Don’t mess with Melaka

We landed in Kuala Lumpur and went straight away by bus to Melaka what takes approximately 2 hours, and we felt in love with this small appealing and pleasant town.


Melaka was colonised by the the Dutch, Portuguese and British. The city has a rich history and to tells it proudly with it’s 14 museums 🙂 You can say that fusion is a good word to use when talking about Melaka, once you can find in this charming city  Christian churches, chinese and hindu  temples, mosques and red-brick buildings.


Melaka is a UNESCO world heritage site and an exciting place to discover. You can easily walk to every point of interest, and if you want to go further you can always rent a bike. The city has great views, artistic buildings and streets. Although not to the extent of Penang there is a lot of street art to be found in the side street nearby the River.

The Dutch Square is the tourist centre, it’s buildings are painted red but more surprising than that are the colourful and noisy trishaws decorated with famous cartoon characters.


The Jonker Street,  is the main tourist street which can be very crowded. The Ruins of St Paul’s Church are at the top of St Paul’s Hill.


Melaka has a large and thriving Chinatown that deserves a visit. The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia and a must see.


Melaka is a great place to seat and watch the world go by,  either by the river, or at one of the great many eateries. Food was one of my favourite parts of Melaka  so if you are interested check out the link –   ? ?a vegan in Melaka ??

photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha

7 thoughts on “Don’t mess with Melaka

  1. savvysouthindian

    Love all your posts Ana! They are so interesting and informative! All these amazing pictures and wonderful stories makes me feel like I’ve visited all those places. If I ever go to any of these places in the future I know exactly what to see and what to eat since I’m a vegetarian too!?

    • cook the beans

      Hi Latha your comment just made my day ? you are so sweet… your blog is a bucket full of inspiration as well 🙂 thanks for visiting my friend. xx

  2. Anindya

    Nice post and lovely pics. ..Melaka seems to be a very beautiful place. ..

  3. gypsyjackson

    Very nice to see someone who loves Melaka and you did well to get around everywhere. I can’t wait to settle there in a few years, and I’m already looking forward to my next visit in February next year.

    • cook the beans

      Melaka looks like a great city to live, happy for you 🙂 have fun in your next visit

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