The catchy tourism slogan ‘Malaysia, Truly Asia’ continues to ring true as this country really is a potpourri of Asian cultures. Muslim Malays, religiously diverse Chinese, and Hindu and Muslim Indians all muddle along with aboriginal groups (the Orang Asli) on Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo’s indigenous people, scores of tribes known collectively as Dayaks. Each ethnic group has its own language and cultural practices which you can best appreciate through a packed calendar of festivals and a delicious variety of cuisines.
On arrival at Kuala Lumpur International airport you will be met & transferred to Malacca. On arrival in Malacca, you will be transferred to your hotel. Later, proceed for a guided historical city tour of Melaka.Once one of the busiest trading ports and spice routes in the world, the city of Malacca now presents a rich mix of culture developed over centuries. Spend a relaxing day absorbing the atmosphere of once majestic forts, busy market places, a divine temple, and local Chinese-Malay cuisine.Stand atop St. Paul’s Hill as you gaze down on the historic Lower Town, or Bandar Hilir and the Malaccan Straits as you begin your journey. See Fort de Santiago, remains of the once great Portuguese fortress, as well as the 4-century-old St. Paul’s Church that sits on the hill.Indulge in an authentic Malaccan meal. The city produces the noted Baba-Nyonya cuisine exclusive to the state. Walk your meal off at the famous Jonker Street, packed with stalls surrounding antique, red-brick houses. Shop for lovely handicrafts, clothing, trinkets, and other attractive items. Overnight in Malacca.
The morning is free at leisure to explore the historical city at own pace by taking a walk and stroll past its historic monuments. Later in the evening, emark on a river cruise.The 45-minute River Cruise that takes you all the way to Kampung Morten, past Malacca town and the settlements and bridges along the riverbank.After the cruise go on top of the Melaka Taming Seri Tower with its revolving upwards deck and capture a perfect view of the city and far away places. A perfect day to unwind. Get transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Malacca.
The day is free at leisure to either venture the city on own or do some local curio shopping at the many malls like Mahakota Parade or Melaka Megamall. Spend most of your time browsing through these huge malls. Overnight in Malacca.
Today you will be met and transferred to Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) airport for your return flight back home.