One might initially be discouraged by the shut metal gates of this quaint little shop located along a stretch of antique and curio peddlers. Well, do not be. Show up at the doorstep, ring the doorbell, and one will be attended to by a smiling man with a wealth of knowledge and experience in making beaded shoes and slippers, the footwear of choice for generations of Nyonyas. A veteran cobbler and collector of antique Nyonya shoes, his made-to-order crafts do not come cheap, though, costing from a couple of hundred ringgit, and require two to three weeks before they are ready for collection.
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
What to buy: Kebayas
Malacca is truly an antique shopper's paradise. Many artifacts and authentic antique items are available at more than 15 antique shops lining the busy streets of Jonker Street, affectionately known as the "street of antiques" and is well known among the international antique collectors. The street is named Jalan Hang Jebat today. Along the streets, one can find houses built in the 17th century, still standing strong and housing generations of Malaccans.
Night market every weekend from 6pm- late night
After a long walk along Jonker Street, you might just want to rest your feet at this local delicacy stop. Strategically located at the entrance of Jonker Street, the shop provides all tourists young and old some respite from the heat since there are seats and the place is fully air-conditioned.
What to buy: Must try - Durian chendol. You can get this within the premises of San Shu Gong. The shop wihtin a shop is called Lao Qian Ice Cafe.
Inside San Shu Gong, you can purchase all your Malaysian goodies - from black sesame biscuits to local cream puffs.
What caught my eye was the way they ingeneously produced those little fish-like waffle. Everything was automated - the turning of the mold to the unloading of the waffle. Cool!
As an associate of the AEON Group of Japan, the Jusco department store is among the first international retail outlets operating in Melaka since 1991.
The store is popular with the locals for their households needs and supermarket items, particularly for its Japanese products. It is also popular among Singaporean visitors who normally make their shopping spree here before returning to the island via the North-South highway nearby.
There are ample free car parking for shoppers here. Apart from the Jusco department store, there are also other shopping and dining outlets within the complex such as McDonalds, KFC and many more speciality shops.
For shoppers who want a variety of goods at good value for money, its worth to pay a visit to Jusco Melaka.
What to buy: Household and supermarket items.
What to pay: About average price, go during sale for more bargains.
This large, partly subterranean so-called megamall sits at the foot of St Paul's Hill and so is convenient should you wish to take a wander around some shops after sightseeing. As well as the shops, there's also a large Carrefour hypermarket, cinema complex, entertainment/games area and food court.
I liked this small market which lines the laneway near Christ Church. There is a wide selection of local handicrafts and goods to be bought.
Bargaining is welcomed.
There are also a few small shops in the street with local handicrafts.
What to buy: Local handicrafts, souvenirs.
near the red square you can find some little shops selling souvenirs. you can find all kind of colorful items there, but too bad they're not original. i see the same items for sale in bali and bangkok.
What to buy: mostly decoration items
on road trip to melaka
stop by taman mini malaysia
have lunch and freshen up
and shop for local souvenirs
What to buy: local handicrafts
tee shirts, key chains with melaka theme
gifts for giveaways
sandals made from cow's hide
melaka cowboy's hat!!!
What to pay: a few dollars to tens of dollars
Along the Jonker street, you should find stalls that sell magnets and other souvenirs. Just look for stalls selling fridge magnets and/or woodcrafts.
What to buy: Some magnets from Melaka is unique. You can buy magnets that has cultural values, such as handmade magnets that look like a pair of clogs (or better still, terompah) - made of wood. It's small simple, easy to bring back. If there werent any word of melaka (or malacca) written on the magnets you can request the seller to write it down for you.
There are many designs to choose from.
What to pay: 4-6 Ringgit - depends on the size
The food products sold here are locally produced and very popular with visitors. They include durian paste and dried mangoes.
They also make durian chendol or coconut chendol. But it is not that good.
Only problem is that it is not within the main tourist spots. You have to maybe make a 15 - 20 mins walk from the main town area.