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Top Choice Malaysian in Melaka City

Nancy's Kitchen

The mouth-watering meals stirred up in this Peranakan (Nonya) restaurant are revered in Melaka and Nancy's Kitchen lives up to the hype. Local diners crowd this small restaurant, especially at weekends, their bellie…
Top Choice Cafe in Melaka City

Daily Fix

Our favourite Melaka City cafe is a secret oasis tucked behind an otherwise identikit souvenir shop in Chinatown. Soy milk for coffees and shakes is a great plus and you won't want to miss out on the delicious gua m…
Top Choice Art in Melaka City

Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery

Vibrant watercolours of sunsets, street scenes and temples fill this lovely art gallery spanning the entire length of a shophouse along with its inner courtyard garden. Also here, the artist's son carves traditional…
Top Choice Spanish in Melaka City

Salud Tapas

'Small bites, big flavours' is the tag line for this sophisticated new tapas bar that really delivers. It helps that the chef is Spanish and that the ingredients and recipes are authentic. It's a lovely spot for a g…
Top Choice Market in Melaka City

Trash & Treasure

It's great fun rooting around this excellent new flea market in a riverside warehouse behind Discovery Cafe. All kinds of gifts and collectables are on offer, from vintage signs and bicycles to handmade jewellery, a…
Top Choice Peranakan in Melaka City

Kocik Kitchen

This unassuming little restaurant is hot on the heels of Melaka City's other Peranakan (Nonya) specialists; try the creamy lemak nenas prawns, swimming in fragrant coconut milk with fresh chunks of pineapple. The se…
Top Choice Art in Melaka City

Orangutan House

It's impossible to miss the giant orangutan mural above artist Charles Cham's gallery and T-shirt store. His colourful, primitive-style paintings sell for US$525 upwards, while his cheeky range of T-shirts (RM39) ar…
Top Choice Museum in Melaka City

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

Touring this traditional Baba-Nonya (Peranakan) townhouse transports you to a time when women peered at guests through elaborate partitions and every social situation had its specific location within the house. The …
Top Choice Historic Building in Melaka City

Villa Sentosa

The highlight of visiting the charming Malay village of Kampung Morten is this living museum within a 1920s kampung house. Visitors (or rather, guests) are welcomed by a member of the household who points out period…
Top Choice Bar in Melaka City

Geographér Cafe

A swinging soundtrack of Eurotrash, jazz and classic pop keeps the beers flowing at this traveller magnet. It's a well-ventilated cafe-bar, strewn with greenery and feeling like a haven despite bordering busy Jonker…