Melaka Raya is a city located in Malacca, a state full of historical. Here, you will never get bored because there are many interesting attractions to visit. Among the interesting attractions that will surely cater to your day include shopping at Mahkota Parade or sightseeing at Dataran Pahlawan. There are also a wide range of hotels in Melaka Raya that are spacious for you to stay.
Malacca was founded by Parameswara which was called Iskandar Shah or Sri Majara, the last Raja of Singapore following a Majapahit attack in 1377. Parameswara found his way to Malacca in the year 1400 where he found an accessible port and it was on the strategically located point of the Malacca strait. Before the arrival of the first Sultan, Malacca was a simple fishing village inhabited by local Malay people. This later became Malacca after his arrival and contribution in making Malacca which had become one of the famous ports in the world. Taman Melaka Raya is a township in Malacca, Malaysia. Taman Melaka Raya has a shopping mall called Plaza Mahkota which houses a bowling arena. This area is known as the Melaka business area because it has many different banks and offices. Besides that, this place is also known for local dishes such as asam pedas, cendol and many more.
Malacca can be accessed from the North South Expressway for around an hour and 50 minutes and you can drive along E2 route and exit the expressway at the Ayer Keroh. Alternatively, one can leave the highway at the Simpang Empat exit and proceed through normal road to Malacca. The trip from Simpang Empat to Malacca will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes by car.
Besides that, Malacca city also can be accessed by bus rides which often take between 3.5 to 5 hours depending on how long it takes to cross the Singapore-Malaysia borders, which during peak periods can cause massive delay. You will have to get your passport stamped at each end of the border and you must bring luggage with you when you are making an entrance into each country. Many bus companies operate from City Plaza directly to Melaka Sentral. You can also reach Malacca city by bus from Kuala Lumpur which usually takes 2 hours depending on traffic.
Malindo Air and Firefly flies domestically from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Malacca Airport and only limited international flights are provided here to nearby Indonesian destinations. The operation is around 5 times a week to and from Pekanbaru, Sumatra by Sky Aviation and Wings Air. There are also flights to Medan, Indonesia and Subang Airport approximately twice a week.
Jalan Hang Jebat, or Jonker Street is a street in the historical Chinatown of Melaka across the river from the Dutch Square. Jonker Walk is flanked on both sides of the road with heritage houses which was built from the 17th century. Baba and Nyonyas which is also known as Peranakans, descendants of 15th to 16th century Chinese immigrants here were known marrying local Malay women lived and operate their business back then and there are still traces of history on them in Malacca. Now, the street houses turn into many shops selling antiques, textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs. The street is closed off for traffic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the evening and shops open until 12 midnight. This street is very popular among local and international tourists selling things such as food, hats, electronics, ice creams, beverages, children stuff and many more.
The Islamic Museum of Malacca is strategically located at centre of Malacca and very near to the Malacca Sultanate Palace which is a replica of palace during the Malay Sultanate. The best way to get to the Islamic Museum of Malacca is via taxi or by driving here yourself. The Islamic Museum of Malacca was built to exhibit documents and artifacts on Islam religion as well as a center to research on how Islam came to Malacca and the spreading of Islam to the entire country. In addition, this museum acts to encourage a greater understanding on Islamic knowledge and be a resource centre for researchers and scholars studying the history of Melaka and Islam as well as to show the role Melaka's ancient links with other centres of Islamic civilization in places such as India, China, Arabia and other parts of South East Asia. The fee to enter the museum is RM1 per adult and RM0.50 per child and opens daily from 9 am to 5.30pm.
Strategically located in Melaka, The Imperial Heritage Melaka offers comfortable and top-class accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It features a spread of facilities such as splash pool, fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk and free parking space on site. All rooms feature air-conditioned rooms and suites come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, minibar and electric kettle. The en suite bathroom also has hairdryer and shower facility. There are many services such as luggage storage, laundry/dry cleaning services and meeting/banquet arrangements. On top of that, airport transfers and shuttle services can be provided at a surcharge. Besides that, this amazing hotel offers a restaurant serving a wide selection of local and Asian cuisine.
Estadia Hotel is located in Melaka which is around 400 metres from Porta de Santiago. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom with a bidet and shower along with slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer. Among the top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, and Wi-Fi in public areas. Guests can also enjoy their free time at on-site bar and offers free scheduled shuttle services to Jonker Walk. Other than that, there is recreational that available here such as free use of bicycles.
This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Mahkota Medical Centre, Eco Bike Tour, Mahkota Medical Center. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room to ensure our guests the greatest comfort. It also features facilities such as fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk and free parking space on site.