24 Hours in Melaka

24 Hours in Melaka

Thinking about adding Melaka to your itinerary? Good decision, this is one of the top destinations to see in Malaysia. If you are planning a stop and would like to do it as cheap as possible here are some top tips for places to stay, eat and things to do - most of which are completely free and can be done in 1 day.

 

Where to Stay

Stay at the Discovery Cafe, a cheap and cheerful option at around £2 a night with free breakfast of tea/coffee and toast, and within walking distance of all of the places you would want to see.

 

Lunch

Grab a roti in Little India. Restoran Sri Mawar Ria, in the Melaka bus terminal is a cheap place to eat, try the Tonsai Masala which is amazing - onions, peppers and potatoes with cheese wrapped in a bread and served with dipping sauces - I had mine with local Melaka coffee, make sure you chat to the manager if he is there, he is lovely.

 

Dinner

Try the Geographer cafe: curry ramen is where its at. We also tried some street food called Banda Raya Propia as there was a huge queue for it - not too sure what it was and not too sure whether I liked it.

 

Evenings

Admire the lights on the riverwalk (totally free). Visit the night market on Jonker Walk - you can go and sample different fruits like jackfruit. Take a photo in the vibrant tuk-tuks.

 

So there you have it, Melaka in meals (I live my life meal to meal) and also in activities, I would definitely recommend a visit even for just a day - you cannot be bored in this city.

 

By Kat Lloyd

 

 

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