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    Melaka Snacks

    by machomikemd Written Jun 25, 2014

    Favorite thing: melaka has a variety of small snacks . Local specialties include the squid balls and fish balls and shrimp balls, the exotic nasi lemak flavored crackers, my favorite assorted prawn and lobster crackers, rice balls and a lot more. These local melaka snacks are different from the ones beingt sold in the Old Chinatown along the Jonker Walk, so if you are at the area around St. Paul Hills and Bandar Hilir area, feel free to try these local melaka goodies besides trying the malaysian chinese goodfies of jonker walk.

    hese snacks costs fromk between RM 1 to 5 depending on the kind and are available everywhere form stalls, hawker centers, stores, Dataran Pahlawan Mega Mall and at the Medan Samudera Arts and Craft Center.

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    Melaka City

    by machomikemd Written Jun 24, 2014

    Favorite thing: The Historic Old City in Melaka, located at the central part of the city (with Bukit China) is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, while other parts of Melaka are not and are actually major parts of a Port City as Melaka was a trading capital port city since the middle ages. Melaka Citty Also is the Capital of the State of Melaka, the only State of Malaysia without a hereditary Ruler (sultan) and the city houses lots of residential and commercial buidllings and condomiums and two large shopping malls, which are located just outside the Historic Part of the City.

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    Money Exchange Shops

    by machomikemd Written Jun 24, 2014

    Favorite thing: Buying lots of souvenirs and food tasting along the Old Town of Malacca can really be a drain in your wallet! so if you have not exhanged enough of your local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and need to have instant cash as many of the stalls do not accept credit cards.

    fear not as there are money exchange shops in and around the Old City of Melaka and some of them are found along the area in the vicinity of Jonkers Walk and the assorted side streets beside it.

    most money exhange shops open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    Fondest memory: a tip: at present the exchange rate of 1 US Dollar is 3.15 Malaysian Ringgit.

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    Melaka Tourist Information Center

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 20, 2014

    Favorite thing: If you are lost for directions on going to the different attractions around Melaka, or if your tour company have forgotten to give you a map of the places around Melaka or you forgot to download the map of Melaka with the different attractions around via your smartphone or tablet, fear not as there is a Melaka Tourist Information Center!

    The Melaka Tourist Information Center is located in the Roundabout along Dutch Square and the Melaka River, at Jalan Kota (near the Tan Kim Seng bridge that connects Jalan Laksamana and Lorong Hang Jebat). The Center is housed in a two story building and it is located at the ground floor as the second floor is a Mosque!

    you can get information and free brochures and maps from the friendly staff there!

    opens: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday

    phone: +60 281 4803

    website: www.tourism.gov.my/en/nz/web-page/footer/.../local-tourism-offices

    go down as the second floor is a mosque! go to the ground floor, not the 2nd floor around center at right free maps and brochures
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    Free Wifi at Some Establishments

    by machomikemd Written Jun 20, 2014

    Favorite thing: why go on Internet Roaming when you travel when the price of internet roaming is more atrocious than calling on your smarphone when some of the establishments in Melaka, including , various hotels, restaurants, bars, coffee houses offer free wifi to guests.

    you can update and post pictures on your facebook, instagram, four square, trip advisor and even here at virtual tourist for free.

    The Hard Rock Cafe Melaka is one of those who offer free wifi to guests and this is where we ate and had free wifi

    Fondest memory: just ask the wifi password of the establishment you are staying or eating or having a drink.

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    Powerdrinks, Ion Replacement Drinks

    by machomikemd Written Jun 20, 2014

    Favorite thing: all those walking and hiking along the various attractions along Jonkers Walk, Jalan Kota, St. Paul Hill, Stadhuys and more would leave you thirsty and dehydrated due to the tropical heat and humidity, and even if you drinks bottled water, if only replaces the fluid loss, not the electrolye loss of your body, so you must also drink Ion Replacement Drinks like 100 Plus, Gatorade, Powerade, Pocari Sweat, etc, to replenish the electrolyte loss due to sweating and fortunately, most of the convenience stores and souvenir stalls around Malacca Sell these kinds to drinks.

    These drinks cost from RM 3.50 to 6 at these stores

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    How to find the objects.

    by Askla Written Dec 22, 2012

    Favorite thing: I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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    The riverside

    by deeper_blue Written Sep 18, 2012

    Favorite thing: Melaka has a beautiful riverside and there are many cruises you can take to Kampung Morten, 45 minutes away. It is very picturesque especially at nighttime, just to take a walk past the twinkling lights of the city.

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    Day trip to Malacca from KL or Singapour

    by cochinjew Written Dec 4, 2011

    Favorite thing: There is much to do and see and enjoy in Malacca, so I second the other posters. Make an early start going to Malacca. If you are going by car, you save a little time, but buses are good, comfortable and cheap. Also when you get to Malacca Central Bus Station make sure you have tickets to come back. Sometimes, the buses to Malacca are full. During the weekends, Malacca gets crowded by the hundreds of Singapore visitors.
    Try to have lunch at a Nyonya Restaurant which is Malacca cuisine. Many good restos: Ole Sayang, the Nyonya Resto at Hotel Equatorial among others. At least peek into the Hotel Puri reception area. Churches, Museums, graveyards, portugese, Dutch and British History, also Chinese monuments. an Old Chetty Tamoul Temple.. so much to see that you better allow a good long day there.

    Malacca is the birthplace of Malaysia even though the Hindu Kingdom of Parameswara which converted into Islam was independent only for a short period of time before the portugese came and conquered in 1511 and until 1962 or so Malaysia was governed by Foreigners.

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    Tourist Office

    by berenices Written Nov 26, 2011

    Favorite thing: The office could not have been more appropriately located -- it is in the center of the historic center, so whether one is walking around the Dutch square, or going to the river cruise, or crossing over to the other side of the river to the Jonker street area, it is impossible to miss this building just next to the bridge. The office itself is on the basement, smallish, and have the usual brochures on hand. I cannot attest to the helpfulness of the staff though, as i didn't go in, just peeked through the glass walls (and saw them both busy with facebook!), as i was in the building for another reason. I can attest though that there is a clean public toilet in the premises, and a great relief as the floors were not wet as they seem to perpetually be in all the other public toilets i've been to in this country, and there was toilet paper, and best of all, no queue!

    Oddly, it does seem that there is little that visitors don't know about in Melaka in terms of places to visit (never saw a single person go in or out of that building in the 3 days that we were passing and lingering in the area).

    The tourist information center
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    Walking around Historical Melaka

    by joeycw Updated Sep 13, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Melaka is one of my favorite destinations in Peninsula Malaysia as it is Malaysia World Heritage Sites. I like this town way back before it is declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Melaka consist of many beautiful historical old building from Portuguese to British colony.

    If it is your first visit to Melaka, I would like to introduce you for a walking tour around central Melaka starting from Stadhuys. Then walk up the little hill to visit an ancient ruin St Paul church. Follow by a main attraction of Melaka's A Famosa at the downhill of St Paul church.

    Then walk back to Stadhuys, and cross the bridge to Jonker street to visit some peranakan mansion that are converted to Shops and Hotels. I would recommend having a chicken rice balls at one of the restaurant along the street. Then you can follow by cold drinks at geographer café. The most iconic attraction I like most is the cheng hoon teng temple which are still a active temples during Chinese festivals. It is really an amazing scene during festivals.

    You may visit or stay at one of the hotels like Puri Hotel or Baba Nyonya Hotels which features the Peranakan mansion of the old days of Melaka.

    Fondest memory: When I am back to Kuala Lumpur and the most I miss about Melaka is the food of melaka and also the night market on weekend along Jonker street especially during festivals like Mid Autumn Festivals or Chinese New Year.

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    Take a Trishaw tour

    by cafank Updated Jun 26, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Probably the best way to see Malacca is with a driver/guide in a multi-decorated trishaw.

    The trishaws that ply for hire in Malacca are works of art, adorned with bells and baubles and chrome-framed pictures of footballers like David Beckham, Michael Owen, Ronaldo and Ronaldino and film-stars like Arnold Swartzenegger and Bruce Lee

    Most trishaw drivers are very good guides and can give you a wonderful histry lesson as you wander around the town.

    Fondest memory: The people, the places, the weary feet which took to to a trishaw!

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    nonya food, masakan peranakan

    by ukirsari Updated Mar 11, 2008

    Fondest memory: i remember the very first time hearing my parents talking about "masakan peranakan" or strait born chinese meals when i was a kid. their topic was about "can we go out with our children to try peranakan food?"

    then later, my mum pick a women magazine and show me about "nonya [or nyonya] food". there's several food recipes from peranakan kitchen. with teaser or opening words as follows, "kalau memasak masakan nonya bumbunya mesti pas, tidak boleh kurang. karena ini menjamin keasliannya." it's indonesian that can be translated in english as 'if you about cooking with nonya recipe, you should follow the ingredients precisely as the original cooking made.'

    well, later i want to know about what is exactly the peranakan eateries look-like in malacca. a place which is famous for its strait born chinese food.

    so, this 2004 malacca trip became one of my memorable gastronomic trips ;)

    original mee rojak (c) ukirsari
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    Melaka stuff

    by shoestringbudget Written Jun 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Here's my reply to Question: Singapore to Melaka travel (posted by sdipta

    Hey there...

    I wld recommend Delima coach... at S$16.OO per pax. ... I took it last month and found it quite comfortable. You can purchase the tics fr. the Lavendar St. bus interchange (it's at the open grounds opp. the S'pore Caskets building).

    As for hotel to stay... if u wanna have good food and shopping... i wld recommend u to stay near Jonkers St. ... Hotel Puri just behind Jonkers St. ... nice environment too... u'll probably need 2 rms at ~RM126 per night. It's withing walking distance to Jonkers St (abt. 3mins away only), Red House (Christ Church Melaka) and The Stadthuys (8-10mins) and Mahkota and Dataran Pahlawan malls (~15-20mins)... all by foot tht is...

    fr the Sentral Melaka station walk to its domestic section and take the town bus (take the one going to Banda Hilir, n tell the driver to let u get off at the Red Hse(Christ Church Melaka... say "merah" (red))... abt RM1 per passenger then fr the red hse walk to ur hotel (b careful of speeding cars along the narrow lanes i must say... hold to on to ur kids!!)... if not u can take a cab at ~RM20 to ur hotel (hope they take all 5 of u... tho)...

    alright then enjoy ur trip!!

    Regards
    shoestringbudget

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    Package Trip

    by Carino Written May 12, 2007

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    Favorite thing: If you are planing a trip to Melaka, check out Package Trip Specials.
    Ramesh Travel Service is the one we used. For SGD 120 we had the bus ride and a night at a five star hotel (Renaissance)! What a good deal!

    Fondest memory: Ramesh Travel Service
    http://www.rameshtravel.com

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