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Halia Inc Coffee Bar & European Restaurant in Melaka

Located in a hundred year old Customs Warehouse by the Melaka River, Halia Inc Coffee Bar is located with all of its tranquility. It gives a break from hot sunny day and crowded streets of Melaka. Its antique theme with tranquil atmosphere compliments the status of Melaka being a world heritage city declared by UNESCO in 2008. It is one of those restaurants that serve good breakfast in Melaka as well.

Halia Inc Coffee Bar Restaurant

Halia Inc is a restaurant and coffee bar, strategically located in central Melaka and adjacent to Quayside Hotel on Jalan Merdaka, Bandar Hill. It serves delectable local and western food in Melaka that attracts both locals and tourists for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The coffee bar has a wide range of coffee and other beverages. Halia is the Malay word for ‘ginger’ which fits the restaurants nature as ginger is one of the most commonly used ingredients in their food.

Ambience

Just alike the Quayside Hotel, Halia Inc has also acquired an industrial design setting. The owners have done a great job to maintain the historical façade of the building. The place is aesthetically designed with the symmetrical combination of orange bricks, wooden boards, recycled timber, polished cements with the random wallpaper strips have made up the flooring and walls. Sumptuous metal dividers are placed to separate the colossal space cleverly to allow light and a feel of openness.

The enormous space of the café is divided into the dining area, coffee lounge, window bar, communal table, and outdoor patio. Green plants potted in glass bottles and silver buckets give this space a nice look.

Cuisine

Be it their breakfast, desserts, main course for lunch and dinner, or the coffees, TWG teas, fresh juices and mocktails, everything that Halia Inc Coffee Bar serves is scrumptious and lip-smacking. Their French Toasts, soaked in milk and eggs with caramelized bananas, crushed peanuts, and the secret sauce, are must have for breakfast in Melaka. Smothered with rich and creamy tangy lemon curd, the Ricotta Hot Cakes have the taste to die for.

If you want to have something local for breakfast, then go for their Hearty Nasi Goreng Set. Served in a tiffin tin with three layers, it has Nyonya kuih-muih, fried rice with prawns and a runny egg, a dessert and local fruits. It is simple, tasty, and very Malay.

Their lunch is light and savory. Those who are seeking for a light lunch in Melaka, must try their crispy fish and chips and crispy chicken chops. Have their Laksa Nyonya or Nasi lemak Pandan for a local lunch meal. The restaurant has also taken care of your wish to finish off your meal with delectable desserts. Their cakes, pastries, and other sweets have secret recipes which make you crave more and come again. Their beverages like a lemon tea, Lychee Love, and Assam Boi are refreshing. As it is a coffee bar as well, so it is impossible to not have one cup of their Raw Coffee, Latte, or Flat White.

The restaurant has the seating for up to 150pax. The seating arrangements have options of city or river view, outdoor or indoor. You may have your private functions at the venue as well; they will cater all your preferences professionally.

So, next time you want to visit a serene place that serves appetizing food, try Halia Inc. Their food, service, and the ambience makes them one amongst the top must try cafe in Melaka.

If you have visited Halia Inc Coffee Bar, and would like to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

Address: Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-284 1011
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday (7AM to 11PM), Friday to Saturday (7AM to 12PM), Sunday (7AM to 10PM), Closed on Monday
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MELAKA MONORAIL TO OPERATE AGAIN IN APRIL 2017

Melaka Monorail will start operation again at the end of April 2017 after some upgrading works.



This Monorail runs around the Melaka River for about 3.2 km with stops in between.

Hopefully, with the upgrading works done, it can smoothly operate safely and gives reliable service to passengers.

Visitors can view the scenic views of the Melaka River from above.

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Melaka Cafes – Top 6 Must Try Cafe in Melaka

Top 6 must try cafe in Melaka


Melaka, the historical capital of Malaysia is famous for many things and one being the food of Melaka which is a fusion of Malay Chinese. The cafe’s in Melaka are a perfect place to try these mouth-watering food which is one of the reason behind the popularity of Malacca. The cafe in Melaka not only offers great food but a great ambience, as many of the cafe’s are located in the heritage buildings.

With the environment of ancient sites; Malacca is famous for supplying delicious foods and beverages among its visitors by providing of myriad cafe in Melaka. Most of the cafe’s are located in the heritage buildings, which not only provide a great ambience to the users, but also great tea coffee.

Best Cafe in Melaka

There are plenty of best cafe’s in Malacca which provides good food and great ambience to the tourists. Many of the cafes are operating in Melaka for quite a long time as well.


Following are the best cafe in Melaka which are impeccably made not only for eating and drinking purpose, but also bind its visitors’ with its ancient beauty. It is thus certain that if you really want to visit the antique glamour of cafe choosing the best among the whole Asia then do try mentioned below:

Geographer Cafe

Geographer Cafe Melaka

The Geographer cafe is considered to be famous for being rated as four stars because it possesses a unique identity among the prominent cafes in Melaka. As discussed earlier Melaka was originated from the historic periods, this café is similarly built on the brink of pre-war supermarkets in the Chinatown. By visiting this cafe memory of ancient date cultivates in our minds for which customers take great pleasure and enthusiast themselves with golden days simultaneously.

Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-281 6813
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Casa de Cafe

Casa de Cafe Melaka

The Casa de Cafe is termed as a special cafe in the whole state of Melaka that is built in a building form and has floors whereas the cafe is presumed in a second floor where you are only allowed to enter bare foot and each person is given a separate cabinet for her/his shoes keeping. The reason for entering barefoot is to show cleanliness and the floors are composed of wooden material where the visitors are supposed to be seated on leather sofas; also for toilet they have arranged slippers to wear. Their vision is generally to endorse cleanliness among its customers by emanating an easy going and light headed environment in their cafe specially.

Address: No. 1, 1-1, Jalan Kl 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana, Melaka, 75250, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-283 9932
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Discovery Cafe

Discovery Cafe Malacca

Another cafe here in Melaka with a four star rating by its customers emphasizes of preserving an ancient civilization. Similarly a nostalgic view arises after entering this cafe due to an imminent demonstration of antiquities of old Melaka. The Discover Cafe is thus situated on the brink of Jalan Bunga Raya with the placement of stones therein taken from St Francis Xavier Church, Stadthuys, Little India Street as well as from the Jonker Walk also. It is especially designed for the purpose of tourism; where tourists get specific awareness of the availability of tourist guides in bulk.

Address: 3, Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-201 5606
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Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

Generally, Hard Rock Cafe is famous for its construction in an ancient style and naturally visitors get mesmerizing affect with the sense of classical music. The food of Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka is acutely famous around the globe. This cafe is beautifully located on the Melaka River. Thus, people not only enjoy specialties of light eatables here, but also enrich themselves with the nature specifically. Here in Melaka apart from eating and drinking in the café tourists are better equipped with enjoying a lively glamour of the Hard rock Cafe that includes performance of famous musicians and artists by using a variety of jazz instruments.

One more favor the Hard Rock Cafe Melaka gives you is that you can also shop here and buy your choice of classical jazz, shirts and treasuries and unique gifts for the special ones.

Address: 23 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka, 75200, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-292 5188
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Calanthe Art Cafe

Calnthe Art Cafe Melaka

The Calanthe Art Cafe is famous for its variety of coffee available here; attracts visitors with its special aromatic taste. It is specially built within a small valley that is popular among the thirteen states of Malaysia instantaneously and constructed on a beach theme due its flooring area filled with pebbles and its footpaths built with wooden material where people take full advantage of a pleasurable and healthy walk seems like of having a coffee on the sea shore. The environment is built in a way that people assumes of entering into an artistic small valley of Calanthe Art Cafe. Thus, numerous types of coffees are presentable to people who wants to enjoy the various tastes in coffee.

Such as for adventurous customers’ the blend of Jasmine tea and coffee normalize the bitter taste of coffee purchased with the name Eunice and Kaya butter toast are mostly famous here that are taken with a coffee drink.

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-292 2960
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Mods Cafe

Mods Cafe Malacca

Only those are eager to have a coffee at Mods Cafe who possesses a special love of drinking coffee on the streets as it is a mobile cafe moving in a mini orange color van with a complete variety of coffee for the coffee lovers. It is specially inaugurated for transporting Mod subculture to Malaysia transported from England dating back to 1950’s.

Address: Jalan Tokong, Melaka, Malaysia
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Now you know about the top cafe in Melaka to try on your visit. You can also read about the Melaka restaurants which offers wide range of menus to suits your taste bud. If you would like to suggest a cafe or share your experience of one of Melaka cafe, please do so by adding comments below.

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VEDRO MALL AT JALAN KEE ANN

A new investment by the Hatten Group is going to be built at the end of Jalan Kee Ann. This 7 storey building with 2 basement car parks and 5 storeys of retail space will enhance the value of properties around Jalan Kee Ann.

This multi-million ringgit project is at Lot 427, Jalan Kee Ann,75100 Melaka. Completion of the project is expected to be done by 4th. Quarter of 2016.

With the over development of Bandar Hilir, finally, developers see the potential of Melaka New Chinatown especially beside the famous Melaka River.

In three years time ( by end 2016), the quiet area around the former Melaka Central Market will be transformed into a vibrant space. This area has been neglected since the Melaka Central Market was demolished in mid 1980s.

Details of this development can be viewed at : www.vedromall.com

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MELAKA RIVER PROJECT NOW A MODEL FOR OTHERS

14 June 2013| last updated at 11:38PM

Sungai Melaka project a model for others

By Jason Gerald | [email protected]

REHABILITATION: The once lifeless waterway has been turned into Malacca’s most lucrative tourism product

THE phrase “Everything began in Malacca” is not something which was just coined to attract tourism, but is in actual fact what this state has to offer to other states in Malaysia.

The birth of the nation is attributed to the glory of the Malacca sultanate in the 15th century, and Malacca is where the independence of Malaysia was first announced by the country’s founding father, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj at the Dataran Pahlawan in Banda Hilir.

Malacca has been a benchmark for many developments in the country after the state was steered into becoming a developed state — recognised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — and is now spearheading the nation’s green technology initiatives.

And now, what was once famed as one of the busiest ports in the world, the Melaka River, is becoming a benchmark for the rehabilitation and beautification of rivers throughout the country.

Known as the Venice of the East in the 15th century, the waterway had slowly deteriorated and became one of the dirtiest rivers in the country till some 12 years ago.

In 2001, the state government, with assistance from the Federal Government, had embarked on the first phase of the Melaka River beautification project costing some RM200 million.

The first phase of the Melaka River rehabilitation project started at the tip of the river mouth to the Hang Tuah bridge which included the construction of two new jetties and an archway across the river.

The restoration and beautification project paid off handsomely, as now the once lifeless river has not only been revived but it has been turned into the most lucrative tourism product that Malacca has to offer.

The recent Sungai Melaka International River Festival created history when the Drainage and Irrigation Department director-general, Datuk Ahmad Husaini Sulaiman, said the State administration’s success in turning the river into one of the finest in the country, region and also the world would be the main point of reference for the revival and beautification of all rivers in the country.

The effort taken by the Malacca government in beautifying the Melaka River has not only managed to turn the river into a commodity for tourism but also helped in mitigating floods.

Under the 10th Malaysia Plan all rivers in the country were allocated RM3.47 billion for flood mitigation works, rehabilitation and beautification exercise. Melaka alone was allocated RM285 million.

In Malacca’s case, this money was not only used for flood mitigation works but also for the cleaning, beautification, and upgrading of the river system from the Sungai Melaka estuary right up to Malim.

This success of making Sungai Melaka into a living river is proposed to be replicated across the country.

Sungai Melaka is flanked by several delightful structures such as the Dutch or Red Square, traditional villages and other tourist attractions. In the second phase of its rehabilitation would start at the Hang Jebat bridge up to Batu Hampar, covering 5.2km.

The second phase would be divided into three main work packages; first would cover a 2.4km waterway from the Hang Jebat bridge to the Tun Razak bridge, followed by 1.2km from the Tun Razak bridge to the Melaka Sentral bridge, and the final package from the Melaka Sentral bridge to the Tidal Control Gate that stretches for 1.6km.

This would also include deepening the depth of the river, constructing walls and walkways along the river, landscapes, three water taxi stations at Taman Rempah and Jusco AEON, building unique bridges and beautifying the banks of the river.

Once the project is completed, the water quality of Sungai Melaka is expected to improve from class 111 barometer to class 11B by the year 2015.

The current success of the Melaka River rehabilitation and beautification project could also be seen through the Melaka River Cruise.

When the cruise started in 2006 there were only 56 visitors, but last year alone it attracted some 1.1 million passengers, and this year it is targeted that the Melaka River Cruise would attract some 1.4 million visitors.

Besides being a benchmark for rivers in Malaysia, the Malacca government is also aiming to work towards getting this event listed on the World Tourism Calendar of Events, similar to the San Antonio River festival in Texas, United States.

Read more: Sungai Melaka project a model for others – Columnist – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnist/sungai-melaka-project-a-model-for-others-1.299900#ixzz2WE8IVouO

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