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    Beautiful Malay village

    by Audrey118 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This is a very unqiue view taken from the hotel above - it is such a pretty view of the Malay village (kampong ) and it is located at the end of Jalan Bunga Raya. So unique to me is the harmonius rooftop - similar patterns and colour. You can walk across to the kampung via the bridge.

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    Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

    by black_mimi99 Written May 18, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Intermarriage between early Chinese settler and Malays resulted in the unique Baba Nyonya culture..... here we can learn more about the culture.

    Fondest memory: The traditional cloths of Baba Nyonya.... i like it so much! not like Chinese cloths or Malays...

    Baba Nyonya - mi's

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    Comparative costs

    by SWFC_Fan Written Aug 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: I visited Melaka in December 2005. I present below the prices of some of the items I purchased during my trip, by way of providing information about the general costs of living.

    At December 2005: 6.4 RM = £1

    - 330ml can of soft drink from a supermarket = 1 - 1.50 RM

    - 330ml bottle of imported beer in a restaurant = 12 - 15 RM

    - A meal of noodles/rice with meat in a simple restaurant = 3 - 5 RM

    - Cakes and pastries from a western style bakery = 2 RM

    - Large stuffed crust pizza at Pizza Hut = 30 RM

    - Pitcher of Pepsi (circa 6 large glasses) at Pizza Hut = 4.50 RM

    - Postcards from souvenir shops next to Stadthuys = 0.70 RM each

    - Entrance to Maritime/Naval Museum = 2 RM

    - Entrance to Stadthuys (5 museums) = 5 RM

    - 4km taxi ride (city centre to bus station) = 12 - 15 RM

    - Coach to Kuala Lumpur = 9.40 RM

    - Single room, with en-suite, air-conditioning, satellite TV, fridge and buffet breakfast in a modern 3* hotel = 125 RM per night.

    Market stalls in Melaka

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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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    WI-FI @Geographer & Surrounding

    by muddybok Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: For those travelers that bring along their notebook computer may want to upload & create Melaka VT page on the spot.

    However, the wireless login id is required. You may want to check with Geographer guy for temporary login. Of course you need to buy drink from them la!!!

    Hot Spot provider, TM Net (one of the premier telephone operators & ISP in Malaysia)

    Click-click!!
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    Maritime Museum

    by black_mimi99 Written May 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The museum is the model of a Portuguese galleon remind us of the ship “flora De La Mar”. It exhibits the maritime history of Malacca during seven eras: Malay Sultanate era, Portuguese era, the Dutch era, the British era, and the Malaysia independence era.

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    Sightseeing

    by SPW Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: We went to the Tourist Information Bureau in Dutch Square where we asked about tours of Melaka. Within minutes we were in a van being shown around by a most informative guide. For us it was a very sensible move, as Susan has difficulty walking long distances and we were finding the heat hard to handle, but I think being shown around by someone who is well informed, answers questions and is generally couteous and helpful is an excellent introduction anywhere. It was particularly good that there were only the two of us so we could have individual attention.

    Fondest memory: I think the time we spent in Harmony Street was particularly memorable, and important in these times of world tension and religious bigotry/hatred.
    But the whole town is full of interest, the markets, hawker stalls, houses, greenery, fruit trees, food, people, history, culture, even the airconditioned shopping mall....

    Melaka street
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    Jln Hang Jebat vs Jonker Street

    by yuet29 Written Dec 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Jln Hang Jebat is also known as Jonket Street. The street will be blocked every night from Friday to Sunday. There are a lot of stalls set inside selling handicrafts, food etc..

    There are performances and shows as well.

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    Melaka, Great Getaway Destination

    by muddybok Written Mar 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Melaka can be considered as one of the most popular historical destination for both Malaysian and Singaporean. The A'Famosa is the most popular landmark in SEA, even more popular than KLCC Twin Towers.

    Often time, special groups (such as Fiat, Alfa, Lotus and Harley owners' groups) will have treasure hunt or makan cum historical trips to Melaka. Believe me, most of them already been to Melaka many times but they will not mind keep coming back.

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    A'Famosa is spared!!

    by muddybok Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The A'Famosa plays a very important role to Melaka's development and that include attracts millions of tourists to Melaka every year. I cannot imagine who will ever visit Melaka just because of Jonkers St, Dutch Square and may be Christ Church. Thank God that Sir Stamford Raffles rescued A'Famosa from being demolished by British in 1808.


    I was quite shocked to read that some people actually hate the ass out of A'Famosa Fort & those canons that constantly molested till really smooth and shine whenever kids, families, tourists, foreigners taking photos with lot of smiles and magnificent backdrop of A'Famosa. Luckily those tips are sinking to the bottom and I was so worry that it will bring about bad publicity for Melaka tourism.

    Melaka people may have suffered tough lives during the colonial period, but the ability to endure and stand up under great suffering is what we looking for. Just as we all know that we are going to die one day, are we suppose to feel sad over this starting from our birth? I don't think soooooo!!!!

    Stupid canon? I don't think so
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    Melaka Theme? (I don't think so)

    by muddybok Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Since Melaka is such a historical city and food heaven, the demands for visiting tourists to Melaka to bring back something is always there. In short, I am going to list out some of the things you should buy from Melaka because of the uniqueness of the city.

    The wooden clogs (are high on aunties' list), Cencaluk (fermented shrimp), Aik Cheong Coffee, paintings and postcards of Melaka, Orang Utan t-shirts, and some old antiques from collectors' boutiques should be considered.

    There are at most 2 shops that selling some low quality Balinese landscaping items and I don't think you should waste your precious time/money buying them and better get yourself an oil change session at Hoe Kee/Chong Wah chicken rice stores.

    Melaka Theme? I don't  think so!! Orang Utan store Clog magnets
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    Mix of people

    by diageva Written Nov 27, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Like in the rest of Malasia you will find a great mix of coultures. As we arrive at the bus station we saw a lot of muslim women the head and body covered, but then in the more historic part of Malacca we found more hindus and chinise people.

    People

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    Melaka on the movies - shaken but not stirred

    by sourbugger Updated Oct 10, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The film "Entrapment" features the river in Melaka. The film makers however entered into a bit of jiggery-pokery to get the Petronas towers in as well for the climatic scene.

    This caused some degree of controversy (for more detail see the twin tip to this on KL)

    Catherine and Sean may well have enjoyed filming here, but you now only have a couple of years to see it in it's present ramshackle
    and atmospheric best - it's going to be "restored", and will end up with expensive waterside apartments similar to those found in Amsterdam.

    Fondest memory: Taking the river cruise is a very pleasant way to finish off a day's sightseeing - see other tips.

    River in Melala - dirty looking but clean.

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    Economy & Wealth Distribution

    by muddybok Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: State of Melaka as a whole is still very much depending on agricultural products with the exception of touristy and artistic charms around the Bandar Hilir. Street artists, food and drinks industries however blend in very well in Melaka because of its unique richness in both cultural and heritage values.

    The fondest impression for me (since young) on Melaka are those talented street artists who make a living by painting really nice paintings based on A'Famosa, St. Paul Hill, Dutch Square, even the Jonkers St. and becoming the best tourism publicity material that keep drawing foreign tourists pouring into Melaka because some friends or friends of their visited Melaka before. They may not be rich, but they really contribute great deal to Melaka tourism.

    Street artist, not homeless A'Famosa Old charcoal irons, fan, typewriters
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    Street Scene (Short Pavement)

    by muddybok Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Another attraction for older Melaka town area are those short pavements and they are so close to main streets, that Melaka Authority has to covert most streets into one way street. Behind all these short pavement, there found great treasures for antiques collectors. You can find many shops selling old charcoal irons, typewriters, clocks & watches, even F&N and cokes bottle for real collectors.

    Eaters can find wide range of local and nyonya foods amongst these shops too. Believeeee me, Melaka is quite a food heaven and that's the reason why many Singapore and Malaysia tourists keep visit/re-visit Melaka whenever they manage to find time to escape there.

    Pavement Pavement
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