Bandar Hilir, located in the heart of Melaka, this is one of the important historical sites in the state and also in Malaysia. It has acknowledged by the UNESCO as one of the world heritage sites in 2008 as it has a lot of historical buildings and plac. Since the year 1984, Bandar Hilir has becoming top pick as historical-laden tourists spot especially after a lot of developments were done in the surrounding area.
In 2016, there are 15 museums, all being supported by the state, and federal governments. These museums cover from the history Melaka Sultanate, the people, the history and also one that holds knowledges, and artefacts about the Malay people and Islam in the 'Muzium Dunia Melayu, Dunia Islam.’
A trip from Kuala Lumpur City Centre will take just 15 minutes' shy of two hours via the North-South highway.
There are several bus services that leave from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan every half an hour. The regular price starts from RM10, depending on the bus company. The trip will take about two hours to reach Melaka.
It is a Dutch word for a city hall which what the Stadthuys in Bandar Hilir used to be before its a historical building. It's also known as the Red Square thanks to its red exterior and a nearby red clock tower. Suitable to its name, the Stadthuys was an originally an office for the Dutch Governor and its deputy back in the 1650s during the time when Melaka was under the occupation of Dutch.
The building is said to be the oldest Dutch building in the Orient or the far east of the world. Today, the building is home to the History and Ethnography Museum - a museum that holds the traditional costumes and artefacts throughout the history of Melaka.
The locals call it the 'boat museum.' This museum is about the marine and shipping history of Melaka, once was one of the greatest in the world. The museum is housed in the replica of a Portuguese ship, the Flora de La Mar. The original ship sank into the Melaka Strait in the year 1500. Located at Quayside road, near the Melaka River, this museum has operated for 22 years. Ticket price is RM10 for an adult and RM6 for a child, discount for MyKad holders up to 50%.
A small hotel, themed with cute animes such as Hello Kitty and Doraemon, and cartoon characters, Winnie the Pooh and the Avengers, this is one of a kind hotel available in Bandar Hilir. Its customers reviewed this hotel as impressive, with its charming decorations, great, cheap price and cosiness. The location is close with choices of attractions in Bandar Hilir.
Don't let the fact that its location in the shop lots fool you. From outside, it may look cheap but be prepare to be astound with the services given, the rooms it provides and the overall beautiful traditionally decorated hostel. The room starts at RM75 per night, with a spacious, air-conditioned room, complete with the in-room facilities such as a make-up table with chair, television among others. The services also received lots of great praises from the previous customers. The hostel is located in the near vicinities of great attractions of Bandar Hilir such as the Maritime Museum, the Melaka River Cruise and a local favourite mall, the Mahkota Parade.