Malacca Attraction

Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex

Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex is one of the facilities that are provided by Melaka State Government in order to study and to explore the growth and the mystery of the universe. Melaka Mufti Department has been honored to realizing the State Government’s ambition.

There were three main buildings in the Complex, which are the observatory, the Planetarium and the Training Centre. In the expansion of Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex, Malaysian have the opportunity to study and appreciate astronomy deeper.

Apart from that, we hope that today’s generation has the potency to bring the glory of astronomy in today’s world.

GPS Coordinate: N 2.296442, E 102.078615

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Cheng Ho’s culture museum

This museum was set up in honour of a Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral called Cheng Ho or Zheng He. This famed explorer made seven voyages of exploration, leaving his mark in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia between 1405 and 1433. Five of these voyages brought him through Melaka, a port he is said to have founded. These voyages made a significant impact on Melaka’s regionally important role in history. As a confidante to the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Cheng Ho had a weighty influence on Chinese International Relations of the day.

In the mid-15th Century, he was entrusted to bring the Emperor’s daughter, Princess Hang Li Po to marry the Sultan of Melaka. The Princess’ entourage consisted of several hundred sons of ministers and handmaidens, a group of people who eventually intermarried with locals in Melaka, creating the Baba Nyonya culture. Lately, some interest has been generated about a belief that Cheng Ho kept a warehouse in Melaka. One of the dilapidated buildings in the old part of Melaka town, showing remnants of Ming style architecture, is thought to be the old warehouse in question and is now the site of the Cheng Ho Museum.

The exhibition space displays the life and times of the historic Admiral. Rooms like Tea House and Treasure Ship Living Cabin will take you back in time, and offer you a glimpse of Cheng Ho’s lifestyle. Studies of the adventures of this Muslim eunuch are fascinating and the social impact of his voyages can still be felt to this day.

GPS Coordinate: 2.19535N, 102.248608E

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Jonker Walk

A definite haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authentic artifacts and relics, some dating as far back as 300 years, can be found among a host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history and mystery.

Jalan Hang Jebat, formerly known as Jonker Street, is known worldwide among serious antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques.

Recently, a new wave of cafes and craft shops have sprouted on this street, lending it a cultured air of old-meets-new.

GPS Coordinates : N2 11.779 E102 14.818

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Melaka River Cruise

The river was the main artery of trade for Melaka in its heyday when it was bustling with traders from all around the world.

Some buildings from that era still stand majestically by the river, which is also lined by old villages, or kampungs, and modern day buildings.

The 45-minute cruise is accompanied by an entertaining and informative commentary. And, for just RM8*, it’s a good bargain. See parts of historical Melaka, get a history lesson for next to nothing, and never break a sweat!

GPS Coordinate: 2.193133N, 102.247232E

*prices subject to change

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