One day trip to Malacca
Malacca is a state of Malaysia, best known for its ancient landmarks, heritage buildings and colonial structures. Visiting can be considered as a cultural life experience of a lifetime as there you can see the engravings of British, Dutch and Portuguese powers abandoned in forts, museums, churches and towers.
I took a day trip to Malacca city from the bus at 7 am in the morning from Kuala Lumpur and I returned back to Kuala Lumpur from 6pm bus in the evening. It took me RM 150–200 for the day tour.
Malacca Zoo & Night Safari
This is known to be the second largest zoo in Malaysia. They have wide range of animals, and the visitors are given the chance to see the habitat of these animals. I went there during daytime; therefore I missed the famous night safari. The night safari is enhanced to give the visitors a remarkable open door in watching the behavior of nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. However, the best part of the whole zoo tour was the bird show. This should not be missed!
St. Pauls Cathedral
The ruins of the old St. Pauls Cathedral can be found on the top of the hill known as Bukit St. Paul. The entrance to this hill is near the famous Christ Church and the Stadhuys. From this place you can see most of the city, as it is located on a hill. I visited this attraction during afternoon; therefore it was hot and a bit crowded. However, to avoid the crowd and enjoy a cooler weather, it is advised to visit in the early morning.
Malacca River Cruise
A great way to explore the city is via Malacca River Cruise. The river cruise operates until late evening daily. I went for the ride during evening. The view was very nice; especially the artworks on the buildings are very catchy and unique.
The Maritime Museum is a replica of the Portuguese ship that sank in the coast of Malacca on its way back to Portugal. The main focus of this museum is to showcase the brilliant times of Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East and the maritime history of Malacca. In addition to that, it also showcases the distinctive eras that the Malacca has gone through, starting from Malacca Sultanate era, Dutch era, Portuguese era, and ending with the British era.