Melaka overview

Melaka Travel Guide
Given the status of World Heritage City by UNESCO in 2008 Melaka is the place to visit for fans of colonial history. The remains of the A Formosa, a fort built by the Portuguese to guard the city in the 16th century, is one of the oldest pieces of European architecture in Southeast Asia. The Dutch did their very best to destroy it at one point, but what is left is still worth a look. Jonkers Street once housed wealthy colonialists and is now the place to search out antiques as well as a variety of cuisines. It is also a lively place to come to at night. As with most cities that have one, a river trip is a good way to get a different perspective of Melaka. This is the best way to see the bridges, warehouses and old homes, which line the city’s river banks.