Destination of the Week - Malacca

Malacca

Once the capital of the ancient Malay kingdom and now a joint UNESCO Heritage Site along with George Town, Malacca has been influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and even British, making it a vibrant and culturally diverse place to visit. From its old colonial charm to Chinese temples, museums that vary from an actual Peranakan heritage town house to maritime artifacts, there’s no shortage of activities in Malacca. Head to the Portuguese settlement and get a peek inside the wooden houses that look more like their Portuguese counterparts than Malaysian residences. Visit the Padang Kemunting Sea-Turtle Sanctuary to get a glimpse at the beautiful hawksbill turtle, or go to the top of the Taming Sari Revolving Tower for the best view in the city. Whether you’ve come for the history, the culture, or to relax on a beach, make sure to check out our top picks in Malacca.

Best Laksa at Jonker 88 Heritage

Best Satay at Sun May Hiong Satay House

Best Asam Pedas at Asam Pedas Claypot

Photo by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen