Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in Melaka City

Stadthuys

This former town hall and governor's residence dates to the 1650s and is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. Erected after the Dutch captured Melaka in 1641, it's a reproduction of the former Stadh…
Top Choice Market in Melaka City

Jonker Walk Night Market

Food hawkers, trinket sellers and fortune tellers line Jln Hang Jebat for Melaka City's weekly extravaganza of street food and shopping. The street closes to traffic, shops stay open late and a party atmosphere prev…
Top Choice Bar in Melaka City

Geographér Cafe

A swinging soundtrack of jazz and classic pop keeps the beers flowing at this traveller magnet on the corner of Jonker St. It's a well-ventilated cafe-bar, strewn with greenery and managed by helpful staff. This is …
Top Choice Coffee in Melaka City

Calanthe Art Cafe

Fancy a full-bodied Johor or classic Perak white? Sip a coffee inspired by your favourite Malaysian state at this perky place. The coffee is excellent, and it's worth dropping by simply to gaze at this temple to ret…
Top Choice Spanish in Melaka City

Salud Tapas

This tapas bar is very authentic and its inner courtyard is a cooling place to sip a sangria. It helps that the chef is Spanish and that he imports ingredients and recipes from back home; the open kitchen is a winni…
Top Choice Burgers in Melaka City

Baboon House

If gourmet burgers, such as Greek-style spicy lamb or the signature Baboon pork belly, sound like a pleasant change from tastebud-searing Indian or Peranakan cuisine, make a beeline to Baboon House for a memorable m…
Top Choice Square in Melaka City

Dutch Square

The focal point of the Unesco Heritage zone, this attractive and elegant square is surrounded by Dutch-era buildings that have been painted crimson, shady trees and a mass of kitschly decorated trishaws waiting for …
Top Choice Cafe in Melaka City

Daily Fix

You may have to grab a number and join fastidious Instagrammers waiting patiently for a spot in this retro-styled cafe, located behind a Chinatown souvenir shop. Most of Daily Fix's fans arrive for the impressive br…
Top Choice International in Melaka City

Navy Cafe

A lovely place for a scrambled egg breakfast, smoothie bowl or moreish lunch, the food at this small cafe is tops. Dishes regularly change, but stewed white fish with Japanese tofu, salmon and egg donburi and savour…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Melaka City

Red Handicrafts

Ray Tan draws Japanese- and Chinese-inspired designs that range from flowing organic patterns to quirky cartoons. Watch him hand-print your favourite onto a 100% cotton T-shirt or peruse his intricate paper-cutting …