Unique Things To Do In Melaka


 


 
1. Visit the Cuteness Overload Doggy Cafe
 
If you are a Husky fan, then Huskitory is like your heaven located in Malacca. Imagine a cafe that houses 20 dogs in total; where they run around freely so you can play and feed them without the hassle of owning your own Husky! While there is no entrance fee, visitors are required to pay RM18/S$5.80 for a drink. Visitors were told to hold on to their beverages at times because the enthusiastic huskies may accidentally spill them over. Moreover, be sure to catch canine pack hierarchy in action, in the outdoor interaction pen a.k.a. the husky “territory”, where the entire pack of twenty is released into a common play area at 6PM and 9PM daily. 

The Huskitory
Address: 27 Jalan Taman ASEAN, Malacca City, 75250.
Phone: +60 6334 2602
Hours: Tues - Sun | 12.30PM - 10.30PM 

 


2. Release baby Hawksbill turtles back to sea
 
Melaka is one of the last strongholds in Malaysia for this critically endangered species of sea turtles.  Annually, 400 – 450 nestings are recorded in Melaka making this the biggest nesting population in Peninsular Malaysia. Padang Kemunting is known as one of the main landings for hawksbills, with an average annual landing of 100 nests, which contributes to 20-25 % of the total number of nesting in Melaka. Join The Turtle Guardians, a band of marine conservationists who collaborate with local community “vigilantes” to patrol these beaches during the nesting season to collect data on the nesting females, and move laid eggs to the safety of the hatcheries. Learn more about Malacca’s sustainable development efforts and the countries attempt to repopulate Hawksbill sea turtles in the wild at this information centre and play a huge part in giving back to society! Besides, plan your trip carefully because the peak turtle hatching period starts in May and ends in September.

Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre 
(Pusat Konservasi dan Penerangan Penyu Melaka)
Address: Kampung Padang Kemunting, 78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka

 


3. 
Trishaw or Beca rides in Malacca town
 
Much like other cities such as Penang, one of the best ways to get around Malacca is to take a scenic trishaw ride. The trishaws are often elaborately decorated in line with the personal tastes of the driver and this offers you a more leisurely chance to enjoy the city and explore some areas that are off the main tourist arteries. Many trishaw drivers are also happy to give you a guided tour of Malacca and will fill you in on the history of the area. You can find trishaws almost everywhere in Malacca town but we took our ride opposite of the Dataran Pahlawan Mall.

Here are the prices offered for some packages :
►RM 25 for four (4) site views – almost 20 minutes ride
►RM 35 for six (6) site views – almost 40 minutes ride
►RM 50 for a one hour ride


4.  Learn more about Peranakan Culture
 
In order to have a thorough understanding their heritage in Melaka, it is worthwhile to pay a visit to Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, adjacent to Jonker Street (Jalan Hang Jebat) where it is only a 10-minute walk away. Besides, you can shop for the nyonya kebaya and the Peranakan beaded slippers at Melaka. Many of them handcrafted and high quality. A kebaya top and kain set can cost RM200 and upwards.  Moreover, Nyonya cuisine is also the must eat in Melaka. 

Nyonya Kebaya Shop ► Sixty 3 Heritage (43-71, 5, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka)
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum ► 48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka
Peranakan Beaded slippers ►  Wah Aik Shoemaker (92, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka)