A’Famosa Resort is located in Alor Gajah, Malacca (Melaka). The place was named after the 16th century Portuguese fort of the same name which stood near the harbour of Malacca city. It is situated on 1,300 acres (530 ha) land and consists of a 27-hole golf course, Water Theme Park, Safari Wonderland, a night entertainment attraction called Old West, a Resort Hotel, and few blocks of condotels and villas.
A Famosa Resort Travel Guide
Overview of A’Famosa Resort
What to Do
A’Famosa Resort is a very popular place for families and groups to spend quality time together for a few days. The resort includes a water park, zoo, night entertainment and golf course.
Water Theme Park
Splash away in ‘The Largest Water Theme Park in Malaysia’! Equipped with cool pools, exciting slides, wave pool, and sandy beach, the park has something for everyone.
Operating Hours: 11.00am - 7.00pm for Monday - Friday; 9.00am - 7.00pm for Saturday, Sunday, Public & School Holidays. (Closed every Tuesday except for Public & School Holiday).
The Safari Wonderland is a wildlife safari that offers close encounters with more than 100 species of animals. It features Safari Adventure, a ride on a raft to Monkey Island, a Walk-through Area to experience animals up close, Farm House, Orangutans of Borneo, and Reptile House. The park also hosts several animal shows, such as Elephant Encounter, Multi Animal Fun Time, Colour of the Bird and Wild Wild West Show.
Operating Hours: 9.00am–5.00pm (Daily)
A’Famosa Old West
Featuring various entertainment outlets, such as restaurants, a 4D theatre, fun fair, children theme park, a shopping village, etc., the “Old West” showcases rustic buildings, antiques, cowboys and cowgirls, country songs, and stunt shows. There is also a nightly carnival which consists of an animal musical parade, dancing performance, fire-blowing act, and fireworks.
Operating Hours: 6.00pm-11.00pm for Monday - Sunday. (Closed every Tuesday except eve of Public Holiday & School Holidays).
Sports and Recreation
The resort offers a wide variety of sports and teambuilding activities. These include extreme sports such as go-kart riding, paintball, rock climbing or less intense activities such as horse riding and kite flying.
Operating Hours: 11.00am – 7.00pm for Monday - Sunday (Closed every Tuesday except School & Public Holidays)
Tee off on the award-winning Golf Course. This popular 27-hole is designed by famed Australian designer Ross C. Watson and it is recognised as one of the Top Ten Golf Courses in Malaysia.
When is the Best Time to Visit A’Famosa Resort
The resort is open all year round and suitable to be visited at any time of the year.
How to Get to A’Famosa Resort
A'Famosa Resort is only 10 minutes away from the interchange leading to the resort on the North-South Expressway, 30 minutes from Melaka City, and it is easily accessible via reliable, convenient, and extremely affordable modes of transportation such as buses, rail system, taxis, and cars.
A’Famosa Resort is 1 hour 15 minutes or 113 kilometres drive from Kuala Lumpur via North-South Expressway E2.
The quickest way to get from Singapore to A’Famosa is to drive, which takes about 2 hours 41 minutes.
From Bus Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, take a 1 hour 45 minutes bus ride that runs twice daily to Alor Gajah. From Alor Gajah bus station, take a short taxi ride to A’Famosa Resort.
There is also shuttle service departing from KLIA and KLIA2.
From Singapore, the shuttle service is run by Golden Coach Express departing from City Plaza Singapore and Concorde Shopping Center; while KKKL Travel and Tours depart from Kovan Hub, Tampines MRT Exit B and Bugis MRT Exit D.
From KL Sentral station, take a train to Pulau Sebang. From Pulau Sebang, take a 15 minutes taxi ride to reach A’Famosa Resort or take the free shuttle service.
How to Get Around
A'Famosa Resort offers a free shuttle service that travels between Resort Hotel, Condo D'Savoy, Villas, A'Famosa Theme Parks Golf Clubhouse, and Freeport A'Famosa Outlet that you can easily hop on and off.
What to Eat
A’Famosa Resort Hotel presents a melting pot of international cuisines and a variety of dining outlets.
These incudes Golfer’s Terrace, Huang-Di Chinese Restaurant, Ranch Steak house, Lake View Restaurant, Side Walk Café, Sunshine Café and Bamboo Steak house.
Every Wednesday and Thursday night, there is a Hawker’s Night where you can experience the hawker shop atmosphere with live action cooking of local delicacies.
What to Buy
Freeport A’Famosa Outlet
Offering over 70 brands of sports, fashion and accessories, the outlet features a lake, fountain, carousel, and windmill, with its designs loosely based on Malacca’s Dutch heritage.
Where to Stay
You can either choose to stay in the Resort Hotel by the golf course or at the Condo D’Savoy condotel, where you can stay in the fully air-conditioned 2-bedroom unit, 3-bedroom unit, or the family studio room. Otherwise, retreat into the tastefully designed luxury villas, each equipped with a jacuzzi.
What to Bring
It is recommended for you to bring along swimwear, a hat and sunscreen for when the weather gets hot.
What to Wear
The park is relaxed about allowing visitors to wear T-shirts and shorts in the swimming pool. The only rule is no jeans or zippers in the pools.