Me and my kids had a fun time in Melaka and I am writing this blog post to share our experiences with you. Although not as well-known as Kuala Lumpur, Melaka is actually quite rich in its history and heritage.
Ever since its colonization from various Western countries, Melaka is now a lively city that has plenty of things on offer.
Me and my kids especially love the Cendol being offered in various food stalls in the city. It is a shaved ice dessert that is sprinkled with a generous serving of your favorite toppings.
Aside from that, I’ve heard that they offer an escort service that is unlike any other. Anyway, keeping this post as kid-friendly for now.
Today, I am going to talk about some fun activities that you can do with your kids while you’re in Melaka.
There are so many historical sites that you can visit in Melaka and Kampung Morten is one of them. When you go to the place, you can actually take part in their free guided tour to find out more information about the site.
The tours are organized by Sahabat Muzium Melaka and because there are so many tourists that go here, you may have to book a reservation beforehand.
Although it has a funny name on the surface, Jonker Street is actually home to many different historical places. You can find the A’Famosa Fort, the Stadthuys, St. Paul’s Church, and many others.
But, the real magic happens during the weekends where the street transforms into a really lively night market. The night market is filled with different stalls and shops that you can visit that offer various things, including souvenirs, gift items, and most importantly, food!
Despite the fact that there are many foods on offer, it is actually quite inexpensive and your kids will surely love the various Cendol flavors they can choose from!
In various parts of the city, like the Red Square, for example, you can find Trishaw rides that you can hire to go around the city block.
The reason why I mentioned this is that the trishaws themselves are actually decorative and themed based on cartoon characters.
Me and my kids are in a Pokemon-themed trishaw, but there are also some other cartoon characters including the cute Hello Kitty and even Naruto for teens.
Masjid Kapitan Keling
This is a small part of the historical enclave but it has some really nice buildings and a temple where you can worship nearby as well. Though my kids didn’t love the experience because it seemed like a museum to them, for adults, it is actually quite nice.
Melaka River Cruise
I really love the 45-minute river cruise down the Melaka River. I did it with the kids during the daytime, but I’ve heard that you can also take a cruise at night as well. I haven’t experienced the nighttime cruise, but I bet that it is quite magical, simply because the city turns livelier than ever during the night.