Instead of procrastinating at home wasting another day in 2017, why not travel with your pals and explore the pieces of paradise that our country offers? Let’s say, for example, Malacca.
Dubbed as “The Historic State”, Malacca is a state in Malaysia situated in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the straits of Malacca. It is blessed with beautiful places and buzzworthy attractions that you can visit when you want to relax and chill out with friends.
Are you all packed up? Let us tour you around the historical landmarks and wonderful destinations in Malacca!
1. Pulau Konet
A simple yet refreshing island that will have a little path during low tide where you can see stones. The island will be isolated on the other side during low tide.
Location: Pulau Konek, 78200, Malacca, Malaysia
2. Pantai Klebang
Prepare to witness “sand-dunes”, mounds of sand that will be flattened out eventually. You can wait and admire the ever-changing colors of sky as the sun sets.
Location: Jalan Klebang Besar 75200 Malacca, Melaka Malaysia
3. BusTel and Restaurant at Klebang Melaka
As the name suggests, this restaurant has a bus concept which tables are added between the old classic bus seat. Each table can accommodate four people. You can have an absolutely wonderful trip with your friends when you try BusTel’s lip-smacking dishes.
Location: Kampung Batang 3 Timur, Tanjong Kling, Malacca, Malaysia
4. The Shore Sky Tower
Warning: This is not for faint-hearted. The Shore Sky Tower is the tallest building in Melaka that has an observation deck on the 43rd floor which is 163 metres above sea level. If you’re not that afraid of heights, you can marvel at the spectacular 360 degree view of the city.
Location: Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai, 75100 Malacca, Malaysia
5. Alto Sky Lounge
Dine under the sky with your great buddies at Alto Sky Lounge, a premium rooftop lounge restaurant and bar at the 22nd floor of Hatten Hotel Melaka. Chill out at the open bar concept, or fill your tummy with succulent cuisine of Western-Asian fusion.
Location: Alto Sky Lounge Level 22 (Rooftop) Hatten Hotel Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 4pm – 12am / Fri, Sat, Eve of Public Holidays, & Public Holidays: 4pm – 1am
6. Freeport A’Famosa Outlet, Melaka
It is truly worth to shop at this outlet village that provides cheap yet fabulous items. There are over 60 fashion, sport attire, children apparel, shoes, luggage, bags, fragrance, beauty, accessories, and optical.
Location: Jalan Kemus, Simpang Empat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia.
Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
7. The Shore Oceanarium
Whether you are travelling with friends or with your family, The Shore Oceanarium is an awesome place to visit. It is situated at the 2nd floor of The Shore Shopping Gallery. Prepare for a 3D experience at this aquarium where 3D glasses will let you have “like real vision” of different places and species.
Location: 2F-01, The Shore Shopping Gallery,193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka,Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Entrance fee: RM28 (adult) / RM18 (child)
8. Malacca Turtle Conservation Centre
Experience how turtle conservation works and learn more about cute little turtles at Malacca Turtle Conservation Centre. You can take part in conserving their species by simply not consuming any parts of the turtle or their eggs.
Location: Padang Kemunting, 78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka, Malaysia
9. The Pirate Adventure
Be a pirate for a day at The Pirate Adventure! Get ready to complete the six stages to find the treasure. Whether in the dark and humid jungle, prison, or fighting with the giant octopus, you will surely find the treasure!
Location: Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
10. Typhoon Pavilion Malacca
Come and experience the major earthquake, tornado and tsunami effects. This museum is one of the attractions in Malacca city that will make you come back soon. It is done with 5D technologies that let you experience the major earthquakes, the collapses of high-rise, storm winds, avalanches, storm in a cruise and tornadoes.
Location: Jonker Warehouse, Jonker Street, No.124, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75250 Melaka.
11. Upside Down House Gallery
This fun art gallery will surely give you double-tap worthy photos! Located at Batu 9 or Mile 9 along Jalan Pantai Port Dickson near the Ostrich Farm and everything inside hover above your head! Yes, even the toilet and the table!
Location: 3D Art Gallery Upside Down House
12. Machap Walk
Discover delicious meals and local delicacies offered by meat restaurants and stalls at Machap Walk!
Hours: Fri – Sun 6:00pm – 10:00pm
13. Hock Chin
Your trip to Malacca is not complete without trying Hock Chin’s succulent dishes like clam, scallops, squid, eggs, otak-otak, la la, prawns and more.
Location: 38, Jalan Jasa Merdeka 2, Taman Datuk Tamby Chik Karim, 75350 Melaka,
Hours: Mon – Sat 6:00pm – 12:00am (closed on Sunday)