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Three days in Melaka

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Melaka abounds with sights to see and terrific food, but it’s all jam-packed into a manageable area and you can fit in plenty, even if all you have is a long weekend.

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Try to time a day of your trip to coincide with the Jonker Walk Night Market, which means staying a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night—be prepared however to book ahead, and for higher prices at your accommodation over weekends. Here’s what we’d do in three days. Mix and match the days as you please and remember, come hungry!

Big day ahead. Photo taken in or around Three days in Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia by Sally Arnold.

Big day ahead. Photo: Sally Arnold

Day 1 Explore Melaka’s colonial past and see the impact more than four centuries of foreign rule made on the city. Start early with a banana leaf meal or roti washed down with a teh tarik in Little India. Sevlam Restaurant opens at 06:30 and nearby Restoran Saravanna opens at 07:00; both have the goods. You’ll be on the right side of the river to discover the Melaka's colonial ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,100 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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