Melaka Local Customs

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    Lanterns.
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  • Lanterns.
    Lanterns.
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    Tiles.
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Melaka

  • 1. Religions

    Shoes must be removed when you enter places of worship such as mosques and temples. In some mosques female visitors are expected to wear scarves. Taking photographs at places of worship is usually...

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  • 2. Festivals

    Merry Christmas from the Portuguese Village, one of the last places on earth where Kristang is still spoken! Malaysia's national Xmas celebration this year (with the King in attendance) is being held...

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  • 3. GREETINGS !

    Greetings can be a slightly complicated affair. ‘Selamat’ is the greeting word, but you must specify the time. • Selamat pagi = Good Morning • Selamat tengah hari = Good Afternoon (from noon to...

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  • 4. Gula Melaka (palm sugar blocks)

    one of the key ingredients of sweets in Malaysia in general and Melaka in Particular, is that they use Palm Sugar as a sweetener in various desserts, shaved ice...

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  • 5. Belacan (Dried Shrimp Paste Block)

    the secret ingredient of many malaysian dishes, sauces and curries is the Belacan. Belacan is Malaysia's version of the Shrimp Paste, which is quite common in...

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  • 6. Hard Rock Cafe Melaka Fridge Magnets

    I know, I know, i already bought a fridge magnet of Melaka at Jonker Street as you can see from my other Melaka Tips Here. But still, In my mind, I must buy a...

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  • 7. Malacca Shot Glasses (Hard Rock Cafe Melaka)

    since I lot collecting assorted knick knacks of my travels, besides buying refrigerator magnets, I also usually buy Shot glasses of the particular area that I...

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  • 8. Malacca Fridge Magnets

    I am an avid collector of refrigerator magnets and whenever I travel, I usually buy them as part of my souvenir collections of the local area that I've visited...

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  • 9. feeling a little nostalgic about Malaysia

    Eventhough I have been in Asia quite recently (just five weeks ago) and would be back there soon (in about six weeks), this morning I woke up with a sudden...

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  • 10. The Basics

    Water : Generally safe to drink water straight from tap. Bottled mineral water, however, easily available in shops & supermarkets Electricity : 220--240 volts...

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  • 11. Tamil Catholic Church

    Observed a very unique thing in Melaka but not very sure if my observation is correct. I found that a lot of indian in melaka are catholic. As I found some of...

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  • 12. Peranakan Heritage

    The earliest Chinese immigrants to the Straits Settlements, namely Melaka, Penang and Singapore, were primarily men who then married local Malay women. Thus,...

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  • 13. Drink sweet things

    The locals have an incredibly sweet tooth. A few things I tried were undrinkable as they were so sweet. If you're feeling brave you can try freshly squeezed...

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  • 14. Carlos Gardel de Malasia

    Como la voz eterna de ciudad porteno, sr p. ramlee he dejado su voz en aire de la peninsula.. cantante y actor.. querido de monton de malasianos...Queria...

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  • 15. Tiles

    Walk along jonker street and observe some of the old Chinese shophouses. Some of them still have at the fron facade partially tiled walls. They are very pretty...

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  • 16. Cats

    I am very fond of cats and will photo any that come near me. Since VT refuses to have a cat section, I am happy to put my cat photos in any section!!! Just...

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  • 17. Tiles

    When we visited Lisbon I noticed so many beautiful tiles decorating walls, floors etc. Melaka had several pretty tiles, too and I wonder if this is a legacy of...

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  • 18. Pineapple Tarts

    As you stroll through the Chinatown area keep an eye out for bakeries selling pineapple tarts - a Nyonya speciality.

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  • 19. Local people

    I have seen one very relaxed man who I decided to photograph. Sleeping here is very convenient no matter where you are. Just look at the man on the picture. You...

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  • 20. Home service!

    THIS INCREDIBLE GUY WAS CARRYING SOUPS WITH THE MOTORBIKE! AND NOTHING SPILLED!!!This guy must work in a circus, in my company, for example.

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  • 21. Weather :

    The climate is tropical and generally warm throughout the year with temperature ranging from 21C to 32C. The humidity is highpretty much all year round..

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