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Best things to do in Malacca

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Even though it is a mall, it is more than a mall as there are arcades and a movie theater located inside the mall. During rainy days or when you just want to escape from the heat for a while, this is a good place to grab food and do some shopping. There is also an underground section for shops selling locally-made items and souvenirs. ”
40 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Most famous place at Melaka , driving distance 7-10mins . Opening every Friday/Saturday/Sunday 5-12pm”
55 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.”
37 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Best known for the Coconut Milkshake. You can taste the savoury of coconut's meat with vanilla ice-cream plus milk, a cooling drink in hot weather. ”
36 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Heavenly Tandoori chicken and cheese naan, along with other authentic North Indian and Pakistani cuisine.”
43 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.”
9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Hard Rock Cafe Melaka was designed to match the old charm of Melaka with the state of the art building and architecture. It is a comfortable dining area overlooking the infamous Dutch Square. Looking through the bar and out onto the river, what a view of the historical fort and church. The live band makes the atmosphere really nice. Service is attentive and food is served fast, true to their Hard Rock spirit.”
24 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Taming Sari Tower is a revolving gyro tower in Malacca City with great city view [6 mins walking distance]”
24 locals recommend
Cafe
“Geographer Café is an award-winning, corner lot pub with lots of flair for a Malaccan nightlife joint. Plenty of greenery, a trendy bar that dominates the interior, high tables and chairs and has been attracting a steady clientele for years. ”
23 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
History Museum
“Established in 1896, the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum in Melaka was once the family home of a prominent Peranakan family prior to being converted into a heritage museum in 1985. In fact, it was the first private museum to be set up in Malaysia! It showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese-Malays called Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan in Melaka.”
21 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is the locals' favourite shopping mall. It is not touristy and has everything you need.”
16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A’Famosa & St Paul Hill are perhaps Malacca’s best known sightseeing spot. [10 mins walking distance] 古城門與聖保羅教堂为马六甲主要著名景点。【步行10分钟】”
16 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The Stadthuys is Malacca best know sightseeing spot. [10 mins walking distance]. Remember to wear hat and sun block as Malacca hot sun is really hot! ”
16 locals recommend
Establishment
“St. Paul's Church is a historic church building in Malacca City, Malaysia that was originally built in 1521, making it the oldest church building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is located at the summit of St. Paul's Hill and is today part of the Malacca Museum Complex comprising the A Famosa ruins, the Stadthuys and other historical buildings.”
19 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
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“Famous for their delicious and mouth watering Nyonya dishes and long queue. it's a must go in the list. Sits are limited and please call make a booking advance to secure a place. ”
22 locals recommend