Faces of
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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Melaka, Malaysia

Istana

Istana, Reconstruction of the Sultan′s Palace which was destroyed by a fire in 1460.
The Istana
Reconstruction of the Sultan′s Palace which was destroyed by a fire in 1460.

Includes the Muzium Budaya (Malacca Cultural Musem)

map and location of Istana



Hotels in in Melaka
HOSTELS
in Melaka
Sayang-Sayang Guest House
Youth Hostel located right at the centre of Chinatown facing the Melaka River
Tidur Tidur Guesthouse and Hostel
Budget Guesthouse in the back of an design studio in the heritage zone of Melaka
Things to do & see
Bukit Cina
Bukit Cina (englisch: Chinese Hill) is the largest chinese burial ground outside China. ... more
Melaka River Cruise
The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka. ... more
Things to do & see
Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC. ... more

Little India Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India. ... more