10 Places You Must Visit in Malacca Aside From Jonker Street: Based On Real User Reviews
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10 Places You Must Visit in Malacca Aside From Jonker Street: Based On Real User Reviews

Smarter Lifestyle Decisions by ShopBack

Weekend getaway to unwind from work and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Sounds like a great idea.  

Most of you guys may have heard or visited Malacca before (at least once?). For those who have set foot in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Malacca Jonker Street and St Paul’s Church are the top two places you would most probably visit and spend most of your time at.

A question was posted on the ShopBack Smarter Way Page about what to do and eat in Malacca outside of Jonker Street, and our very smart and knowledgeable community members have recommended aplenty. There’s so much more Malacca has to offer apart from all the tourist spots. Here’s a compiled list of the mass of recommendations by members on our Facebook Community Page. (PS: 80% things of this list will satisfy your taste buds!)

1. Pin Pin Hiong 

Pin Pin Hiong Famous Mee Sua

Photo Credits: Travel Hunt And Eat

Are you craving for some home-cooked delicacies? Yep, you’ve come to the right place! This shop is very popular for its Mee Sua, pork chop, and oyster omelette. One visitor said that they cook bowl by bowl and that’s the reason it takes longer time for them to prepare. This place also has open- concept, with the aunty and uncle cooking their specials. Be careful, the food comes out piping hot and this will certainly remind you of mum’s home-cooked meals made with meticulous care.

If you fancy to try this out, best recommended to get there early as this kopitiam tends to draw a huge crowd. Prices range from RM7 – RM24 (S/M/L)

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Pin Pin Hiong Restaurant

Address: T-786 Lorong Hang Jebat | Near Cheng ho MuseumMelaka 75200, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am – 2pm (closed on Sunday)

2. Nyonya Makko Restaurant

Nyonya Makko Peranakan Restaurant

Photo Credits: Food Advisor 

If you’re up for spicy Peranakan food, Ngo Hiang – also known as ‘loh-bak’ or five-spice pork rolls wrapped with tofu skin, Rendang, and Ayam Buah Keluak, this is a must-visit restaurant. Best recommended to go there with at least 3 people so you can share and order more varieties. This place can be quite crowded during lunch and dinner hours, which is a testimony of its qualities! Prices range from RM25 – RM40/ pax, depending on your orders.

Nyonya Makko Restaurant

Address: No. 123Melaka 75000, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Everyday, 11.30am – 2.30pm and 6pm – 9.15pm (closed on Tuesday)

3. Bunga Raya or ‘Fat Man’ Popiah

Bunga Raya or Fat Man Popiah

Photo Credits: Rebecca Saw

This place is a roadside stall, which sells scrumptious and finger-licking good popiah at RM5 each. For your information, there’s no chair available and only does take-aways. The uncle also offers generous amount of crispy pork lard on top of other common ingredients such as chopped egg and beansprouts. Woah, you would probably travel hours to get your popiah-craving satisfied next time! Don’t forget to come early before he runs out.

Bunga Raya Popiah

Address: 78 Jalan Bunga RayaMelaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Everyday, 1pm – 6pm

4. The Huskitory

customers playing with cute huskies at dog cafe - the Huskitory in Malacca

Photo Credits: Wander & Blossom

Aww, aren’t dogs just cute and loveable? If you are one of those dog lovers but couldn’t own one, this should be on top of your must-visit places in Malacca. Entrance fee is RM20/ pax for 90 minutes and it’s limited to 20 people at one time, so it’s recommended to do prior booking before visiting. There will be about 12 – 13 older huskies wondering around the cafe as you can play and interact with these furry babies.

PS: Kibble for RM2/ packet for feeding

The Huskitory

Address: 7 Jalan Taman AseanMelaka 75250, Malaysia

Contact: +60 6-334 2602

Opening Hours: 12.30pm – 10.30pm

5. Aun Soon Confectionary

Aun Soon Confectionary in Malacca selling popular biscuits

Photo Credit: Ohfishiee

Looking to satisfy your sweet-tooth or plan to bring back some goods for your relatives, friends, or colleagues in Singapore? This is the one. The best-sellers are Mah Ti Su (Horseshoe Biscuit), Dou Sha Piah (Green Bean Biscuit or known as Tambun Biscuit). One customer added that the green bean paste is overstuffed, with a great balance of sweetness and savoury. Those biscuits do not contain any preservatives, so better to serve them fresh and consume ASAP!

Aun Soon Confectionary

Address: 24, Jalan Sri Rama 3, Taman Muzaffar Shah, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka.
Opening Hours: Everyday, 8am – 4pm

6. Baba Charlie Nyonya Cakes

Baba Charlie Nyonya selling Peranakan cakes and pastries

Photo Credits: Babania

After devouring the delicious Peranakan food on the list no.2, it’s time for desserts! This little outlet sells Peranakan sweet cakes and pastries. Popular items are Nyonya Kueh, rice dumpling, and Onde-onde, and coconut sago. It’s definitely worth every single calorie! (Remember, don’t count calories on vacation, count happiness!)

Baba Charlie Nyonya Cakes

Address: 72 Lorong Tengkera Pantai 2cMelaka 75200, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Everyday, 10.00am to 4.00pm (closed on Thursday)

7. Klebang Coconut Shake

Klebang Coconut Shake in Malacca

Photo Credit: Viet Viet Tourism

There are plenty coconut shake stalls in Malacca, but this one is clearly the winner. They serve two types – original and special with vanilla ice-cream on top! One customer describe it as nice and creamy with enough coconut flavour to qualify as a coconut shake. Also, the small coconut bits in the drink give more texture to the shake. The normal coconut shake is RM2.70 whereas special shake is RM3.20.

I personally visited this place before. At first, I was wondering why we needed to drive for miles just to get a coconut shake that is basically sold everywhere? But, yeah. It is worth the queue, and definitely the best coconut shake I’ve tasted so far.

Klebang Coconut Shake

Address: Taman SetiaKlebang Kechil, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am – 6.30pm. Friday, 2.30pm – 6.30pm.

8. Putu Piring

Putu Piring Stall at Tengkera, Malacca

Photo Credit: Foongpc

Yum, another sweet treat! The Putu Piring here is freshly prepared and steamed. At the price of RM1.2/ piece, the size is considered big with generous amount of sweet Gula Melaka and salty grated coconut (which btw is a great combo of sweet and savoury). One customer wrote that the Gula Melaka used is of excellent quality, not too sweet, which indicates there is no added white sugar.

Putu Piring Tengkera

Address: 252 Jalan TengkeraMelaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 6pm – 10pm (closed on Sunday)

9. Catching Sunset @ Melaka Straits Mosque

Melaka Straits Mosque sunset view

Photo Credit: Geissler Travel & Tours

If you are sunset-catcher, this mosque is another-not-to-miss spot in Malacca. The mosque is floating on top of sea water and has a magnificent sunset view. There are several benches for those who want to sit and feel the breeze. If you’re into photography, this place has plenty of objects for you to shoot – mosque, sea view, and tower.

Located around 4km from the town, it’s best recommended to get there by driving (or Grab) as it’s usually pitch dark at night. 

Melaka Straits Mosque

Address: Jalan Merdeka | Garden City 8-Storey ApartmentMelaka 75000, Malaysia

10. White Sand Dunes @ Pantai Klebang Malacca

White Sand Dunes @ Pantai Klebang Malacca

Wish to transport yourself to a desert far far away from the fast-paced civilisation? Go to Pantai Klebang in Malacca.

This is absolutely an Insta-worthy spot that every photographers must visit. In reality, the hills of sands which was a result of a land reclamation project in the Klebang area was a perfect mimic of the desert. Reminder: be prepared to walk several kilometres for about 20 minutes on sandy terrain to reach the sand dunes. Also, you may need to navigate your way through as it was one of those off-the-beaten path attractions.

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