5 Things To Do In Melaka When It Opens
Melaka has a lot of unique attractions that’s more than just historical sites, food and Jonker street.
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In anticipation of Melaka opening up to tourists soon, and to get you excited with what’s ahead, here are five places to visit in the UNESCO listed state that’s more than just historical sites, amazing food and Jonker street.
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1. Adrenaline rush at Skytrex adventure
Although there are already two other Skytrex adventures in Malaysia, one of which is in the Klang Valley, each park offers its own unique adventure.
The one in Melaka is home to signature challenges such as the first Skybike in Malaysia, the UFO, the Tarzan Bungee Swing and many more.
Don’t forget to book in advance online for the best price.
Address: SKYTREX Adventure Melaka, Jalan Taman Botanikal, 75450 Durian Tunggal, Melaka or click here for map.
2. Laughs and scares at the Ghost Museum Melaka
A quirky experience that is more to tickle your fancy than actually scare you is the Ghost Museum Melaka.
On their Facebook page, they invite you to: “Come on and scare out ghosts!!!!”
The museum uses augmented reality (AR) technology which is an interactive experience with computer-generated images overlaying the user’s real view.
Come to think of it, this museum might not be for the faint-hearted but it sure is Instagram worthy! Plus you get to learn about different ghosts from around the world.
For the month of September only, they have a promotion where tickets are only RM8 and valid until July 2022 (the usual price starts from RM18 for adults and RM10 for seniors).
Address: Ghost Museum Melaka, No 43, Jalan Kampung Hulu, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka
3. Climb the sand dunes at Pasir Klebang
If selfies with pontianaks, toyols and orang minyak are a bit too niche for you, perhaps the sand dunes at Pasir Klebang are more your thing and it’s free!
The dunes were a result of a land reclamation project in the Klebang area and are said to be a hidden attraction.
To get to the sand dunes, click here. Get ready to do some walking though as it takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes to actually get to the sand dunes.
The trek there is also said to have no shade so make sure to pile on the sunblock and wear a hat or carry an umbrella.
4. “Visit” one of Melaka’s most famous residents and athletes
One of the most famous people to come out of Malaysia is arguably the ”Father of Malaysian Bodybuilding”, Datuk Wira Dr Gan Boon Leong whose claim to fame comes from winning Mr Universe, Mr Asia, Mr Malaysia and the Mr Melaka titles.
While you can’t actually meet the man himself, you can however visit one of the few gold and bronze statues the state has built for him.
- Located in Jonker Walk World Heritage Park here
- Boon Leong International Gym, 43, Jalan Kubu, 75300 Melaka (located outside the gym)
5. Ohhh… sayangkan at the Mamee Jonker House
Did you know that one of Malaysia’s most popular snacks, MAMEE, was actually founded in Melaka 49 years ago in 1972?
Not only was it a staple snack for nearly every child in Malaysia in the 90s, but it is also popular in neighbouring Singapore, Indonesia and even Australia.
The MAMEE Jonker House is definitely something you’ll want to check out for all things MAMEE.
Not only do you learn more about the history of the brand, but you also get to doodle on a personalised MAMEE Chef Noodle Cup with a mix and match of your favourite seasoning and condiments.
For children, there’s also a “Lil Monster Kitchen’ where they can learn how their MAMEE Monster snacks are made.
There is also a café on-site and cute merchandise to boot.
Address: MAMEE Jonker House, 46 & 48, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
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