dutch structure dating back to the 1750s and one of the most famous landmarks in Malacca City. Other great places to visit include the Melaka Sultanate Palace and the A’Famosa Fort ruins.
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