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.
    by cachaseiro
  • Harpers restaurant and lounge in Melaka.
    Harpers restaurant and lounge in Melaka.
    by cachaseiro

Best Rated Nightlife in Melaka

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    Geographer Cafe: A Little Late Night Beer

    by bpacker Updated Feb 17, 2006

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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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    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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    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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    Ringo Classics and Antiques: Rod Stewart just here ;)

    by ukirsari Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    ringo classic (c) ukirsari

    The interior of this cafe is full with oldiest things. A truely vintage atmosphere. Like banner and logo of Coke, F&N and Tiger. The table made from old sewing machine 'Singer' [remind me of my Granny's :)].

    Then the only singer, Ringo performing the songs of 80s and several of Rod Stewart's. He also playing keyboard and guitar by himself. And hearing his voice is sooooo cool. He can sing exactly as the real singers.

    When I ask about his ability, his answer is, "I learn by myself. Hear the song first then recorded it with my tape. If there's close to the real, it means .. 'Okay, I can sing this song for the guests'." And especially me, Ringo sang 'Too young to be married'. Terima kasih, Man! :)

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Geographer Cafe: shooting scene in this cafe!

    by ukirsari Updated Mar 11, 2008

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    jonker street at night (c) ukirsari

    this cafe is one amongst the cafes within old malacca area. said that a shooting scene of james bond's took in this cafe, with pierce brosnan as the main role [poor, i wasn't there!]. their 2nd floor, really offer wide views along Jalan Hang Jebat [Jonker Street]

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Hang Tuah Mall: Melaka's answer to Bintang Walk

    by mansionion Written Oct 26, 2003

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    Hang Tuah Mall

    A major part of the sidewalk of Jalan Hang Tuah has been refurbished and rename Hang Tuah Mall. It's Melaka answer to Bintang Walk in KL although on a slightly smaller scale.

    The place become lively at nite when most of the sidewalks cafe operating till the wee hours in the morning. Even though it is not as crowded as Bintang Walk, just hang out over here and watching people pass by should be interesting.

    On special occasions, there will be live band performing here. Hang Tuah Mall was also the venue for the 2002 National X'mas Open House celebration.

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    Light & Ez Cafe: Light Mohan

    by diageva Written Oct 27, 2003

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    Light & Ez Cafe

    A little cafe bar for drinking something at night in a friendly place in a nice spot with fresh air. Mohan Dass Nair is the owner and bar man. Someone from Malacca that likes to live here because he love quite and calm live. All his friends comes at night to chare with him the last hours of the day. Mohan is my new friend.

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  • Dutch Harbour Cafe: Memorable Night in A Dutch Garden

    by traveller_addict Written Oct 26, 2007

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    It is unbelievably different. Relaxing while drinking a thirst-quenching Caribbean Perrier Mocktail in a gorgeous garden. I can smell the roasted coffee and my buddy Espresso Segafredo is on its way. One thing I really love this place is the place. Very nicely done. To add its uniqueness, it is located by the river. You can choose to sit by the river and also in the garden. I chose the garden because of the green plants around me. The smooth Jazz music is playing and we are surrounded by attentive and friendly staffs who never forget to smile.
    The main dining area(historical building) is nice. Posters portraying Holland are on the wall. Tulips, The Hague,etc. One poster is very interesting as it shows the different coffee shops in Amsterdam. What captures me is 2 clocks that show both Malaysian and Holland local times. That is creative. Bathroom is absolutely clean.

    In terms of the food, My favorite food is Pepperoni Pizza and Beef Croquette. The pizza is so good and I can finish it up by myself. Only available in 1 size(12"). RM22 only(No tax though). It is so tasty.Just have to wait around 20 minutes but it is worth waiting.Cheesy and nice pan dough.The croquette is beautifully served on a plate with a bread. Very hot in the middle but very tasty. It is like a nugget but long(about 6 inches).I also had Cassava Fries as a starter and it different. Not oily and you should try this. Not many places offer this.
    My favorite drink is Caribbean Perrier mocktail. It is mixture of Grenadine at the bottom(red color), fresh orange juice and Perrier. Got a little cute umbrella with a hotel-standard garnish.Price wise,it is average. Mineral water RM2. Fresh fruit juice RM5.I forgot about the cheese cake that I had. I had Mississippi Mud cheese cake(RM8) and it is rewarding. Worth buying.

    Dress Code: Casual. You can wear whatever you want. Most of the patrons are tourists

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    Jonker Walk: Night Bazaar at Jonker Walk

    by yipsufen Updated Jun 24, 2007

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    Night bazaar at Jonker Walk

    Jalan Hang Jebat or Jonker Walk will be closed at 6pm - 12 midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make way for a night bazaar. So be remember to remove your car by that time. Or else your car will be stucked there until midnight or you even might get a fine ticket.

    This street which is about 1km long becomes bustling with activities. Stalls are set up in front of shop houses, selling all kind of thngs, mainly souvenirs, knick-knacks, handicarfts, toys, wooden clogs, hawker food etc. If you are looking for some good quality stuff, walk in to the shops for bargain. Wooden clogs seem to be the local souvenir or specialty here.

    You may also want to try the local snacks like fried yam dice, dim sum, Nyonya dessert, popiah (spring roll with turnip filling), pau, etc. They are inexpensive. You can even find grilled cuttlefish here which is rare nowadays.

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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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    Jonker Walk at Night

    by Audrey118 Written Jan 9, 2003

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    This is along the jonj\ker street which in the night becomes a night market. We especially enjoy this becos it is such a leisurely walk. Soemtimes it gets a bit corwded with Singaporean tourist on the weekends but if you are here the week after the peak period such as the week after shcool starts, or week after a public holidays it is less crowded. You get to buy lots of nick nacks, some home made, some you wonder where they dug out from their old store to sell!!! Some homemade cookies etc are seen available. I saw these clogs for sale - only 10 ringgit - and bought them for my nieces - just for fun!!!

    Dress Code: casual - even shorts is OK. you can have snacks from the streets.

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    Geographer Cafe: On Jonker Street

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    Melaka's nightlife centres around Jonker Street with a handful of cafes that double as lounges once the sun sets. In a corner shophouse, The Geographer Cafe is the classiest of the lot and attracts a mature crowd with soft jazz, cocktails and high-quality cuisine. If you walk down the street that runs down the side of it, you'll come to a few more bars.

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    Sunshine Bar: Sunshine Bar

    by Carino Written May 13, 2007

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    Sunshine Bar is a hip bar at the Harbour Club in Melaka. The Bar is half open air and half inside and plays hip hop / house. It's a nice place, with water all around. Definitely worth to check out.

    Dress Code: It's a hip place and people dress to impress.

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    D'Arts Cafe: Great Place for Beer & Snacks

    by Jerry6570 Updated Jul 15, 2008

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    D'Arts Cafe Jonker St. Melaka
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    Great place to have beer. After scouting for an hour my verdict was that beer sold at this cafe is priced lower as compared to other place around Jonker St and surrounding areas.
    Sam who owns this place is a great host. Also the chef who works here wips up great nibbles for your beer. And I must admit great tasting too. Sam has got some great collection of music. There is a pool table and free WiFi for patrons.
    Overall experience is absolutely tops. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone visiting Melaka.

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    Night Market / Pasar Malam

    by cs_zee Written Mar 20, 2008

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    Night Market or more known as Pasar Malam is a market that is held from evening until 10pm . This is a good way to observe the life of locals . Pasar Malam sells basically almost anything, from food to clothing, small electronics to medicine . ( every Tuesday at Kampung Lapan )

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