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Things to do in Malacca

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Flea Market
“MUST NOT MISS! The night market of Melaka. Food + Beverages + Souvenirs + Sightseeing + Performances”
  • 67 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“another shopping centre away from the heat. with good curry and coffee. anything your heart delight. I ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Quench for your thirst with top destination for coconut shake and malay kuih.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Flea Market
“You can visit Jonker Street anytime of the day, but the street comes to life on weekends at night where stalls open up and cars are prohibited from entering the street. You can get your souvenirs and do some antique shopping in the morning and grab street food from the night market. Jonker 88 is one of the local dessert shop located here, you can stop by for a Cendol as a pit stop. Some of the best cafes are located here such as The Daily Fix, Calanthe Art Cafe and Heesan Cafe.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Beer o'clock, yes, we have Hard Rock Cafe here in Melaka! The cafe has great street view and river view.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Try their famous Roti Nan Garlic Cheese..serve with Chicken Tandoori. The place starts at 6 pm. A nice place to have your dinner. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cafe
“It is one of the must-visit bar & cafe in Jonker Street. Do drop by here for a couple of drinks while you visit Melaka. Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (10 am - 1 am), Sat (9 am - 2 am). Distance from unit: 3.7km”
  • 24 locals recommend
Place of worship
“Slight hiking needed, the St Paul Church Ruin. Here, you can view the distance ocean and parts of Melaka City.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Menara Taming Sari, is a modern rotating observation deck tower that ascends to 80 meters. It allows tourist to enjoy the best view of Melaka City at a 360-degree view. Opening hours: Mon- Sun 10am-11pm Admision fees: RM 11- RM 23 Distance from unit: 600m ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The Dutch Square, easily recognisable with the bright terracotta-red facade, a Dutch Colonial Architecture.”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“A museum showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese- Malays called Baba- Nyonya Peranakan in Melaka. Opening Hours: Mon - Thur (10 am- 5 pm, last tour at 4:15 pm) & Fri - Sun (10 am - 6pm, last tour at 5pm) Admission fees: RM 11- RM 16 Distance from unit: 3.8km ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A Portuguese fortress, built-in 1511. It is one of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia and the Far East. Admission Fees: Free Distance from unit: 900m”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of Malacca’s first shopping malls, Mahkota Parade houses almost 200 stores, including international brands, food-and-beverage outlets and entertainment centres. Opened in 1994, the four-storey shopping mall was recently refurbished to embrace a modern, sleeker look, and with new exciting tenants onboard, it is set to take the shopping scene in Malacca by storm.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Zoo
“Melaka Zoo is the second largest in Malaysia. Located 13km outside Malacca city in Ayer Keroh, it has over 1,200 animals of 200 different species. The zoo’s highlight is the night-viewing safari when visitors are driven around in a tram to see lit-up exhibits of nocturnal wildlife up and about. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is the locals' favourite shopping mall. It is not touristy and has everything you need.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
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“Nancy Kitchen is one of the famous Nyonya restaurants in Malacca. If you are looking for Nyonya food, check out this place! Opening Hours: Dri- Sun & Mon ( 11 am - 9 pm), Wed & Thurs ( 11 am - 5 pm), closed on Tue Distance from unit: 2.9 km”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
“Try their famous Roti Nan Garlic Cheese..serve with Chicken Tandoori. The place starts at 6 pm. A nice place to have your dinner. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cafe
“It is one of the must-visit bar & cafe in Jonker Street. Do drop by here for a couple of drinks while you visit Melaka. Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (10 am - 1 am), Sat (9 am - 2 am). Distance from unit: 3.7km”
  • 24 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
“Nancy Kitchen is one of the famous Nyonya restaurants in Malacca. If you are looking for Nyonya food, check out this place! Opening Hours: Dri- Sun & Mon ( 11 am - 9 pm), Wed & Thurs ( 11 am - 5 pm), closed on Tue Distance from unit: 2.9 km”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Asam pedas is a signature dish for Malaccans.Try this out if you fancy spicy food. You can choose the type of fish or beef asam pedas. Serve with a plate of rice, some cucumber and salted egg.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Lounge
“MOVIDA, meaning "party" in Cuban street slang and "Movement" in Spanish is a kitchen + bar + club lounge featuring the sounds of world music and serving up the Best of Italian, Mediterranean, Cuban, Spanish Cuisine & More...Movida is defined by its clean and minimalist lines that accentuates a contemporary ambience mellowed with the warmth of traditional charm in its space. Playing host to the exciting and invigorating beats of world music and the myriad of world music charges the atmosphere, with soulful rhythms and delightful vibes that make MOVIDA a refreshingly new and difference choice for dining and night entertainment.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Famous among locals and tourists for their Prawn Cheese Beehoon and very good crab dishes”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Putu Piring stall along the Jalan Tengkera. Opening Hours: Mon-Sat (6 pm 10 pm), Closed on Sun Distance from unit: 3.3 km”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Located at Level 42 within the same building overview the Melaka city. Perfect nightscape view and biz hrs from 11.45am to 11.45pm. Launch, dinner, coffee & cake with Western and Asian fusion food.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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