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Nah, Melaka again? You probably think you’re already familiar with the place and explored everything you could. However, this historic state now has more to offer. From new food streets, shows to new Instagram photo spots, there are tons of things you can do here! Melaka isn’t exactly a ‘big’ city which makes it a perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Here’s a 3D2N itinerary from us, enjoy!
Where to stay in Melaka? Well, as a famous tourist attraction, you are spoilt with choices here. The most ideal location to stay would be somewhere nearby Jonker Street, the center of everything. Here we have classified accommodation nearby Jonker Street. Ranges from budget to medium range and then high range, here you go.
Budget (Below RM100)
Layang Layang Guest House
This award winning guesthouse enjoys great location and Jonker is just 2 minutes away. Though it is a budget guesthouse, the decoration and the courtyard here is definitely more than the price you pay.
Rate: Starting from RM 71
Address: 26, Jalan Tukang Besi, 75200 Melaka
The Rucksack Caratel
Is this really a budget hotel? It even comes with luscious greenery, where you’ll be greeted with a picturesque garden view as you wake up in The Rucksack Caratel.
Rate: Starting from RM92
Address: 107, Jalan Banda Kaba, Jonker, Malacca, Malaysia, 75000
Medium Range (Below RM150)
1825 Gallery Hotel
The location here is the best possible for people wanting to walk around the historical town. This hotel preserved all the right bits of heritage and married it with all the needs of modern life.
Rate: Starting from RM125
Address: 27, 29 & 31, Jalan Bunga Raya, Malacca City Center, Malacca, Malaysia, 75100
The location is the best, as it is conveniently located near Jonker Street. So during the Jonker Night Market (Friday-Sunday) you can easily visit, and get back to the hotel if the crowds get to you. It is also very near Hard Rock Cafe, and the popular tourist places The Stadthuys, Christ Church, and the Big Clock.
High range (More than RM150)
Timez Hotel Malacca
Nested at an atmospheric pre-war building nearby Jonker. , Timez Hotel presents 12 individually-designed rooms and 3 suites, each an ode to Melaka’s vaunted history that spans several centuries. It stands out with its chic, minimalist outlook.
Rate: Starting from RM170
Address: 31 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Jonker Street, Jonker, Malacca, Malaysia, 75200
Liu Men Melaka – by Preference
Impressive modern Nyonya interior design hotel! Rooms design are bright, smart design utilizing traditional elements. It’s just less than a minutes walk to Jonker Street. There are private car park for hotel guest who drive, save trouble to get a car park lot at super hot location.
Rate: Starting from RM295
Address: 48 – 56 Tokong Street, Jonker, Malacca, Malaysia, 75200
Restoran Kok Keong – Melaka Mural – Jonker 88 – Cheng Hoon Teng Temple – Jonker Street Cafe – The Stadthuys – Church of Saint Paul – Capitol Satay Celup – Jonker Street Night Market
Food: Restoran Kok Keong, Jonker 88, Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, Low Kong Jong Ice Cafe
Restoran Kok Keong
Located nearby Jonker, Restaurant Kok Keong is one of the old renowned restaurants that serves yam rice with pork meat soup. Their pork meat soup features slices of pork belly, flour dipped thin slices of meat and various offal-y bits in a herbal rich broth accompanied with diner’s choice of plain rice or yam rice. Taste their famous pork meat soup with the yam rice are something you shouldn’t miss out here.
- Opening Hours: 07:30 – 14:00, 18:00 till stock last (Closed on Wednesday)
- Address: 11, Jalan Kampung Pantai, 75200 Melaka
- Tel: 012-690 1099
Jonker 88 is a good place to sample some delicious local fare. There are famous Baba Laksa here, but sweets like sago Gula Melaka and ais kacang are the hits. Some desserts even have variations that include sea coconut and durian.
However, there is usually a queue here and it is also crowded a lot of the time, so time your visit or you will have to share a table if you can’t wait for your own.
- Opening Hours: 09:30 -18:00
- Address: 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
- Tel: 019-3975665
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is one of the most notable landmarks in Malacca. Built in 1646, it billed as the oldest Buddhist place of worship in the country. All building materials for the temple, and even the artisans concerned with its construction, were brought in from China.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 19:00
- Address: No. 25, Jalan To’kong 75200.
- Tel: +606 282 9343 or +606 282 2906
Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
The famous chicken rice ball in Jonker street! At Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, a coffee shop specializing in this delight, it is serious business. With lines of eager diners outside the property throughout its opening hours, you better prepare an umbrella while waiting in the queue.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:30 – 15:00
- Address: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca
- Tel: +606 286 0121
Jonker Street Cafes Hopping
Yea, we know that Malaysia weather is extremely hot, after the long walk you finally deserve a cool resting spot. With wide array of coffees and desserts offered in Jonker Street, there must be one that could satisfy your afternoon tea cravings and coffee needs.
The Daily Fix
A hidden cafe which located in old shop lots. Specialize in serving pancakes with different flavors. One of the highlights is their Local Pandan Pancake with Gula Melaka.
- Opening Hours: 9:00 – 23:30 (Weekdays), 8:30 – 23:30 (Weekend)
- Address: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
- Tel: +606-283 4858
Heesan Kopi is has very nice decoration and wall paintings. They are definitely one of the most Instagram-worthy spot in Jonker. The ambience of the cafe is actually quite good and they play a lot cover songs as background music.
- Opening Hours: 9:00 – 19:00
- Address: 100, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
- Tel: 06-281 2165
Tired of your usual roti canai and nasi lemak breakfast? Head over to NAVY Cafe and fill up your tummy with a delicious range of smoothie bowls, toasts and coffees. Their signature dish — salted egg yolk French toast is a must-try if you’re a fan of anything salted egg yolk.
- Opening Hours: 8:00 – 16:30
- Address: 5, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka
- Tel: 06-281 2370
Calanthe Art Cafe
If you are a coffee lover, then you shouldn’t miss out Calanthe Art Café. It is definitely the perfect place for you. Stands as the pioneering and it is the only café in Malacca that serves all kinds of Malaysia’s 13 States Coffee. Apart from that, they also serving their special blend like green tea coffee and the “Jealousy”, a thick espresso with mint syrup.
- Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday: 9:00 – 23:00, Friday & Saturday: 9:00 – 00:00
- Address: 11, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
- Tel: +606-292 2960
Low Kong Jong Ice Cafe
Don’t feel like trying fancy pricey cafe? How about this traditional coffee shop? Low Kong Jong Ice Cafe offer dessert like cendol, ice kacang and humble peanut soup. They have full meal like chicken rice and wanton mee too if you in need of a full meal to fill your empty tummy.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 22:00
- Address: 87, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
The Stadthuys is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, The Stadthuys of Malacca was the focus point of several successive governments (Dutch, Portuguese, British etc.) for over 300 years, from its completion until 1980. There’re 6 different themes museum over here, feel free to visit if you interested.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Thursday; 09:00 – 20:30 Friday – Sunday
- Admmission: RM 5 – RM 10
- Address: Circle intersection of Jalan Quayside, Jalan Laksamana, and Jalan Chan Koon Cheng
- Tel: + 606 282 6526
Church of Saint Paul
The ruins of St. Paul’s Church are at the summit of St. Paul’s Hill. Built on the site of the last Malaccan sultan’s istana (palace), it was constructed by Portuguese fidalgo (nobleman) captain, Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea. Take selfies with the arm-less statue and somewhere at the graveyard will surely make it insta-worthy。
Address: Jalan Kota, Bukit St. Paul (St. Paul’s Hill)
Capitol Satay Celup
Capitol Satay Celup is one of Malacca’s favourite hunts for a savoury meal with loved ones. There are over 80 types of skewered seafood and vegetables offering here, taste together with the aromatic peanut sauce pot, it’s perfect for a quick bite before dinner or during supper. However, Capitol Satay Celup is usually packed as soon as it opens at 17:00. So, better come early or late night to avoid long queue.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday – Monday 17:00 – 23:00
- Address: 41, Lorong Bukit Cina
- Tel: +606 283 5508
Jonker Street Night Market
Jonker Street Night Market is only open on Fridays and Saturdays. You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to delicious food; from piping hot grilled meat on skewers to Chinese delicacies like bak chang, dim sum, and popiah. Besides, there will be live performances from pubs and restaurants here too.
- Opening Hours: Friday & Saturday: 18:00 – 00:00
- Location: Jonker Street
Low Yong Moh Restaurant – Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih – 486 Baba Low Melaka – Tengkera Putu Piring – Klebang Coconut Shake and Pantai Klebang – Donald & Lily Nyonya Restoran – Encore Malacca – Pak Putra Tandoori – Kee Ann Food Street
Low Yong Moh Restaurant
Don’t you know there is a dimsum restaurant in Jonker Street? It’s Low Yong Moh Dim Sum Restaurant located along Jalan Tokong. The restaurant opened in postwar 1947, making it one of the oldest restaurants in Melaka still in business! It opens really early, before 6 am and quietens down after the morning “yum cha” crowd dies off when the dim sum items run out as well. Come earlier to avoid waiting for too long for a table and be expected to share a larger table with other dim sum dollies.
- Opening Hours: 5:00 – 13:00 But usually sold out around 9-10 am (Closed on Thursday)
- Address: 32, Jalan Tokong，75200 Melaka, Malaysia
- Tel: 06-282 1235
Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih
Craving fro Nyonya Kuih? Head to Baba Charlie Nyonya Cake to get your crave fix. The shop is divided into 2 sections: the large kitchen area where all the prepping and cooking happens, and the inner section where all the colorful goodies are displayed. Their signature kuih would be ondeh-ondeh, it’s always a long queue waiting for this soft and juicy delicacies. Better come in the morning, basically all the kuihs will be sold out in the evening.
- Opening Hours: 10:30– 15:00 (Closed on Thursdays)
- Address: 72, Jalan Tengkera Pantai 2C, 75200 Melaka
- Tel: 019-666 2907 / 06-284 7209
486 Baba Low Melaka
486 Baba Low is a stall serving authentic Nyonya food located along Jalan Siantan Sek 2. Unlike other restaurant, here only serving few types of food which including their signature Nyonya Laksa, Cendol, Pie Tee, Nasi Lemak, Mee Siam and Popiah. The very simple menu written with chalk on black boards; with prices that still remain unaffected by the intense commercialisation drive of Melaka.
- Opening Hours: 07:30– 16:00 (Closed on Friday)
- Address: Jalan Siantan Sek 2, Off, Jalan Tengkera, Kampung Lapan, 75200, Malacca
- Tel: 012-324 7200
Tengkera Putu Piring
Putu piring fans our there, here is where you can get good putu piring in Melaka. Every putu piring here is freshly made, hot Gula Melaka topped with grated salted coconut, making the flavour sweet and salty. The texture is hot and soft, and will warm up your mouth.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 20:00 (Closed on Saturday)
- Address: 252, Jalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka
- Tel: 06-282 1505
Klebang Coconut Shake
What’s the best to have under hot sun? Coconut Shake! The stall, constantly packed with customers, is divided into three parts – blending station, coconut opening section and dining section. They also serve nasi lemak packets (RM1.20 per pack), curry puff and popiah just in case you feel like munching on something while having your coconut shake.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 18:30, 14:30- 18:30 (Friday)
- Address: Lot 130, Solok Kampung Bahagia, 75200 Klebang Besar, Malacca
- Tel: 013-399 4061
Hmm..dessert in Melaka? Are you sure? Klebang dessert is a reclaimed land made by Malacca developers and years of land excavation placed at the edge of Pantai Klebang resulted in this unique looking desert. As in a real desert, it might get quite hot if you decide to stay for the day, so make sure to have umbrellas, sun blocks, snacks and plenty of drinking water.
- Address: Pantai Klebang, Melaka, Malaysia.
Donald & Lily Nyonya Restoran
Donald & Lily in Malacca had been famed for its delicious temptations of their nyonya delights. From other reviews online, many mentions that seats are very limited during peak hour, so we will recommend you to come here earlier to avoid crowded. Ayam Pongtay and Nyonya Laksa are the signature dish here.
- Opening Hours: 9:30- 16:00 (Closed on Monday)
- Address: No. 16, Ground Floor, Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Shah Bandar, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
- Tel: 012-292 3157
Just opened its doors on 7 July 2018, Encore Melaka is definitely the show you must not miss! Presented by the production team of the world acclaimed Impression series in China, this show is curated and directed by Wang Chaoge to express her feelings for Melaka, its past, present and future. Not only the show, the theatre itself also a work of art! Overlooking the scenic Straits of Melaka, it sets a new landmark in Melaka with its contemporary design. You may come one hour earlier before the shows to enjoy the breeze from the straits and take some nice photos!
- Opening Hours: Monday –Saturday (5.30pm & 8.30pm); Sunday (2.30pm & 5.30pm)
- Address: No. 1 Jalan KSB, Impression 8, Impression City @ Kota Syahbandar, 75200, Melaka, Malaysia.
- Tel: 06-270 7777
Pak Putra Tandoori
Hmm…where to get supper at night in Melaka? Look no where but Pak Putra! Their naan is so soft and fluffy which perfectly match with the creamy cheese in the naan. Besides, their chicken also marinated to perfection to ensure every bite you take will taste every single ingredients used to prepare the chicken.
- Opening Hours: 17:30 – 01:00 (Closed on Monday)
- Address: 56 & 58, Jalan 4, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka
- Tel: 012-601 5876
Kee Ann Food Street
Kee Ann Street which transformed from the historic old street, now is another new gourmet paradise other than Jonker Street Night Market. It’s just a 10-minute walk away from Jonker Street, yet many times better! In addition to the food, Kee Ann Food Street also has some handmade craft stalls, and a lot of Instagrammable stalls with vintage looks and generally good vibes with lots of creativity.
- Opening Hours: Friday to Saturday 8:00- 22:00, Sunday 00:00 –17:00, 18:00–20:00
- Address: Jalan Kee Ann, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka
Pin Pin Hiong Restaurant – The Shore Sky Tower – Shore Oceanarium – The Shore Toy Museum – Bunga Raya Popiah – Melaka Straits Mosque – The Huskitory
Pin Pin Hiong Restaurant
For a local street side kopitiam, Pin Pin Hiong which opens early in the morning has very good variety of food offer for breakfast other than boring sandwiches. Order yourself stir-fried bitter gourd, omelette, noodle soup, pork chop or stir-fried noodles to kick start your day, you can even choose portion size for many of the dishes. The coffee was typical local sort. It’s a place full of local character.
- Opening Hours: 7:30 – 14:00 (Closed on Tuesday and Sunday)
- Address: 786, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
The Shore Sky Tower
Wondering where to see the magnificent view of Malacca? The tallest building in the city, The Shore Sky Tower is the answer! The observation deck located on the 43rd floor of this building, where you can enjoy 360-degree views of the Straits of Malacca and nearby islands. Take some awesome picture at the glass bridge or simply enjoy the view here is really something unforgettable.
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 20:00
- Admission: Adult – RM25.00, Children (Aged 3 to 12 years old) – RM18.00
- Address: Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai, 75450 Melaka
- Tel: 016-380 6774
The Shore Oceanarium
Located at the second floor of The Shore shopping center, this Oceanarium is another highlight of this building. It is an indoor aquarium which showcase beautiful underwater world in 14 exhibition areas. There is also an interactive area in the Oceanarium called Interactive Touch Pool that allows you to touch those little sea creatures. Guess what, there are also some sharks at the Shark Quest Zone!
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 21:00
- Admission: Adult RM40, Children RM30, Senior RM30
- Address: 2F-01, The Shore Shopping Gallery, 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka
- Tel: +606-2829966
The Shore Toy Museum
Here you go, toys collectors! The Shore Toy Museum probably gonna be a paradise for you. There are wide range of collectibles, from transformers to star wars, it’s really impressive! This will be a good place for children and parents to spend some time together. Although the ticket price might come across as slightly expensive as some reviews made it out to be, but it will surely be worth it for toy lovers.
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 21:00
- Admission: Adult RM30, Children RM20 (Height below 90cm is free)
- Address: First floor, The Shore Shopping Gallery, 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka
- Tel: +606 288 3833
Bunga Raya Popiah
OMG~Porklard Popiah! Located at the roadside of Jalan Bunga Raya and you probably won’t be notice it when you pass by but this is seriously good! The popiah was piping hot and moist you bit into it. The fillings were crunchy with the bean sprouts and crushed peanuts. The chopped turnips were soft yet firm, and mingled with the occasional burst of fried pork lards. It’s sinfully delicious, hearty and worth standing by the roadside munching on this. Selling at RM 5/roll.
- Opening Hours: 12:00- 20:00
- Address: 120, Jalan Bunga Raya, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka
Melaka Straits Mosque
This beautiful mosque that overlooks the Strait of Melaka is located on an artificial island which is only a short 20 minutes car journey away from central Melaka. What make it more special is, when water levels are high, the mosque will appears to float. For non-Muslim visitors, if you would like to enter the mosque you will need to dress modestly and heed the ‘no shoe’ signs. Women must bring a scarf or use a rental shawl to cover their head.
- Address: Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, 75000 Melaka
The Huskitory Cafe
This is not an ordinary cafe, it’s full of dog! To be specific, this cafe is full of Husky! Its location isn’t that convenient as is quite a drive away, about 20 minutes from Jonker area. Huskitory is primarily a pet store and pet grooming salon. They are only selling some cakes and beverages here and there is no minimum order imposed.
There are 9 huskies here for patrons to play with they are on rotation. However, to play with these Husky there’s a price for it. RM25 for adult and RM20 for kids. For you that wanna get closer with the Husky, do check on their feeding time.
– 11.00am -12.30pm
– 12.30pm – 2.00pm
– 2.00pm – 3.30pm
– 3.30pm – 5.00pm
– 5.00pm – 6.30pm
– 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Visit here during weekends or public holiday, reservation is a MUST! But it is quiet on weekdays, which makes it the best time for visits.
- Opening Hours: 11:00- 20:00 (Closed on Monday)
- Address: 27, Jalan Taman Asean, Taman Asean, 75250 Melaka
- Tel: 06-334 2602
Others Activities: Melaka River Cruise, Microlight/Ultralight Flying, Skytrex Adventure
Melaka River Cruise
- Opening Hours: 09:00- 23:30 Daily
- Admission: MyKad holder RM25 (Adult), RM15 (kids); non Mykad holder RM30 (Adult), RM30 (Kids)
- Address: Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai, 75100 Melaka
Price: From Klebang/ Pulau Melaka RM150/20min, Melaka Airport/ MITC RM100/10min
Tel: 013 681 5163
- Opening Hours: 09:00- 15:00
- Admission: RM60 – RM90
- Address: Jalan Taman Botanikal, 75450 Durian Tunggal, Melaka
- Tel: 018-909 5679
NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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