Melaka Travel Guide

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Melaka Things to Do

  • A' Famosa

    A Famosa (or The Famous in portuguese) is one of the remnants of Portuguese History of Melaka. Together with St. Paul's Hills, they are the remains of the portuguese legacy of the portuguese occupation of Melaka starting from 1511 to 1641 AD. The only two Remains of the A Famosa Fortress lies on both ends of the Jalan Kota Road, the first is the...

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  • St. Paul's Church Ruins

    again, starting in 1924, the local Malacca Historical Society excavated and unearthed old potuguese grave markers and marbel slabs and they arranged them inside the ruined church. St. Paul's Hill was formerly called Mary's Hill in the Potuguese Times as on the top of the Hill sits the former Portuguese Chapel (called the Nossa Senhora da...

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  • Temple's

    Kwan Im Temple is one of the Many ChineseTemples around Melaka and this Taoist Temple is located at the end of Jonker Street (Jalan Hang Jebat) at the intersection with Jalan Tukang Emas. The temple has various taoist deities and is just a small temple. photography is allowed inside but you must not be noisy entrance is free and you must remove...

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  • Local food

    4 out of 5 stars

    if you are a foodie and would like to try the local cuisine and street foods of areas you travel , you would not be dissapointed while walking along the Jonker Walk along Jonker Street and the side streets around it as it has many local warungs (food stalls) and restaurants selling Melaka's Iconic Signature Dish like the Melaka Chicken Rice Balls,...

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  • Chinese food

    4 out of 5 stars

    We happened to pass by this shop and decided to buy some herbal tea to quench our thirst but in the end we settled for bird's nest and red Jujube egg tea. They had a limited food list of herbal jelly tonics(only herbs), herbal tea and dessert. The staff told us that the bird's nest was harvested from their own swiftlet house . Birdnest:...

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  • Coffee shops

    4 out of 5 stars

    Malaysians both love coffee and tea and here in Melaka, the love for both is apparent as most souvenir stalls and food stalls both have these goods. Among the popular Coffee Houses (that also sell tea blends) in Melaka that also has a branch along Jonkers Street is the Sin Sing Coffee, founded in 1959 by a local Chinese Merchant. They have a wide...

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  • Main Cafe cum Bar in Jonker Street

    at the middle of the historic Jonker Street corner Jalan Hang Jekir lies a two story Cafe cum Bar in an ambiance of pre-war Malaccan Shop House Architecture is the Geographer Cafe, which was opened in 1999 and since then draws practically all kinds of crowds. You will not miss it as it is the only structure in Jonker Street with palm leaves around...

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  • Nighttime atmosphere

    Take The Cruise along the river and get history told by the guide is a great experience. Ticket Rm 15 per person

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  • My favorite beer spot in Melaka.

    Tofu cafe is a small cafe in the heritage part of Melaka and really just a small hole in the wall cafe, but it's a very nice hole in the wall if you ask me and very friendly.It's a small cafe run by a chinese family that serves drinks all day long and most of the night too.Prices are very resonable for malaysian standards and the family who runs...

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Melaka Transportation

  • Trishaws

    Another Option of Goind Around the Historic Sites of Malacca are the historic Trishaws. you can find a lot of them At the Stadhuys and around the Clock Tower, The Parking area in The Area of the Replica Palace of the Sultan of Malacca, in Jonkers Walk and around Jalan Kota. the trishaws offer 1 hour rides around the historic sites along Malacca and...

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  • Walking Around the Historic Sites

    whatever tour you booked, whether a big bus tours, small van tours or private AUV/VAN Tours, these vehicles could not drop you to many attractions as the roads in old town are really small. either you would be dropped at the Start of Jonkers Walk or at the Stadhuys area or fronting the A Famosa Fortress Ruins and then you will start walking around...

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  • Private Tour Vans/ AUV's

    there are many tour companies offering day tours of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur and they can be by Big Tour Buses, Private Vans and Private AUV's. Big tour buses are usually cheaper and will coast around 220 to 240 RM if without lunch and 260 to 280 RM with lunch included. But you will be rush to each atttractions and you must go back to Kuala Lumpur...

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Melaka Shopping

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  • Shops in Dutch Square & Jalan Laksamana...

    Most Melaka Day walking tours either start at the end of Jonker street or at the A Famosa Fort but most start at the Dutch Square area as this is the Center of Old City of Melaka.Being the main square, Dutch Square and the street coming before it, Jalan Laskamana, have assorted souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, and even the Small Jalan Gereja...

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  • Big Shopping Mall in Old City

    If you want to shop for souvenirs and local crafts and handicrafts and don't have time to go to the Cheaper Mall Medan Samudera beside the Maritime Museum (which is actually close by and is nearer to the Menara Taman Sari Melaka Tower), then you can proceed to this big Mall as it has an entrance along the Jalan Kota just before the A Famosa...

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  • Souvenir Store of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

    You would not Miss the Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka as this place is located just after the bridge and just before the Admiral Cheng Ho Galleon Replica at the start of Jonkers Walk!In the Rock Shop are various memorabilias of Hard Rock and various international artists around the world and they sell assorted kitschy hard rock souvenir items, both hard...

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Melaka Local Customs

  • Religions

    Shoes must be removed when you enter places of worship such as mosques and temples. In some mosques female visitors are expected to wear scarves. Taking photographs at places of worship is usually allowed but it is polite to ask for permission first It is also polite remove your shoes before entering a Malaysian home, The right forefinger should...

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  • Festivals

    Merry Christmas from the Portuguese Village, one of the last places on earth where Kristang is still spoken! Malaysia's national Xmas celebration this year (with the King in attendance) is being held at this village today (Dec 26)!

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  • GREETINGS !

    Greetings can be a slightly complicated affair. ‘Selamat’ is the greeting word, but you must specify the time. • Selamat pagi = Good Morning • Selamat tengah hari = Good Afternoon (from noon to about 2pm) • Selamat petang = Good Afternoon/Good Evening • Selamat malam = Good Night I did have a grumpy policeman on a train just say ‘Pagi’ to me...

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Melaka Warnings and Dangers

  • Irregular and Slippery Steps at St...

    there are actually many trails going to St. Paul Hill and the nearest will be in the stairs above the Stadhuys then to the steps going to the hill; the step between the Musuems of Seni Bini Malaysia and Museum Islam Malaysia; the steps at the back of A' Famosa Fortress and the road in Jalan Kota going up to the back of the Hill. whatever road you...

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  • Narrow Streets and Lack of Pedestrian...

    Many of the street in the historic old town, particularly around the Jonker Walk and the side alleys beside it have narrow roads and irregular pedestrian walkways, of which some pedestrian walkways suddenly stops with an old wall blocking it. some areas even have no pedestrian walkways or paths since the streets are narrow, be careful in crossing...

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  • NO SMOKING in some areas of MELAKA

    Since 2011, There are areas around Melaka that were declared no smoking zones and that offenders (both locals and tourists ) caught red handed smoking at the histoical areas will be given fines from 300 RM up to 5,000 RM and possible JAIL TIME up to 2 years!there are no smoking poster prominently displayed along historical areas like Jonker Walk,...

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Melaka Tourist Traps

  • Malaysian Chinese Sweets at Jonker...

    I have included the sweet stuffs you can buy eat eat along Jonkers Street as it would really make your belly heavy due to the awesome sweets and breads, mostly malay chinese, that you will find while walking along Jonkers Street and the assorted side streets beside it!The street has lots of bakeries, local sweet stalls, confectionare stalls that...

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  • Trishaws

    The trishaws are both as a means of transport and a tourist trap in Melaka.although the going rate for a 45 to 1 hour trip around the Old City of Melaka will be around RM 40 and most trishaws drivers are honest, it is still better to ask or negotiate for the price as like in any countrty, there are unscrupulous drivers that charge 60 RM of more for...

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  • Beware the Trishaw Scammers

    It's common to take a trishaw ride around the centre of Melacca, and the drivers approach you the moment you arrive with hard sells. We negotiated with ours for two trishaws for half an hour time. We specified over and over that we would use this time to go to an exhibit and to take us back again, and that the time inside the exhibit would not be...

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Melaka What to Pack

  • Bottled Water

    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...

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  • Bring Powerbank USB Chargers

    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...

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  • Bring an Umbrella or Rain Coat

    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,...

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Melaka Off The Beaten Path

  • Fort Wall

    Here's the view of Porta de Santiago from the back. Like the front, the insignia of the Dutch company, VOC is stamped somewhere on the stone relief. Can you see where it is? VOC was a powerful Dutch trading company in the 1600's. So powerful was VOC that she was granted a monopoly of trading in the east and allowed to wage wars with foreign...

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  • Portuguese Square

    Visit the Portuegese Settlement, inhabited by descendants of the Portuegese who colonised Malacca (as Melaka used to be called) centuries ago. They hardly look Portuegese anymore but retain many unique cultural traits and have surnames like Sta Maria and speak a very old Spanish language derivative (I believe!) called Kristang. The settlement is...

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  • Merlimau - Tun Teja Mousoleum

    In the history of Melaka, Tun Teja is known for her tragic love story. She is the daughter of palce official Sri Amar Di Raja of Inderapura (now Pahang) who was admired by many during her time, including the Sultan of Melaka. However, whenthe Sultan asked for her hand, it was turned down by her family as she was supposed to be engaged to someone...

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Melaka Sports & Outdoors

  • Tiara Golf melaka-A Nature beauty Golf...

    "What makes Tiara Melaka so memorable is not only the exhilarating beauty that surrounds you, but also the fact that each of the 27 holes stand out on their own. No two holes are similar.Third hole of the Woodlands Course - a Hole that will win top honours as the best in Malaysia.

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  • Mountain Biking in Melaka

    Now, for those of you who know me, I'm into all kinds of sports. Off road biking is no exempt, I've got all kinds of scars to show for it. Though I'm not keen to collect another, I'm putting 2 bike links here to remind myself to do this the next time I'm in Melaka. That'll oughta work off the fats accumulated from the eating binge there.

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  • A'Famosa Golf Resort

    The golf course comprises three distint nines that all play to a par-36... They play to varying degrees of difficulty... The Rocky Nine has an abudance of boulers outcrops... Playing to 3216m from the black tees, some of the holes are located along the NS Hiway... Playng to 3220m, the Palm Nine is peppered with tress along its fairways... The...

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  • Melaka Snacks

    melaka has a variety of small snacks . Local specialties include the squid balls and fish balls and shrimp balls, the exotic nasi lemak flavored crackers, my favorite assorted prawn and lobster crackers, rice balls and a lot more. These local melaka snacks are different from the ones beingt sold in the Old Chinatown along the Jonker Walk, so if you...

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  • Melaka City

    The Historic Old City in Melaka, located at the central part of the city (with Bukit China) is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, while other parts of Melaka are not and are actually major parts of a Port City as Melaka was a trading capital port city since the middle ages. Melaka Citty Also is the Capital of the State of Melaka, the only State of...

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  • Money Exchange Shops

    Buying lots of souvenirs and food tasting along the Old Town of Malacca can really be a drain in your wallet! so if you have not exhanged enough of your local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and need to have instant cash as many of the stalls do not accept credit cards.fear not as there are money exchange shops in and around the Old City of Melaka...

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