Populate the new tab page with recent history or most visited pages

I have moved over from Safari and one thing I am missing is that the homepage / new tab page is not being populated with history or most visited pages. I am not a bookmark guy, to me history or most visited pages are like a lazy dynamically populated bookmark feature. I am not interested in manually managing favourites.

It is just one big empty space:

So I have to go to the URL bar (I hate typing on mobile devices and try to avoid it as much as possible) and start typing to get recent history or searches. Not very intuitive.