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  • Writer's pictureNicolo Balajadia

A town where local art is not dead, Malacca

Updated: Sep 27, 2018

Before the trip to Malacca, I was expecting to see only old buildings and chicken rice balls but ended up amazed by the local art / graffiti around the area.


One of the main attractions in Malacca City
Malacca Christ Church

Malacca City is a city on the western part of Malaysia and it is considered to be the oldest city in Malaysia. It is one of the reasons why I was interested in visiting this city. Plus, it is just one bus ride from Singapore so it might be a good side trip for you guys who are traveling to Singapore.


For this trip, I've decided to stay somewhere nearby where the main attractions are and somewhere near the river as I wanted to take long exposure shots in the river (wasn't able to get a nice shot though :( ).


As mentioned earlier, I was really amazed at the graffiti's that I've seen around the area. I really liked how they made some old parts of the city looked lively with the art that the locals have made.



Then at night time, I liked how the lights illuminated along the river in Malacca. I do wish they would clean it up a bit though.



I think the highlight of Malacca would be the Masjid Selat Melaka. It is a mosque that is floating over the sea. It's quite peaceful in there and it is perfect for taking sunset shots and the illumination at night time looks really nice so going here before it gets dark is the perfect timing to see this place. However, this area is a bit far from the city so I suggest you do one of the following things:

  1. Bring your own car

  2. Pay a taxi driver to wait for you

Relying on grab might get you stuck in there for quite a while....


For me, a day in Malacca is good enough. There are other places to see like St. Paul's church, Jonker Street, the modern side of Malacca, etc. but 1 whole day is enough to go through those and the ones I mentioned above. As long as you don't get stuck in traffic :)


Thanks for reading up until here. If you're interested about the food experience that I had in Malacca, you can read it from here.

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