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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.

Flea Market
“Bustling open-air market on weekend nights with an array of food & souvenirs, plus entertainment.”
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Shopping Mall
“Another shopping mall in Melaka and it's just the opposite of Mahkota Parade mall. ”
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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.”
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Dessert Shop
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“Freshly blended coconut juice with slightly chewy flesh topped with a scoop of walls vanilla ice cream on a hot and sweaty afternoon. How could you resist on a hot day in Malacca! Operation hours: Sunday : 11am–6:30pm Monday : 11am–6:30pm Tuesday : 11am–6:30pm Wednesday : 11am–6:30pm Thursday : 11am–6:30pm Friday : 2:30–6:30pm Saturday : 11am–6:30pm ”
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Malay Restaurant
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“Peranakan food near to Atlantis and Jonker, can try if u want lol Tips: Please make reservation advance before u heading there Sunday : 11am–9pm Monday : 11am–5pm Tuesday : 11am–5pm Wednesday : 11am–5pm Thursday : 11am–5pm Friday : 11am–9pm Saturday : 11am–9pm”
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Indian Restaurant
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“You must try the cheese nan and chicken tandoori, It will make you feel delightful. Just the service was slow because too many customer in their place. My advice, go there early lol”
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Scenic Lookout
“Revolving viewing platform providing visitors with a panoramic 360 degree view of the Malacca City.”
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Chinese Restaurant
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“Another super long queue restaurant, famous of their cheese bee hoon and succulent crab, worth for the queue~ TIPS : please make reservation in advance to avoid crowd or go there at 5:10pm”
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Shopping Mall
“This is the locals' favourite shopping mall. It is not touristy and has everything you need.”
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Establishment
“Walk through the back alleys facing the river (there are cafes and other night spots along the river), a unique spot in Melaka town”
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Water Park
“The best way to cool down on a hot and sticky day in Malacca is to do some splashing around at the spanking-new Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort. Built in Ayer Keroh – Malacca’s tourist attraction-laden quarter – the highlights of this multi zone park are definitely its high-speed water slides and thrill rides. Surrounded by 360 hectares of natural forests, this brand-new theme park features a whopping two million litres of water. All in all this water theme park features 16 exciting attractions including Lazy & Crazy river, the 1 Big Wave pool, the Adventure Island, Anaconda Twist, The Pendulum as well as a multitude of other attractions.”
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Cafe
“Geographer Cafe is a place bustling with tourists seeking with a drink or two while looking out towards the historical Jonker Street. Open everyday til 1am.”
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Zoo
“If you are animals lover, have a visit to Zoo Melaka. Malacca Zoo is a 54-acre zoological park located besides Ayer Keroh Highway in Ayer Keroh, Malacca, Malaysia. More than 1200 animals of 215 species can be found at the Malacca Zoo.”
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Establishment
“Another must check-in historical point in Melaka. Visiting here will take you back in time. Making it simple, the fort was built by the Portuguese who defeated the Sultanate in 1511, then the Dutch took over the control and pass it over to British to prevent falling under the control of French. The British destroyed the fort in 1806 with the exception of the small front gate.”
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Bar
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“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.”
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Establishment
“Satay Celup is a unique food only can be found in Melaka. Capitol Satay Celup is one of the best Satay Celup restaurant in Melaka. And it is only 10 minutes driving distance away”
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