6. Melaka is compact and can be easily navigated by foot.
Once you arrive at Dutch Square or in the vicinity of Jonker walk, you will appreciate the reachable attractions. Most of the noteworthy temples, mosques, historical sites, famous restaurants, and tea shops are within a 10 minute walk. Malaysia is scorching hot during the day (pretty much year round) so it’s nice to have everything conveniently located in Melaka.
7. Melaka has an excellent range of boutique hotels and guesthouses for a city its size.
Finding a hotel or guesthouse that suits you is extremely easy in Melaka. Most of the accommodation choices are located minutes away from Jonker Walk or along Sungai Melaka (Melaka River). In low season you can find great deals online when tourist numbers are down. In my opinion, book well in advance and try to find something close enough to the action, but far enough from the thick tourist crowds that can clog up the tourist region.
Click here and use the map tool to find a place to stay that suits you near the prime tourist sites. Melaka has roughly 420 accommodation choices to choose from.
8. Melaka is loaded with trendy art shops.
Melaka is not all about hawker food and souvenirs. The city also has a broad range of tiny art shops selling locally made goods. You can easily find hand-made jewellery and lots of household ornaments on the streets off of Jonker Walk. Let’s face it – shopping is an entertaining way to avoid the rays in the middle of the afternoon.