Alor Gajah is a culturally-rich town with numerous museums and colonial-era buildings that sit alongside its traditional Malay restaurants. Exploring the surrounding region reveals an array of family-friendly attractions, including theme parks, safaris and cultural parks.
Things to do in Alor Gajah
Begin your Alor Gajah holiday by immersing yourself in the local culture and history at the bustling Alor Gajah Square, where you can see many of the town’s historic buildings. Duck into the surrounding stores to purchase a range of unique gifts and local delicacies, before watching street performers or renting bicycles or rollerblades to explore further.
A short walk from Alor Gajah Square is the Tradition and Custom Museum, which houses fascinating Malay artefacts covering Alor Gajah’s history and Malay wedding ceremony customs. If you need a bite to eat afterwards, then visit Ngoh Juan Yong Kopitiam for authentic Hainan cuisine or Pasar Menggong Food Court for a range of Malay specialties.
Are you visiting with your family? Drive about 20 minutes to the nearby town of A’Famosa, famous for its theme parks and safari attraction. Start with a day at A’Famosa Water Theme Park, which has high-speed water slides and numerous eateries. It’s next to A'Famosa Animal World Safari, where you can see tigers, lions and crocodiles from safari-style trucks.
Looking for a peaceful day in nature? Drive to Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam Machap Recreational Park, which features playgrounds, picnic areas and a serene lake. Alternatively, head north to Cowboy Town, a theme park at A’Famosa Resort that has karaoke, bowling, Western-style shopping and a beer garden.
Getting around Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah is connected to surrounding towns and cities via the Alor Gajah bus interchange in the centre of town. You can walk around the city centre, but it’s best to have a vehicle to reach nearby attractions.