10 cool and unusual things to do in Malacca

The next time you are in Malacca, skip the Christ Church and check out these attractions 

10 cool and unusual things to do in Malacca
10 cool and unusual things to do in Malacca
24 Aug 2018

10 cool and unusual things to do in Malacca

Malacca – full of history and diverging cultures, is among the top travel destinations of Singaporeans. Its proximity to the Lion City as well as easy transport options makes it a favorite place to spend a long weekend or a mini-break. With tons of good food and interesting things to do in Malacca, it's no wonder why Singaporeans love it so much.

You may be tired of the usual activities in Malacca, so here is a list of new things to try out on your next trip. Read on and give yourself more than one reason to rediscover Malacca.

1. Play with huskies at the Huskitory
1. Play with huskies at the Huskitory
24 Aug 2018

1. Play with huskies at the Huskitory

Malacca has its own pet attraction called the Huskitory, where some 20 huskies call this place home. A combination of a pet shop and a cafe, guests can enjoy drinks while having a playdate with the huskies. Catch them in action when they head outdoors to the play pen. If you have huskies of your own, you can get some of your much-needed pet supplies here.

Location: 27, Jalan Taman Asean, 75250 Malacca

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, 12:30 – 10:30pm, closed on Mondays

Website: Facebook.com/huskitory

Photo: The Huskitory Facebook

2. Fruit picking, eating and more at Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm
2. Fruit picking, eating and more at Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm
24 Aug 2018

2. Fruit picking, eating and more at Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm

At Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm, you can pick your fruit and eat it too. A 20 minutes' drive from the town centre, the 173 acre farm is not only populated with fruit trees, but also coffee and rubber trees as well as herbs. It also offers outdoor activities like tram riding, rafting, boating, as well as camping facilities and hostels for those who wish to spend the night.

The farm offers an Agro Tour package that takes visitors around the farm in a tram, where they learn about fruits, herbs, pick quail eggs, and sample fruits in a fruit buffet. A minimum of 40 persons can be accommodated per tour, for a minimum fee of S$11 per person. Shorter farm tours are also conducted between 9am to 5pm.

Location: d/a Pusat Latihan Pertanian Sungai Udang Sungai Udang 76300, Melaka

Opening Hours: Daily, 9am – 7:45pm

Website: Melakatropical.com

Photo: Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm Facebook

3. Go fishing in Pantai Sering
3. Go fishing in Pantai Sering
24 Aug 2018

3. Go fishing in Pantai Sering

Fancy making your own catch and having it cooked right in front of you? You are in for a treat when you go deep sea fishing in one of the several family-owned kelongs off the waters of Pantai Sering in the Malacca Straits. There are 24 kelongs that you can choose from and for a fee of less than S$15, you can fish all you can for 24 hours. When you are done, bring your sea bounty to the jetty’s cafe and the resident chef can cook them up to your liking.

Location: Jalan Jeti Anjung Batu, Kampung Pulai, 77300 Merlimau, Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

Phone: +60 126843748

Photo: Melaka the Guide Facebook

4. Enjoy the Original Coconut Shake in Klebang
4. Enjoy the Original Coconut Shake in Klebang
24 Aug 2018

4. Enjoy the Original Coconut Shake in Klebang

This unassuming stall in the Klebang beach area is famous for its creamy coconut shake. A mix of coconut, juice, topped with vanilla ice cream, it’s the perfect dessert to cool down after a day out in the city. You can pair it with snacks like fried noodles, Nasi Lemak, and curry puffs. Klebang Besar is only 15 minutes away from the city centre.

Location: Lot 130 Solok Kampung Bahagia 75200 Melaka

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun, 11am – 6:30pm; Fri, 2:30 – 6:30pm

Website: Facebook.com/KlebangOriginalCoconutShake

Photo: Klebang Original Coconut Shake Facebook

5. Relive your childhood at the Mamee Mega Factory
5. Relive your childhood at the Mamee Mega Factory
24 Aug 2018

5. Relive your childhood at the Mamee Mega Factory

Most Singaporeans will agree that Mamee Noodle Snacks is part of our childhood. We grew up snacking on the addicitive snack and now you can see how it is made in the Mamee Mega Factory in Malacca. Bring along your kids so they can share this experience with you.

Location: Lot 1, Air Keroh Industrial Estate, 75450 Melaka

Opening Hours: Tours must be booked in advance

Contact Details: +60 62317176 (Ms Yip Wai Yee) | waiyee.yip@mamee.com.my

Photo: Flickr/Yun Huang Yong

6. Customise your own cup noodles at Mamee Jonker House
6. Customise your own cup noodles at Mamee Jonker House
24 Aug 2018

6. Customise your own cup noodles at Mamee Jonker House

Mamee Jonker House is the first ever concept store for the Mamee brand of noodles and snacks. Located in the famous Jonker area of Malacca, this store not only sells Mamee noodles and merchandise, it also has an in-house cafe where visitors can enjoy the company’s noodle products, and even design their very own cup noodles (S$2 for 6 cups). The best part is you get to take it home and enjoy it after your trip. They also organise Lil Monster Kitchen workshops on weekends, where kids are taught how to make noodles from scratch. 

Location: No 46 & 48, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), 75200 Melaka

Opening Hours: Mon, Wed-Thu, 10am – 5pm; Fri-Sun, 10am – 7 pm; closed on Tuesdays

Website: http://www.mameejonkerhouse.com

Photo: Mamee Jonker House Facebook

7. Learn More About Sea Turtles at the Turtle Management Centre
7. Learn More About Sea Turtles at the Turtle Management Centre
24 Aug 2018

7. Learn More About Sea Turtles at the Turtle Management Centre

Malacca, particularly Padang Kemunting, is one of the few areas where critically endangered Hawksbill turtles still come to nest. During nesting season, which is from March to September, you can see volunteers at the Malacca Turtle Management Centre releasing baby turtles to the sea, and learn about this magnificent sea creature. The best time to visit the turtle sanctuary would be during its peak, which usually starts in May.

Location: Padang Kemunting, 78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, 9am – 12:30pm, 2 – 5pm; closed on Mondays

Website: Facebook.com/penyumelaka/

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Paulo Marcelo Pontes

8. Dance on Glass Floor of The Shore Sky Tower
8. Dance on Glass Floor of The Shore Sky Tower
24 Aug 2018

8. Dance on Glass Floor of The Shore Sky Tower

For breathtaking views of Malacca, you have to visit the city's tallest building, The Shore Sky Tower. The 43rd floor is an observation deck where you can get a 360-degree view of Malacca all the way to the nearby islands off the Straits of Malacca.

If you are feelling adventurous, walk out on the glass bottom ledge and have your photo taken. There is also a restaurant on the 42nd floor, where you can dine with a panoramic view. Admission for adults is RM25 or around S$9.

Location: Tower 1, 42 & 43F, The Shore Shopping Gallery, 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:30am – 10pm

Website: http://skytower.theshoremelaka.com

Photo: The Shore Sky Tower Facebook

9. Marvel at the floating mosque
9. Marvel at the floating mosque
24 Aug 2018

9. Marvel at the floating mosque

Off the Straits of Malacca is a one-of-a-kind floating mosque known to locals as Masjid Selat Melaka. Constructed by the state government of Malacca in 2003 and completed in 2006, the mosque is built on a man-made island called Pulau Melaka so when the water level is high, it appears as if the mosque is floating on water.

Another striking feature of the mosque is its 30-metre minaret, which doubles as a beacon for sea vessels passing through the straits. Its architecture is a beautiful mix of Middle Eastern and Malay design elements, making this a unique architectural gem. The mosque has a strict dress code for visitors so take note if you are planning to make a visit. 

Location: Pulau Melaka, Melaka

Opening Hours: Daily, 7am – 7pm

Website: http://masjid.melaka.gov.my/toggleMasjid.php (in Bahasa Malaysia)

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Yee Theen Gee

10. Get up close with the wonders of the ocean at the Shore Oceanarium
10. Get up close with the wonders of the ocean at the Shore Oceanarium
24 Aug 2018

10. Get up close with the wonders of the ocean at the Shore Oceanarium

The Shore Oceanarium is the newest indoor aquarium in the city. Located on the second floor of The Shore Shopping Centre, you and your kids can learn more about the amazing underwater world at the 14 exhibits or zones.

Kids particularly love the Interactive Touch Pool which is like a petting zoo for sea creatures, and the Shark Quest zone where they can take a closer look at the greatest predator of the sea, the shark. Admission fee is RM35 or around S$12.

Location: The Shore Shopping Gallery, 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:30am – 9pm

Website: Oceanariummelaka.com

Photo: The Shore Oceanarium Melaka Facebook

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