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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place of worship
“Ruins of a church that's one of the most popular landmarks of historical Malacca. Built in the 16th century by the Portuguese”
  • 23 locals recommend
“One of the most famous landmarks of Melaka, remnants of the Portuguese colonial rule. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A’Famosa & St Paul Hill are perhaps Malacca’s best known sightseeing spot. [10 mins walking distance] 古城門與聖保羅教堂为马六甲主要著名景点。【步行10分钟】”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A’Famosa is more than just quick photo opportunity for tourists. Built in 1511, the settlement used to sprawl across a whole hillside but now only a lone gate (Porta de Santiago) remains. Originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque (who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate), the remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse that can be found down the hill from St. Paul’s Church. When work was undertaken on the Menara Taming Sari revolving tower in 2006, another part of the A’Famosa was discovered. As a result, the revolving tower was relocated further inland and A’Famosa’s newly-discovered fortress walls were reconstructed.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Replica of Sultan Mansur Shah's 15th- century palace. Built without nails, using traditional construction methods. Located at the base of St. Paul's hill”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A popular shopping centre in Malacca which is very near to popular tourist and historical locations like A Famosa.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Menara Taming Sari, Dataran Pahlawan, Afamosa, St.Paul's Church are all within the walking distance.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The church is situated on top of St Paul Hill but it is no longer operating.”
  • 2 locals recommend
General College & University
“Its located opposite the Mahkota Megamall and sells mostly branded clothings, cosmetics, footwear, jewelleries etc.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Learn the history and culture of Melaka, exhibition include traditional clothing, antique furnitures and utensils ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Bringing to life 6 centuries of history, Melaka Alive offers special effects theatres and historical shows as well as Malaysian arts and crafts. ”
  • 1 local recommends