Melaka What to Pack

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    Bottled Water

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 20, 2014
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    Miscellaneous: all those walking and hiking along Malacca in Tropical Heat and Humidity will leave your thirsty and dehydrated, hence buying bottled water is a must. And there are lots of stalls and shops selling them everywhere in Malacca.

    as in any major cities, people don't generally trust tap water and hence the water refilling stations and water bottling companies are making a killing selling various kinds of bottled water like distilled water, spring water, mountain spring water, alkaline water, purified water and more and here in Malacca is no Different so yopu can buy bottled water everywhere like in convenience stores or restaurants or hotels and souvenir stalls. they come in different sizes and the average prize of a 500 ml bottle water will be RM 1.80 and for larger sizes like 1 liter bottles will costs RM 3. with the tropical and humid climate, you will buy lots of them here and again are available everywhere.

    If you are an el cheapo, then bring your own bottled water and carry it in your bag.

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    Bring Powerbank USB Chargers

    by machomikemd Written Jun 20, 2014
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    Photo Equipment: There are literally lots to see around Malacca and also lots to shoot pictures, shoot selfies and shoot videos. You may have a large memory capacity in your DSLR or Point of Shoot or Smartphone, but how about your battery power? that is why bringing a powerbank USB Charger or two is handy as you might get low power while doing a photo shoot!

    In today's world of power hungry point and shoot phones, smart phones and tablets, batterty life is a big deal when travellin moreso if you are in the business of taking many shots and videos of you travels like us and hence, the solution is the USB powerbank storage device (preferably the 8,400 mAH up to 15,000 mAH variety so that you can do multiple recharges on camera battery before recharging your USB powerbank), which can easily recharge your camera battery plus smart phone and tablet devices.

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    Bring an Umbrella or Rain Coat

    by machomikemd Written Jun 20, 2014
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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Malacca is a part of Malaysia where there are frequent rainshowers (but never of typhoons) and if your going to Malacca during Months of October to March, better bring your raincoat or portable umbrella handy as these sudden downpours can be a pain on the neck as it can damage your cameras and smartphones (by soaking them with water).

    Actually, even in the Month of May and June, there are still occasional rainshowers in Malacca as we visited the area in May and see out pictures here of being prepared.

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  • Lots of light clothing cos you will be sweating!

    by travelwomaniac Updated Jun 11, 2012

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Suncream, Hat, sunglasses and sandals

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get them cheap there so no worries if you didnt bring any.

    Miscellaneous: Melaka is only a small city so most places are walkable, make sure you have comfortable sandals but shoes will give you sweaty feet. The shopping malls around the area will give you some relief from the burning sun n humidity.Get yourself a chinese fan or battery operated (you can find them at souvenior shops dotted about everywhere) to cool off if there isnt any breeze. You can wear almost anything Ill recommend shorts n vest, there is no dress code except maybe visiting a mosque.

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    Keeping the Heat at Bay in Malacca

    by arianne_1504 Updated Jul 22, 2011

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I went in July and it was HOT. You could feel the sun stinging you. So I would definitely suggest an umbrella to keep the sun off and pick up some hand fans to keep you cool - you can find them at the stalls outside the Christ Church, and they make a pretty souvenir.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I would bring your bathers if you are staying overnight!

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    Adaptor!!!

    by ukirsari Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Miscellaneous: For those who use 2 pins for electronic equipments, please noticed that in Malacca [also all of Malaysia states] using 3 pins. So you need adaptor from 2 pins to 3 pins.
    Excerption of my comments for Hotel Puri Guest Book as read below:
    I stayed here on my holiday in Malacca, March 2004. Truely oldies and historical. Plus nice hospitality [I need adaptor 3 pins to 2 pins and they gave me a kindly help!]. Thanks so much. arie
    Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Raya INDONESIA - Friday, March 26, 2004 at 09:22:11 (CST)

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    Take good care of your feet!!!

    by cafank Written Jun 26, 2010

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You will do a lot of walking when in Melaka so make sure you have comfortable footwear. There are cobbled streets, rocky paths and footpaths as well as a few parks for relief.

    And I haven't mentioned the shopping centre walkign yet!

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    Sun Cream!!

    by Designerartgirl Written Dec 3, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: Suncream can be one of the most usful things you could probably bring to Melaka. When going through all the touristy places such as A'famosa it becomes easy for the sun to burn you, and being close to the sea is often a little windy meaning you wont always notice the burning of your skin...

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    Dress Light

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 3, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Clothing : Light, cool and casual clothing is recommended all year round. Shorts, miniskirts, sleeveless garments for women are not advisable, especially in the rural areas. and when visiting Mosques and temples. Comfortable walking shoes.
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