Melaka Nightlife

  • Harpers restaurant and lounge in Melaka.
    Harpers restaurant and lounge in Melaka.
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  • Harpers restaurant and lounge in Melaka.
    Harpers restaurant and lounge in Melaka.
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  • Harpers restaurant and lounge in Melaka.
    Harpers restaurant and lounge in Melaka.
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    Geographer Cafe: A Little Late Night Beer

    by bpacker Updated Feb 17, 2006

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    Hubby and Myself sans beer
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    This place has been touted as one of the most beautiful buildings in Melaka. Little wonder why, when I was there at night, the shop house restaurant looked like a little beacon amongst the artery of lanes in Jonker Street. Backpackers are drawn to this place like moths and most can be seen nursing a beer on the sidewalk tables. Hmm, I'm willing to bet this is in the Lonely Planet..

    Afternote: Muddybok have since confirmed my bet and mentioned that it is in the ubiquitous traveller's bible. Surprisingly, he took an almost similar shot to mine. Ah, sometimes great minds think alike;)

    Tip Update: It's cool to sit on the second floor of Geographers' on a Saturday Night and watch the weekend bazaar from there, with a tall cold glass of beer of course.

    Dress Code: Strictly casual. If you can, grab a table on the sidewalk, nurse a "Tiger" beer (from S'pore) and people-watch at night. It's way too hot in the daytime for this..

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    Geographer Cafe: Live Music & Beer

    by yipsufen Updated Aug 22, 2005

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    Geographer Cafe

    This cafe is packed during the weekends. You can order your favourite drinks here and enjoy the live and free music. Just dedicate a song and the musician will select the song from his laptop for singing. Popular among the western tourists.

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    Outdoor Karaoke Anyone ?

    by yipsufen Updated Aug 22, 2005

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    Karaoke session at one of the Chinese Association

    One of the famous activities or favourite pastimes for the Malaccan folks seem to be outdoor Karaoke. Along the Jonker Walk, you can see Chinese Association holding Karaoke singing sessions. Bring your own CD and just pay a small fee, you can sing to your heart's content. If you are curious, sit down at the ample seats and enjoy their high-pitch singing of chinese oldies from the 1940s. However, they are mainly cater for the middle-aged.

    You may also spot some ladies practising line dancing inside the association hall. It added some uniqueness to Jonker Walk which some tourists find it fascinating.

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    Light & Sound Spectacular: Watch History Come Alive

    by yipsufen Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    The stage for Light & Sound Spectacular

    The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Light & Sound Spectacular is equivalent to projects like Egyptian Pyramid at Giza and the Acropolis at Athens. You will be enthralled by the real live drama playing before your very eyes and will soon find yourself transported back in time to the 14th century. For a complete understanding of Melaka history, come and view the spectacular show.

    Operating Hours: 8:30pm
    Entrance Fees: RM10 for adult and RM2 for children

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    Karaoke: Karaoke

    by imstress Written May 25, 2005

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    Karaoke at Jonker Street

    Karaoke competition is very popular in Melaka.

    You can see them singing on the open stage at Jonker Street and also in most shopping centres.

    Dont be surprised that some of the older folks can really sing well.

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    Street Performance: Street Performance

    by imstress Written May 25, 2005

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    Street Performance

    Have a look at the street performance by Master Ho at Jonker Street.

    Master Ho set a record of poking through 3 coconuts in 10 seconds.

    When I was there he was trying to sell his medicine which could instantly stop bleeding. A bottle cost RM20.

    He would ask foreigner to test his coconut and boast about his records.

    We waited and waited but did not see him in action.

    So is he really going to perform or just trying to sell his medicine?

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    Pasar Malam: Pasar Malam

    by imstress Written May 25, 2005

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    Jonker Street

    On Fri to Sun night, Jonker street closes at 6pm and the Pasar Malam comes to life.

    There are many food stalls and fashion shops along Jonker street that you can shop for.

    The pasar malam is open till midnight.

    A great place for shop and eat till you drop.

    Dress Code: causal

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    Watch a movie: Watch a movie

    by imstress Updated May 25, 2005

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    Movie Ticket Stub

    You can watch a movie for RM9.

    We were glad to catch Star Wars Eposide III when we were in Melaka, Mahkota.

    The schedule is display around the ticketing counter. Choose a show and enjoy it.

    You are not allowed to bring any cameras into the cinema. Exchange a number tag and claim it from the staff at the end of the show.

    But I hate to be disturbed by kids screaming and crying during the show.

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    Jonker Walk: Night Market

    by genie47 Written May 12, 2005

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    The main stage at Jonker Walk

    Every weekend from Fri to Sun, Jonker Walk (Jln Hang Jebat) comes alive with street performances, smell of fried food and stores selling trinkets.

    I wouldn't just call it nightlife but think of it as a weekly carnival. Crowded most of the time and it starts from 6pm to 12midnight.

    The Hokkien Hui Kuan as senior citizens belting out Hokkien oldies to Elvis Presley.

    There is a main stage constructed by the tourism people and there performances by chinese orchestra there.

    Dress Code: Dress in whatever fashion you want but light clothing is preferred.

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    Fuchien & Hainanese Associations' karaoke sessions: Karaoke anyone?

    by mansionion Updated Apr 23, 2005

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    Lohon Paan...Loo..Hon...Lau...

    Visitors to Jonker Walk can participate in this free karoake sessions held at the Fuchien or Hainanese Associations's premises. Every night particularly on weekend, karaoke sessions are held here to entertain the crowd.

    The karoake sessions are open to all and the songs selections are not limited to only Chinses songs (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien etc, from the oldies like Shaghai Beach to current chart toppers) as English songs are also available though the selections are quite limited.

    Sing your heart out loud, its a great place to sing along and to relax yourself with the local crowd.

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    Baba-Nyonya's legacy: Check out the architecture

    by mansionion Updated Apr 23, 2005

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    Looks mom, its glows!

    If you happened to be around Jonker Walk at nigth, check out the design and architecture of the buildings in the vicinity.

    Most of the buildings here are living proofs of Melaka’s rich Baba-Nyonya legacy. Their walls are nicely decorated with marbles and "glows" at night. The darkness of the night give a striking contrast to the decorations- something that you can't see if you are here during the day.

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    Light & Sound Show: Light and sound spectacular

    by mansionion Updated Apr 22, 2005

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    A'Famosa at night

    The first ever light and sound project in South East Asia, Melaka's Light and Sound Show is modelled after similar shows held at other historical places around the world such as the Egyptian Pyramid at Gaza, the Acropolis at Athens and the Red Fort at Delhi.

    The show is said to be among the best way to learn up the history of Melaka where significant events in Melaka's history - from the Melaka Sultanate period, its colonial days until independance - are enacted by means of lights, narrative dialogue, music and sound effects to project real-life drama. It is highly educational yet entertaining, a good orientation for visitors of Melaka to understand the city's history and culture.

    Operating Hours : 8.30 pm nightly
    Entrance Fee : Rm10.00 (Adults) and RM2.00 (Children)

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    Night Market @ Jonker Walk: Night Market @ Jonker Walk

    by mansionion Updated Apr 22, 2005

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    Jonker Walk at night

    Jonker Walk come alive at nigths, particularly on weekend (Friday to Sunday) when the night market are held here from 6pm onwards.

    The night market is not merely a place with a few hawkers selling food, toys and tidbits – it is an interesting place to explore or simply for a leisurely stroll. On special occasion, the crowd will also be entertained by live bands and cultural shows along the street.

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    The Night Bazaar at Jonker Street: Pasar Maalam (Night - Market)

    by bpacker Updated Apr 15, 2005

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    Grilling cuttlefish, Pasar Malam, Melaka

    Come every weekend, the narrow, twisted streets at Jonker closes to traffic and hawkers on pushcarts gather to sell all kinds of delicious street food and local items. In the meantime, the shops at Jonker Walk also bustles with life. You can hear strains of karaoke at the clan associations mingling with the sound of funeral rites performed just a couple of streets away. This is the heartbeat of Melaka and the very place you should be if you're here..

    Where
    Jonker St or Jalan Hang Jebat

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    Peppermint Bistro: After 12?

    by savitha Written Jan 30, 2005

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    Melaka Night life starts really late, even on a weekend...
    Walking into the clubs at 12midnite and not finding a crowd seemed alien to me as I was used to the KL clubbing scene (although I've also retired from that scene for some time!)

    Nevertheless, when the crowd started coming in, the tables turned and we had a blast at Peppermint...

    DJ played a good mix of R&B, club mix, pop and rock...A good mix of music..

    Dress Code: Wear what you want..No bouncer is going to throw you out... heheeh

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