I bought a ticket of RM5 and started to count stairs. Paul’s Hill was an important place on my plan because both the Portuguese and Dutch left their mark there. The Portugese tombstone inscription gives an insight to the history but it would be good if there is a guide to tell the story.
Quite a bit of stairs to negotiate so be prepared for that. About 500m from the maritime museum, there are quite a number of other museums along Jalan Kota. There are great views of the city from the top and some interesting history billboard found on the way up and near the base of the hill.
The sun shone brightly on the east side of the buildings; the weather was exceptionally clear and fine that I could even see the Sumatera Island when the revolving gyro reached the top.
Many other major attractions around the city are all so near to each other.
Learn about the man, Cheng Ho who visited Melaka 5 times during his 7 voyages.
My next destination, Menara Taming Sari is 700m away from Cheng Ho museum and took me 7 mins walk to reach.
I bought a ticket, rented binoculars and couldn’t wait to have a bird’s eye view of Melaka.
In the waiting area my excitement continue to rise.
Melaka touches me with its mixture of culture where you can find traces of countries from the east (China and Japan) and west (Portugal, Spain and England).
When I had a chance to travel to Melaka for a period of 3 days and 2 nights, I realized if I want to experience this place to the fullest, I had to make a good travel plan.