12 Fun Places To Visit In Melaka If You're Tired Of Going To A Famosa

There's more to do than bum around the beach or restudy the history of A Famosa.

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1. The Shore Sky Tower

At 50km tall, The Shore Sky Tower is the second tallest building in Melaka. A truly captivating experience, head on to the 43rd floor and walk on the rooftop. While there is perimeter fencing to ensure your safety, those afraid of heights should refrain from looking down, as the deck is constructed entirely from glass! The exhilarating tourist spot lets you use their telescope to check out some of Melaka's attractions, or take in the panoramic views of the whole city.

193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka,
Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100, Malacca.

Operating hours:
11am-10pm (Daily).

Admission fee:
- RM25 (Monday to Thursday).
- RM35 (Friday to Sunday).

Children (aged 3 to 12 years old).
- RM18 (Monday to Thursday).
- RM25 (Friday to Sunday).

2. The Orangutan House

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Not to be mistaken for an actual house with orangutans, The Orangutan House was originally established in 1993 as a studio-gallery belonging to artist Charles Cham, which primarily houses colourful paintings. Over time, it has now been revamped into a quirky little shop that sells art pieces and T-shirts designed by Charles. The most notable attraction of this place, however, is the giant mural plastered across the side of the building where the store is located in. As of today, it is one of the most recognisable buildings in Melaka City.

59, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka.

Operating hours:
10am-6pm (Daily).

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3. The Shore Oceanarium

If you're stopping by the sky tower, you might as well pay a visit to the equally intriguing The Shore Oceanarium. Opened in 2015, the oceanarium has been described as a fun and educational place for adults and kids alike. From an interactive touch pool where you can interact with different species of fish to a section of the locale called "River Story", which displays a variety of piranha fishes, there's even a 3D movie theatre where you can put on cool colour-coded glasses to look at some fish.

Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya,
Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai, 75100 Melaka.

Operating hours:
10.30am-7pm (Thursday to Tuesday).
Closed on Wednesday.

Admission fee:
- Adults (RM40).
- Children (RM30).
- Senior citizens (RM30).

(Optional add ons)
- 3D Interactive package (RM10).
- Feeding Frenzy package (RM10).

4. Upside Down House Melaka

Unlike your standard locale, Upside Down House Melaka has all their fixtures and fittings upside down! One of the more family-friendly attractions on the list, the sheer possibility of stepping into this house would be a source of intrigue for many. Pretend gravity has completely melted away, or turn your camera upside down and pretend you're Spider-Man climbing on the wall.

PM 6, Plaza Mahkota, G12 & G14 & G16,
Jalan PM7, Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka.

Other Upside Down Houses are available in Port Dickson, Ipoh, Kuching, Penang, Langkawi, and KL.

Operating hours:
10am-7pm (Monday to Thursday).
10am-9pm (Friday to Sunday).

Admission fee: (with MyKad)
- Adult (RM18).
- Children (RM12).
- Senior Citizen (RM12).

Admission fee: (without MyKad)
- Adult (RM22).
- Children (RM16).
- Senior Citizen (RM16).

5. Mamee Jonker House

Crazy for Mamee, anyone? Mamee Jonker House is practically a kids paradise for all the millennials that grew up eating Mamee Monster in their school canteen. Split into four different sections, visit the Mamee café for a variation of dishes inspired by, and using ingredients from, our classic Mamee packets. Visit the merchandise shop to get an exclusive selection of Mamee T-shirts, mugs, and toys, or even head to the 'Noodle Doodle' area, and create your own personalised Mamee Noodle Cup. For parents looking to entertain their kids, chuck them over to the Lil Monster Kitchen to create their own batch of Mamee noodles.

46 & 48, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka.

Operating hours:
10am-5pm (Monday to Thursday).
10am-7pm (Friday to Sunday).

6. Encore Melaka

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Designed by China's state-owned Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Encore Melaka is a state-of-the-art theatre that seats more than 2,000 individuals, and offers up a viewing experience that is purely unforgettable. Making world history, the stage is the longest in existence for Southeast Asia, being a whopping 240 meters long. Equipped with projection mapping and dynamic lighting, an impeccable feature of the theatre is the 360-degree rotating auditorium with multiple stages. By moving through the rotating auditorium, you won't just be a passive viewer, but an active performer in the setup too.

Impression City, No. 3, Jalan KSB,
Impression 8, Kota Syahbandar, 75200 Melaka.

Operating hours:
9am-6pm (Sunday to Thursday).
9am-10pm (Friday and Saturday).

Admission fee:
Varies based on shows premiering. Click here to see the list of shows currently playing at Encore Melaka.

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Image via Tripadvisor

7. Klebang Beach

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Often said to resemble Dubai, the popularity of Klebang Beach stems from the presence of sand dunes that enhance this sandy seaside to something a little more interesting than other beaches. A 20-minute drive from Melaka City, there's no reason why you can't include Klebang Beach on your itinerary for a fun and exciting trip. For all the beach bums, the appeal is obvious. But for those looking for something to keep themselves preoccupied, some people even come to fish by the ocean. If you get hungry, stalls and food-trucks can be found on the coast that'll whet your appetite, including Melaka's famous coconut shakes.

Pantai Klebang, Melaka.

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8. Melaka River Cruise

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There's no better way to explore Melaka than through a cruise. Purchasing a ticket from either the Spice Garden Jetty or Melaka River Square Jetty, hop on a boat from the Melaka River Cruise and experience a 45-minute journey through the hidden passages and vibrant heritage corners Melaka has to offer. Passing by historic monuments and popular hangout spots, take in all the fresh air and kickback for a ride that's worth the money.

Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka.

Operating hours:
9am-11pm (Daily).

Admission fee: (with MyKad)
- Adults age 12 years old and above (RM25).
- Children age 2 to 11 years old (RM15).
- Children below 2 (Free).
- OKU adults (RM15).
- OKU children (RM10).
- Senior citizens above 60 (RM20).
- Senior citizens above 70 (RM10).
- Students (RM20).

Admission fee: (without MyKad)
- Adults age 12 years old and above (RM30).
- Children age 2 to 11 years old (RM25).

Image via Melaka Kini

9. A'Famosa Water Theme Park & Safari Wonderland

Image via A'Famosa Resort

Contrary to what our headline stipulates, this A'Famosa is not the heritage building rich in coloniser history. Instead, it's one of the biggest water parks in Malaysia. Experience thrilling rides through the Hulala, Inner Tube Slide, and High Speed attractions, or take a sultry swim down the Family Raft. If water isn't really your friend, go to the Safari Wonderland instead, and get the chance to see wildlife up and close, including monkeys, elephants, and tigers. With numerous unique rides and activities for everyone, families with members of all ages will have fun at A'Famosa Water Theme Park and Safari Wonderland.

Jalan Kemus / Sempang Ampat,
Simpang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka.

Operating hours:
10am-6pm (Wednesday to Monday).
Closed on Tuesday.

Admission fee:
- Annual Pass Local (Safari Wonderland + Water Theme Park) (RM109 per pax).
- Safari Wonderland, Adult (RM50).
- Safari Wonderland, Child (RM40).
- Water Theme Park, Adult (RM45).
- Water Theme Park, Child (RM38).

Image via A'Famosa Resort
Image via A'Famosa

10. Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

History may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum is for the adventure seekers who find pleasure in learning about our rich history. With the exterior built in the vision of the palace belonging to Sultan Mansur Shah, a stroll through this gallery brings your Sejarah textbook to life. Learning more about the Melaka Sultanate, get the chance to view real dioramas of Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat, and a display of royal collections that include weapons, jewellery, pottery, and clothing.

Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka.

Operating hours:
9am-5pm (Tuesday to Sunday).
Closed on Monday.

Admission fee: (with MyKad)
- Adults (RM10).
- Children (RM5).

Admission fee: (without MyKad)
- Adults (RM20).
- Children (RM10).

Note: There are a total of 27 other galleries and museums located on the same grounds as the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum. Click here for more information on the other museums.

11. Menara Taming Sari

Wanna get a view of all of Melaka from 80 metres in the air? Menara Taming Sari gives all its riders a spectacular panoramic view of many interesting landmarks of the nation, including St. Paul's Hill, Independence Memorial Building, Samudera Museum and the ship, Flor De La Mar, Melaka Straits Mosque, Pulau Besar, Dataran Pahlawan, and the Straits of Melaka. Comfortable for people of all ages, you won't need to worry about a bumpy ride, just a chance to get spectacular photos of all of Melaka.

Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 
75000 Melaka.

Operating hours:
10am-11pm (Daily).

Admission fee: (with MyKad)
- Adults (RM17).
- Child (RM11).
- Senior citizens (RM9).
- Disabled individuals (RM8).

Admission fee: (without MyKad)
- Adults (RM23).
- Child (RM15).
- Senior citizen (RM18).
- Disable individuals (RM8).

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12. Ride a trishaw, anywhere!

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Okay we admit — this isn't exactly a location to 'visit' in Melaka. Yet the charm and inherent appeal of a good trishaw ride is bound to send anyone into a spiral of excitement. Difficult to argue against, trishaws will take you through streets and between nooks and crannies that cover every corner of Melaka. If you choose to venture out on your own, it may cost you more. But if you want to sit back and enjoy the full tourist experience, you know what to do!

Anywhere you can find it! Though we'd suggest looking around Dutch Square and The Stadthuys.

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