Malacca City, also spelled as Melaka, is the capital city of the state of Malacca in Malaysia. Located on the coast of the Straights of Malacca, it was the most important trading port in Southeast Asia in the 15th century. For its long history, the city was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
The main street of the old town lined with restaurants and shops. After the Dutch left, it became noblemen's street. Rich Peranakans started to live and did business within the street area, giving the street a deep-rooted ethnic and cultural flavor. This area is filled with historical houses dating back to 17th century.
The historic church was originally built in 1521, making it the oldest church building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is located at the summit of St. Paul's Hill and is today part of the Malacca Museum Complex comprising the A Famosa ruins and other historical buildings.