Melaka is a really huge place. What I love about Melaka is its rich cultural and historical heritage and the fact that it is considered to be the food capital of Malaysia.
You can find sexy girl escorts, go to historical museums, and you can find many places of worship as well.
Today, I am going to talk about some of the best things that you can do in Melaka, so do read the rest of the blog post to find out.
The Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock is home to some Chinese merchants back in the mid-19th century. Some of the houses are really old, but thanks to modern engineering, some of them have been restored back to its former glory.
Anyway, if you want to learn more about Peranakan culture, you can head on over to the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. This is a private museum that is taken care of by the Peranakans of today (specifically, the Baba Chan family).
When you enter the museum, you will find its many chandeliers which were imported from England. After you are done, you can go ahead to the Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum if you are into Peranakan Jewelry.
Find Secondhand Books
We live in an age where you can download as many ebooks as you can. I do not know about you but I actually love collecting paperback and hardbound books. The look, the feel, and its presence are just some things that I really love about physical books.
Having said that, if you are also fond of books, you can head on over the secondhand books store that is located along the Jalan Kampung Pantai. The best landmark for you to find this place is the rooftop of a famous guesthouse.
Although it doesn’t have mountains of books, there are certain collections that you can find here.
Top Spinning Academy
A lot of kids and teens these days would usually play on their gadgets, but if you’re old school like me, you can go to the Top Spinning Academy Jalan Tokong, Jonker Walk. There, you will be given a quick gasing lesson by the master himself, Simpson Wong.
Sixty 3 Heritage
Located at 63 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, the Sixty 3 Heritage shop offers a huge selection of Nyonya Kebaya.
For those of you who do not know, the Nyonya Kebaya is a handicraft that is beautifully made and of great quality as well.
If you are going to buy the kain and the top set, you can easily spend at least RM200 and above. To complement them, you can also add other Peranakan accessories which happen to be sold in the same store as well.