Jonker Street, Stadthuys, A Famosa, Baba Nyonya, St. Paul's, Christ Church etc.
Just about a two-hours drive south from Kuala Lumpur lies a UNESCO World Heritage city named Malacca. Founded by a Sumatran prince in 1401, the Sultanate grew into one of the most important trading enters for the Spice trade with merchants coming in from the Middle East, India, China, Siam, Acheh, Gujarat to exchange their goods. This attracted the Portuguese merchants as well and in 1511 they decided to take control of this port city. A perimeter wall, known as the Fortaleza de Malaka was built to defend the city.
However, the Dutch decided that they should rule the city and in 1641 after a serious conflict of gunships took over the fort and develop a Dutch township. In 1824 after the Anglo-Dutch Treaty, Malacca was handed over to the British.
Extremely rich in history, a unique tapestry of people and culture.
Come to Malacca and let me fill you in on the details as we cruise down the historic Malacca river. It will be a day well spent.
We shall meet at your hotel lobby by 8:00 am followed by a 2-hour scenic drive south of Kuala Lumpur. Our route will encompass the following:
- the Dutch Square, Stadthuys.
- the ruins of St. Paul's Hill and Church
- Christ Church
- the Porta da Santiago, only remaining structure of the original Portuguese Fort.
- take a boat cruise down the Malacca river.
- visit a Straits Chinese Museum
- visit the oldest and grandest Chinese temple. .
- some free time at Jonker Street.
- Leave Malacca at 3pm. Estimated arrival at Kuala Lumpur about 5pm.
- lunch at a local restaurant.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the lobby of your Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
End location: At the lobby of your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
For a group of less than 4 people, we will use an air-conditioned Toyota Vios or equivalent. For a group of more than 4 we will use an air-conditioned Toyota Innova or equivalent. We will discuss if the group is more than 7.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 RM - Personal expenses and shopping.
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This is our 4th tour with Tony. We had such a good time trying out the local food, taking a boat ride and see the Straits Chinese Museum, etc. Tony told us a lot of interesting stories and we felt we know a lot more of Malaysia and it's people. Thank you Tony!