Malaysia has become one of Asia’s top destinations now beside Japan, Hongkong, Indonesia and Thailand. There are a lot to see in Malaysia, the most popular destination in Malaysia is of course Kuala Lumpur with its iconic Petronas twin tower. However, if you’re a type of traveler who prefers to see the historical site, you should go see Melaka.
Melaka, located about 148 kilometers far from the capital Kuala Lumpur, can be reached within two-hour drive or bus. This historical city is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7th of July 2008. Like any other old town, expect to see old Chinese architectural buildings when you’re here. Here are a few famous sites to see while in Melacca:
- St. Peter’s Church
This church is claimed as the oldest Catholic church in Malaysia. The church was built in 1710, it was designed with a combination of eastern and western architecture.
- Queen Victoria Fountain
If you go to the Dutch Square, surrounded by the red-painted Dutch buildings you can see a historical British monument – the Queen Victoria Fountain of Melaka. This fountain was built in 1904 by the British colony to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 60 years of reigns. The monument still stands beautifully until today.
3. Dutch Graveyard
Despite known as “Dutch graveyard” there are only five Dutch cemeteries in here, while the rest belong to British administrators. The first British person to be buried at the Dutch Graveyard was Captain John Kidd, a captain of a ship while the last British person to be buried was the wife of a British army officer in 1838.The Dutch Graveyard was acknowledged as a National Monument under the Antiquities Act 1976.
4. St. John Fort
Known to the locals as Senjuang Hill or St. John Hill is founded in 1571 by Portuguese conquerors. Built at the top of the hill, it is deemed as located 3km away from the town. The hill top has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Melaka is a definite visit, a historical area like this is almost perfect for everything. A weekend trip with families, even a spot for engagement photo shoot. Now, you have decided to go to Melaka and it’s time to work on your travel plan. Using a travel booking website like Traveloka.com can be much help when you’re looking for a great hotel deals. Here are a few listed on their websites:
- Hatten Hotel Melaka
This four-star hotel is a great place to stay for you who wants a high-end service and facility. The rooms are ranged from premier deluxe suite at RM 433 per night. The facilities in this hotel leaves you with no worries at all since Hatten Hotel Melaka with its best hospitality will serve what you need at anytime.
- Wana Riverside Hotel
For a less fancy stop over the night, this three-star accommodation give you just what you need. Comfortable bed, a few options room views and a fantastic location in the central of Melaka overlooking the riverside. There are 170 rooms of twin/ double bed with city or river view to choose from. The highest rate is at RM 180 per night.
If you’re a first timer at Traveloka website, noted that the entireprice shown is the price you would pay. There is no additional tax or booking fee added, these sweet deals are available on their website if you go to traveloka.com/hotel.