Melaka Shopping

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    Tan Kim Hock: Local Food Products

    by chatterley Written Sep 6, 2006

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    Tan Kim Hock is one of the best places to buy local foodstuff in Malacca. In this store, you'll find plenty of choices - coffee powder, be-teh-so biscuits, cincalok (shrimp paste), etc. I bought some durian dodol (dodol is a kind of "kueh"), made of gula melaka, coconut flower water, coconut milk, glutinous rice flour..and of course, durian! The rich durian flavour and its creamy texture is fabulous!

    What to pay: This packet (200 grams) cost 4.80 Ringgit, I think.

    durian dodol

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    Local Handicrafts

    by chatterley Written Sep 5, 2006

    What to buy: Plenty of stuff for women to spend their money on, in Malacca! Besides those kebayas, you can also find many pretty bags for sale. These bags ooze a tropical flavour, and they are perfect for the beach and goes well with your summer dresses. Some are made from straw, others are adorned with batik trimmings. You can find them in many shops in Malacca.

    What to pay: about 19 to 49 Ringgit, depends on the size of the bag and your bargaining skills!

    Pretty Bags!

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    Visit Jonker Street

    by chatterley Updated Sep 5, 2006

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    Jonker Street is so much more fun to shop at (although there is no air-con comfort and you have to brave the sweltering humidity and heat), compared to the big shopping mall complex...you should know which one I'm referring to. You can find a huge variety of things to buy here, from exquisite Peranakan beaded shoes, Aik Cheong coffee and mee sua noodles; to clogs (see my picture), fridge magnets and T-shirts.

    Clogs on sale!

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    The Orangutan House: Malaysian T-Shirt Artistry

    by TexasDave Written Aug 15, 2006

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    Featured here are T-shirts designed by local artist Charles Cham, who now lives in Budapest (go figure). Some of the designs are a little crude to my taste, but whatever 'floats your boat'.
    The nicest has his best known design of the orangutan, also painted on the side wall of the shop. And there are sizes for children as well, making for nice souvenirs.
    There are 3 of these shops in Old Town area. The original is on Lg Hang Jebat, the street that runs parallel and to the W. of the river.

    The Original Store
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    Abdul Company Antique Shop: Antique Shops With Most Branches in Jonker Street

    by Azri_Azmi Updated Jul 26, 2006

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    The Abdul Company Antique Shop is one of many antique shops available along the Melaka famous Jonker Street. But as for this shop, the owner not only having 1 shop along this street, he got 3 shops all together making him as the one that having the most antique shop branches here. It also means that he do have a lot antique goods to offer and buyers do have lots of choices. And also by coincident, a staff of mine happened to worked here before. Wide range of choices from a basic antique to huge stuffs. Prices are from as cheap as RM10 to RM$$$$ and of course by knowing my staff makes the owner put a reasonable price for myself to purchase any of the antique. If you are looking for an antique here in Jonker Street, just mail me so that I may recommend you to the owner and start bargaining for the lowest price he can offer.

    What to buy: Wide good choices

    What to pay: RM10 ~ RM5000.

    One of Abdul's Branch Along Jonker Street More than 100 years old lamp How to make a dial with these antique phone? More than 80 years old Ancient Keris - A Malay Traditional Weapon
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    Orangutang House: Artful Tshirts in a Studio Gallery

    by makiro Written Jun 26, 2006

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    The Orangutan House was set up in 1992 as the studio-gallery of Charles Cham after his return from France. It was one of the first artist studios in Malacca. With its unique fa├žade, it is now a landmark and a must-see for all art lovers and tourists to Malacca.

    What to buy: They have the best gift tshirts there...unlike anything you will find in a tourist shop. I got some great Year of the Dog shirts.

    What to pay: Shirts were about $10 as I remember.

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    KLan the streetwear store: Streetwear+arts+design

    by vieviengan Written Jun 24, 2006

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    If you are into arts , designs ... you would find this shop very unique and interesting . If you come from other country you might want to get something local made , all you can get its from this store . All the shirts are design from the local designers in Malaysia .

    They do have their own brand called (Tribe) . They design it , they print it and they sell it . You can actually get (Tribe) brand from other state in Malaysia but it will cost more then you buy from Melaka , because as I said (Tribe) its Melaka made . They actually have wholesale too . If you want to earn extra money then you might want to get some shirt back to your country and sell it to your friends .

    What to buy: Of course their local shirts and product .

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    Orang Utan: T-shirts

    by Applelyn Updated Apr 29, 2006

    This is an art studio by Charles Cham,, a true-blood Malaccan. I was attracted by the exterior of the building. Admiration for him continued when I looked through his works in the studio. They are unique and brought out life from another angle. I wanted to buy the "Chicken Rice" T-shirt but I didnt because I didnt try the chicken rice there :(

    What to buy: His T-shirts with loud designs.

    What to pay: RM15 onwards

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    Jonkers' shops: Jonker Street

    by Applelyn Written Apr 29, 2006

    The streets are filled with goods of different kinds. You can get stuff from antiques to boats to crafts. Going through the antique shop will also help you to understand the likes and dislikes of the locals from the past to the present. The nonya heritage is prominent in this area.

    What to buy: I like the lamp made of shells and ceramic chjimes.

    What to pay: RM20 onwards

    Junks Anitques Ceramic Ornaments Nonya Heritage Nonya Heritage
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    Markota Parade: Markota Parade

    by Designerartgirl Updated Dec 3, 2005

    Markota Parade is one of the biggest shopping centres in Melaka and its nicely situated near all the guesthouses and many of the hotels in Melaka. Its great because you can simply go inside for a coffee at one of its many coffee shops to escape from the midday heat. Sampling food at the food hall is also easy, with pictures of the many dishes on display for you to eat.

    Should you not want to buy anything in the many shops and stalls in the centre then on the upper levels of the shopping centre they have entertainment facilities, with Bowling and the Cinema open for long hours.

    On the ground floor there is often an exibition of some sort being shown, which is often interesting to watch. Previous shows have included fashion shows and indonesian/malaysian dancing.

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy. Its between 8-10 Rm for a trip to the cinema, and similarly for the bowling.

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    Melaka Flea Market: Melaka Flea Market

    by chiabh Written Nov 16, 2005

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    The flea market, a popular place for second-hand goods, has arrived in Melaka since November 2005... The market is open from 9.00am to 3.00pm every Sunday...

    What to buy: There are about 25 stalls selling various items ranging from old magazines, storybooks, dishes, antiques, paintings and clothes to clogs and accessories for women...

    What to pay: Bargaining is course necessary... as what is on sale are things you find in garage sales, you should only buy if you like the thing and you think the price is reasonable... you cannot put price on things that you have been looking for a long time and suddenyl found it here...

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    Jusco Ayer Keroh: Shopping Mall & Departmental Stores in Melaka

    by yipsufen Updated Aug 22, 2005

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    This is a shopping mall with Jusco as an anchor tenant. Singaporeans like to cross the causeway over the weekends and stock up some groceries and household items here as they are cheaper comparatively. You need to pay parking fees eventhough you are parking outside of Jusco's compounds.

    Jusco Ayer Keroh
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    Jonker Walk

    by yipsufen Updated Aug 22, 2005

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    What to buy: Jonker Walk, is where the most interesting shopping activities take place. The street contains every imaginable trades: spirits importers, hairdresing salons, wooden shoe stores, apothecaries with Chinese herbs on display, sign printers, an acupuncture clinic, several furniture factories, etc. There is also a combination craft shop and restaurant with Peranakan ambience.

    You will find treasures such as ornate oil lamps, opium beds, altar stands, Victorian clocks and early gramophones in the antique shops of Jonker Walk.

    After a tired hunt of antiques, why not rest your feets at one of the shops (No.88) which offers the best dessert and chendol.

    Jonker Walk
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    Pickled Shrimps (Cincalok) - A Treat for Any Meal

    by yipsufen Updated Aug 22, 2005

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    What to buy: Made of tiny shrimps and vinegar, this pinkish meal enhancer is a well-loved traditional appetizer among the locals. Popular for its exotic flavour, the cincalok is usually added to rice for a more fulfilling meal. Sold in bottles, you can purchase this delicacy at the stalls by the beach of Jalan Klebang or at any tourist spots.

    Just add a little bit of chilli shreds, lime and onion shreds, it ban be served as a flavouring sauce with rice or as an appetizer.

    Cincalok - Melaka specialty
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    Antiques - Collectibles of the Dynasties

    by yipsufen Written Aug 6, 2005

    What to buy: Fancy bringing back priceless Chinese porcelain home ? Well, just walk into any of the antique shops along Jonker Walk.

    Antique lovers all over the world should take a look at the extraordinary findings they have in those shops from the Sung, Ming and Qing dynasties.

    Apart from antiques, pieces of brassware and ancient jewelry, you will also find exquisite porcelain from the 17th century Dutch and 18th Century Japan there. The shops are lined along Jonker Walk.

    Some antiques in The Baba House
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