Tracing The Path To The Past In Melaka With Traveloka
While I’m still enthusiastic on writing about travelling, I thought I’d stray a little and tell you about one of my most frequently visited state in Malaysia, Melaka.
Malaysia has become one of Asia’s top destinations now, beside Japan, Hongkong, Indonesia and Thailand. It is of no surprise that one of the most popular and reknown landmark in Kuala Lumpur, is of course, the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
Having said that, for travelers who prefer exploring historical sites and cultures, you should definitely visit Melaka.
Melaka is located about 148 kilometer away from Kuala Lumpur, and can be reached within a short two-hour drive. The historical city has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since the 7th of July 2008. Like any other old town, expect to see manifold of nostalgic and traditional Chinese architectural buildings along the way.
Here are a few famous sites to visit while in Melaka:
1. St. Peter’s Church
Built in 1710, the St. Peter’s Church is the oldest Catholic church in Malaysia. The church’s design was influced by Eastern and Western architecture.
2. Queen Victoria Fountain
Surrounded by red-colored painted Dutch buildings and standing tall – Queen Victoria Fountain of Melaka. The fountain was built in 1904 by the British colony to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 60 years of reigns.
3. Dutch Graveyard
The Dutch Graveyard was acknowledged as a National Monument under the Antiquities Act 1976. The first British person to be buried at the Dutch Graveyard was Captain John Kidd, a ship captain, while the last British person to be buried was the wife of a British army officer, in 1838.
4. St. John Fort
Built on top of a hill, this UNESCO World Heritage site is known to the locals as Senjuang Hill or St. John Hill. The site was founded in 1571 by the Portuguese conquerors and is located merely 3km away from the town.
There is so much to see and do in Melaka! The place would make a fantastic weekend gateway with the family or even a short day trip with a few friends. Regardless for work or play, Traveloka.com is a great website for comparing hotels and flights deals.
Here are a few deals currently listed on the website:
1. Hatten Hotel MalaccaThis four star hotel is a great place to stay for those who enjoy comfortable and premium facilities and services. Room rates for premier deluxe suite starts from RM433/night.
2. Wana Riverside HotelFor a less fancy stop, this three-star accommodation provides you the necessity – a comfortable bed and a fantastic location, at the central of Melaka overlooking the riverside. There are 170 rooms consisting of twin/double bed, with city/river view to choose from. All of this for less than RM180/night.
For those visiting the Traveloka Website for the first time, note that the price shown is the nett price, there is no additional tax or booking fee.
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