Malacca was founded by Parameswara which was called Iskandar Shah or Sri Majara, the last Raja of Singapore following a Majapahit attack in 1377. Before the arrival of the first Sultan, Malacca was a simple fishing village inhabited by local Malay people. In the year 1400, the sultan found his way to Malacca where he found an accessible port and it was located on a strategic point of the Malacca Strait. This later became Malacca after his arrival and contribution in making Malacca which had become one of the famous ports in the world.
In 2008, UNESCO listed Malacca as World Heritage Site because many of historical sites are located here. This town is also a home to the newly-relocated Eye on Malacca as well as the two biggest shopping malls in Malacca which are Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. Other than that, Malacca city is also known for its tantalizing local dishes such as asam pedas, coconut milkshake and many more.
Malacca can be accessed from the North-South Expressway and you can drive along the E2 route and exit the expressway at the Ayer Keroh. One can leave the highway at the Simpang Empat exit and proceed through normal road, as an alternative road. Depending on current traffic, the drive from Simpang Empat to Malacca will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
You can also reach Malacca city by bus from Kuala Lumpur which usually takes 2 hours depending on traffic. Bus usually leaves from Terminal Bas Bersepadu (TBS).
Flanked on both sides of the road with heritage houses which were built from the 17th century, Jonker Street is a street in the historical Chinatown of Melaka, which is located across the river from the Dutch Square. Baba and Nyonya which is also known as Peranakans, are the descendants of the 15th to 16th-century Chinese immigrants. They married local Malay women, then lived and operated their business back then. Up until today, there are still history traces of them that can be found here.The famous Jonker Street is always filled with local and international tourists. The street is closed off for traffic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the evening and shops open until 12 midnight.
Hatten Hotel Melaka is a four-star hotel is located in the heart of Malacca city and is only 15-minute walk from the Jonker Street. This hotel is also 10-minute walk from A Famosa, Menara Taming Sari and the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum and is linked to Dataran Pahlawan through an indoor air-conditioned link bridge. All rooms here are designed with sleek and modern interiors and are well equipped with 2 flat-screen TVs, personal safe and an attached bathroom. 24-hour room service is also available upon request and other services available include 24-hours security surveillance with CCTV lost & found service, parking spaces, Wi-Fi, wheelchair service, laundry/ dry cleaning service, baggage assistance, safe deposit boxes, town shuttle service and bicycle/car rental. The restaurants here serve a variety of local and international dishes. There are also pool, sauna and steam rooms for guests to enjoy.
The Imperial Heritage Melaka offers comfortable and top-class accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. 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 a hairdryer and modern shower facilities. It features a spread of facilities such as splash pool, fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk and free parking space on site. There are many services such as luggage storage, laundry/dry cleaning services and meeting/banquet arrangements. This amazing hotel offers a restaurant serving a wide selection of local and Asian cuisine.