Malacca

A historical city that glimmers with its multiculturalism, heritage and rewarding sights.

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Full of history from the colonial era, age-old traditions and some of Malaysia’s most diverse cuisine, a visit to Malacca is nothing short of an adventure.
Malacca is unique in the way it blends Eastern culture and Western influences so seamlessly. If you would like to experience Malacca as a local, start with the food. Chicken rice balls are a staple and they’re one of the many dishes that has been around in Malacca for a long time. Peranakan cuisine is unique to this part of Malaysia and is one of the best places to get a taste of authentic Nyonya Laksa.

Jonker Street is a must-visit whenever in Malacca as it’s a place that retains the old rustic charm in the middle of a developed city. Here you’ll be able to find trinkets, handicrafts and even more savory street food options.
You know you have arrived in the heart of Malacca when throngs of colorful trishaws dominate the road ferrying passengers. You’ll be able to find a lot of them nearby the brick-red Stadhuys building built in 1650! This part of Malacca city is called the Red Square where you’re also able to find historical structures such as Christ Church and Queen Victoria’s fountain. With the iconic remains of the A’ Famosa gate nearby, be sure to keep your camera on the ready. Museums such as the Maritime Museum and Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum offer great educational resources and insight into how Malacca came to be.
  • February - Chinese New Year
  • December - Christmas Celebrations at Portuguese Squarer
  • All year round.
Solo , Couple , Friends , Family , Group
Chicken rice balls, Nyonya Laksa, Baba Cendol, Ayam Pongteh, Nyonya-style kuih and sweets, Putu piring, Gula Melaka, Nyonya Zhang (rice dumpling)
Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball, Nancy’s Kitchen, Jonker 88, Nyonya Makko Restaurant, Baba Charlie Nyonya Cakes, Putu Piring Tengkera, East and West Rendezvous
  • Selamat pagi/petang. (Good morning/evening)
  • How are you? (Apa khabar?)
  • Terima kasih. (Thank you)
  • Berapakah harga ini? (What is the price?)
  • Bolehkah anda membantu saya? (Can you help me?)
  • Tandas di mana? (Where is the toilet?)
  • Maaf. (Sorry)
  • Could you help me take a picture? (Bolehkah awak tolong saya ambil gambar?)
  • Bargain when buying items in Jonker Street, you can cut up the price significantly!
  • Don't be afraid to ask the locals what’s good to eat in a certain area, they are happy to help as long you ask kindly.
  • Respect the photography rules put in place by religious institutions.

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