Malacca is the 3rd smallest Malaysian state after Penang and Perlis. The state is found in Malay Peninsula Southern region that’s next to Straits of Malacca. Despite being small Malacca has lots of beauties and breathtaking sites that are worth visiting. Here are some of Malacca’s great cultures, history and holidays that make this place a must visit.
Majority of Malacca residents are Portuguese thus they practice Portuguese traditions. Most of them are Catholics and they observe festive from the catholic calendar, the most observed being Entrudo, in other words, lent season, a period which Catholics first for forty days. Their traditional dance is the branyu, which is mainly performed during the santa cruz, an annual street celebration. Malacca’s favorite dish is the devils curry and egg tarts which are available in the town’s cuisines. Ikan bakar, serkam and Umbai are the most popular restaurants among the locals. Sikhs residing in abroad and in Malacca congregate at Gurdwara sikh temple every last weekend of the month of May to commemorate the death of their former priest who became a saint after passing away. Visitors are allowed to enter but are advised on some rules to follow.(image by Nomadic Samuel).
There are two great museums in Malacca that hoard the complete history of these people, that’s the Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum and the great Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. Here you will learn of how Malacca was once a fishing village to how it became a Chinese empire and the emperor actually resided in this state.
Malacca is home to great holiday destinations that are ideal for families, couples as well as honeymooners. There are many places to visit in Malacca, accommodation services are at par with world standards and range from luxurious suites to budget hotels, there are also places you can go for outdoor travel, hiking, water sports, historical sites as well as beaches. Lovers of nightlife are also not left behind; Malacca is the place to be here are some 2014 places to visit in Malacca.
Butterfly and reptile sanctuary
You can visit this place with your kids and enjoy seeing its antiques, you will be fascinated by the beautiful species of butterflies you have never seen. You will also see some amazing well fed reptiles relaxing at their best.(image by Janne Huttunen).
Coral wonderland Malacca
This is Malacca’s first coral park that is home to over 1,000 different species of marine fishes and corals. The coral was opened in late 2011 and has been known as the longest touch poll in Asia as well as Malaysia’s longest coral aquarium. This gives you a good chance to take in depth looks as you admire the marine life while taking some pictures too.
Dutch square is the best picturesque spot that located near the river front of Jalana Kota. There’s a favorite pick up point for many that’s distinguished by the bright groups of terracotta colonial Dutch buildings which are red in color, they are a symbol of architectural achievements as they were built in the 1660 and 1700 years.
Visit Malacca and get to see more spectacular sites as you learn of their cultures and history, you might even consider to extend your vacation as Malacca is just a nice place to be in.
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