Archive for the 'Melaka' Category

Nov 05 2012

Melaka’s Portuguese Village (Medan Portugis)

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The Portuguese Village by the sea.

Every visitor to Melaka explores Chinatown and sees the Malay settlement of Kampung Morten from the river cruise, but the Portuguese Village on the outskirts of the city receives few visitors. Make the trip out to learn more about the descendants of Melaka’s first colonisers, or at least to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner by … read the full post

Oct 30 2012

Review: Calanthe Art Cafe, Melaka

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Coffee, Malaysia style.

Travellers love Malaysia for its diverse and delicious food, but did you know it’s also a coffee-producing country? Taste the distinctive blend from each of Malaysia’s 13 states at the Calanthe Art Cafe in Melaka. This funky cafe is located just off Jonker Street, an ideal location for a caffeine pick-me-up during a long day … read the full post

Oct 21 2012

Review: Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice Ball, Melaka

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Chicken rice balls and a pot of chili sauce.

Every day Restoran Famosa in Melaka serves up hundreds of plates of its signature chicken rice balls. Some see the restaurant as a local institution, but others consider it a tourist trap. Is it worth the hype and should you seek it out from among Melaka’s other restaurant offerings? Our first observation, and one explanation … read the full post

Oct 14 2012

Melaka’s best museums

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As close as you'll get to being a Melaka pirate.

The long-term plan authorities have for the historic city of Melaka is for it to offer a whopping 21 museums. Unfortunately the emphasis is on quantity over quality, and has resulted in some spectacular bores. Read on to learn which museums are worth your ringgit. Dutch Square isn’t just a bunch of pretty red buildings; … read the full post