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JOURNEY TO DISCOVER MALACCA BY VEHICLE, TRISHAW AND BOAT

Per Person (Based on 2 passengers) $410 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-4 passengers) $350 USD
Per Person (Based on 5-6 passengers) $284 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-14 passengers) $274 USD
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JOURNEY TO DISCOVER MALACCA BY VEHICLE, TRISHAW AND BOAT

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Jonker Street – the centre street of Chinatown – was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants.

Though it may be a city that is unknown to you, Malacca is colorful and cosmopolitan, which is due to its very strategic location. Legend has it that it was founded by the Sumatran Prince Parameswara in 1400 and named for the Melaka tree. It grew quickly, and over the years was governed by many different countries including the Dutch, the British and the Portuguese. It is considered, though, the birthplace of Malaysia and because of its unique heritage, customs, and lifestyle of the locals, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As this tour highlights the UNESCO sites, you will see much of the old city by trishaw. St. Paul's Church the ruins of which overlook the city and the waterfront, as well as the oldest Christine church still in use today in Malaysia, St. Peter's Church. The Porta De Santiago, one of 4 main gateways into the A'Fomosa fortress, is the sole surviving remnant of the massive defenses from the past, will be an interesting stop. The Dutch Administration office, also called the Stadthuys, remains a magnificent sturdy old building that looms over the town square. It was built by the Dutch in the 1650s to be the seat of Dutch leadership and several museums are in and around the building that may be of interest, including the Museum of History and Ethnography, Museum of Literature, and the Democratic Government Museum.

The influence of the Asian cultures predominate in the cultural and religious buildings, such as the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Known as the temple of green clouds, this is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. It is a superb example of southern Chinese architecture and still is a center of Taoism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism. Jonker Street is the center of Chinatown and was renowned for its antique shops but today the area is full of clothing and crafts for locals and tourists. You can still find wonderful curio shops mixed in and almost hidden. Aim for those during a little free time to find a special souvenir of the past.

As you make your way through the numerous restaurants in the area, your hunger will grow and land you in a local restaurant for Peranakan lunch. The Peranakan and Bornean Cuisine is influenced by Chinese, Indian, Thai and Indonesian cultures and uses many of the same methods of cooking as well as herbs and spices. It will taste familiar with a little difference, enough to feel like you are exploring.

Learning new ways of culture through food is exciting, as is a boat ride on the Melaka River. As the gateway to the Sultanate of Melaka many centuries ago, nations from all over used this river as an entry port to begin their trading of spices and later began their colonization. Your riverboat cruise will bring you back to your ship, which is a wonderful culmination to your day.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation
  • Local English speaking guide
  • See St. Peter's Church and the Porta De Santiago
  • See the ruins of St. Paul's Church
  • See Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
  • See the Dutch Administration office
  • Enjoy one hour trishaw ride through UNESCO old city
  • Walk Jonker Street for some local shopping
  • Peranankan lunch at a local restaurant
  • River boat cruise to the cruise pier
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French($)
  • German($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Lunch is included. No beverages are included.
• All entrance fees and your river boat ride are included.

Restrictions

• Please note there is surcharge pricing for all National and New Year holidays. Contact ShoreTrips with any questions.