Instagrammable places in melaka

23 Instagrammable Places In Melaka (Personal Experience!) 

Here’s a fun fact for you: If you look up #melaka on Instagram, you’ll find 5.6 million posts using this hashtag! So it goes without saying that there are loads of Instagrammable places in Melaka for you to explore.

Melaka is a small state in Peninsular Malaysia that’s perfect for a short holiday. Whether you’re a local looking for a getaway or a traveler hoping to explore this historical state, I’ve got you covered! 

I’m Vidhya, a WWB Guest Writer, and as a Kuala Lumpur native, Melaka is just a stone’s throw away for me.

Long weekends aren’t complete without a trip to Melaka to enjoy its historical sites, street art and of course, delicious food! 

So let me walk you through the top 23 Instagrammable places in Melaka (including gorgeous cafés) for a picture perfect holiday. Use my guide to explore the streets of Melaka and capture stunning pictures for the gram.

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23 Instagrammable Places In Melaka:

1. Masbro Village

2. The Riviera

3. Nomaps

4. Christ Church

5. A’Famosa

6. Maritime Museum Melaka

7. Melaka Straits Mosque

8. Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

9. Chee Family Mansion

10. Melaka River

11. Malacca Sand Dunes

12. My Kiehl’s Heritage

13. The Shore Sky Tower

14. Encore Melaka

15. Freeport A’Famosa Outlet

16. Jonker Street

17. The Coffee JAR

18. The Stolen Cup

19. Heesan Kopi

20. Locahouz

21. Calanthe Art Cafe

22. The Old Merchant

23. The Huskitory

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Photo credit: @merrie_22

1. Masbro Village

Let’s start off with some accommodation options for Instagrammable places in Melaka!

Masbro Village is an English style homestay with unique and colorful triangular houses. Equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and modern amenities, this is the perfect Insta-worthy place to stay when you visit Melaka.

With a lovely patch of green in front of each house, Masbro Village gives you the feel of a quaint English cottage right here in Melaka!

Address: Lot 291, Batu 7 ½, Jalan Paya Rumput Perdana, 76450, Malacca (Google Maps location)

Website: Masbro Village Melaka

Photo credit: @annabelleyappp

2. The Riviera

If you prefer something more bougie or atas, as we Malaysians say, The Riviera is the perfect place to stay!

The Riviera, with its French colonial architecture, houses suites and shops for patrons. Equipped with cobblestone roads and balconies with wrought iron designs, you’ll be transported to a charming town in France.

If you choose not to stay here, you can still visit The Riviera to walk down the cobblestone roads and take a few pictures with this French-inspired building as a backdrop.

Address: Jalan Baiduri 1, Melaka Raya, Malacca, Malaysia, 75000 (Google Map location)

Photo credit: @fernweholism

3. Nomaps

This hostel is gaining popularity on Instagram for its unique and colorful exterior. The entrance of this hostel features an array of colorful shutters and the ‘nomaps’ sign in a cool, aesthetic font. Use this as a backdrop for your next Instagram picture!

If you stay the night at this hostel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the beautiful interior as well, which includes lovely murals.

Address: 11, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Website: Nomaps Melaka

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4. Christ Church

With its signature red exterior, Christ Church is probably one of the most popular landmarks and Instagrammable places in Melaka.

Built in the 1700s during the Dutch colonial era, Christ Church is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia.

When you’re in Melaka, it’s an absolute must to visit this church and snap a picture in front of this iconic building. You can also enter the church and appreciate the various historical elements inside, including a church bell that predates Christ Church itself.

Address: Gereja Christ, Jalan Gereja, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Malacca (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM 

Photo credit: @lil_euniceyo

5. A’Famosa

A’Famosa is another iconic landmark in Melaka. It’s the remains of an ancient Portuguese fortress. Built in the 1500s, A’Famosa is one of the oldest surviving European style buildings in Southeast Asia.

You can snap pictures outside this fortress, in front of the replica cannons and the iconic A’Famosa exterior.

Isn’t it one of the best Instagrammable places in Melaka?

In addition, you can also walk inside and take pictures with the archway, white walls and exposed brick as a backdrop.

Address: Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka (Google Map location)

Photo credit: @milavennika

6. Maritime Museum Melaka

The Maritime Museum is a replica of Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship which sank off the coast of Melaka in 1511. This replica ship, which stands at 34 meters high, houses various exhibits that showcase the maritime history of Melaka.

It’s certainly the best place at melaka for ship enthusiasts. Don’t miss the opportunity to take pictures with this majestic ship as a backdrop. You can also pay a small entry fee to go on board this replica and experience the sweet life on deck!

*cue Pirates of the Caribbean theme music*

Address: Jln Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Closed on Mondays)

Entrance fee: RM 10 (USD 2.21) for Malaysians, RM 29 (USD 6.41) for overseas travelers (subject to change)

7. Melaka Straits Mosque

Built on a man-made island, this mosque is also known as Malacca’s Floating Mosque as it looks almost as if it’s floating on water!

This picturesque mosque overlooks the sea and combines both Middle Eastern and Malay architectural designs. Below the glistening gold dome lies large archways decked with beautiful stained glass.

The Melaka Straits Mosque provides great photo ops, especially at sunset.

Address: Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, 75000 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Photo credit: @azuladnan

8. Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

This museum is a replica of a royal palace from the Melaka Sultanate era that dates back to the 15th century.

Honoring traditional Malay architecture, this replica is built with wood. Step back in time and take a picture or three with this grand building as a backdrop. 

Within the museum, there are various exhibits that showcase the history of the Melaka Sultanate era. For history buffs,  this is definitely the best place in Melaka to visit and one of the best places that Instagrammable in Melaka!

Address: Jln Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Closed on Mondays)

Entrance fee: RM 5 (USD 1.10) for Malaysians, RM 10 (USD 2.21) for overseas travelers (subject to change)

Photo credit: @mr_terra

9. Chee Family Mansion

This unique building that features a mix of different architectural influences including Dutch and Chinese is the ancestral home of the Chee family. The Chee family is said to be one of the oldest Chinese families in Melaka.

Although you can’t enter the property, you can admire it from outside and take a few Insta-worthy pictures with the grand front gates and the lavish mansion as a backdrop.

Address: Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Malacca (Google Maps location)

10. Melaka River

Melaka River flows right through the city and is lined with buildings on either side. One of the main attractions here is the beautiful murals painted on the walls facing the river.

You can take a stroll along the river, or go for a relaxing 45-minute river cruise to enjoy the stunning murals and sites. The river cruise is especially beautiful at night when the lights come on, giving the city an enchanting glow.

Melaka River Cruise

Address: Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 9:00AM – 11:00PM

Ticket price: RM 25 (USD 5.52) for Malaysians, RM 30 (USD 6.63) for overseas travelers

Website: Melaka River Cruise

Photo credit: @__nrciah27

11. Malacca Sand Dunes

One of the Instagrammable places in Melaka you should not miss!

Klebang Beach in Melaka is known for its Instagrammable white sand dunes. This is one of the most interesting places in Melaka because this kind of desert-like surroundings is very rare in a tropical country like Malaysia.

To reach these sand dunes, you’ll need to walk a little over 2 kilometers from the car park, so do come prepared with an umbrella, sun hat, a bottle of water, and wear comfortable footwear.

Note: Recent visitors have mentioned that these sand dunes are slowly being cleared, so they’re a little lower now than before. When you visit Melaka, do ask around before visiting the sand dunes to avoid disappointment. Klebang Beach is still worth a visit for a laid-back picnic by the beach!

Address: Klebang Beach, Melaka (Google Maps location)

Photo credit: @erniebernie

12. My Kiehl’s Heritage

When in Melaka, taking an OOTD shot at My Kiehl’s Heritage is a must! That’s why this place is listed as one of the best Instagrammable places in Melaka.

Kiehl’s created this mural in 2015 with the help of street artist Fritilldea in honor of the 5 UNESCO Heritage sites in Malaysia.

The mural is colorful, vibrant and absolutely stunning! If you’re into street art, this is definitely a must-see.

Address: 86, Jalan Tukang Besi, 75200 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Photo credit: @iedatalena

13. The Shore Sky Tower

If you want a bird’s eye view of Melaka, The Shore Sky Tower is the place to go! Visit the observation deck on the 43rd floor to enjoy breathtaking views of the city.

Imagine snapping a picture with the whole of Melaka right behind you. If that’s not Insta-worthy, I don’t know what is!

Thrill-seekers can take it up a notch and walk along the Sky Deck that has glass-flooring, so you can see the streets of Melaka right beneath you!

Address: 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100, Malacca (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 10:00PM

Entrance fee: Adults – RM 25/USD 5.52 (Monday – Thursday), RM 35/USD 7.73 (Friday – Sunday), Child – RM 18/USD 3.98 (Monday – Thursday), RM 25/USD 5.52 (Friday – Sunday)

Website: The Shore Sky Tower

Photo credit: @__nrciah27

14. Encore Melaka

This performing arts theater is the best place in Melaka to catch a live show. It uses a 360-degree rotating auditorium, amazing lighting and graphics to create a one-of-a-kind theater going experience!

Even if you’re not into live shows, Encore Melaka is definitely still worth a visit. This contemporary, white building is the perfect backdrop for pictures that exude minimalist vibes.

Address: Impression City, No. 3, Jalan KSB – Impression 8, Kota Syahbandar, 75200 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Show listing: Encore Melaka Shows

 Photo credit: @choty_behen

15. Freeport A’Famosa Outlet

This Dutch-inspired open air mall houses over 80 fashion, sport and accessory brands. In addition to shopping, you can also take awesome pictures at the Windmill Canel.

With fountains and a huge windmill as your backdrop, your Insta fam will probably think you’ve flown over to the Netherlands!

Address: Jalan Kemus / Sempang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00AM – 10:00PM

Photo credit: @just.dom.only

16. Jonker Street

Jonker Street, also known as Jonker Walk, is the main part of Melaka’s Chinatown.

One of the highlights of Jonker Street is its night market where you can find stalls selling a variety of local delights such as chicken rice balls, coconut shake, cendol, and lok lok (steamboat). This is a great place to get scrumptious food pics!

Jonker Street also houses numerous museums and temples that you can visit. This vibrant street, rich in culture and heritage, offers tons of Instagrammable moments at every corner.

Jonker Street Night Market

Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Friday – Sunday, 6:00PM – 12:00AM

Photo credit: @imaaronccy 

17. The Coffee JAR

If you’re a caffeine addict like me, you’re always on the lookout for good coffee joints. Well, look no further, The Coffee JAR is the place to go!

The exterior of this café oozes old-school charm. Inside, you have two options for seating. The first is a cozy, retro space filled with interesting vintage items including a cassette player and a large collection of cassettes.

The second seating area offers a more chic, minimalist design with gray walls and clean lines. Both are Insta-worthy in their own way!

Some of the must-try things here include their matcha latte, iced latte, cheesecake, and tiramisu.

Address: 38, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka (Google Map location)

Opening hours: Monday, 9:30AM – 5:00PM & Wednesday – Sunday, 9:30AM – 6:00PM  (Closed on Tuesdays)

Photo credit: @lamyerda

18. The Stolen Cup

This café is a nice place in Melaka for breakfast or brunch. The exterior, dotted with various potted plants, is very inviting.

The interior exudes cozy, vintage vibes. The walls are adorned with interesting memorabilia, making it the perfect backdrop for your next Insta pic.

Some of the must-haves here include their croissants, gula melaka latte, and Portuguese egg tarts.

Address: 12, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Closed on Wednesdays)

Photo credit: @miss_jenniec

19. Heesan Kopi

Don’t be fooled by this café’s humble exterior! The interior is decorated with a variety of vintage memorabilia and plates, adding to the overall charm of this quaint café.

There are also colorful and vibrant murals on the walls. If you can, snatch a table next to these murals to get good shots for the gram.

Some of the must-haves here are their mocha latte, pizzas, and chocolate brownie with ice cream.

Address: 100, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka (Google Map location)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Photo credit: @yvonnesoo

20. Locahouz

This charming café has a scenic garden area and a unique spiral staircase in the corner. Although you can’t climb up the staircase, it makes for a great backdrop in pictures.

Another Insta-worthy thing about this café is their special coffee decorated with flowers. It’s not just coffee, it’s a piece of art!

In addition to the coffee, another must-have is their burger with ciabatta or pumpkin bread.

Address: 8, Jalan Bukit Cina, Kampung Bukit China, 75100 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00AM – 5:00PM (Closed on Wednesdays)

Photo credit: @just.dom.only

21. Calanthe Art Café

This is another great spot for breakfast or brunch while you’re in Melaka. If you Google “melaka best place for laksa”, this place is bound to pop up!

In addition to their signature laksa, this café also offers a unique and interesting ambience for its patrons. An eclectic collection of vintage items adorn the walls. They’re even on the ceiling!

Some walls are covered with colorful patterns and interesting artwork. True to its name, this café’s interior is a piece of art in itself. Very Insta-worthy, for sure!

Address: 11, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75250 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 9:00AM – 10:30PM (Closed on Thursdays)

Photo credit: @theisabellee

22. The Old Merchant

This riverside bar offers Instagrammable backdrops in addition to great cocktails!

The Chinese-inspired interior embraces traditional design elements with a modern twist. Whether you sit at the bar or at a table, your pictures are sure to look great.

The Old Merchant also offers outdoor seating by the river. So enjoy a cocktail or two as you admire the scenic view of Melaka River.

Address: 88, Jalan Kampung Pantai, 75200 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 6:00PM – 1:00AM (Closed on Mondays)

Photo credit: @heart.1211

23. The Huskitory

If you’re a dog lover, this is hands down the best place in Malacca for you!

The Huskitory is a Husky gallery where you can play and interact with loads of beautiful Huskies. You can even buy treats and feed the doggos. This is your chance to take a picture with a pack of cute, fluffy Huskies!

Slots are limited at The Huskitory, so it’s best to make a reservation before going.

Address: 27, Jalan Taman Asean, Taman Asean, 75250 Melaka (Google Maps location)

Phone number: 011–5500 2602

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00AM – 8:00PM (Closed on Wednesdays)

Entrance fee: RM 28/USD 6.19 (subject to change)

Viral Places In Melaka

  • Jonker Street
  • My Kiehl’s Heritage
  •  Melaka River
  • Nomaps
  • Dutch Square (where Christ Church Melaka is located)
  • Melaka Sultanate Palace
  • A’Famosa
  • The Shore Sky Tower

Free Places To Visit In Melaka

  •  Christ Church Melaka
  • A’Famosa
  • Melaka Straits Mosque
  • Melaka River
  • My Kiehl’s Heritage
  • Klebang Beach

Unusual Things To Do In Melaka

  • Enjoy a cocktail at the Chinese-inspired riverside bar, The Old Merchant.
  • Play with a pack of cute and adorable huskies at The Huskitory.
  • Go for a desert-inspired photoshoot at the Malacca Sand Dunes.
  • Spend the night in colorful triangular houses at Masbro Village.
  • Catch a one-of-a-kind live performance at Encore Melaka.

Is Melaka Worth Visiting?

YES, Melaka is worth visiting! Melaka is a Malaysian state that is rich in history and culture. It’s definitely worth visiting if you’re curious about the past of this country. Plus, Melaka has tons of beautiful street art and amazing street food to enjoy as well.

How Many Days Do You Need In Melaka?

Melaka is a relatively small state, so 2 days should be enough time to visit all the must-see places here. It’s a popular tourist attraction, even among locals, and can be quite busy, especially on weekends. To avoid the crowd, consider coming on weekdays.

How Do You Get Around In Melaka?

Getting around in Melaka is easy as you can find taxis and buses at bus stations, hotels and major tourist attractions. If you prefer more flexibility, you can also rent a car and travel around Melaka at your own pace.

What Should I Bring To Melaka?

  • Adult and child face masks. Face masks are no longer mandatory in Malaysia, but it’s always good practice to have some on you, especially when visiting a crowded place.
  • Hand sanitizer. This is great to clean your hands, especially before meals.
  • Disinfecting wipes. If you’re worried about germs, use this to wipe down plane and hotel surfaces.
  • Travel insurance. If you’re an overseas traveler, insurance can be a real lifesaver in the event of emergencies!
  • Umbrella. As a tropical country, Malaysia experiences quite a bit of rain, so be prepared with a small umbrella that you can easily carry around in your backpack.
  • Sun hat and sunglasses. It can also get pretty hot in Melaka, so be sure to pack your sun hat and sunglasses.
  • Water bottle. This is a must to stay hydrated in Malaysia’s hot weather.
  • Comfortable footwear. You’ll probably be walking around a lot, so bring along comfortable footwear. A cozy pair of sneakers is ideal.

How Much Should I Bring To Melaka?

You’ll need roughly RM 81 (USD 17.90) per day when you’re in Melaka, based on the average expenses of other visitors. Visitors usually spend, on average, RM 39 (USD 8.62) on food and RM 7 (USD 1.55) on transportation per day.

Conclusion

If you’re craving a short and sweet getaway, Melaka is the place for you!

In addition to history, culture and great food, Melaka also offers tons of Insta-worthy moments for the gram. I mean, if you don’t post a picture posing in front of the iconic Christ Church, did you even go to Melaka?!

Use my guide to visit all the Instagrammable places in Melaka and make everyone and their cats go wild over your holiday pics!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve visited any of these places. I’d love to hear about your experience! And if you know other Insta-worthy spots in Melaka, feel free to add to my list by leaving a comment below.

Now excuse me as I go and plan my next IG-friendly holiday!

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