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Top Choice Malaysian in Melaka City

Nancy's Kitchen

The mouth-watering Peranakan (Nonya) cuisine stirred up in Nancy's Kitchen lives up to local hype. Service can be curt, and a wait is inevitable at weekends, but it's worth it for the juicy pork fried with bean curd…
Top Choice Cafe in Melaka City

Daily Fix

You may have to wait patiently for a spot in Melaka City's trendiest cafe, hidden away behind a Chinatown souvenir shop. Most of Daily Fix's fans are here for the impressive brunches (RM18 to RM29), such as banana F…
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 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 Coffee in Melaka City

Calanthe Art Cafe

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 retro decor…
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 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. Despite bordering busy Jonker St, it feels like a hav…
Top Choice Market in Melaka City

Jonker Walk Night Market

Food hawkers, trinket sellers and fortune tellers pile into 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 atmospher…
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 decorative partitions and every social situation had its specific location within the house. The…