Bandar Hilir boasts some of the most well-known historical monuments in Malacca such as Stadthuys and St. Paul’s Church, beautifully outlined with refined architectural features of colonial traits.
Compassing just within the area, you can also find the Maritime Museum and the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum for further exposure to the city’s wonderful history. These attractions are all located nearby, but if you simply can’t resist the heat, hop on a trishaw ride for another exclusive experience in Malacca.
Characterised by salmon red walls, the Stadthuys was once the official residence of the Dutch governors and their officers. The building is a fine example of Dutch woodworking and masonry, and presently houses the History and Ethnography Museum as well as the Literature Museum. Built in 1645, the Stadthuys is the oldest remaining Dutch building in Southeast Asia.