Meet and greet our guide at your Kuala Lumpur city centre hotels / apartments and proceed the tour.
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 Portuguese 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.
Places of Interest in Malacca:
Porto de Santiago / A’ Famosa – built 1511 – Gateway of Portuguese fortress
St. Paul’s Church – built 1521 – where St. Francis Xavier was once buried
St. Peter’s Church – built in 1710 – the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia
Stadhuys – built 1641 to 1660 – pink coloured Dutch administrative buildings
Christ Church – built 1753 – A well preserved example of Dutch masonry
Cheng Hong Teng – built 1645 – oldest known Chinese temple in the peninsula
Kampung Kling Mosque – one of the oldest mosques in the country
Hindu Vinayagar Temple – built 1781
Jonker Street / Heeran Street – Place where you can buy antiques or gift
Malacca River Mouth
Portuguese Settlement, Sultans Well, Bukit China and Traditional Malay House
End of the tour return to your Kuala Lumpur city centre hotels / apartments