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.
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!
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)
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!
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...
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.