While there’s more than enough to keep you occupied in Melaka, there are also a few popular getaways within day-trip distance. These include several opportunities to see animals: the tranquil coastal village of Padang Kemunting is a hatching site for hawksbill turtles, while Ayer Keroh has several wildlife parks as well as cultural attractions. Alternatively, the nearby island Pulau Besar provides an opportunity to feel some sand between your toes even if the sea is fairly polluted.

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