There is no question that one of the best cities in Southeast Asia that you have to visit is Malacca. A small city in Malaysia, Malacca holds a lot of promise because of its cultural background and history.
Back in the day, Malacca was invaded by European colonial powers, specifically the Portuguese, Dutch, and the British. The country has experienced total freedom ever since but I love the fact that the government did preserve some historical pieces and artifacts. This prompted UNESCO to include Malacca as one of its world heritage sites.
Despite its rich history, Malacca also has a lot of modern things that you can do. For instance, if you are a partygoer or a girl escort, you can definitely find a lot of bars and nightclubs in the metro as well.
Today, I am going to be talking about some fab things to do in Malacca for people who are on a tight budget.
Get Your Caffeine Fix
Malacca is a city that is teeming with Kopitiams or the Malaysian word for coffee shops.
If you’re like me that always need to get his caffeine fix, I suggest that you go to either the Backlane Café or Navy Navy Café. Both of them not only serve some freshly- brewed coffee, but both cafes also cook you some amazing breakfast dishes to go
along with your cup of Joe as well.
Discover the Remnants of the Past
Despite the fact that the country has experienced total independence from foreign rule, the Malaysian government still made it clear to preserve any historical remnants as a reminder of the colonial rule and to let the foreigners know about the country’s rich history.
Even though that you can see many different contemporary buildings, you can still see some remnants of the past.
You can head to the A’famosa Fort, for example, to find out more about the Portuguese colonization. You can also head to the Dutch Colonial Quarter if that is what you want to do.
Simply strolling around the city will let you have a glimpse of what it was like in the city back then.
Eat to Your Heart’s Content
Malaysia, in general, is an entire nation full of rich food culture. You not only have the
choice of eating local Malay cuisine, but you can also sample Nyonya and Indian foods
I highly suggest that you try some Nyonya foods which are Peranakan dishes that are
really savory and delicious.
Enjoy Some Art
Malacca is quite a unique place because when you are just walking around the city, you will find that there are some of the buildings that have amazing street art. And I am talking about real art and not those vandalisms.
You can either walk around the city to find some interesting street art or you can also take a 45-minute cruise on the Melaka River instead.
Visit Some Places of Worship
Although most Malaysians follow Islam, the country is actually quite diverse in the religions they practice. You can find many catholic churches, mosques, and temples all over the city.
But, some of the places in particular that I want you to discover are the Cheng Hoon Teng Buddhist Temple, Masjid Kampung Kling Mosque, and the Sri Poyyatha Vinyagar
Moorthi Hindu Temple.