Melaka Sultanate Palace
A wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace, the museum is home to more than 1,350 artefacts from the Melaka past, such as weapons, traditional costumes and jewellery.
Originally a fortress that housed the entire Portuguese administration and a hold against foreign invasion, A’Famosa was partially destroyed by the British. Its complete destruction was stopped by Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore.
The oldest-standing Dutch building in the East, The Stadthuys was once the residence of Dutch Governors and officers until it was converted into a museum, showcasing Melakan customs and traditions, and the city’s rich history.
St. Paul’s Church
Located at the top of St. Paul’s Hill, St. Paul’s Church is home to some famous tombstones and graves, such as St. Francis Xavier, a Catholic missionary of Southeast Asia. Although mostly ruined, some tombstones can still be seen along the walls.
Built by the Dutch when they wrestled control of Melaka from the Portuguese, it is easily recognisable as a brick-red building with a huge cross on top. Inside of the cathedral are pews that are at least 200 years old, and plaques for decorated Dutch soldiers and locals.
Malay and Islamic World Museum
A museum featuring the influence of Islam in the region, as well as showcasing Muslim figures, Islamic buildings and traditional costumes, it is also home to a macabre “Museum of Torture” on the ground floor.
It is a nine-story mall that is packed with a great variety of shops to sate your shopping needs, from fashion brands to souvenir shops.