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    Best Places to Shop in Malacca City

    As the historical capital of Malaysia, Malacca is rich with old buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. In addition, its diverse blend of shopping venues is one of the reasons visitors worldwide frequent the quaint city. You can opt to explore the streets and visit the small boutique stores that specialise in authentic Nyonya products or take a trip to Malacca’s biggest shopping malls – Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall offer international retail outlets as well as local concept stores. While Malacca City is more well-known for its eye-catching historical monuments and attractive modern establishments, do check out our top 10 shopping spots for some good old retail therapy.

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    Dataran Pahlawan is an ultra-modern shopping mall that stands out in the middle of the historical city Malacca. Surrounded by historical sites such as A’Famosa and St. Paul’s Hill, the nine-storey mall is filled with international retail stores, entertainment centres, food and beverages outlets and souvenir shops which caters to visitors of all ages.

    Visiting a shopping mall may not be in your travel itinerary when it comes to visiting a city that is full of heritage, but if you are looking for a one-stop place to check out the latest fashion, catch the latest movie, and grab a bite, this is the place to be. Dataran Pahlawan is also conveniently located within a stroll of Malacca’s most famous museums and landmarks, so if you are planning a day out in Malacca, definitely add Dataran Pahlawan into your list of places to visit. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
    • Address: Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Banda Hilir
    • Tel: +606 283 2828
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    One of Malacca’s first shopping malls, Mahkota Parade houses almost 200 stores, including international brands, food-and-beverage outlets and entertainment centres. Opened in 1994, the four-storey shopping mall was recently refurbished to embrace a modern, sleeker look, and with new exciting tenants onboard, it is set to take the shopping scene in Malacca by storm.

    With over 1,000 parking spaces, Mahkota Parade is now one of Malacca’s favourite hangout spots, with locals frequenting in large numbers, especially during the weekends and on public holidays for casual shopping and leisure activities. The iconic shopping mall also sits right in the middle of the city centre, surrounded by Malacca’s most famous landmarks, such as A’Famosa, St. Paul’s Hill and across from its biggest competitor, Dataran Pahlawan shopping mall. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
    • Address: Jalan Merdeka, Malacca
    • Tel: +606 282 6151
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    The latest shopping mall to occupy the middle of Malacca City Centre, Hatten Square Suites and Shoppes is a four-storey shopping mall located along Jalan Merdeka. Occupying the bottom levels of the massive mixed development complex, the shopping mall has a number of international brands, namely H&M, Braun Buffel, as well as independent retail stores ranging from boutiques to hair salons.

    Parking spots at the shopping mall are on sharing basis with the accompanying Hatten Hotel, but it is still plentiful, with up to 1,500 parking bays and even specialized zones for lone female drivers. Hatten Square Suites and Shoppes is also interconnected with neighbouring Dataran Pahlawan and Mahkota Parade shopping malls, so you can easily cross over. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
    • Address: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca
    • Tel: +606 282 1828
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    For unique, yet inexpensive souvenirs from Malacca, Tan Kim Hock Product Centre in Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho is every visitor’s best bet. Located just five minutes from the city centre, it is also known as ‘red place’ by the locals due to its striking scarlet exterior. With over 100 local food products under its roof, locals and tourists frequent this place to shop for high-quality bites and goodies.

    Tan Kim Hock is an iconic Malaccan entrepreneur with two branches local product centre – one in Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho as mentioned, and the other at Jalan Bendahara. He sometimes makes an appearance at his shops, wearing his trademark white suits and giving out freebies to lucky visitors. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 20:00
    • Address: 153, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho
    • Tel: +606 282 6099
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    Medan Samudera Craft Centre
    Medan Samudera Craft Centre
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    A handy destination for shoppers is Medan Samudera Craft Centre, a double-storey building just opposite the Malacca Maritime Museum. Its close proximity to Dutch Square Malacca and Jonker Street makes it the perfect place to shop for handicrafts and savour some Malaccan delicacies before heading to your next destination.

    Conveniently situated within Medan Samudera Craft Centre, an assortment of stalls on the ground floor offers various Malaccan handicraft and souvenirs that make perfect gifts for loved ones back home. To curb your hunger and thirst, there are also stalls that serve various local delicacies and local products on the top floor. These stalls were relocated from their previous premises in an effort to promote the city's local flavour to visitors.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00
    • Address: Jalan Merdeka, Malacca
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    Little Nyonya Gift Shop
    Little Nyonya Gift Shop
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    A must-visit for visitors who want to bring some Nyonya flavours back home, Little Nyonya Gift Shop houses a wide array of local products, chocolates and distinctly Malaccan souvenirs. Spanning over three shop lots, Little Nyonya Gift Shop is much more spacious with neat arrangements of products which makes for pleasant browsing and food sampling.

    Similar to Jonker Street’s San Shu Gong, visitors can purchase locally produced white coffee and milk tea drinks as well as Malaccan food condiments like cincalok - fermented small shrimps or krill which is usually served as a condiment together with chillis, shallots and lime juice – perfect for those who want to whip up some Malaccan flavours in the kitchen.

    • Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 18:00
    • Address: 100, Jalan Melaka, Taman Melaka Raya
    • Tel: +606 286 6033
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    DMDI Shoppe
    DMDI Shoppe
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    DMDI Shoppe is a local brand that carries the products of DMDI (an acronym for Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam or Malay World Islamic World) in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka. The handmade products and handicrafts on the shelves have unique trademarks for each country and are often hard to find in conventional stores.

    The always changing inventory includes unique products such as Malaysian art work and stylish home accent pieces. Located within Dataran Pahlawan, the store showcases products such as handicrafts, pewter, batik and songket (hand-woven fabric in silk or cotton with gold or silver threads), and various accessories which visitors can easily purchase if they want to bring a piece of local culture back home.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
    • Address: BW02 – BA 2A, Ground Floor, Dataran Pahlawan
    • Tel: +606 281 1210
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    Mico Fashion Square
    Mico Fashion Square
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    Mico Fashion Square is a corner-lot boutique in Taman Melaka Raya that offers trendy yet affordable ladies’ apparel. Offering imported clothing from South Korea and Japan, Mico Fashion Square mostly caters to the young female youths, with a number of floral patterned dresses and bold coloured fashion accessories, but they also offer office attires that are perfect for those who want to look professional yet trendy for work.

    There are also a number of accessories such as sunglasses, headbands, glittery necklaces and statement rings that are suitable for both parties and everyday wear. From bold coloured dresses to understated tops, Mico Fashion Square is a fashion enthusiast’s haven for a head-to-toe shopping experience.

    • Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 18:00
    • Address: 152, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya
    • Tel: : +606 281 3914
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    Sweet Souvenirs
    Sweet Souvenirs
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    Local brand Sweet Souvenirs occupies over four shop lots at Pahlawan Walk Market (next to Mahkota Parade shopping centre) and offers a dizzying array of souvenirs made by their very own designers and craftsmen. Known as the leading Malacca Concept Store of Souvenirs and Gifts, visitors can also find a number of Sweet Souvenirs outlets at major tourist spots in Malacca.

    Specialising in retail and wholesale of souvenirs and gift items, this is the perfect store to purchase various quality trinkets and apparels in bulk prices. Shoppers can also find colourful tee shirts with contemporary designs of Malacca’s famous landmarks such as A’Famosa and Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum, in addition to a number of handmade fridge magnets, snow globes, key chains, and photo frames.

    • Opening Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 12am
    • Address: A1, A2, B1, B2 Pahlawan Walk Market, Jalan Merdeka,75000 Melaka.
    • Tel: +6016 6678177
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    Leather Avenue
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    Located on the Ground Floor in Mahkota Parade, Leather Avenue boasts an experience of more than 20 years in retail of high quality leather goods and bags with contemporary designs. Among some of the international brands available at Leather Avenue include Valentino Creations, Charles Berkeley, and Salad Jeans. Perfect for shoppers who have gotten carried away with all the shopping outlets in Malacca City and Jonker Street, Leather Avenue offers leather bags, luggage and travel products that are both durable and affordable.

    The store also offers leather belts and wallets by TOUGH Jeansmith, one of Hong Kong’s leading fashion creators and retailers. The brand also incorporates hardwearing and comfortable jeans, fashion wear, bags and accessories that are perfect for exploring the many attractions in Malacca.

    • Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
    • Address: Unit G48 Ground Floor, Mahkota Parade
    • Tel: +606 288 3168
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