A QUICK GLANCE AT MALACCA
Malacca is located at the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia, comprising an area of 1,652 km2 with a population of 850,000 people. Malacca is well-known as one of the historical states of Malaysia for its past colonial influences, namely the British, Dutch and Portuguese. It is a state adorned with historical buildings, colonial structures and ancient landmarks. In 2008, Malacca was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites which corroborate its exceptional universal significance as places that are filled with unique cultural assets.
Business activities are growing in Malacca, booming its economy year after year, especially in the tourism industry leading to more hotels being built there. However, Malacca’s economy does not rely on tourism alone, as it is also a hub for the manufacturing industry where many local and foreign investors establish their manufacturing plants for the production of goods for local and international markets.
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF MALACCA
Rich Historical Background & Culture
Owing to its colourful colonial past with the British, Dutch and Portuguese, Malacca is filled with various interesting historical structures and buildings. For instance, some of these historical structures include the A’Famosa Fort (built in 1511) located downhill from St. Paul’s Church, The Stadthuys (built during the mid 1600s’ on the ruins of a Portuguese fort), St. Paul's Church, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum and many more.
Another point of interest in Malacca that highlights its colourful culture and heritage is the Jonker Street. At Jonker Street, one can get a taste of a variety of local foods from wide array of stalls and friendly hawkers that lined this street. It is also a place filled with live music topped with the hustle and bustle of people bargaining at the night market and coursing through the area, especially during the night and weekends.
Golfing Paradise for Golf Enthusiasts
With a 27-hole golf course, A'Famosa Golf Resort has one of the best golf course features in Malaysia with great scenery. Apart from A’Famosa Golf Resort, Tiara Melaka Golf & Country Club Tiara was recently rated Malaysia’s most difficult golf course from the championship tees and is cut through with some 700 acres of thick jungle. Others well-known golf courses in Malacca include the Orna Golf & Country (25 minutes away from Malacca city) and Ayer Keroh Golf & Country Club.