Complete Your Vacation with a Blast to the Past at Nyonya Memoirs and More

Published: June 29, 2018

MALAYSIA
MELAKA

Lay eyes on one of the most popular tourist destinations, Melaka! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bustling atmosphere is not one to miss, especially with the renowned Jonker Street just around the corner!

Nyonya Memoirs
Level 3, Dataran Pahlawan Megamall, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

MALAYSIA
MELAKA

Lay eyes on one of the most popular tourist destinations, Melaka! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bustling atmosphere is not one to miss, especially with the renowned Jonker Street just around the corner!

Relive Melaka’s 1920s Peranakan Era

Melaka is a culturally-diverse city steeped in rich flavours of history. It makes the perfect getaway with its many places of interests and offers an unending list of places to go for food, fun and leisure.

From the famed Putu Piring along Jalan Tengkera and the iconic kuih shop named Baba Charlie, a trip to Melaka is not complete without taking a tour of the old days and reliving life back then. Check out how you can make this historic experience possible!

The Rucksack Caratel, Jonker Wing

Before embarking on your trip, plan your stay with the latest member of The Rucksack family. This charming new hotel gives you unparalleled convenience in the heart of Melaka. Access famous tourist hangouts like Jonker Street and marvel at key historic landmarks that this city has to offer.

Admire the distinct hotel façade fused with a special blend of tradition. With 25 guest rooms and various accommodation options, you’ll find one right up your alley! Make your first bookings here.

jonker-wing collage

Nyonya Memoirs at Dataran Palahwan Megamall

Spending a smashing vacation stay at this choice location gives you the chance to delve into rich tradition!

Revisit the golden days of 1920s Melaka at the Nyonya Memoirs Museum and be whisked away in a nostalgic adventure offered by an authentic Peranakan experience. Trace the roots of the Baba Nyonyas and step through time in a beautiful stage-set display of splendid colours and accents.  

Stroll through various shops lined with exquisite details. Some quintessential features of the Peranakan culture like the house veneers, iconic batik kebayas and vibrant food are not to be missed.

Remember to snap away for valuable keepsakes of the entire tour!

Outside Dataran Palahwan Megamall

Nyonya Memoirs
Level 3, Dataran Pahlawan Megamall 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Putu Piring Tengkera
252, Jalan Tengkera, 75250 Melaka, Malaysia

Pick Your Putu Piring along Jalan Tengkera

Don’t underestimate these little traditional rice flour cakes at this famous putu piring stall along Jalan Tengkera.

Generously filled with lusciously sweet and smoky gula melaka and steamed to perfection, this classic snack promises to take you to heaven and back with every bite.

It’s no wonder how the stall has gathered many rave reviews and is a must visit on every traveller’s list!

Putu Piring

Putu Piring Tengkera
252, Jalan Tengkera, 75250 Melaka, Malaysia

Baba Charlie Lee
72, Jalan Tengkera Pantai 2, 75200 Melaka

Indulge Like a Local at Baba Charlie

Nyonya kuih is a perennial favourite for both the young and old, and this local shop is a treasure trove of it. A humble establishment with trays and trays of beautifully coloured nyonya kuihs and biscuits, it’s hard not to salivate with want upon first sight. 

Some tantalising delicacies served up include the Lepat Kacang, Ondeh Ondeh and Rempah Udang.

Nonya Kueh

Baba Charlie Lee
72, Jalan Tengkera Pantai 2, 75200 Melaka

Wisma Peranakan
243 Jalan Tengkera, Melaka, Malaysia

3 Rucksack Recommends for Authentic Nyonya Cuisine

Peranakan Food

1. Wisma Peranakan

Treat your tastebuds to a glorious feast of flavours at this authentic Peranakan café! Reasonably priced for their succulent dishes, take note that they do not take walk-ins and reservations can be made through whatsapp: +6016-6636066. Simply quote “Guest of The Rucksack Caratel” and you would be recommended the best dishes to your liking.

Wisma Peranakan
Source: Meamay Ketnipha

Wisma Peranakan
243 Jalan Tengkera, Melaka, Malaysia

Samfu Restaurant
120, Jalan Bunga Raya, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia

2. Samfu Restaurant

Oozing charm and elegance, this tastefully decorated restaurant offers scrumptious Nyonya dishes including Babi Cili Garam and Chendol. Swing by for an unforgettable experience!

Samfu Restaurant
120, Jalan Bunga Raya, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia

Makko Nyonya Restaurant
123, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

3. Makko Nyonya Restaurant

A highly renowned eatery in town, it is not uncommon to find it full of hungry diners waiting to sample their dishes. Some must-tries are the Ayam Pongteh, Sayur Lodeh and Cincalok Omelette.
Makko Nyonya Restaurant
Source: Ming Wei

Makko Nyonya Restaurant
123, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

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