Top 10 Malacca Shopping
Most Popular Shopping in Melaka
Frequented by visitors worldwide, Malacca is a quaint state with a rich blend of modern architecture, diverse culture, heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. It is also the best place to go for avid collectors of beautiful artwork and rare antiques, famished visitors craving for delicious Nyonya pastries, fashion enthusiasts looking for unique hand sewn clothing, and those who are shopping for handmade trinkets that make lovely gifts for loved ones back home.
From the rows of antiquated shops in Jonker Street to ultra modern shopping malls in Malacca City, get to know where to shop with our list of ten best shopping venues, all nestled amongst some of Malacca’s well-preserved monuments and antiquated buildings.
1Dataran Pahlawan Jalan Merdeka
Dataran Pahlawan is an ultra-modern shopping mall that stands out in the middle of the historical city of Malacca. Surrounded by historical sites such as A’Famosa and St. Paul’s Hill, the nine-storey mall is filled with international retail outlets, entertainment centres, food and beverages outlets and souvenir shops which caters to visitors of all ages. Read More...2Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall Jalan Merdeka
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. Read More...3Tan Kim Hock Product Centre Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho
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 massive scarlet building. With over 100 local food products under its roof, locals and tourists frequent this place to shop for high-quality bites and goodies. Read More...4Orang Utan House Lorong Hang Jebat
Established in 1992 as an art house gallery by Malacca born artist Charles Cham, the Orang Utan House is a studio gallery for Charles’ works, but it’s the brightly painted exterior that first catches your eye. Painted in sunshine yellow with a large orange utan mural painting on the outside, it is the one of the most recognisable buildings in Malacca and a must-see for all who visits this World Heritage City. Read More...5San Shu Gong Jalan Hang Jebat
Visitor exploring Jonker Street should never miss out on the giant San Shu Gong local produce shop. Conveniently located at the entrance of Jonker Street across the concrete bridge from the Stadhuys (beside Kedai Kopi Chung Wah), it is usually packed with tourists shopping for Nyonya pastries as well as those who want to sit back and savour a taste of its famous durian cendol. Read More...6Hatten Square Suites & Shoppes Jalan Merdeka
Another trendy shopping mall situated in 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, with H&M and Braun Buffel, just to name a few, as well as independent retail stores ranging from boutiques to hair salons. Read More...7Jonker Gallery Jonket Street
For a variety of inexpensive souvenirs to bring back home, visit the any of the Jonker Gallery outlets scattered all throughout Jonker Walk for options. It is almost customary to pay a visit to this store as a one-stop souvenir shop. As one of the biggest retailers for locally-made handicrafts here in Malacca, Jonker Gallery is frequented by most visitors for its extensive display of unique ethnic apparel, shoes, bags, trinkets, charms and other fashion accessories. Read More...8LW Nyonya Pineapple Tarts House Jonker Street
Saying that Lucy Wee Nyonya Pineapple Tarts House is popular is a bit of an understatement. The subject of many, many newspaper articles, the pastries here are, of course, undeniably tasty and at any given time, you’ll see crowds queuing up for a new batch of freshly-baked Nyonya pineapple tarts. Read More...9Melaka Batik House Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC)
Situated in Ayer Keroh, Melaka Batik House offers a great selection of batik from all over Malaysia. It is in the vicinity of Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), so follow the signs leading to MITC if you’re driving. Parking spaces are aplenty, and it is surrounded by other local attractions - the Melaka International Bowling Centre and Melaka Planetarium are some that are within walking distance. Read More...10Nirvana Collection Jalan Tan Cheng Lock
Nirvana Collection specialises in handmade kebaya Nyonya attire, which reflects the unique blend of cultural influences - Chinese, Malay, Indonesian and Western. An exuberant assortment of batik, embroidery, beadwork, silks, satins and organdie, it can also be worn with long pants or a mini skirt for a modern touch. Best of all, Nirvana Collection offers an adorable collection of kebaya Nyonya for the little ones as well.