Batu Berendam is a sub-district in Central Malacca District, Malacca, Malaysia. It is located about 160 km from Kuala Lumpur. Batu Berendam name was believed to be derived from a stone that is stay soaked in the water after being thrown by its master wishing it to float.
There are flights to Malacca provided by Malindo Air and Firefly. Malacca International Airport is located at Batu Berendam. Guests may then move around from the airport by hailing a taxi.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the North-South Expressway (PLUS) exiting at Simpang Ampat or Ayer Keroh exit before continuing the journey towards Batu Berendam.
The express bus terminal is located at Melaka Sentral. Among the available express bus services are Konsortium Express, Cepat & Cekap Express, Delima Express and many more.
Other public transport available in Batu Berendam are the local public buses and taxis. Taxis carry passengers towards the destination requested.
Spending time in Batu Berendam in getting to know the historical Malacca will eventually send guests attending to ultimate number of museums. Museums around central Malacca include Aborigines Museum, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Beauty Museum, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, Chitty Museum, Democratic Government Museum, Education Museum, Governor’s Museum, History and Ethnography Museum, Kite Museum, Malacca Al-Quran Museum, Malacca Islamic Museum, Malacca Literature Museum, Malacca Stamp Museum, Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum, Malacca UMNO Museum, Malay and Islamic World Museum, Malaysia Architecture Museum, Malaysia Prison Museum, Malaysia Youth Museum, Maritime Museum, People’s Museum, Pulau Besar Museum, Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum, Royal Malaysian Navy Museum, Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum, Submarine Museum, Toy Museum and World’s Bees Museum.
Central Malacca also housed several art galleries namely, Bee Gallery Melaka, Gallery of Admiral Cheng Ho, Jehan Chan Art Gallery, Macau Gallery Malacca and Melaka Art Gallery.
Looking for a panoramic 360 degree view of Malacca, guests may head to Taming Sari Tower located in the city centre. Taming Sari Tower is the ‘first revolving gyro tower in Malaysia’.
New addition to Malacca attraction is the Upside Down House Melaka where guests can step into an inverted version of a modern Malaysian house. It is a great place for snapping unique pictures. Another modern Malacca attraction is the Mamee Jonker House that offers fun activities related to the all-time favourite noodle snack, Mamee.
Visiting Jonker Walk Night Market which is held every Friday to Sunday evenings provides opportunities for guest to enjoy strolling around and bargaining with vendors selling antiques, crafts, souvenirs and even food items.
Top of the list for authentic Malaccan food is the Baba Nyonya Peranakan cuisine. Famous dishes include pongteh chicken – chicken cooked in bean sauce and ayam buah keluak – chicken cooked with bitter fruit called keluak. For local Malaccan Malay delicacies, it is worth to taste the Asam Pedas Melaka – a spicy, soury red chillies fish gravy usually served with white rice.
Famous Malaccan desserts are Jonker Street Cendol – a bowl of shaved ice mixed with green rice strips jellies, red beans and loaded with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup. Another great dessert is the Batu Berendam Coconut Shake – an ice blended concoction of fresh coconut water with coconut strips and vanilla ice cream.
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