Mahkota Parade is one of Malacca’s first shopping malls, housing 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 Malacca’s favourite hangout spot, with locals visiting in large numbers, especially at 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.
Mahkota Parade’s anchor tenants are Giant Hypermarket and Parkson Grand department stores, offering visitors a wide array of fresh groceries, inexpensive clothing and home appliances. Sales are especially frequent at Parkson, with periodical offers on items such as office attire, sport shoes and ladies’ handbags. For more bargains, the mall also has discount stores such as Al-Ikhsan (for quality sporting goods), All IT Hypermarket (for computer accessories) and Reject Shop (for casual international brands).
Besides quality goods, Mahkota Parade also showcases several beauty shops, with international and Korean skincare stores all lined up to cater for the fairer sex. The natural skincare brands, L’Occitane and The Body Shop, together with East-Asian favourites such as The Face Shop, Nature Republic and Etude House are all available in the mall, with prices slightly cheaper than their overseas outlets. Those looking for some pampering can head over to Fe’ Maritz for body treatments and refreshing facials.
Brands available in Mahkota Parade:
For those wanting to catch the latest blockbusters in town, Mahkota Parade is also home to Lotus Five Star, a four-hall cineplex. Previously a Golden Screen Cinemas outlet, the cineplex was renovated in 2009, and was given a new life for a more comfortable movie-watching experience. Offering the latest blockbusters and local films, Lotus Five Star is one of the most affordable cineplexes around, costing only RM6 per ticket for all shows before 12:00.
Other entertainment outlets in Mahkota Parade include Ampang Superbowl, one of the biggest bowling alleys in Malacca; In Box Karaoke for those who would like to belt out Top 40 hits; and Wonderland, an arcade gaming centre. Music enthusiasts will love Inverno Music Station as it stocks hard-to-find CDs and merchandise at affordable prices. Look out for its specialized rock corner to hunt for your indie bands’ records.
While food choices are wide in Mahkota Parade, most of the cuisine focuses on local favourites and pan-Asian dishes. For a taste of Japan and Taiwan’s finest dishes, Sibaraku on the first floor gives you enough reason to come back for more, with its fresh sashimi platter and delicious udon – all reasonably priced. The Seleria Food Court, situated in second floor right across the Lotus Five star cineplex, centres around local cheap eats such as claypot chicken rice, char kuey teow and tau foo fah and has free Wi-Fi. Those hankering for fast food will be glad to know that food giants KFC, McDonalds and Pizza Hut are also available in the mall.
Mahkota Parade Melaka
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: Jalan Merdeka, Malacca
- Tel: +606-2826151