Being an old colonial town Malacca has a lot of history with a legacy dating back 600 years. Initially it started out as a fishing village then it was used by the Chinese and Indians as a port followed by the Portuguese and the Dutch who used it during the spice trade. For this reason Malacca is one of the most interesting cities to visit.
Among the attractions you will visit are the old Dutch Stadthuys (city hall) once used as an administration office, which today houses the History & Ethnography museum. Then there is St Peters Church, built in 1710 and the oldest Christian church still in use in Malaysia and St Paul’s Church which was originally built by the Portuguese, along with the fort on the hill.
You may also get the chance to visit China town with its temples, interesting restaurants, antique and craft shops, mosques and narrow streets. The Cheng Hoon Teng temple is the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia and here you'll find three major doctrines of local Chinese influence under one roof:- Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
Jonker Street, famous for its antique stalls is also worth a visit.
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