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Best 5 must-visit Shopping Malls and Streets in Malacca

Malacca is a small state in the southern region of Malaysia which holds one of the most exquisite and culturally rich atmospheres. The state is rich in historical heritage and architectural building and ancient landmarks which are main tourist attractions in Melaka. Malaysia is a beautiful Asian country but Malacca is the state that adds even more beauty the country.

Every tourist want to take something back home as gifts and souvenirs for their loved ones, not to mention delicate regional crafted products for their homes. When, it comes to shopping in Malacca then there are many shopping malls streets you can visit where local vendors would be selling handmade traditional stuff. Shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur are famous in Malaysia, but Melaka Shopping Malls also offer variety of shopping options to the shoppers.

Melaka Best Shopping Malls Streets

There are a lot of things a tourist can do in Melaka. One of them is certainly shopping. Here is a list of best Melaka shopping mall and street.

Hatten Square Suites Shoppes

Hatten Square Suites Shoppes is a nice vintage styled but trendy Melaka shopping mall that has a lot of international brands in it which sell products at a cheaper rate than the international market. This mall is a four floored building that has just about everything and every souvenir that you would want to take back home for your family and friends.

So, if you’re looking for a shopping complex which is not very huge but provides all the basic facilities to the shoppers and feature shops outlets that offers local products, Hatten Square Suits Shoppes is the place to go. There is a also a popular heritage street in Melaka by the name Hattan Street. The street is also known as millionaire street as it has been home of richest.

Address: G-006, Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-281 7688
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Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

Dataran Pahlawan Melaka MegaMall

Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is certainly the biggest shopping mall where you can get modern as well as antique products at affordable price and are reliable. The mega mall is structured in a modern fashion to accommodate the taste of foreign people and has a wide range of shops which includes, Perfume Avenue where those who have an addiction of sweet smelling potions can buy their heart content.

Dataran Pahlawan mega mall has a lot of tourist landmarks nearby as well, so while one is visiting a local attraction there is no harm in looking around or checking stuff out to take home for beloveds. There are many tourists who seek the true essence of a country in the antique products and for those the good news is that the entire basement level of the mega mall is dedicated to handmade and locally crafted souvenirs and other gift items.

This Melaka shopping mall attracts plenty of tourist as it is located in the city center. You can not miss Dataran Pahlawan mall once in Malacca.

Address: BW05, Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-283 2828
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Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall

Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall Malacca

Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall is another Melaka shopping mall which is best for shopping in Malacca; if you are planning on buying discounted products and hole the energy to bargain with the vendors as well. The shopping mall is one of a kind and one of the oldest that was opened in 1994, and accommodates more than 200 stores in it. These stores belong to both international brands and popular local brands.

For the ladies Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall is the place worth checking out since it has a wide range of shoe outlet stores and handbags that are made both locally and shipped in from the international market. This Malacca shopping mall is where you can buy cheaper wear than from the overseas outlets of the same international brand. Inside the mall are IT stores and beauty parlors located as well that offer you refreshing facials when you are tired from all the shopping.

Address: G8, Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
Phone: +6006 2826151
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Jonker Street

Jonker Street Melaka (Malacca)

Jonker Street, which is also very famous worldwide, is a walk worth it. It has centuries old galleries and museums not to mention a collection of local items which include the food products as well that you can buy or flavor your cuisine with it. Jonker Street includes practically all the things you want to buy for friends and family back home, from local crafts to international shipped ones and food items including famous Malaysian spices that can be taken back home and spice things up in your food next time.

If you like handmade ladies jewels then Jonker Street is the place where you will find unique and beautiful handmade jewels to take back home or give it as a gift to someone beloved.

Melaka Batik House

Melaka Batik House

Melaka Batik House, located near the international trade center is one of the few shopping malls in Melaka where you will find a great range and vibrant batik from all over Malaysia. The shopping area has many other attractions located nearby that are walking distance away and so makes it one of the places that you must check out while in Malacca.

Address: Pt 15251, Melaka International Trade Centre, 75450, Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-232 3900
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Melaka provides both street shopping mall experiences and it is a fun shopping in Melaka. Do let us know about your shopping experience in Malacca.

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Best Restaurants to try Western Food in Melaka

Here in Melaka we tasted food at different points from various stalls and that was really the best food in Melaka due to being economical with an excellent taste. It has been observed since past that western food in Melaka was said to be one of the expensive eatables because of its quality concerns. Therefore, in the olden days western restaurants were still being impeccably famous and the lists of those restaurants are mentioned as:

One of the western restaurants i.e. Restoran Kim Swee Huat prepares packed food for tourists and passersby of which mainly were porridge and muesli breakfast. We used to easily grab the huge list of delicious drinks and desserts at Tai Chong Hygienic Ice Café situated at JI. Bunga Raya.

A cozy restaurant here that serves their customers with economical steak and lamb chops in Majestic Hotel in JI Bunga Raya. Taberna Falal was built in front of the Straits Heritage Hotel was functioning by a Portuguese food that specifically sells real Portuguese food and wines.

Summerfield’s Coffee shop in the Ramada Renaissance Hotel at JI Bendahara Caper’s Restaurant located towards the Mediterranean side of the Ramada Renaissance Hotel.

Whereas, in current days if you visit Melaka you will generally find the original western taste as it was among golden periods of time which relatively depicts Melaka’s beauty as an ancient state. The food in Melaka is not only popular in the city but also in the whole Malaysia. Thus, food is one of the tourist attraction in the city for tourists.

Western Food in Melaka

The list of restaurants licensed as best in 2015; serving western food in Melaka is as follows:

Olio Italian Restaurant

Olio Italian Restaurant Melaka

Olio Italian Restaurant can be easily traced in Ramada Plaza Melaka possessing a European style environment being presented with the delicious Italian food items. The most enjoyable and attractive part of this restaurant is its environment of which this restaurant gains highest points among other Melaka restaurants. Its food specialties are termed as variety of seafood including fish items provided with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables indulged with myriad amalgamation of spices.

Address: Ramada Plaza Melaka, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-284 8888

Bamboo Hut Bistro

Bamboo Hut Bistro Melaka

The Bamboo Hut Bistro serves both western and local foods, and it is relatively famous for providing delicious western food in Melaka. Thus, far from being enriching their customers with delicious food items it is someway located on the vivid ancient site which in turn attracts myriad tourists. Such as, the number of tourists served here is almost half and half of them are locals because customers not only visit for enjoying food but also come to enjoy the ancient scenery. For instance, specialty of Italian food is Funghi Trifolati with sautéed mushrooms on crostini; a simple truffle with an intense aromatic gravy served with toast.

Address: 27, Jalan Kota, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-282 9282
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The Baboon House

The Baboon House Melaka

The Baboon House built on the historic Jonker Street in Melaka engulfed with an American style food. As far as the name of the restaurant is considered; the environment here is like we are enjoying food in a real jungle that’s why it possesses the highest rating and said to be top most of 2015 restaurants.

Address: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 China Town, Melaka, Malaysia
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Melaka Heritage Food Street

Melaka Heritate Food Street

Melaka’s Heritage Food Street with numerous food stalls can be found as you visit Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall for shopping. All type of food are available here western and local both in economical rates i.e. especially created for students, travellers, tourists and many others can simultaneously enjoy food here when carrying less money in their pockets.

Related Article: Best 5 Shopping Malls in Melaka

Eleven Bistro Eleven Bistro Restaurant

Eleven Bistro  Restaurant Melaka

Eleven Bistro Eleven Bistro Restaurant is specialized in providing food mostly for evening and night walkers because of its attractive attributes being mostly enhanced in evenings and nights here in Melaka. The type of food being served is a mixture of various ingredients with the originality of Portuguese ingredients. For instance, if we try food by enjoying the lightings we will definitely be unable to identify its basic ingredient.

Address: 11,Jalan Hang Lekir, 75200 Malacca Town, Melaka, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-282 0011
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These are some of the restaurants that offer best western food in Melaka. If you have experienced above mentioned western restaurants in Melaka or would like to recommend one, please do so by adding comments below.

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Spa Melaka – Best Authentic Spa & Wellness Centers in Melaka

Whenever you’re traveling and visiting a place, you’re interested in knowing tourist attractions, places to visit and activities, you can do. You also get tired exploring new places and massage spa’s centers can give you must needed relaxation. There is almost everything for tourists in Melaka and that includes some of the best authentic Spa in Melaka.

Best Spa in Melaka

We will look at some of the best Melaka Spa in this article which are highly recommended as they provide best spa services in the town for tourists and locals alike.

Scents and Senses – A Touch of Thai

Scents and Senses
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The Scents and Senses, A Touch of Thai is one of the best spa Melaka as we experienced. I may forcefully recommend you to visit and grab the service of this spa if you really want relaxation after struggling through the ancient view of Melaka city. There is no such hassle to locate this particular spa in Melaka, as it can be found at Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Syah Bandar. Its special features are to gives you a physical and mental relaxation and the workers here starts relaxing your body from massaging your feet then move upwards in order to yield a lighter feeling by the whole body massage and Jacuzzi bath.

Address: 106, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-286 1186
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Envy Wellness

Envy Wellness
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By the name of this spa we can easily recognize the special services provided for its customers which really are capable to develop a feeling of healthy soul in our body that in turn flashes an envy feeling for others through which those also do not waste their time in having the services of this spa due to the arise of being envious. The environment of Envy Wellness spa mostly attracts others which are neat and clean all the time when you visit. Our trip to Melaka was about a week and we got a chance to visit the spa twice due to its cozy environment.

Address: Jalan Limbongan, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-283 5572
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Philea Resort Spa

Philea Resort Spa
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The Philea Resort Spa is the most famous spa in Melaka which is specifically constructed by having a green boundary all over. It will hardly take around twenty minutes to reach here from the main Melaka town and is situated in Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Plenty of tourists come here and stay in the resort mainly to have a body relaxation through special massage service being provided in a fully green environment. Those who are eager for body fitness also take pleasure in exercising room allocated for them.

Address: Lot 2940, Jalan Ayer Keroh, Off Jalan Plaza Tol, 75450 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-289 3399
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Spa Village Melaka

Spa Village Melaka
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The Spa Village Melaka is famous not only in Melaka but Malaysia as well, as the services being enlisted for the customers are successively based on the Baba Nyonya therapy theories which are known as the healing methodologies gained from the Malaysian and Chinese culture. It is built in two floors where visitors here are influenced by breathing in a body healing environment being utilized by past methodologies. For instance, the inside portion of the spa is designed with a special healing decorum i.e. village theme is endorsed in the building structure.

The services being offered in Spa Village Melaka are numerous that majorly includes relaxing body muscles, comforting of skin with an advancement of getting rid of life pressures that has burdened our soul which certainly impacts the outer body. An entry towards this spa brings you close to the deep cultural values of the aborigines of Melaka. The Spa Village Melaka is located in the famous Majestic Malacca hotel.

Address: 188 Jalan Bunga Raya, The Majestic Malacca, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6 289 8000
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Massa Sutra the Art of Massage

Massa Sutra the Art of Massage
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By having the whole body massage in Massa Sutra the Art of Massage, we come to realize its original outcome of services being given to its customers after enjoying a variety of food and hunting busy malls. For instance, we found a great pleasure here mainly because of its location that is situated in between the rush of the famous Jonker Street Melaka.

Address: Jalan Kubu, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-662 5083
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These are some of the original and authentic spa Melaka which is highly recommended for tourists. You can also explore best massage centers in Melaka, specialized in providing all kind of massage services. If you want to recommend a spa in Melaka or share your experience, please do so by adding comments below. For more tourist activities, you can read top things to do in Melaka.

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Lets go, Borneo!

THE CURIOUS CASE OF WANDERLUST FEVER

Looking back now, waiting to board our plane back home, we still can’t believe that we actually did it!

The journey has been unbelievable to us, after months of planning and restless anticipation, we finally got to pack our travel gear, cameras a really really good powerbank (we’re millennials after all) and headed off for an adventure of a lifetime in Borneo!

For a month, we travelled across the South China Sea, to the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah; to experience the best they have to offer. We sought out the best experiences, to learn new interesting cultures eat tantalizing local cuisines. But, our main purpose was to really immerse ourselves in the adventure that awaited us.

Like you probably are now, we were tired and bored of our 9-5 working lives. Day in and day out of the office, which one of us hasn’t felt like living zombies before? We needed a break from the rat-race, away from the overbearing ambiance of the city. Living in metropolis had exhausted our senses.  A short respite from the never ending sights of cold glass skyscrapers and the screeching sounds of the passing traffic was all that we needed.

Crashing waves, chirping birds, cool sea breezes and warm sandy beaches; what do they all have in common?

Answer: They are all constant in our lunchbreak fantasies. If you won’t admit it, we will!

Bitten by the travel bug, we were your definite stereotypical Wanderlusters.

At first, we were skeptical of curing our wanderlust fever in Sabah and Sarawak. Even as local Malaysians, the two states were still a mystery to us as everything we’ve ever known about them were from school textbooks or local papers. But after reading great reviews online and hearing personal experiences from family members alike, we decided not to skip this one out.

Now that we’ve experienced it, we can say they are truly the hidden gems of Malaysian tourism.

INTO THE WILDS OF BORNEO

IMAGINE THIS.

You are now standing in the middle a 130-million-year old tropical rainforest, while your cityscape fades to the recesses of your mind, let it stay there. It is truly a breathtaking sight; you are surrounded by towering ancient trees while rays of sunlight warm your face through the rustling greens of the canopies. Said to not only have one of the most biodiverse rainforests, it is also one of the most culturally diverse places on the planet. There is so much to be discovered here in Borneo!

Sunset straight out of a dream! Miri, Sarawak

Sunset straight out of a dream! Miri, Sarawak

On our journey, we’ve passed through the enchanting forests of Bako National Park, had a little dance battle in the center of a drum circle at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, swam in the clear waters of Semporna and trekked the Mountain View in Kinabalu Park, Sabah. Being the beach bums we are, we also hung out at some of the most pristine secluded beaches in Malaysia. That’s just us touching the surface of the water.

All things fresh and rare at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

All things fresh and rare at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

No picture in the world can do justice to Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

No picture in the world can do justice to Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

We saw rare Proboscis Monkeys in the lush greeneries of Danum Valley, and not to mention majestic Hornbills taking flight right in front of our eyes! We even saw the legendary Orangutan at the Matang Wildlife Centre and visited endangered Sunbears at The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. It’s literally the wildest we’ve ever been!

One thing we’ve learned from the trip is that the world has so much more to offer; if you show your interest in it. If there is anything we hope to accomplish with our Taming Borneo series, it is to encourage others to follow in our footsteps, and explore the world beyond the comfort of your front door.

Take action. Plan your trip, and cure that wanderlust fever!

If you have more questions regarding our Taming Borneo adventure, please do leave a comment in the comment section below, or start a discussion; tell us your personal Taming Borneo experience!

Also do follow along our adventure on our social media platforms:

Instagram: @MyTourismChannel or #tamingborneo         

Article source: http://blog.tourism.gov.my/feed/

LETS GO, BORNEO!

 

THE CURIOUS CASE OF WANDERLUST FEVER

Looking back now, waiting to board our plane back home, we still can’t believe that we actually did it!

The journey has been unbelievable to us, after months of planning and restless anticipation, we finally got to pack our travel gear, cameras a really really good powerbank (we’re millennials after all) and headed off for an adventure of a lifetime in Borneo!

For a month, we travelled across the South China Sea, to the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah; to experience the best they have to offer. We sought out the best experiences, to learn new interesting cultures eat tantalizing local cuisines. But, our main purpose was to really immerse ourselves in the adventure that awaited us.

Like you probably are now, we were tired and bored of our 9-5 working lives. Day in and day out of the office, which one of us hasn’t felt like living zombies before? We needed a break from the rat-race, away from the overbearing ambiance of the city. Living in metropolis had exhausted our senses.  A short respite from the never ending sights of cold glass skyscrapers and the screeching sounds of the passing traffic was all that we needed.

Crashing waves, chirping birds, cool sea breezes and warm sandy beaches; what do they all have in common?

Answer: They are all constants in our lunchbreak fantasies. If you won’t admit it, we will!

Bitten by the travel bug, we were your definite stereotypical Wanderlusters.

At first, we were skeptical of curing our wanderlust fever in Sabah and Sarawak. Even as local Malaysians, the two states were still a mystery to us as everything we’ve ever known about them were from school textbooks or local papers. But after reading great reviews online and hearing personal experiences from family members alike, we decided not to skip this one out.

Now that we’ve experienced it, we can say they are truly the hidden gems of Malaysian tourism.

INTO THE WILDS OF BORNEO

IMAGINE THIS.

You are now standing in the middle a 130-million-year old tropical rainforest, while your cityscape fades to the recesses of your mind, let it stay there. It is truly a breathtaking sight; you are surrounded by towering ancient trees while rays of sunlight warm your face through the rustling greens of the canopies. Said to not only have one of the most biodiverse rainforests, it is also one of the most culturally diverse places on the planet. There is so much to be discovered here in Borneo!

Sunset straight out of a dream! Miri, Sarawak

Sunset straight out of a dream! Miri, Sarawak

On our journey, we’ve passed through the enchanting forests of Bako National Park, had a little dance battle in the center of a drum circle at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, swam in the clear waters of Semporna and trekked the Mountain View in Kinabalu Park, Sabah. Being the beach bums we are, we also hung out at some of the most pristine secluded beaches in Malaysia. That’s just us touching the surface of the water.

All things fresh and rare at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

All things fresh and rare at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

 

No picture in the world can do justice to Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

No picture in the world can do justice to Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

We saw rare Proboscis Monkeys in the lush greeneries of Danum Valley, and not to mention majestic Hornbills taking flight right in front of our eyes! We even saw the legendary Orangutan at the Matang Wildlife Centre and visited endangered Sunbears at The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. It’s literally the wildest we’ve ever been!

One thing we’ve learned from the trip is that the world has so much more to offer; if you show your interest in it. If there is anything we hope to accomplish with our Taming Borneo series, it is to encourage others to follow in our footsteps, and explore the world beyond the comfort of your front door.

Take action. Plan your trip, and cure that wanderlust fever!

If you have more questions regarding our Taming Borneo adventure, please do leave a comment in the comment section below, or start a discussion; tell us your personal Taming Borneo experience!

Also do follow along our adventure on our social media platforms:

Instagram: @MyTourismChannel or #tamingborneo         

Article source: http://blog.tourism.gov.my/feed/