Malacca - Malaysia' s Historic City

Malacca is located on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia facing the Straits of Malacca, about 147 kilometres
from Kuala Lumpur between the states of Negeri Sembilan and Johor. It covers an area of 658 square kilometres
and is divided into three districts namely Alor Gajah, Malacca Tengah and Jasin.

About 580 years ago, an exiled prince from Sumatra, Parameswara, sought refuge in a fishing village and decreed
that a city be built where he stood. He named it Malacca from the Malacca tree.

Malacca rose to become a prosperous and powerful nerve centre of trade between the East and the West, and
eventually became an empire. Here, gold, silk, tea, opium, tobacco, perfumes and countless other items from
nearby countries and from as far away as Europe and South America changed hands.

The fame of this celebrated city spread far and wide and attracted conquerors who coveted monopoly of the
spice trade. From 151 1, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English respectively took control of the empire until
Malaysia obtained her independence in 1957 and Malacca was handed over to its first local Governor. Each rule
left its mark behind and today this charming town is filled with relics too big to be housed by any museum. Every
street, every monument tells its own story of conquest and valour, avarice and victory.

Stop awhile in Malacca and listen hard. In the midst of its thriving new town centre, resorts and golf courses, you
might just be able to hear the pounding of cannons and war cries at the A Famosa or the babble of foreign
tongues raised high in the market place in Malacca - where it all began ...

GETTING THERE
Malacca is easily accessible from major points of the country. The most recommended means would be by road
in order to enjoy panoramic vistas of green and picturesque rubber estates, oil palm plantations and rolling hills as
well as rustic and tranquil villages.

ACCOMMODATION
Malacca has a wide range of accommodation to suit the budget of every visitor. There are a number of
international class hotels while smaller hotels are also available. Beach resorts, motels, chalets and bungalows are
also avilable in and around Malacca town.

SHOPPING GUIDE
Shopping in Malacca is a unique experience for everyone. The main shopping area is filled with a variety of
merchandise ranging from departmental stores to colourful busy bazaars offering unbeatable bargains.

Prices at shopping complexes are fixed but bargaining is welcomed at smaller retail shops and roadside stalls. The
bigger shopping centres can be found in Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Bunga Raya, Jalan Hang Tuah and Jalan
Bendahara.

SHOPPING COMPLEXES

1.Parkson Grand Mahkota Parade
Jalan Merdeka, Malacca 
2.Jaya Jusco Store Sdn. Bhd.
Bukit Beruang, Malacca 
3.Madam King's (Departmental) 
126, 128, 133, Jalan Bunga Raya, Malacca 
4.Great Wall Shopping Centre 
Sdn. Bhd. Plaza Melaka Jalan Gajah Berang 
5.Store Hoiding Sdn. Bhd. 
12A, Jalan Kilang, Malacca 
6.Emporium Formosa Sdn. Bhd.
29, Jalan Kee Ann, Malacca 
7.Fajar Departmental Store & Supermarket Sdn. Bhd.
165, Jalan Hang Tuah 75300 Malacca 
8.City Bayview Hotel Arcade 
Jalan Bendahara, Malacca 
9.Jade House Jewellery Sdn. Bhd.
564. Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca 
10.Jade's Fashion Trading Co. 
Plaza Soon Seng Jalan Hang Tuah 75300 Malacca 

HANDICRAFTS/ SOUVENIRS STORE

1.Handicraft Stalls
Taman Merdeka,Bandar Hilir, Malacca 
2.Batik Mestika
No. 116, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Malacca 
3.June Rao
G15, Pasar Pelancong, Malacca 
4.Malacca Souvenir House & Trading Co.
22, Jalan Tokong, 75200 Malacca 
5.Handicraftstores along
Jalan Taman (Jln Merdeka) 
6.Sykt. Pemasaran
Taman Mini Malaysia Air Keroh, Malacca 

ANTIQUES STORE

1.K&S Antiques House
No. 22, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca 
2.Fatimah Antik Stor
No. 46, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca 
3.Klasik
No. 25, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca 
4.Abdul Company
No. 79, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca 
5.Kowloon Antiques Shop
No. 38, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca 
6.Tay Seng Kee Antique
No. 105, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock 75200 Malacca 

EATING OUT
Malacca has a splendid array of delicious food available at restaurants as well as at street stalls and coffee-shops.
Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes can be found along Jalan Taman, bandar Hilir and Jalan Merdeka which the
locals call " The Gluttons Corner ". Listed below are some restaurants, offering such cuisine.

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