1. calanthe art cafe, malacca.

    located in the jonker area, this is our last stop before packing up and heading back to home. i really like this place for its art and decoration which creates a fun and relaxing ambiance in the small cafe. drawings and photos and random quotes can be found all over the cafe walls and furniture, it’s really nice.

    the menu is also very different and there’s just too many food and drinks to choose from. since we just had food, we ordered only snack and drinks. there’s a very unique coffee list here, named after all the states in malaysia. the drinks are really good, all of us really like what we order and it’s just different. the friend otak otak roll and brownie is also nice, but the drinks are definitely more attractive.

    if we had more time in malacca, i would definitely visit again to try another coffee drink or their food dishes, ‘cos they smell amazing when other customer ordered. if you love art and like to enjoy food in a unique and relaxing cafe, this is definitely the best place to be.

     

     food  cafe  malacca  melaka  calanthe art cafe  coffee  art  drinks  snack  otak otak  brownie  unique  trip  vacation 

  2. teo chew bak kut teh, malacca.

    many reviews say this is the best place to get some pork for breakfast so we did. and they even serve yam rice which is awesome, my favorite! ehehe… the taste is okay, but we definitely have better bak kut teh back home. this soup is clearer and there’s lots of mushrooms in it.

     

     food  bak kut teh  melaka  malacca  teochew  yam rice  chinese  pork  herbal  vacation  trip 

  3. sea terrace restaurant, portuguese settlement, malacca.

    found this little gem after going round the area, it’s a great place to try portuguese grilled seafood. the restaurant is inside the portuguese settlement so there’s a admission/parking fee when you enter. there are quite a few restaurants there and they are all very competitive, waiting for you when you are parking your car and try to persuade you to their restaurant the moment you open the car door… very aggressive!

    we chose this one based on friend’s recommendation, it’s the first restaurant you see once you go in. ordered grilled fish with chili, portuguese style grilled squid and ginger clams.

    the food is very nice, love the seasoning and the seafood is fresh, and the sauce is really awesome, perfect combination. grilled fish with chili is my favorite because the chili paste is very flavorful and the spiciness is great.

    since the restaurant is by the sea side, we walked to the pier and chill, not much sea breeze that night though. but it was quite nice… peaceful. there are people selling and playing fire crackers nearby. it would be a nice stroll on a day that is cooler or when there’s a nice breeze.

     

     food  portuguese  grilled  fish  squid  clams  ginger  chili  malacca  melaka  vacation  trip  portuguese settlement  sea  breeze  seaside 

  4. nyonya makko restaurant, malacca.

    decided to hunt for nyonya food for dinner and we came here based on recommendations. the menu here is quite extensive, but we ordered light items as we plan to eat more food after this.

    i love the dishes we ordered very much, it’s really good and very appetizing. the sambal petai with squid is really nice, the cinchalok egg is so fragrant. the dessert is very sweet though with gula melaka and milk.

    the chips in this restaurant is worth mentioning, it’s really good and addictive and they sell it in packs for you to bring home. each of us bought one ahaha… it’s just so good and doesn’t feel oily at all.

     

     food  nyonya  malacca  melaka  dinner  trip  vacation  chips  sambal  petai  squid  egg  otak otak  gula melaka  nyonya makko 

  5. nadeje, mahkota parade, malacca.

    the origin of mille crepe craze in malaysia… since we’re in town, this is a necessary stop to get some yummylicious mille crepe. the cafe was full when we were there, only got a seat after a while… it’s really popular!

    ordered gula melaka, royal milk tea, cafe mocha and tiramisu flavor. out of the four, i like cafe mocha the best, followed by royal milk tea. the taste is strong, but not too much and i like the light cream texture of the mille crepe. this is nicer than the rest because their cream is really light even though it’s thicker and the crepe is really soft, not harden or too dry.

    they have branches in pj for kl and pj people… but it’s kinda far for me though. it makes their mille crepe more precious lol… another must try when in town.

     

     food  dessert  mille crepe  nadeje  cake  sweets  gula melaka  royal milk tea  cafe mocha  tiramisu  malacca  tea  melaka  mahkota parade  trip  vacation 

  6. the baboon house, malacca.
this place serves the best burgers in town, according to many. so we decided to drop by for lunch. the place has really nice and unique decorations and design as well, which is really cool. too bad though… no photography allowed.
we ordered egg and bacon burger to share and it’s really nice. the bacon is juicy, the bun is soft and vegetables are fresh, and everything goes well together. the aloha burger is awesome too, good combination with pineapple. and they have homemade ginger beer here which my friends like very much.
it’s a nice place to chill and have lunch, especially if you are a burger lover. they have limited seats though so do come early or make a reservation. it’s an awesome place to eat ‘cos the ambiance it’s just so peaceful and beautiful.

    the baboon house, malacca.

    this place serves the best burgers in town, according to many. so we decided to drop by for lunch. the place has really nice and unique decorations and design as well, which is really cool. too bad though… no photography allowed.

    we ordered egg and bacon burger to share and it’s really nice. the bacon is juicy, the bun is soft and vegetables are fresh, and everything goes well together. the aloha burger is awesome too, good combination with pineapple. and they have homemade ginger beer here which my friends like very much.

    it’s a nice place to chill and have lunch, especially if you are a burger lover. they have limited seats though so do come early or make a reservation. it’s an awesome place to eat ‘cos the ambiance it’s just so peaceful and beautiful.

     

     food  burger  the baboon house  malacca  melaka  western  cafe  art  unique 

  7. bikini toppings, malacca.

    this simple cafe in jonker sells various cold drink and desserts related to coconut. it’s the perfect place to be after walking under the hot sun.

    the interior is really simple and their menu is on a giant white board on a wall. even their lamps has coconut shell, it’s really creative. we ordered 4 different items - coconut juice, coconut with ice cream, coconut jelly, coconut smoothie. the desserts and drinks are really nice, so refreshing.

    opposite of this place is a really cool orang utan artsy shop that sells really cool t-shirts designed locally, do check the place out if you like seeing creative art.

     

     vacation  trip  food  dessert  drink  bikini toppings  malacca  melaka  jonker  coconut  jelly  ice cream  smoothie  juice 

  8. menara taming sari, malacca.

    this wonderful observation tower is in the middle of the city center and it’s really comfortable to sit and enjoy the view of malacca at a high place. it’s really beautiful… i bet the night view would be really nice too. it’s a great place to relax and take a look at the beautiful malacca.

     

     vacation  trip  menara taming sari  observation tower  malacca  melaka  sky  view 

  9. christ chruch melaka.

    one of many historic and tourist location in the state. the church and stadthuys building built during dutch occupation looks beautiful in red. there are stalls along the street selling souvenirs and stuff… lots of people taking photos… it is one of the iconic places to visit when in malacca.

     

     trip  vacation  melaka  malacca  christ chruch  dutch  history  iconic  stadthuys  tourist 

  10. the daily fix, malacca.

    found this little gem in jonker that serves western style breakfast in a nyonya souvenir shop. the decorations is really classic and it’s so colorful. even tables and chairs are old bamboo or rattan ones… everything reminds me of my late grandfather’s house in penang.

    pancakes is their specialty so we ordered one of each type - pancake with butter and syrup and nutella, pancakes with banana and pandan pancakes with gula melaka. they smells soooo good when served and looks pretty too. the texture is so fluffy! it’s the best pancakes i have ever eaten… definitely must try!

    the cucumber and egg sandwich and durian cheesecake is also lovely. the sandwich is actually quite big and has salad, i like the egg mayo a lot. the durian cheesecake is creamy and durian smell is definitely strong, recommended for durian lovers.

    it’s a great place to have breakfast and relax. love the unique surroundings, feels so homey and the staff and boss are also really friendly. wished i could visit more often for the yummy food and homey ambiance!

     

     food  breakfast  lunch  brunch  the daily fix  malacca  melaka  vacation  trip  western  pancakes  sandwich  durian  cheesecake 

  11. night jonker walk, malacca.

    got to know that jonker walk is now only open during weekends, we decided to visit the place to grab dinner and looks around. the streets are really busy, packed with people and so happening.

    we bought lots of food… street food, drinks, biscuits, noodles, etc… anything and everything that looks yummy! and there’s so much to see… local products, souvenirs, there’s even performances on stage by the locals. and found lots of shiny trishaw decorated with hello kitties (i wonder why).

    the night was really fun, i have always loved going to night market and this is nice, walking, talking, playing around, eating, and drinking with friends. definitely a must-visit place when visiting malacca.

     

     trip  vacation  jonker  malacca  melaka  night market  food  street food  hawker  local  trishaw  night  weekend 

  12. m lodge, malacca.

    our next stop after legoland is the historical state - malacca. instead of staying in hotel, we rented an apartment via airbnb, named m lodge.

    the exterior of the apartment looks kinda dull, but once we stepped inside, it feels so different. it’s spacious, clean, nicely decorated and so comfortable. i like the simple interior look of the apartment very much, and it’s so comfortable and homey.

    the host and the person who met with us during our check in are very friendly, we definitely appreciate the nice hospitality. glad that we found this wonderful place as our accommodation during our short trip, it’s less pricey than hotels, yet has more space and comfort.

    i definitely recommended travelers to use airbnb to find nice accommodations for your trips around the world, it’s so worth it and a great experience.

     

     stay  trip  vacation  melaka  malacca  history  apartment  m lodge  airbnb 

  13. legoland, malaysia.

    the highlight of my johor trip - legoland theme park. arrived shortly after dim sum breakfast, we thought we could leave in the afternoon, but we ended up staying until evening because there’s so many rides to go on, so many legos to play… so much attractions to enjoy!

    the theme park is split into various sections with different themes, and there’s rides for every section, except miniland. we enjoyed all the rides we could get on (some are for kids only…) and also love the time spent building and racing our lego cars, so much fun!

    there’s also a water park which we did not get to visit, maybe next time. and definitely want to come here in the morning and stay until closing time cos there’s so much to see and play. definitely a great place for fun with friends and family.

    all photos at facebook and google+.

     

     trip  vacation  legoland  johor  malaysia  theme park  lego  fun  rides 

  14. gim cheng dim sum restaurant, johor bahru.

    this dim sum place recommended by friend is really busy in the morning, and they serve so many type of dim sum, it’s nice. we enjoyed trying many different type of dim sum, everything is yummy.

    and i stopped taking photos after a while cos was too busy eating… ahaha so these are some of the dim sum we ate the first round.

     

     food  dim sum  chinese  gim cheng  johor bahru  vacation  trip  breakfast 

  15. danga bay theme park.

    went to this night carnival place after dinner to have some fun! there are quite a few rides around. we went on a few rides there, but the unique one is this roller thingy that you can sit on it and try to go front and back, it will tilt but never go upside down, just like those roly poly toy… it’s really fun to test how far you can far backwards! ehehe…

     

     fun  danga bay  theme park  night  carnival  rides  trip  vacation