Take a Virtual Tour of Melaka

Melaka can be right at your fingertips with these virtual tours of the historical city.

TIPS TO VIEW VIRTUAL TOUR:

1. Click on the link/ image in each destination to enter the 360-degree experience
2. Select Contents to jump straight to a destination.
3. Turn sound on or off by clicking on the upper right-hand corner of the tour
4. To jump to a different location, click on the arrow or the picture at the bottom.

1. A Famosa

For those who love the historical side of travel, A Famosa is a definite must-see on your list. Start your virtual walkthrough of Melaka by exploring the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. Built in 1511, the bastion used to be big enough to house an entire Portuguese administration. There were five churches, hospitals, key towers and clusters of townhouses.

In the 17th century, it was seized by Dutch forces, who did some construction work on it. To this day, you can see a small inscription on the arch lettering ANNO 1670, and the coat-of-arms of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). When it was later taken over by the British, it was destroyed in 1806 to prevent it from being used should it fall into enemy hands. Today all that remains is a small gatehouse known as Porta de Santiago. 

CLICK HERE to see virtual tour of A Famosa.

2. The Dutch Square

Close to A Famosa is a strech of picturesque red-brick beauties flocked by tourists and trishaw riders. Built between 1660 to 1700, they consist of iconic buildings such as Christ Church, Queen Victoria’s Fountain and The Stadhuys. The latter once served as the official residence of Dutch governors, and was a town hall during the British administration.

Now it is home to a number of museums, including the Islamic Museum, History & Ethnography Museum, Architecture Museum and the Muzium Rakyat (Peoples Museum). Explore Melaka’s popular sightseeing spot here.

CLICK HERE to see virtual tour of The Dutch Square.

3. St Paul’s Church

Overlooking the city is St Paul’s Hill, where the ruins of St Paul’s Church humbly stands. Walk up the steep steps to see this historical site and a marble statue of St Francies Xavier.

The church is said to have been built on the site of an old palace belonging to the last sultan of Melaka. Portuguese captain, Duarte Coelho, had it constructed in honour of the Virgin Mary whom he believed had saved his life during a storm at sea. Back then it was called the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation). Within it is a roofless structure surrounded by ancient tombstones, marking the Dutch burial vault that was set up in 1592.

CLICK HERE to see virtual tour of St Paul’s Church.

4. Melaka River

Tucked right next to the Dutch Square and by the foothills of St Paul’s, the Melaka River is the most historical landmark in the heritage city. It is said to be where Melaka was founded in the 1400s by Prince Parameswara, who became the first sultan of Melaka. Once a famous trade route, it was dubbed the Venice of the East. Have a walk down the river, where vibrant buildings, cafes, historical bridges and colourful street art greet you.

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5. Morten Village

Walk further down the Melaka River and you will reach Morten Village, or Kampung Morten. The traditional Malay village is considered a living museum, as there are plenty of uniquely designed houses and many residents here still lead the traditional way of life.

Once a mangrove swamp, the settlement was developed by a British Land Commissioner named JF Morten in the 1920s. Of the 50 traditional Malay houses in Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa is by the far the most well-preserved architecture. It is also a private museum filled with antiques, and the owner is happy to welcome you in for a slice of the past.  

CLICK HERE to see virtual tour of Morten Village.

6. Kampung Kling Mosque

Cultural buffs can take in the unique architecture of Kampung Kling Mosque. Constructed by Indian Muslim traders in 1748, it is one of Melaka’s most traditional mosques, which still retains its one-of-a-kind blend of Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and Melaka Malay architectural designs. It was initially a wooden building, which was then rebuilt using brick in 1872. As you enter it, you can see a beautiful ablution pool and minaret, along with a pagoda-like green roof.

Kampung Kling Mosque is located along Jalan Tukang Emas, known to some as “Harmony Street” due to its distance to other religious sites such as Cheng Hoon Teng and Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple.

CLICK HERE to see virtual tour of Kampung Kling Mosque.

7. Kampung Hulu Mosque

For a glimpse into another architecture that has seen the test of time, have a stroll outside the Kampung Hulu Mosque. It is the oldest mosque in Melaka, and said to be among the oldest in Malaysia, commissioned by the Dutch in a time of religious pluralism.

Flaunting a mixture of Sumatran, Sini and Melaka Malay designs, the Kampung Hulu Mosque has a minaret that resembles a pagoda with the style of “Balai Nobat Melayu”. Next to it is an old cemetary where several notable preachers and missionaries are laid to rest.

CLICK HERE to see virtual tour of Kampung Hulu Mosque.

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8. Hang Tuah Mausoleum

Visiting cemeteries and mausoleums are admittedly not for everyone, but a city with as much history as Melaka does have its fair share of dark tourism. Start with a virtual visit to the Hang Tuah Mausoleum, said to be the final resting spot of a legendary warrior named Hang Tuah.

Hang Tuah was a notable and loyal warrior who served the Melaka sultanate as a ‘laksamana’ or admiral. He supervised the China-India trade route, defended the state against enemies and was proficient in the martial art of silat. Surrounding the mausoleum are information boards with snippets of stories about the warrior’s and his exploits.

Fun fact: he is one of five brother-in-arms including Hang Jebat, Jang Kasturi, Hang Lekiu and Hang Lekir. Some of their mausoleums can be found in other areas of Melaka.

CLICK HERE to see virtual tour of Hang Tuah Mausoleum.

9. Hang Li Poh’s Well

A historical water well stands in Melaka City, built in 1459 by the followers of a Chinese princess said to have been sent to Melaka during the Ming Dynasty. Although not much is known about Hang Li Poh due to the Cultural Revolution in China, her presence marked the start of cultural and social assimilation of Chinese immigrants in the peninsular.

The well was a water supply for the community until 1511, when the Portuguese decided to use it as their main water supply. The Dutch later constructed a protective wall around it in 1677, and during the British colonisation, it was abandoned to this date. Despite now being sealed up, people still toss coins into it, in hopes that it would grant their wishes.

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10. Sam Po Kong Temple

Just a few steps away is the Sam Po Kong Temple. It was built in 1795 by the Chinese Kapitans to appease the souls of Chinese traders who came to Malaya and died with no family to pray for them. It honours deities like Tua Pek Gong, said to control the local land and wealth, as well as Ma Zhu, who protects those out at sea.

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11. Melaka Warrior Monument

Located close by is the Melaka Warrior Monument, a World War Two memorial and cenotaph that commemorates the Chinese victims who perished during the Japanese Occupation. This is situated at the foothills of Bukit Cina, a 15th century graveyard. There are over 12,000 graves here dating back to the Ming Dynasty, which is no wonder it is the oldest and largest Chinese cemetery outside of China.

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12. Klebang Beach

After a trip to the dark side, it’s time to hit the beach (virtually, of course)! Have a virtual stroll at Klebang Beach, a shoreline that looks out at the Strait of Melaka. Small as it may look, Klebang Beach is part of what once was a large reclaimed land. There are numerous food trucks and stalls nearby.

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13. Portuguese Settlement

To end your virtual tour of Melaka, visit the Portuguese Settlement. Melaka was a Portuguese colony between 1511 to 1641, and so they established a home here in Ujong Pasir, located a few kilometres outside the city centre. From the main courtyard, you can see the Christ the Redeemer replica statue, as well as many seafood restaurants.

CLICK HERE to see virtual tour of Portuguese Settlement.

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