Took a trip to Malacca nearby this year, and I have to say, food is definitely the thing that left an impression on me! Went there by bus (from Singapore) and for everywhere that we went in Malacca, we used Grab (ridiculously cheap omg) and also safer because the prices are fixed on the app!
Random pit stop when taking a bus there
We reached around noon timing and it was perfect for lunch! Searched for famous dining places and we found Nancy’s Kitchen! Ordered the famous candlenut chicken, and it was ok, just not my kind of taste. Opens Mon to Sun, 11am to 5:30pm.
We decided to go to Jonker Walk nearby to just look around and explore the shops. However most of them were closed because it was a Monday, but nonetheless we found a nice pretty cafe to rest for awhile before walking. I forgot what was it called but no worries, there are tons of cafes in Malacca worth visiting both for their aesthetics and food!
We decided to just explore the area more and then head back to our Airbnb for dinner. It was gonna pour that night so it was movie in bed, with dinner and drinks! Relaxation at its best.
Day 2: Woke up for a dip in the pool because it was so pretty and the weather was so nice!! I love booking nice Airbnbs!
After a morning dip, the best thing to do is go for a nice brunch, and what other place to visit other than the infamous The Daily Fix cafe! The place serves amazing food and drinks, and even on a weekday it was packed! But I would highly recommend this place for Brunch and coffee.
Since we were back in Jonker Walk area, we decided to check out some of the murals we didn’t spot yesterday. Very nice and Insta-worthy spots.
One famous tourist attraction is the Christ Church which is really nearby Jonker Walk as well. Right opposite this place, there were stalls selling blended ice watermelon juice and you drink them out of the fruit itself! Very refreshing for a hot day!
We climbed up to the St. Paul Church ruins right behind Christ Church and saw the Malacca Tower with the entire city view!
Why not visit the Huskitory to play with some huskies! They were all so cute and the people working there make sure you get a photo with the huskies! There’s no entrance fee (from what I remember) but you do have to pay for a drink as well. They have time sessions as well, so make sure you pick the session you want and reach there on time!
For dinner, we had the most amazing Indian food at Pak Putra. They lay their tables on the streets so you eat under an open sky, and boy, was this the best curry and naan I had in ages! I always find myself craving for this when someone mentions Malacca to me. If I ever go back, I would definitely eat this again!
We ended the day by taking the Malacca River Cruise, and it was perfect because it was sunset timing and the lights are all on, and we get to enjoy everything in sunset lighting! If you ever want to take it, I recommend taking it when the sun sets so you get to see both night and day!
It was a short trip out of Singapore, but it definitely felt good to leave the country. We went to KL the next day so stay tuned for the KL posting!
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