Discover Malacca - Orangutravel
Malacca is a centuries old town and hosts one of the most prominent UNESCO heritage sites in Malaysia and South East Asia, with its unique architecture marked by the passage of Chinese, Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and British dominations - explore this unique jewel in a single day trip from Kuala Lumpur!
Highlights
  • Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malacca
  • Try the local Peranakan food
  • Visit a finely restored Baba Nyonya house and museum
  • Indulge yourself in street food or handicraft shopping along the way
What's included
  • Round trip from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca on private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
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      Malacca is considered the oldest town of Malaysia with its 700 years of history and beyond. Originally a fishermen village, then turned a den of pirates, at a time where ¬†peninsular Malaysia was part of Hindu Kingdoms, it’s geographical location made it the most strategically important stronghold in the Straits that ended up taking the city’s name. It’s the first of Malaysian ports to gather traders and ships from different continents and lands, stretching as far as Europe, the Arab peninsula and China. Through arabs, Islam made its way to Malaysia. Some Chinese traders established themselves permanently in Malacca and other shores of West Malaysia, later known as Peranakan or Baba Nyonya. Colonial powers from the West understood the importance of Malacca for controlling naval routes to China and Portuguese first took possession of Malacca in 1521, then followed by the Dutch in 1645, which ruled the city for 200 years until it was handed over to the British. What is left today of Malacca is resulting mixture of the passages of all these populations and cultures, layered in the stones of its buildings, in its roads, and even religions and foods. The city has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

      This day trip offers the opportunity to visit the whole city of Malacca and all of its main landmarks in a single day. It’s an ideal trip for those who are passing by Kuala Lumpur and wish to visit Malacca – an important place indeed in Malaysia – without giving up other destinations in their itinerary. ¬†For this trip you will be in company at all times of a skilled tour guide which will lead you through the streets of the historical city, giving you insight, historical explanations and telling you anecdotes about the town and its population and culture.

      You’ll reach Malacca on a vehicle with aircon, but naturally the rest of the excursion is by walking. Malaysia can be hot and wet especially during certain times of the year, therefore we’d recommend to have with you sunscreen and a umbrella or raincoat – bring water or buy bottled along the way.

      The pick up at departure is at your designated hotel in Kuala Lumpur . However, upon booking, you can agree on a different pick up location, including one of the city airports or Klang port. The same applies for the return trip from Malacca. Furthermore, if you wish so, you can even choose another destination altogether on the way back, even Singapore or elsewhere in the Peninsula. Just kindly notify us beforehand at the time of booking.

      Schedule

      1 Malacca
      Departure is scheduled from Kuala Lumpur in the morning at your hotel lobby. Meet your guide driver there and head toward Malacca via highway. Once arrived in Malacca, you will proceed by walking along with your guide and expert of the heritage city. You will have your lunch with local traditional food, visit a house-museum and in the later afternoon head back to Kuala Lumpur to reach the capital in the evening.
      20150212 09:00Pick up time from your hotel lobby in Kuala Lumpur.
      20150212 11:00Arrive (estimated) in Malacca.
      20150212 11:15Visit the Portuguese and Dutch heritage buildings and landmarks: Porta de Santiago, St. Paul's church, the Dutch square, St. Francis Cathedral; walk alongside the Malacca river.
      20150212 13:30Lunch with Peranakan meal.
      20150212 14:30Visit a finely restored Peranakan house and museum.
      20150212 15:30Walk along Jonker Street and treat yourself with street food or handicrafts shopping.
      20150212 16:00Visit Harmony street with Cheng Hoon Teng temple and Masjid Kampung Kling mosque.
      20150212 17:00Travel back to Kuala Lumpur.
      20150212 19:00Estimated arrival time in Kuala Lumpur.
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