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    Sold in Shops in Jonker Walk: Gula Melaka (Coconut Sugar)

    by bpacker Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    Now if you haven't tasted this yummy brown coconut sugar , you haven't been to Melaka, Malaysia! Why else would they name the sugar after the state anyway? Gula Melaka is made from from the sweet, watery sap that drips from cut coconut flower buds. Contrary to belief, it isn't palm sugar but coconut sugar.

    What to buy: Good Gula Melaka taste lusciously sweet, creamy and rich like caramel when it's soft. To use, pop a piece into a bag and hammer it into small pieces. You can find good, fresh Gula Melaka from this little factory -shop in Jonker Street.

    What to pay: RM4 for about 6 pieces

    Yummy brown coconut sugar
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    Aik Cheong Coffee: The Best Kopi ( Coffee ) in Melaka

    by bpacker Updated Mar 27, 2005

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    Other than being a self-professed foodie (Yao Kwee - it means glutton in a Chinese dialect), I'm also a Coffee Addict (Kopi Kwee - go figure ). So bad is my addiction that I need to have my cuppa in any part of the world! Café noir in France, Cafe Den in Vietnam, and of course, Kopi O in Malaysia. So Melacca makes little exception..

    What to buy: According to the locals and fellow Kopi Kwees, the best, freshest coffee in Melaka, can be found in a little shop in Jonker Street. It's over here that arabica beans are freshly roasted before they're packed in tiny fragrant bags for your cuppa.

    What to pay: A packet of coffee bags cost around Rm8 or so

    The little kopi shop in Jonker St

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    Tan Kim Hock Seng Food Sdn Bhd: Fermented Shrimp Sauce - Cincaluk

    by bpacker Updated Apr 1, 2005

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    Are you a fan of Jerry Hopkins (The Chap who wrote Extreme Cuisine)? If you are, then I think you will take to this specialty from Melaka, Malaysia. Called Cincaluk, it's made from tiny shrimp left to rot in salt and rice for weeks on end till it turns a pinky brown colour. The smell, needless to say, stinks like cheese but it's helluva delicious!

    What to buy: For us Peranankans ( Straits Born Chinese ) , no dish is ever complete with this stinky, salty shrimp sauce. Like the Thais with their ubiquitous fish sauce, we use it for practically everything, as a dip for barbequed fish, a sauce for beef noodles and even as seasoning for fried chicken. If you're keen, buy a bottle of the sauce from the famous Tan Kim Hock store in Melaka and try this simple but delicious recipe. Bon Appétit !

    Bpacker's Cincaluk Chicken

    Ingredients
    1)A couple of chicken thighs
    2)A salty marinade consisting of 1 tbsp sugar +2.5 tbsp cincaluk +1 tbsp lime juice
    3)Herb seasoning consisting of 1 sliced onion+chopped garlic + 2 batttered stalks of lemon grass
    4)2 tbsp olive oil
    5) 1/2 tbsp dark soya sauce, for colour

    ->Chop the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and dunk them in the salty marinade for 15–20 minutes.

    -> While your chicken marinades, heat the oil in a wok till it sizzles like enrique iglesias. Fry the herb mixture next. Add the marinated chicken next and fry until it's nice and fragrant . Add a little water and soya sauce and continue to fry until chicken is cooked.

    What to pay: A bottle of rotten shrimp sauce cost about RM3 to 4 at Tan Kim Hock

    Rottin' Shrimp in a Bottle.
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    Any Keropok Shop in Jonker Street: Buying Keropok : Prawn Crackers

    by bpacker Written Apr 4, 2005

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    Way before the onslaught of potato crisps in Malaysia , there was the ubiquitious prawn keropok of cracker. What is it? Well, it's just a a prawn-rice flour mixture fried to a savoury crisp.

    What to buy: Prawn Keropok is sold uncooked in Melaka so don't bite into a raw cracker when you see one. You'll need to take it home and deep fry it first.

    What to pay: About Rm2-3 per packet

    Prawn Keropok

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    Orangutan Productions: Orangutan t-shirt

    by ukirsari Written Mar 25, 2004

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    The shop is so colorful. Drawing an orangutan and bright colors around. Fancy surrounded old Chinese houses along Jalan Hang Jebat.

    What to buy: Unisex t-shirt. I like the sketches, the design and simple colors on it. Especially Malacca's theme.

    What to pay: About RM15 - 30 per piece

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    Pedestrian artists: Framing old Malacca by paintings and drawings

    by ukirsari Written Mar 25, 2004

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    Along Jonker Street [daily and night] and St. Paul's Hill [daily], there are many local artists selling oil paintings, water colors or sketches [plus copied from old pictures!!!!] about Old Malacca. One of the painter named Martin, he do paintings about Christ Church, Stadthuys and St. Paul's hill since 20 years ago.

    What to buy: Oil paintings, sketches and drawings.

    What to pay: About RM10 for 3 pieces of copied pictures Old Malacca.

    me with orangutan tee-shirt at hotel puri lobby
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    Dataran Pahlawan: From Historical Field to Shopping Mall

    by Azri_Azmi Written Nov 18, 2006

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    Dataran Pahlawan Mall is the latest mall now in town. Being constructed in the historical field of Dataran Pahlawan itself, this mall looks impresive and promising.

    Many shops inside this mall selling varieties of items. Choices of restaurant also are in this mall.

    Easy access to Banda Hilir Historical Zone plus there is a beautiful fountain inside this mall being carved with Melaka historical events all around.

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    Wah Aik: Peranankan Fashion - Beaded Shoes

    by bpacker Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    Wearing couture on your feet, that's how I feel each time I slip into one of these beautiful slippers. My love affair with these things started since young since all the grown-up women in my household had pairs of beautiful shoes embroidered with flowers, birds and even the seven-dwarves...

    What to buy: When you're in Melaka, you're practically in Peranankan ( Straits Chinese ) Shopping Haven . You can find good ol' pernankan fashion ware here and beaded shoes..

    What to pay: It takes many weeks to complete an intricate design so a good pair can cost up to RM300+. A 'fake' pair will cost less as the designs are less intricate and the beads are bigger. The shop that I'm recommending have been making these shoes for generations . They even make tiny 5cm shoes for women with bound feet!

    The elusive seven dwaves design..
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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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    Mahkota Parade: Visiting a Mall

    by Azri_Azmi Written Nov 18, 2006

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    Mahkota Parade is among the pioneer modern concept mega mall established in Melaka. Situated in strategic Banda Hilir, its surely a hotspot in the weekend.

    Many shops are inside this mall includes of departmental store, boutiques, restaurants etc. It is a 2 storey shopping mall.

    During weekend, this mall is kinda crowded with visitors from all over includes local even. The traffic to enter the mall will be jammed and hard to find a parking space either.

    This is still the best mall in Melaka yet but in front of it the Dataran Pahlawan Mall is recently being opened and its surely will have to compete for the best mall in Melaka.

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    Many things: What you can find in Malacca?

    by diageva Written Nov 27, 2003

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    there are a lots of antiques shops (with all what you can imagen) , chinise shops (papers for burning,...), artesan shops (things of natural wood). If you want to buy something sweet to eat you have a big shopping centre at the port near the St. Paul's hill. There you will find donuts.. and all sort of things.

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    The OrangUtan House: Art Studio & more

    by mansionion Written Oct 25, 2003

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    The name may be deceiving but this is actually an art studio by Malaccan born artist Charles Cham. The exterior of the building is quite unique & eye catching, once inside U'll admire Charles' work of arts.

    If U not really into arty stuff, maybe the t-shirts with loud design by him will be of interest to U - a good souvenier to take home as these t-shirts are exclusively available here.

    What to buy: Paintings, arty stuffs and t-shirts, lots of t- shirts to chose from.

    What to pay: Depends on what U wanna buy, prices for paintings varry and t-shirt start frm RM20 above.

    The Orangutan House
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    Antique Shopping on Jonker Street

    by urchinn Updated Oct 29, 2003

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    You can find quaint little shops like this all along Jonker Street...most sell antiques and souvenirs, there are even one or two that offer painted wooden sandals for sale.

    What to buy: Melaka is well-known as a haven for antiques, however if you are not an antique expert, best bring along a friend who knows the genuine from the fake.

    antique shopping
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    Jusco Melaka: Jusco Melaka

    by mansionion Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    Jaya Jusco
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    Mahkota Parade: Mahkota Parade - the new shopping empire in Melaka

    by mansionion Updated Jul 9, 2004

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    With its tagline "New Shopping Empire in Melaka", Mahkota Parade is no doubt the premier shopping mall in the historical city where locals and tourist love to go.

    Located at the mouth of the Malacca River and within the touristy area of Banda Hilir, the large mall offers a variety of fun, food and fashion under one roof. The anchor tenant here is Parkson Grand. Apart from a department store and cineplex, Mahkota Parade is also home to a large amusement centre, bowling alley, foodcourts and many restaurants.

    The mall won the Malaysia Tourism Gold Awards in 1994/95 for Best Shopping Complex when it was merely one year old. However over the years its facilities and services seem deteriorating. Nevertheless, its still the premier shopping mall in Melaka and worth a visit.

    What to buy: Shirts, shoes, houshold products etc.

    What to pay: Prices of goods here are more or less about average.

    Mahkota Parade
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