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    Hi will be going to Malacca next weekend for a short getaway... Wonder if anyone can tell me what are the must-eat, must-go and must-buys in Malacca?
    Last edited by nicole; 04-11-2003, 04:06 PM.

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    Re: Malacca... Recommendations?

    Originally posted by beetree
    Hi will be going to Malacca next weekend for a short getaway... Wonder if anyone can tell me what are the must-eat, must-go and must-buys in Malacca?
    Maybe u can check these websites:

    1. http://www.malacca.ws/

    2. http://www.malacca.net/

    3. http://www.geographia.com/malaysia/malacca.html

    4. http://www.malacca-hotels.com/

    5. http://www.melaka.net/

    6. http://www.melaka.gov.my/

    7. http://www.holidaycity.com/malaccahotels/

    Many many more.......

    Last time, I stay in Renaissance Melaka (4 star hotel). The hotel is quite good. I paid about RM220 for a night in Standard / Deluxe Room (not quite remember, :p) including American breakfast for 2. Actually, the room rate was RM200+, I topped up another RM10-15 to enjoy the breakfast. Quite worth it , right? This hotel is not too far from the historical places. U can walk there about 15 mins if u know the way. Of course, the hotel also provides the free shuttle bus service, but the bus frequency is 1hr per bus. So that, u have to reserve it early, mayb 2 or 3 hrs before the time u want to go.

    There is only 1 big shopping centre - Mahkota Parade in the central. There are many fastfoods and local shops. I will advise u to bring ur personal stuff from here to there, in case ur stuff can only be bought in Singapore.

    I spent only 1 day to walk around. If u have time, u should try the traditional Nonya food & Malacca Chicken Rice.

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    • #3
      Thanks! will go check out the websites!!

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      • #4
        Hey I'm back from Malacca and...have put on a few pounds! anyway, i did a little shopping there and i discovered that Ettusais is cheaper in Malaysia! (i think...) I was checking out the base smoother and its RM 59.90... in Sg its abt $34 right? So cheaper by a little bit...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beetree
          Hey I'm back from Malacca and...have put on a few pounds! anyway, i did a little shopping there and i discovered that Ettusais is cheaper in Malaysia! (i think...) I was checking out the base smoother and its RM 59.90... in Sg its abt $34 right? So cheaper by a little bit...
          Hey, it is cheaper several bucks. I just bought my Ettusais Acne Body whitening spray (S$37) & Acne whitening mask (S$4. Are these 2 cheaper in Malaysia too??

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          • #6
            hi whoever's reading this!!

            i know this thread is really old, but i just came back from malacca and thought to add some more stuff, apart from the links that shon had shared...

            was just there over the weekend, and had stayed at the equatorial hotel.. i've nothing to say about the service, was slightly in the red for me, maybe because we were a big group (13 people) and they did not have our rooms ready in time ...

            but otherwise, food and lounge areas of the hotel wasn't too bad...

            outside, it's really really mere walking distance to jonker street where they had their night market... while jonker street is truly those antique shops area, their night market also sell lots of other stuff - from necklaces/bracelets etc from Korea, to Birkies (not sure real or not) to really weird t-shirts like "I Luv Chicken Rice!" / "I Am Human, Hear Me Fart" etc... Then they also have the usual nonya kueh kueh as well as those seemingly "magical" ingredients for nonya dishes...

            my aunts were more interested in the clothes too, their embriodery is really intricate... but just not my style ...

            i also went to mahkota parade (the one and only major shopping mall in malacca) and they pool tables thingy , erm shop, was no longer there ... nothing happening ...

            after that, there's the usual jalan jalan at the historical sites like St Paul Church (right at the top of the hill)...

            that pretty much wraps up my short getaway over the vesak day weekend... of course my cousins did other stuff like went to spa, swim, chill out etc ... but malacca-wise, that's pretty much about it...

            cheers!

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            • #7
              Hi,
              anyone know of any gd and reasonably priced spa in malacca?
              thanks.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jully
                Hi,
                anyone know of any gd and reasonably priced spa in malacca?
                thanks.
                Hi Jully, check this out... I tried this sometime back and it's
                http://hotelpuri.com/spa/index.html

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                • #9
                  malacca is a nice, cosy and laid-back town, a stark contrast to malaysia's capital, kuala lumpur. it is rich in historical heritage, and has several sites worth visiting. the food there are great too, i love the oyster omelette and durian doh-doh kueh. heard that there's a "newton" hawker centre that is raved.

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                  • #10
                    There is now a new shopping area opposite Mahkota, named Dataran Phalawan Megamall. Sad to say however, the historical site of the padang which was a reclaimed land of 50 decades has disappeared. The padang was also where historical anoucement of Malaya's independence over British rule was made.

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                    • #11
                      Sad to hear about the padang. I've heard about the new mall. How's is it like?

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                      • #12
                        i thinking of going malacca. any recommendation for hotels and the shopping places? thanks! is there beautiful scenary there i must visit?

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                        • #13
                          There lots to see in Melacca actually. My late grandma is from Melacca and still has her village there.

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                          • #14
                            any recommended places to go for sight seeing? what about the coach to them? how long is the journey?

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                            • #15
                              Hi

                              Hope it is useful to you, but I am not very sure of the address, if you are going to the red colour church building which is like their tourist attraction, there is a small little stall in a shape of a coconut if I am not wrong sells tasty chendol. This is not the only stall. but sorry not sure of the address again, there is a shop that sells all their local goodies, it also sells their very delicious and famous chendol. Also along the same stretch there is a nice chicken rice stall and the rice are all roll into golf ball sized !!

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