Malacca City Shopping

Browsing through Malacca’s diverse blend of shopping venues is somewhat of an exhausting activity. However if you’ve got a yen to pick up some truly authentic Malaccan souvenirs, this tiny town is the best place to do it. Some of the items you can get here include Nyonya ‘clogs’ – traditional all-wooden Dutch designs – Southeast Asian and Indian clothing, handmade tiles, charms, crystals, antiques and more.

You can choose to walk the streets and visit the small boutique stores that specialize in kitschy knick-knacks and genuine Nyonya products or take a trip to Malacca’s biggest shopping malls – Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. The malls offer more upscale stores with an extensive line of brand outlets while the trick to remember as you’re walking the streets is to know your stuff and to haggle.
 
Mahkota Parade
Although it is a small town, Malacca has its share of department stalls and malls. For practical needs such as camera shops, a pharmacy or electronics store, head on over to Mahkota Parade. Located in the centre of the city, Mahkota Parade, a modern shopping complex located along the coast, has a wide range of goods on sale.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: Jalan Merdeka 75000 Bandar Hilir.
Tel: (606) 282 6151

Dataran Pahlawan

Surrounded by historical sites like A’Famosa and St. Paul’s Hill this mall is Malacca’s largest shopping centre; it has a collection of upmarket designer shops and restaurants on the ground and upper floors and a craft-and-souvenir market in the basement.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: Jalan Merdeka 75000 Bandar Hilir.
Tel: (606) 283 2828

Tan Kim Hock

Crammed with locally-made delicacies, this warehouse-like store has boxes of products stacked as high as the ceiling. Their most popular items have samples in small Tupperware’s so you can try them out before buying them including coconut cookies, sugared dried sotong (squid), honey lime juice and durian flavoured dodol (toffee).

Address: Lot 182, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, 75000.
Tel: (606) 281 283 5322

DMDI Shoppe
Showcasing products such as handicrafts, pewter, batik & songket, accessories and others from 13 different countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Madagascar, South Africa and more, this store is located within Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: BW 02 – BA 02A ground floor, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall.
Tel: (606) 281 1211

Giant
Touted to be the cheapest place to buy everyday provisions, Giant features an array of goods such as spices, vegetables and other household items. So if you’re in need of some quick supplies the best place to shop would be this supermarket located near the exit to the North-South highway.

Address: LG, Mahkota Parade, Lot 487 Jalan Taman Bandar Hilir, 75000.
Tel: (606) 281 286 2910

Carrefour

The number-one retailer in Europe and the second-largest retailer in the world, Carrefour is a leading hypermarket chain selling a wide range of household grocery products as well as electrical goods.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 Monday – Thursday & Sun; 10:30 – 22:30 Friday, Saturday & eve of public holidays
Address: Mahkota Parade
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