This trip’s like a step-by-step rundown of Malacca’s Dutch history, and fittingly starts with a trip to colourful Dutch Square. Despite its name, the buildings here are a dark shade of red, rather than orange. Among the colonial structures is the Stadthuys – a former governors’ building that’s now home to a museum. Step inside to learn about the city’s different sub-communities and cultures, then prepare for a different European flavour just around the corner. At the tip of St Paul’s Hill, you’ll have views across the city, plus a chance to see Portuguese-built St Paul’s Church – the oldest church building in Southeast Asia. You’ll see more time-worn Portuguese architecture on your final stop – the crumbling A Famosa fort. Snap pictures of the ruins, then hop into a rickshaw for the return journey to port.
There will be approximately 100 steps to climb up St Paul's hill.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.