There are many history-based tourist attractions in Melaka. Relics such as temples, bridges, ancient buildings, forts, places of worship and others in full can be found in Melaka. These sites stretch of the city’s history that so many ancient relics are lucky to be maintained until now. Poyyatha Sri Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is a testament to the legacy of old centuries. Visiting this temple is one of the best things to do in Melaka as well.

Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple 

The temple is located at Harmony Street, precisely on Jalan Goldsmith adjacent to other historical buildings. This temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia, lying alone in Jalan Harmoni not without cause. It creates harmony among fellow citizens and religious followers in this region that despite different rarely dissents or dispute because of the feeling united and competitiveness appreciated among others.

Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple Melaka was built precisely in 1781 on land given by Kapitan Thaivanayagam Chitty. Construction of the Temple of Sri Poyyatha is to be dedicated to Lord Vinayagar, also known as Ganesha. Ganesha is the elephant-headed god with the body of a man and his four.  This god is renowned for his extraordinary wisdom. Ganesha is also known as the god who can grant any wish asked by people who request them.  People come to ask cure and heal of their ailment. They ask for prosperity and success, happily married lives and children.

The architecture and the aura of the temple offer few of the mesmerizing sights in Melaka. You will be able to see adornments and décor associated with the Hindu teachings. At the back of the altar you will see a statue of the authoritative god, Ganesh. The side altar is dedicated to the father and the mother of Vinayagar, and his younger brother the Lord Muruga. You are allowed to trace the trail for the sake of existing buildings here, along with all its contents that are still preserved despite being centuries old.

Many religious festivals are usually held here as the Datuk Chachar Festival and also Masi Magam. If you happen to visit here coincided with the celebration of the festival then of course will come to feel the happiness and festivities. The temple building is heavily influenced by the architectural of the Netherlands as seen from the entrance, walls, dome and roof of the temple.

The temple still maintains the bond between Hindus in Melaka. Not only the people close around the temple visit it regularly, those who live far away from the temple also try to take the time to visit. If you are searching for things to do in Melaka, then visiting Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is highly recommended.

It is one of the recommended places to visit in Melaka for the followers of Hindu religion also for the tourists to explore more of this oldest temple in Melaka. If you have visited the temple, feel free to share your insights by adding comments below.

Address: Jalan Tokong, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Opened: 1781
Primary deity: Ganesha

People dwelling in the Melaka state and the visitors coming to explore its vicinity are very much fond of eating Korean food in Melaka. The reason of Korean food is said to be extremely popular in the Melaka state due to the emanation of myriad immigrants considering Melaka for being the friendly nature state and allowing many cultures to enjoy the original ancient beauty of Melaka. Therefore, Korean people similarly love to eat a variety of cultural eatables being derived from their native state. For instance, there are numerous Korean restaurants in Melaka as well that delivers splendid taste of Korean food in an immensely tempting atmosphere around.

Korean Food Restaurants in Melaka

The food in Melaka is very popular among tourists as it is a fusion of different cuisines. Following are the most popular and vivacious restaurants to try Korean food in Melaka that are emphasized as below:

1. The Korean House

The Korean House is said to be the fabulous Korean restaurant in Melaka that is capable to deliver its scrumptious Korean food to its customers round the clock. Its essential feature is that it is mostly popular in providing signature dishes and freshly cooked Korean food in Melaka to its consumers. Therefore, after placing the order we can simultaneously get mesmerized by the aroma of a Korean dish that was actually ordered by us and till the order gets to our table we keep swaying with the specific aroma implicitly presented in Korean dishes. Another unique identity of such a restaurant is that it offers twelve types of banchans to its visitors which they keep changing on a daily basis. Its most profitable dishes are namely; Kimchi, Bibimbap, fishcakes, bean sprouts, mushrooms, etc.

Address: 1st Floor, 76 Jalan SS 2/60, SS 2, 47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Timings: 11:30am till 11:30pm

2. Seoul Garden

Seol Garden is generally considered to be the most popular Korean restaurant Melaka and in the whole region of Malaysian peninsular. After being popular in the vicinity of Mahkota Parade, it has then decided to inaugurate its second branch in the Melaka state primarily; one of the historic destinations of Malaysia. Thus, the branch in Melaka is located at one of the ideal destinations of Melaka i.e. at the brink of a seashore. Apart from enjoying the delicious Korean delights people are basically fond of having pleasure within its surrounding breezy atmosphere as well.

It is the only restaurant that mainly offers Korean buffet in Melaka to its customers at large. The major attractive feature of this Korean restaurant is that it is liked by plenty of Melaka visitors due to its delicious Korean cuisine; available at extremely flexible rates. The restaurant’s owner has allocated special promotional packages for its regular customers, i.e. Birthday packages where the Birthday boy/girl is allowed to try the Korean cuisine without any prescribed charges.

There are also specific prices arranged for the students as well. So, if you are getting enthusiastic to visit this restaurant then it is simultaneously recommended to must try Korean BBQ food item from this specific Korean restaurant consequently.

Address: Jalan Merdeka, Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 281 8559
Timings: 10am till 10pm (Daily)

3. Soo La Kan Korean BBQ

Soo La Kan Korean BBQ is a highly favorable restaurant in Melaka, that delivers delicious Korean culinary; depending on the choice of its customers predominantly. The environment of this Korean restaurant is built in a way that its customers are given optimum priority as far as its service is concerned. The quality oriented banchan is being served that mainly offers at least twelve myriad banchans on a daily basis.

The most popular Korean meal is Korean BBQ; cost at around twelve Ringgits that is primarily served with the variety of barbecued dishes as Signature Pork-Belly, Kimchi Jiggae, Smoked Duck and Beef with spicy flavor as an added advantage. It also delivers imported drinks as Banana milk drink is pretty much famous here. Thus, the actual mission of this Korean restaurant is to return their customers back home with a smile on their faces.

Address:  Jalan Melaka Raya 1, 75000, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 286 0309

These are some of the best Korean restaurants offering delicious Korean food in Melaka to the visitors. If you want to recommend a Korean restaurant in Melaka, please do so by adding comments below. You can also get more information about top 10 Melaka food to try.

Langkawi to be branded as Monaco of the East

The Malaysian Prime Minister wants to turn Langkawi into a high-end tourist destination to spur numerous multiplier effects for the local economy. In a recent report by Bernama News, Prime Minister Najib Razak wants more effort to be put to turn Langkawi into a high-net-worth tourist destination in the region. Speaking during the Langkawi Tourism Awards 2015 ceremony at the Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC) here recently, he said efforts to turn Langkawi into the “Monaco of the East” for well-heeled tourists should be done while maintaining its attraction for mass tourism.

The Prime Minister said – “I would like to see Langkawi emerge as the ‘Monaco of the East’ for high net-worth tourists, while maintaining its appeal for mass tourism. I would like to see two-tier development for Langkawi, one for mass tourism and another one for high-net-worth tourists,” he said. He said turning Langkawi to a high-end tourist destination for deep-pocketed tourists would spur numerous multiplier effects for the local economy such as creating high-paying jobs.”

According to the Prime Minister, there are pockets of high-end tourist destinations in Langkawi such as the St Regis luxurious hotel, but the development for that kind of destinations need to be enhanced. Langkawi’s St Regis hotel, known for its luxury rooms and facilities, he said, will open its doors to customers in April next year, bringing along a Michelin-star restaurant to the island which will also be the first Michelin-star restaurant in Langkawi Island.

The Prime Minister was also hopeful that the responsible parties would develop stronger brands for Langkawi, to put the island in the same league as Bali, which is more recognisable among tourists as compared to Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta.

Another one of Langkawi’s plus points that needed to be highlighted to tourists Najib said, was that the island is peaceful, secure and safe from disturbances, which engulfed other tourist destinations in other parts of the world. The Prime Minister cited terrorist attacks suffered by other tourist destinations like what happened in Sharm-el Sheikh in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and other places.

“Langkawi should remain peaceful, safe and secure and efforts should be made to maintain it,” he said and in jest added that he hoped that there were no supporters of the so called Islamic State (IS) militants or Daesh terrorists in Langkawi. Najib also hoped the authorities would put in more effort to attract Russian tourists.

Main Image: St.Regis Langkawi Island, image from Starwood Hotels. Story from Bernama News on Langkawi to be branded as Monaco of the East.

Here in Melaka we tasted food at different points from various stalls and that was really the best food in Melaka due to being economical with an excellent taste. It has been observed since past that western food in Melaka was said to be one of the expensive eatables because of its quality concerns. Therefore, in the olden days western restaurants were still being impeccably famous and the lists of those restaurants are mentioned as:

  • Summerfield’s Coffee shop in the Ramada Renaissance Hotel at JI Bendahara.
  • Caper’s Restaurant located towards the Mediterranean side of the Ramada Renaissance Hotel.
  • A cozy restaurant here that serves their customers with economical steak and lamb chops in Majestic Hotel in JI Bunga Raya.
  • One of the western restaurants i.e. Restoran Kim Swee Huat prepares packed food for tourists and passersby of which mainly were porridge and muesli breakfast.
  • We used to easily grab the huge list of delicious drinks and desserts at Tai Chong Hygienic Ice Café situated at JI. Bunga Raya.
  • Taberna Falal was built in front of the Straits Heritage Hotel was functioning by a Portuguese food that specifically sells real Portuguese food and wines.

Whereas, in current days if you visit Melaka you will generally find the original western taste as it was among golden periods of time which relatively depicts Melaka’s beauty as an ancient state.

Western Food in Melaka

The list of restaurants licensed as best in 2015; serving western food in Melaka is as follows:

Olio Italian Restaurant

Olio (Italian Comfort Food) restaurant can be easily traced in Ramada Plaza Melaka possessing a European style environment being presented with the delicious Italian food items. The most enjoyable and attractive part of this restaurant is its environment of which this restaurant gains highest points among other restaurants here in Melaka. Its food specialties are termed as variety of seafood including fish items provided with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables indulged with myriad amalgamation of spices.

Address: Ramada Plaza Melaka, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-284 8888

Bamboo Hut Bistro

The Bamboo hut Bistro serves both western and local foods, and it is relatively famous for providing delicious western food in Melaka. Thus, far from being enriching their customers with delicious food items it is someway located on the vivid ancient site which in turn attracts myriad tourists. Such as, the number of tourists served here is almost half and half of them are locals because customers not only visit for enjoying food but also come to enjoy the ancient scenery. For instance, specialty of Italian food is Funghi Trifolati with sautéed mushrooms on crostini; a simple truffle with an intense aromatic gravy served with toast.

Address: 27, Jalan Kota, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-282 9282

The Baboon House

The Baboon House built on the historic Jonker Street in Melaka engulfed with an American style food. As far as the name of the restaurant is considered; the environment here is like we are enjoying food in a real jungle that’s why it possesses the highest rating and said to be top most of 2015 restaurants.

Address: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 China Town, Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka Heritage Food Street

Melaka’s Heritage Food Street with numerous food stalls can be found as you visit Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall for shopping. All type of food are available here western and local both in economical rates i.e. especially created for students, travellers, tourists and many others can simultaneously enjoy food here when carrying less money in their pockets.

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Eleven Bistro Eleven Bistro Restaurant

Eleven Bistro Eleven Bistro Restaurant is specialized in providing food mostly for evening and night walkers because of its attractive attributes being mostly enhanced in evenings and nights here in Melaka. The type of food being served is a mixture of various ingredients with the originality of Portuguese ingredients. For instance, if we try food by enjoying the lightings we will definitely be unable to identify its basic ingredient.

Address: 11,Jalan Hang Lekir, 75200 Malacca Town, Melaka, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-282 0011

These are some of the restaurants that offer best western food in Melaka. If you want to suggest a place, please do so by adding comments below.

Melaka Chicken Rice Ball is considered to be one of the special dish that is enthusiastically eaten everywhere in the Melaka; state of Malaysia. If you come to visit Melaka to enjoy its original taste of beauty, then you cannot come back home without eating this dish as it is known to be one of the identifiable dishes here. It is also among top 10 must-try food in Melaka.

Every restaurant here offers Melaka Chicken Rice Ball dish in bulk; having a distinct taste for tourists. This dish is made as simple which is specially served with chicken and rice; the shape of rice is made like a small ping pong ball. This is thus cooked by using other special ingredients that certainly enhance the aroma of food; those unique ingredients are chicken stalk served with sauces in bottle containers filled with chili sauce and gloomy soya sauce in it.

Melaka Chicken Rice Ball Restaurants

There are many best chicken rice balls restaurant here in Melaka. Following are said to be the favorite of all; who really analyze its original taste. Such restaurants are mentioned as follows:

Around Jonker Street

We can see the stall here in Melaka located beside Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, on Jonker Street that is famous for Melaka Chicken Rice Ball particularly. If you are staying in Hotel Sentral Melacca then you can spend no time while eating in this restaurant. It remains open after the breakfast till noon. We feel like homely by eating here in an open area without any hassle of waiting in a queue.

Chicken Rice Ball at Hwa Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant

Another restaurant to try delicious Melaka Chicken Rice Ball is Hua Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant. After eating in an open area we tried chicken rice balls in this restaurant. The most favorable thing we got to know that it is very economical to eat here and we certainly have to wait for our turn to taste this food. It also remains open in business hours and only found closed on Thursdays.

Chicken Rice Ball at Kedai Kopi Chang Hwa

Mostly visited restaurant by tourists here is Kedai Kopi Chang Hwa; situated also on Jonker Street at Jalan Hang Jebat adjacent to Hoe Kee restaurant. It is especially opened on weekdays and the people here at Jonker Street have to stand in a long queue under the sun with their umbrellas to have Melaka Chicken Rice Ball as it is majorly a coffee shop and chicken rice balls are moreover kept for selling.

Chicken Rice Ball at Hoe Kee Restaurant

Chicken Rice Balls at Hoe Kee Restaurant are served with special decorum here that gives a sentimental feeling to its visitors. The furniture used here for its customers is  made of marble with a bright red colored theme. This restaurant is considered to be one of the second famous restaurants in serving quality Melaka Chicken Rice Ball. The chicken used here is famous for its special brand i.e. Hainan Chicken presented with the quality rice. Your mouth will definitely get watery after eating a tendered soft chicken with smooth balls and only crushed into pieces when chewed. Whereas, the quality of food eaten here is worth it more than other restaurants in Melaka and it doesn’t cost much only twenty cents for each rice ball.

These are some of the recommended restaurants to try Melaka Chicken Rice Ball. If you want to recommend a place or share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.