Unique Places in Melaka

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    View from the top of the hill.
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  • Colourful trees shelter the graves.
    Colourful trees shelter the graves.
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    Little India

    by machomikemd Written Jun 24, 2014

    Little India is in the City of Melaka, located just before the Welcome Painting Sign to Historic Old City Part of Melaka. The main street of Little India is along Jalan Bendahara up to the intersection of which the street becomes Jalan Laksamana. Little India is just after Bukit China and in this small area, along Jalan Bendahara and Jalan Temenggong, although not as popular as Jonker Street in Old Citty Part, is a worthwhile place for soaking up some Indian influence and shopping for Indian Goods and Spices and grabbing an excellent North Indian meals.

    address is: Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia

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    Kedai Kopi Chung Wah

    by machomikemd Written Jun 23, 2014

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    Melaka is famous for it's signature dish, the Chicken Rice Balls, and virtually every restaurant and food stall in Melaka serves this dish but the most crowded and they say is the most tasty is at the Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, located just at the start of Jonker Walk and lies after the Hard Rock Cafe and across the big Souvenir Store Shan Shu Gong. If you plan to eat at this small but iconic coffee house and restaurant, then be prepared to wait in line as this is the most popular area that serves the Chicken Rice Balls (a variation of the Hainanese Chicken Rice) which is the only item in the menu besides the drinks and coffee and tea.

    the restaurant opens at 7:30 am to just up to 3:00 pm everyday and the long lines begins even at opening and will stretch up to 2 hours of waiting time.

    so if you only have time for a day tour like us and will be going back to Kuala Lumpur, then just eat at the other Restaurants in Jonker Walk that serves the Chicken Rice Balls to save on time.

    but if you have 2 or more days to explore Melaka, fall in line here as they have the best tasting Chickej Rice Balls in Melaka and cost only RM 12 a plate (w/o drinks)/

    address: 18 Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

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    Medan Samudera Craft Center

    by machomikemd Written Jun 21, 2014

    If you really want to see and buy local craft and also local melaka regional malaysian food stuffs (not the mostly malaysian chinese foodstuffs that you can find along Jonker Walk), then you can go to the Medan Samudera Craft Center along Jalan Merdeka and it lies just in across the street of the Replica Galleon of the Maritime Museum. This two story buidling houses a one stop shop of local regional and national Malay crafts, shirts and even food stuffs!

    you can buy souvenir items that are cheaper than jonkers walk, and also try the local malaysian sweets (not chinese-malaysian, just malay) like keropok crackers, assorted shrimp paste (belacan) mixes which they put into many malay dishes, asam pedas, keropok ikan and a lot more!

    Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    address: Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

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    Buying Melaka Coffee

    by machomikemd Written Jun 21, 2014

    Although Melaka is known more as a foodie destination, It also has many blends of coffee which the many coffee stalls around the area sell. .Kopi which Malaysians Call Coffee is the second most consumed beverage after tea and here in Melaka, they have many kind of blends which you can drink and also buy in sachets or grinded or via whole beans.

    they have their Melaka version of White Coffee (white coffee is whole coffee beans roasted with margarine and sugar or just margarine, thereby giving it a more creamy taste) and also other blends like durian white coffee, gold white coffee, even white tea!

    you can buy the coffee bags and sachets at the souvenir stalls around the area or at the local coffee places.

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    St Peter's Church

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    This church was quite near our hotel and we visited it on our final morning just before heading off to the bus station. It is very close to the Ramada Hotel.

    Outside the church there was a sculpture showing Jesus walking on water and Peter the apostle leaving his fishing boat to walk towards Jesus.

    St. Peter’s Church is the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia.

    In 1641 when Melaka was captured by the Dutch there was a period of persecution of the Catholic population in Melaka by the Protestant Dutch. Churches were destroyed and Catholics were not permitted to have their own cemeteries or even to pray in their own homes. Priests could not preach or care for their flock. In 1703, the Portuguese and the Dutch formed an alliance in the war of the Spanish Succession, because of this alliance the Dutch began to adopt a softer approach towards the Portuguese Catholics in Melaka. Thus, in 1710 St. Peter’s Church was built on a piece of land donated by a Dutchman named Maryber Franz Amboer. One of St Peter's bells was cast in Goa in 1608.

    The church was wonderfully peaceful inside.

    St Peter's Church. Walking on water. St Peter's Church. St Peter's Church.
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    The Sultan's Well

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    The Sultan's Well is right next to Poh San Teng Temple. It was constructed in the fifteenth century during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah. He built it for his wife who is believed to have been a princess from China.

    The well is rumoured to never dry out even in the severest of droughts. During the Portuguese occupation the well served as the main source of drinking water for Melaka. However, during a siege in 1551, Johore forces poisoned the well, causing the deaths of over 200 Portuguese soldiers.

    During the Dutch occupation walls were built around the well. The square holes in the walls are for guns while the round ones are for transferring water outside the walls through chutes.

    The Sultan's Well. The Sultan's Well.
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    Po San Teng Temple.

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    This little Chinese temple lies at the foot of Bukit China. It was built in1795. It contains images of Kuan Yin - goddess of mercy.

    We were interested in a collection of newspaper articles displayed in the temple. These provided information about the local authorities trying to destroy parts of Bukit China in various road widening initiatives. They also described damage that had been done to several of the graves. The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Association have so far thwarted all attempts to damage the cemetery.

    Thee were some rather sleepy looking fruit sellers outside the temple.

    Fruit sellers. Temple gateway. Inside the temple. Temple Statue.
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    Bukit China

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 19, 2013

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    On our first afternoon in Melaka we set out to explore Bukit China as it was not far from our hotel.

    In the middle of the 15th century the Sultan of Melaka decided to cement relations with China by marrying the Ming Emperor's daughter. When she arrived in Melaka, she brought her huge retinue with her and they built their residences on Bukit China, which has been a Chinese area ever since. Bukit China nowadays is covered with an extensive Chinese cemetery.

    As we climbed up the hill, we passed some miniatures of several of Melaka's famous sights. There were several large horseshoe shaped graves which are apparently the graves of former Kapitan China - the heads of the Chinese communities during colonial times. Many of the graves were quite ornate with fine carvings and small lion statues standing guard over them.

    From the top of the hill there are pretty views over Melaka. The Bukit China area has several paths through the graves. These are often lined with colourful trees. People make use of this area as an exercise ground where they can go jogging or running. I found the area very tranquil and interesting.

    View from the top of the hill. Colourful trees shelter the graves. Picturesque headstone. Miniature building. Enjoying the walkways.
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    Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    I don't know the name of this temple but it's close to the Wah Teck Kiong Temple, just down the little road that ran between where I stayed at called the Tang House and the Old Nanyang bar off Jalan Tokong in Chinatown.

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    Ancient Megalith Stones & tomb

    by stimix Written Apr 8, 2009

    Well, this complex actually not part of Malacca. It's actually located at Pengkalan Kempas, Negeri Sembilan which is on the OLD truck road to Port Dickson before the completion of Linggi bridge.

    I have written another separate review on this long forgotten complex even locals don't even know its exist here:

    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/ab9e9/139c0b/

    Ancient
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    malacca by night

    by aalayaa Written Aug 24, 2008

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    malacca by night looked really beautiful. better than during the day.
    like in the photo, it was along malacca river by night. when i came again the next day during the day, it wasn't as stunning as during the night

    malacca tiver by night
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    Dataran Pahlawan

    by pres_16 Updated Jan 20, 2008

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    I was surprised to see this name of a mall in downtown Melaka. In the Philippines, it's Palawan (without the H) - a name of a place with lots of majestic spots.

    For my update, I uploaded one more pix taken from my recent visit.

    new pix from my digi cam
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    Souvenir..

    by luhweitze Written Sep 5, 2007

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    There is a Orang Utans house at the area of the jonker walk. This shop sell all type of creative decoration's T-Shirt in reasonable price. If you dont feel like buying the T-shirt. then you can have a look with the paintings.

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    A' Famosa Water World

    by mary2u99 Updated Apr 12, 2007

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    A' Famosa Water World is rated as the largest theme park in Malaysia. Especially designed for family recreation, the 20-acre Water World is fully equipped with international standard facilities.

    The high-speed water slides are fun. The Wave Pool gives a feeling of a beach away from the beach. You can also enjoy the longest Lazy River in the world, the highly exciting High Speed Slides and the Arabian Village.

    Opening Hours
    Monday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday: 11am - 7pm
    Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 9am - 8pm
    Closed on Tuesday except Public & School Holidays

    Park Admission
    Adult: RM23
    Children: RM18

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    D-Paradise

    by chiabh Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    The full name of the resort is D-Paradise Tropical Fruit World and Aboriginal Native Village. It claimed to have the world's largest collections of tropical, landscaped garden full of fun, adventure and discovery. You can visit the fruits orchard, smell them, and fall into a fruity dream. One of the many "must see" attractions is the unique, authentic live aboriginal village. Here you can live amongst the natives and discover how they hunt by blow-pipe, cook their food, make handicrafts, find medicinal herbs in the jungle and join in their culture dances.

    As a day trip will not do justice to the resort, there are 4 types of accommodation available ie D-Paradise The Island Manager, D'CEO Village, Camp David Island and also camping grounds for the rough and tough...

    All comprehensive details can be obtained form its website...

    D-Paradise is about an hour drive from Melaka and an hour and a half from Kuala Lumpur using the NS Highways...

    facilities at d-paradise... from its website...

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