Malacca, Malaysia in Photos

Malacca is a city on the southwest coast of the Malay peninsula. Once a Sumatran kingdom, Malacca has been occupied by Portugal, England, and the Netherlands. Nowadays, it is most well known for it's historic colonial era buildings and it's UNESCO World Heritage certified Chinatown.

Though only in the city for a little over 24 hours, I was quite impressed with how unique this sometimes-gaudy tourist destination turned out to be. Whether it's the colonial ruins, neon-bedecked rickshaws, floral tiles, temples, or tiny shrines - Malacca is incredibly photogenic.

 Riverfront Malacca.

Riverfront Malacca.

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Colonial Ruins

 The gatehouse of  A Famosa , a Portuguese fort built in 1511.

The gatehouse of A Famosa, a Portuguese fort built in 1511.

 Walking along the old Dutch fort along the Melaka river.

Walking along the old Dutch fort along the Melaka river.

Multicultural Temples

 Xiang Lin Si Buddhist temple in the early evening.

Xiang Lin Si Buddhist temple in the early evening.

Jonker Street Night Market

Located in Malacca's Chinatown, Jonker Street is the main tourist thoroughfare and also host to a large and bustling night market on weekends. We were lucky enough to be in Malacca on a Friday evening and managed to snag a few street eats, though there wasn't much vege-friendly fare.

 Jonker Walk at sundown - a crowded and sensory-overloaded place.

Jonker Walk at sundown - a crowded and sensory-overloaded place.

Delightfully Tacky Rickshaws

 These visually loud rickshaws were also literally loud, blasting bass-heavy dance music as the trawled the streets for passengers.

These visually loud rickshaws were also literally loud, blasting bass-heavy dance music as the trawled the streets for passengers.

Now that you've had a virtual peep around, what do you think? Would you visit Malacca?


21 Photos to Inspire You to Go to Malacca, Malaysia
Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip to Malacca, Malaysia