Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Melaka, Jalan Bunga Raya, Disovery Cafe
Melaka
Jalan Bunga Raya, Disovery Cafe
Melaka, Chinatown
Melaka
Chinatown


Excellent alternative online resources:

Wikipidia:Melaka



Malacca: the city that best gives a sense of Malaysia’s past

Article from the Telegraph newspaper: Along with its sultry climate, atmospheric Malacca boasts an intriguing history, unusual food and a lively nightlife, says Rhymer Rigby. ... more

Malaysia vs. Singapore

Entertaining story from guest author Maik from his Blog "Wah Lau". He is a german guy who developed quite some affection for the whole range of Asian diversity. Being based in Singapore, he went for a trip to nearby Melaka in 2006 and reflected about the differences between Malaysia and Singapore and what people think of each other, prejudice or not? ... more

Georgetown and Melaka just became Unesco world heritage sites

On Monday, July 7, 2008, the historic city centre of Melaka and Georgetown, Penang with their mostly Chinese shophouses and colonial buildings were just been added into the list of Unesco World Heritage sites. Therefore, Malaysia now has four sites on the list, the other two being Gunung Mulu National Park (Sarawak, tropical karst area) and Kinabalu Park (Sabah, highest peak in South-east Asia). ... more

Things to Do & See
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Dutch Square (Red Square)
The Dutch Square, also called Red Squared because all the surrounding building painted red, next to the Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town. ... more
Chinatown
Melaka′s chinatown has a very peaceful atmosphere especially at night. Almost all houses are still in tact and painted colourfully. ... more
St. Paul’s Church
The ruin of St.Paul′s Church is located on top of St.Paul′s Hill and was one of five churches in the fortress complex A Famosa on the hill that was built by the Portuguese in 1521. ... more

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Restaurants & Food Courts
Medan Portugis / Portuguese Settlement
To the west of downtown Melaka, the Portuguese descendants - Kristang - founded their own settlement in the 1930s. Have an interesting evening trip to Medan Portugis to have a feast in the various Portuguese seafood restaurants. ... more

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Transport
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Melaka Sentral
Main bus terminal for long distance buses in Melaka located 4km north of the city centre. ... more

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Shopping
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Jonker Walk
A street in Chinatown with many antiques, textile and handicraft stores as well as galleries. On weekend nights the street is closed for traffic and turns into a lively night market ... more
Dataran Pahlawan
Dataran Pahlawan is a shopping mall near A Famose with a Carrefour hypermarket and Golden Screen Cinemas ... more

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HOSTELS
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Apa Kaba Home&Stay
Homestay, Melaka
Homestay / Guesthouse in a village (kampung) area, 5min away from the heritage zone ... more
Old Town Guesthouse
Guesthouse, Melaka
family-run guesthouse located near near historical Bukit Cina ... more
Cyclamen Cottage
Hostel, Melaka
Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center ... more

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Hotels in in Melaka
HOSTELS
in Melaka
Oriental Riverside Residence
Guesthouse located in old Chinatown with the back facing the Melaka River
Jalan-Jalan Emas
Guesthouse in charming Jalan Tukang Emas, also called Harmony Street, in Chinatown