The first stop on this trip gives you a peek at one of Malaysia’s main modern day exports – rubber. You’ll visit a small rubber plantation in the rural outskirts of Malacca, to learn about how it’s produced here. Next, there’s a traditional Malay house on the cards, which gives you an insight into local life in the 19th century. As you head into the heart of the city, you’ll make a beeline for the most popular meeting point – Dutch Square. This fountain-centred spot’s also known as Red Square, due to the circle of crimson-coloured colonial buildings that surround it. Stroll across to A Famosa while you’re here – this former fortress is little more than a crumbling gatehouse these days, but the ruin is among the oldest European sites in the country. It’s back to the contemporary end of the spectrum to finish – you’ll head to the waterfront Malacca Straits Mosque, which was built to look like it’s floating in the shallows.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.