Malacca: crossroad of history - Orangutravel
Two days one night in the historical town of Malacca, the oldest city of Malaysia and crossroad of Western and Eastern cultures and populations - spend one night in the UNESCO World heritage site that was the passage of Chinese, Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and British populations!
Highlights
  • Enjoy one night stay in romantic Malacca
  • Wander through UNESCO town centre in company of a heritage expert
  • Try Nyonya food and other malaysian food delights
  • Visit a finely restored Peranakan home-museum
  • Buy handicrafts in Jonker St. and try street food at evening night market (weekends only)
What's included
  • Round trip from and to Kuala Lumpur (city or airport) on private vehicle
  • Hotel with breakfast
  • Entrance fees
Malacca: crossroad of history
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      Malacca is considered the oldest town of Malaysia with its 700 years of history and beyond. 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. The city was occupied by European powers as early as 1521, with the arrival of the Portuguese. One century later the Dutch took over, ruling the city for another 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.

      We recommend you to book this trip on weekend (on a Friday or Saturday) as normally the city hosts a night market inside the historic centre with plenty of foods and handicrafts. It can get quite crowded during peak seasons and public holidays. Otherwise you can enjoy a very quiet city during the rest of the week. Most of the time, during this tour, you will be walking around and Malaysia can be both hot and wet in certain periods of the year. We recommend to have with you sunscreen and an umbrella or a raincoat. Bring water along or buy bottled on the spot.

      Departure on private vehicle is scheduled from Kuala Lumpur (city or airport as agreed upon booking). On return, though, you may ask to proceed to another destination besides the capital – such as Singapore or elsewhere in the Peninsula. In this eventuality we need you to kindly inform us in advance at the time of booking.

      Schedule

      1 Arrive in and visit Malacca
      The journey to Malacca starts from Kuala Lumpur. You can meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby there and proceed to Malacca via highway. Once arrived you can immediately start exploring the town centre and then have lunch with a tradtional Peranakan meal and afterwards visit an actual Peranakan home.
      20150223 08:45Leave Kuala Lumpur.
      20150223 10:45Reach Malacca and walk the UNESCO area with a heritage expert guide.
      20150223 11:00Visit the Portuguese and Dutch buildings - Porta de Santiago, St. Paul church, the Dutch square, St. Francis Cathedral - and walk alongside the Malacca river.
      20150223 13:30Peranakan lunch.
      20150223 14:30Visit a traditional Peranakan house and museum.
      20150223 15:30Wander freely through Jonker St. - there are plenty of handicraft shops and boutiques here.
      20150223 16:30Visit Harmony St. with Cheng Hoon Teng temple and Masjid Kampung Kling mosque.
      20150223 17:30Hotel check in. Enjoy the rest of the evening in romantic Malacca! If it's on a weekend, don't miss the night market!
      2 Leave Malacca
      You can have breakfast at your hotel or in any of the coffee shops and bars of the town centre. Check out time is at noon (12:00). After breakfast meet your driver and proceed back to Kuala Lumpur (city centre, port or airport). You may choose to proceed to other destinations, such as Singapore, as long as you let us know beforehand at the time of your booking.
      20150223 08:00Breakfast at hotel (included) or town centre.
      20150223 12:00Check out time from Hotel.
      20150223 13:00Pick up time limit from your hotel lobby.
      20150223 15:30Estimated arrival time in Kuala Lumpur.
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