Malacca Food Haven

If you ask me to recommend a must-visit place to a first-time visitor to Malaysia, my recommendation will be Malacca, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Malacca has a colourful history spanning over 600 years, from its humble beginnings in the 14th century to the centuries of colonisation by the Portuguese, Dutch […]

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Avocado Shake @ Malacca Avocado Choc

With the opening of Malacca Avocado Choc since early this year, Melaka now has three prominent places to visit for quenching your thirst. If you are wondering what the other two are, they are Klebang Coconut Shake and Mango Float Royale. The popularity of Malacca Avocado Choc is apparent, as queue as long as a […]

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Hotel Rosa Malacca

Just few weeks ago, we drove down to Malacca for a staycation at Rosa Malacca. Initially, we had a lot of plans, in fact a long eating list to be ticked off. However, we ended up spending most of our time in the hotel, and only walked across the hotel for a satay celup dinner. Read […]

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10 Things To Do in Melaka

Back in the 15th century, Melaka was one of Southeast Asia’s greatest trading ports. The historic centre was crowned a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2008, and is famous for its beautiful architecture, Nyonya Baba heritage and more infamous for it’s trippy trishaws. Only 150KM from Kuala Lumpur, it’s definitely a favorite port of call for […]

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Joson Numismatic Collections –Malacca

Joson Numismatic Collections on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka is my kind of shop with old banknotes, coins, stamps, vintage advertising and other collectables for sale. When I first visited Malacca back in 1981 there used to quite a few antique, bric-a-brac and collectable shops along Jonker Street as well as traditional craftsmen like […]

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Malacca Bee Gallery –Melaka

At Malacca Bee Gallery you can learn a lot about bees and apiculture and buy some delicious and healthy honey products. Formerly known as World’s Bee Museum, this tourist attraction is operated by Giant B, the brand name for the largest honey producer in Malaysia which was established in 1978. Types of beehive The exhibition […]

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Fortress of Malacca

The historic Portuguese/Dutch Fortress of Malacca was destroyed by the British in 1807 but there are some remnants still visible and worth seeing. The most well known remain is A Famosa Gate but there are other sections of wall which have been excavated as well as a reconstructed bastion. History Since Malay Sultanate days there […]

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Makara In Malacca

There is a granite Makara in Malacca, on display in the Ethnology Museum in the former Dutch Stadthuys building. A Makara is a mythical creature combining a fish and a mammal. In this case, the Makara has the tail of a fish and the head and trunk of an elephant, although it is so badly […]

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Tranquerah – Malacca

Few tourists to Melaka have ever heard of Tranquerah, let alone visited it. Some 17 million tourists are expected to visit Melaka in 2018, mostly from China, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The vast majority of them come in coach tours and are guided to all the hot tourist spots in the core UNESCO […]

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