Malacca

Malacca (Melaka City) is one of Malaysia's most popular tourist destinations, and following its recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site title, the city has seen an enormous redevelopment and influx of visitors. Located down in the south-west of the Malay Peninsula, Malacca has a quaint river flowing through its centre and an enviable coastal positioning.

Loaded with monuments and old buildings from past colonial powers, Malacca is easy to get about on foot. The city also boasts decent shopping and a noticeable night-time tourism buzz, with much of the activity being centred around the vibrant districts of Chinatown (especially around the Jonker Walk Night Market), Bukit China and Little India, as well as along the Jalan Taman Melaka Raya.