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Malaysia - 2D1N Melaka Itinerary For Your Next Long Weekend Getaway

Located near the coastline, Melaka or Malacca has a rich heritage because of its strategic location. The city was a stopping point for Zheng He in the early days. Besides, the Portuguese and Dutch had colonised Melaka as part of the country’s strategic plan to enter the trade in Asia. Thus, one can find traces of history when exploring the city
Melaka one of the most popular cities in southwestern of Malaysia is a popular short getaway destination for Singaporeans and Malaysians. I remembered that as a kid, we would join the 2D1N tour with RC or even book our own tour bus with our relatives. During the recent years, my friends and i would just go for impromptu trip and book bus ticket to melaka! 

Since my parents wanted to visit somewhere near over the long weekend, we decide to visit Melaka for a short getaway! As we have been to Melaka multiple time, I hope to share with you some of our favourite place as well as new places we visited this round! Let's begin!

Day 1: Check into hotel @ Double Tree Hilton - Bunga Raya Popiah -  Eng Chee Seng 永志成餅家 -  Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam - Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Melaka - Jonker Street Night Market
Day 2: Breakfast in the hotel - Exploring The Historical City DIY Walk (A’Famosa Fortress - St Paul’s Hill - Windmill Dutch Square - Stadthuys - Melaka Clock Tower - Melaka river) Lunch at Restoran Kok Keong - Nadeja - Shopping at Mahkota Parade Mall & Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall - Have dinner @ SamFu Restaurant

Day 1: Check into hotel @ DoubleTree Hilton - Bunga Raya Popiah -  Eng Chee Seng 永志成餅家 -  Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam - Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Melaka - Jonker Street Night Market
After 3 hours of drive from Singapore to Melaka, we finally arrive at our hotel - DoubleTree by Hilton. We were greeted with the friendly staff at the reception and famous warm DoubleTree cookies!  We took a short break before setting out!

Bunga Raya Popiah
Bunga Raya Popiah
First stop was to Bunga Raya for the famous Popiah that is loaded with pork lard (5RM)! Unlike the usual sweet version of popiah we have in Singapore, the popiah here is a little saltier and vegetables in the popiah are thickly slice. Although not the best popiah I had, it’s gonna be loved by all the pork lard lover out there!

Address: 78, Jalan Bunga Raya, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hour: 12pm - 6pm, Daily

Eng Chee Seng 永志成餅家
We took 10 minutes to walk to Eng Chee Seng 永志成餅家. This hidden gem is one of the oldest confectionery shops in Melaka. Not only the owners are friendly, but the
pastries are also freshly made! Made and sold on the same day! As there are no preservatives added, you can’t keep more than 3 days.

Wrapped in the traditional way, the pastries are sold 4 pcs for 3.40 RM. They come in sweet and salty version! I prefer the salty version but H prefers the sweet one! Nonetheless, both are good! Before I forget, their pineapple tart (8RM) is dope! Unlike the usual buttery pineapple tart, the ones sold at Eng Chee Seng is very tasty! You can’t stop at just 1 pcs! I finish 9/10 pcs of the pineapple tarts in 2 days. We wanted to buy more but there are limited stocks! Especially when they have a customer like my mom, who buys 6 - 8 box of pineapple tart, they are gone very fast!

Address: 30, Jalan Temenggong, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hour: 9:30am–7pm, Daily except for Sunday

Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam
We rushed to Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam before 4pm because i wanted my dad to try the coffee! H & I visited Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam 2 years ago for Satay but found that the coffee and toast sold here is superb!

To be honest, It’s the best toast I ever had! Not a fan of traditional coffee but this stole my heart away! The texture of the coffee is silky and had a strong taste of coffee aroma with a tinge of sweetness.  I saw the uncle brew Coffee in a traditional way with long cloth filter ( also known as socks to the local) No wonder it tastes so good!

If you plan to have breakfast here, be prepared to wait! Otherwise, visit this place for afternoon tea! This place was empty when we visited around 3.30pm! The uncle and aunty are very friendly too!

Address: 93/807, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hour: 7am - 4pm, daily except for Thursday

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Melaka
Photo Source: wikimediacommon
Drop by Cheng Hoon Teng Temple before visiting the night market at Jonker Street. The temple is one of the oldest in Melaka. It is well maintained and beautiful even though it is built more than a century ago. Enjoy some peace and quietness in this temple. Visit the second level of the temple for a view of Jonker street.

Address:  25, Jalan Tokong, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Jonker Street Night Market
In the evening, visit Jonker street, the most happening street in Melaka during the weekend! Although the street pretty much the same as other night markets in Malaysia, I still enjoy soaking up the atmosphere! Plus, the bowl of Asam Laksa and Nyonya Cendol in Jonker 88 is still my favourite! Other popular street foods include coconut shake, egg tart, durian puff & etc!  

If you are a huge fan of Mamee, do not forget to visit the Museum! You can even DIY your own instant noodle! If you are looking for souvenirs, you will not miss San Shu Kong at the end of Jonker Street! You can find lots of Melaka snacks as well as Malaysia snacks there!

Day 2: Breakfast in hotel - Exploring The Historical City DIY Walk (A’Famosa Fortress - St Paul’s Hill - Windmill Dutch Square - Stadthuys - Melaka Clock Tower - Melaka river) Lunch at Restoran Kok Keong - Nadeja - Shopping at Mahkota Parade Mall & Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall - Have dinner @ SamFu Restaurant

Exploring the Historical City by Foot
We had a light breakfast in the DoubleTree Hotel before setting out. Exploring the Melaka heritage site can be easily done by foot. Start off your day from A’Famosa Fortress. Located on St Paul’s Hill, the fort is one of the most popular and iconic attractions in Melaka. The fortress gate is one of the oldest surviving European architectural monument. Once you hike up to St Paul’s Hill by the stairs, you can enjoy the view of Melaka too!

Make your way to Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall A&W outlet for a cup of Root beer float before going to the next stop! Love my childhood drink! They are the best combination and everything you need on a hot day!

Afterwards, visit Windmill Dutch Square that is 5 minutes of walk away from Mahkota Parade Mall. Dutch Square is a very vibrant place and you can find historical buildings and museum such as Stadthuys - Christ Church and Melaka Clock Tower. Spend some time at the Dutch Square and do not forget to take picturesque postcard photos! Also, do take a walk along the Melaka river. It’s beautiful during the day as well as at night. You can even take a cruise along the river if you want to!

Restoran Kok Keong - Yam Rice & Bak Kut Teh!
For lunch, we visited Restoran Kok Keong for the popular Yam Rice & Bak Kut Teh! It was our first time at Kok Keong and definitely won’t be our last! Unlike the typical Bak Kut Teh in Singapore and JB, the soup is filled with herbs and taste a little sweeter. We were late and didn’t manage to try the pork ribs! Instead, we had pork intestine and pork slice. The pork was tender and chewy! Although the speciality was the Bak Kut Teh, the Yam rice was the highlight! It goes really well with the yam rice and soup!

Restoran Kok Keong
Address: 11, Jalan Kampung Pantai, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hour: 8am–2pm, Daily


There is always room for desserts! After our lunch at Restoran Kok Keong, we proceed to Nadeja for its crepe cake! Established since 2006, Nadeja specialises Mille crepe cakes and it is my favourite too! I love the original Mille Crepe! Every layer is soft and creamy. H’s favourite is Rum & Raisin! Unlike other crepes we try,  you can taste the rum in the Mille crepe from Nadeja!

Address: G-23 & 25, Jalan PM4, Plaza Mahkota, 75000, Melaka, Melaka, Plaza Mahkota, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm, Daily

Shopping at  Mahkota Parade Mall & Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
After a good meal, visit the most popular mall in Melaka - Mahkota Parade Mall & Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall for some shopping. You can find international brands like Nike, Uniqlo and etc. If shopping is not your thing, you can catch a movie at Mahkota Parade Mall.

Mahkota Parade Mall
No.1, G74 Mahkota Parade, Jalan Merdeka, 75000, Melaka, Malaysia

Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
04, Hatten Square, 1, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia

SamFu Restaurant
When you are in Melaka, it’s a must to have Nyonya food! There are not many reviews of the restaurant but H found this restaurant on google with a high and consistent rating. Thus, we proceed to make a reservation one day before. Thankfully we did because the restaurant is full at 6pm.

We ordered a couple of dish to share and everything was so good! My favourite got to be the dry sambal squid and Peranakan combi! The portion was generous and we thought we can’t finish it. Thankfully the food is superb and we managed to finish everything!

Do remember to make a reservation if you are planning to visit during the weekend or public holiday!

SamFu Restaurant, Mimosa Hotel
Address: 120, Jalan Bunga Raya, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours 12–2:30pm, 5:30–9:30pm, daily except Monday and Tuesday
Telephone: +60 6-282 0113

Other things to do in Melaka

Despite Melaka being a small city in Malaysia, there are a couple of interesting things you can do! If you are a first-time visitors to this city, you may want to visit other attractions to understand more about culture and history.

Floating Mosque of Melaka
Photo Source: wikimediacommon

Located on the reclaimed land of Melaka Island, the floating Mosque of Melaka is built in 2006. The mosque was constructed with stained glass windows with Islamic motifs. It’s striking and unique design has made the mosque one of the most popular attractions in town

Address: Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Baba & Nyonya Museum
Photo Source: Wikimedia commons

The museum showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese-Malay in Melaka. There are many artefacts that one can explore and brings you back to how the locals live in the past. There are mixed reviews about this museum. Personally, I feel that the educational tour is insightful for those who have no clue about it. Oh, do note that no photography is allowed and the staff are pretty strict on it.

Address: 48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am–1pm, 2–5pm, daily

Where is your favourite place in Melaka? We love to hear from you! Share with us by commenting below!  

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