There is so much history and mysticism in Melaka. That is because it has many historical sites, prompting UNESCO to list this particular city in Malaysia as one of the world’s heritage sites.
But, despite its rich historical and cultural heritage, there are still some fun things to do in Melaka that aren’t that expensive. In fact, you can even bring an escort girl with you during your travel into this city.
So today, I am going to talk about some of those fun things in this article.
Go on a History Tour
As mentioned earlier in the article, Melaka is known for its historical sites. That is why the first thing in your itinerary would be to visit some of these sites. And, fortunately for you, some of these tours are actually quite inexpensive and there are some that you can do absolutely for free!
Well, the first place that you want to go to would be the Red Square. Also known as the Dutch Square by locals, this is where you can find most of the established buildings by the Dutch people during the Dutch colonization period.
If you are a Christian or you just want to look at some amazing churches, you can go to Christ Church in Melaka so that you can attend a mass there. Masses in the place may be conducted either in English or Chinese.
Head on over to Jonker Street where you can find one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. This is a good place for Buddhists to worship but even if you do not practice or believe in the religion, you can marvel at its architecture and its historical importance.
Built in 1521, the St. Paul’s Church in Melaka is now in ruins, but some of it has been restored somehow.
And lastly, you can head on over to the A’Famosa Fort which is a Portuguese fort that was built back in 1511.
Eat Some Spicy Fish
One of the staples in Melaka is a Spicy and Sour fish stew known as the Asam Pedas. Fortunately, you do not have to spend a lot of money to enjoy it and it is definitely something that I would recommend to travelers.
‘Set Sail’ at the Maritime Museum
The Portuguese is just one of the many European powers that colonized Malaysia back in the day. And, just like the Dutch Square, there are still some structures that are preserved to this day that tells about a part of Malaysia’s history.
If you want to know more about the Portuguese Colonization era, go to the Maritime and Naval Museum. The Museum is shaped like a Portuguese Ship and contains all of the information that you need to know about that time in Malaysia.
Experience the Peranakan Life
Back in the 15th Century, the Peranakans or Chinese immigrants went to Malaysia in droves. Since then, they’ve created Peranakan or Nyonya memoirs that are still made to this day.
Have Some Seafood
If you want a relatively inexpensive seafood dinner, then go to Medan Ikan Bakar Parameswara- a seafood haven for people on a budget.
Shop at a Dutch-inspired Place
Last but not least is doing some shopping at the Freeport A’FAmosa- an open-air Dutch colonial Era-style shopping village.
Here, you can find more than 70 designer brands that offer huge discounts- even up to 70%!