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Unique Melaka

New High Speed Rail

The Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) with stop in Melaka. Estimated completion year: 2026 Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 90 minutes with HSR.

Deep Sea Port

International shipping port is planned in Melaka.

North South Highway

Connected by the north-south highway, Melaka is located just 200km from Singapore and 148km from Kuala Lumpur. It is only 120km away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Belt and Road Initiative

The Straits of Malacca is a prominent location in China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, which will drive the economy and development of the state.

International Airport

Directs flights to Hangzhou from Melaka commenced in September 2016 The Melaka International Airport expansion is to be implemented by the state government.


Tourism arrival in Melaka has grown steadily over the years and has reached 16.3 million tourist arrivals in 2016.

Why Melaka

Melaka is the oldest state in Malaysia. Founded in 1403 by Parameswara, the prince from Sumatra, it was colonized by the Portuguese in 1511 and occupied by the Dutch in 1641. In 1826, Melaka became part of the British Straits Settlement. The declaration of independence was made by the first Prime Minister of Malaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman at Padang Pahlawan on 20th February 1956, which eventually led to the independence of Malaya on 31st August 1957.

According to history, Malaysia and China's relations began in the era of the Melakan Sultanate, during China's Ming dynasty. China's Admiral Cheng Ho made his way to Melaka five times out of his seven expeditions to the Indian Ocean. Princess Hang Li Poh's marriage to Sultan Mansur Shah of Melaka and unions between local natives and the Chinese is the origin of the "Baba and Nyonya" culture, documenting the close ties between China and Malaysia.

In 2008, Melaka was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.