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Machap Baru, A Hakka Village in Malacca

4 hours
1 - 8 travelers
Booking notice
3 days
Standard price
MYR 120.00/Pax
YC N. I speak English, Mandarin
There are seventeen Chinese New Village in Malacca. In Machap Baru itself, there are at least 400 families, represent Malacca’s largest Chinese New Village. As Hakka takes up to 80% in the population, it’s also called Hakka village.

Similar to others new villages within the country, “new village” is formed to prevent spreading power of Malaya Communist Party during British colonisation. Fifteen years after they break apart from British coloniser, government laid eyes on location of the village and decided to build a dam. The dam became the main water source for Malaccaians. The government took the land and relocated new village to the current location. Hence, the difference of Machap Lama and Machap Baru.

Simple living style, friendly locals and delicious local delights. Experience a quaint little village tuck away from the city centre, near the reservoir, where you can taste Hakka Green Tea (Lui Cha), Hakka food and Hakka culture. Definitely a place to visit.


  • Day 1
  • 10:00 AM Meet at meeting point Melaka Sentral Malacca Malaysia
  • 10:30 AM A visit to a Chinese-Malay architecture mosque and hear the story of a local hero. 
    The structure of the mosque was originally constructed of wood. In 1865, a Muslim missionary of Chinese descent raised funds from local residents to rebuilt it. It was then built of stone with Chinese roofing tiles and a terracotta floor.
  • 11:30 AM Experience using Hakka Green tea paste to make into delicious buns.
    Mantou means Chinese steamed bun. In this trip, you get to experience using Lui Cha (Hakka Green tea) paste to make into delicious buns.
  • 12:00 PM Lunch time!
  • 01:00 PM A visit to a bread factory (roti kok) of more than 70 years.
    Roti Kok have been the local favourite for decades and it's best served with coffee.

    A visit to bread factory that is century old. The shop cum factory is currently operated by three generation altogether: grandfather, father and son. Walking into the factory is like going back in time. The only difference is that you see an electrical oven instead of firewood oven now.

  • 02:00 PM Tour ends
Local Living
Hands-on Fun
Rural Escape
Cultural Heritage
Transportation during tour
Extra conditions
Flexible plan
Children friendly
1 Review
January 2017
To children growing up in a city, this trip was an eye-opening experience of a more laidback lifestyle. For us adults, it was a trip back in time to a simpler, more easy-going community. There were changes to the schedule as the mosque was not open and the bread factory was unexpectedly shut due to a family emergency. However, we got a chance to experience bao-making instead, and saw some beautiful temples. And lunch was good! And we got insider info to buy very authentic and delicious Hakka 'Thunder-Tea' paste. Really appreciate YC and Rice's friendly and informative conversation, and ability to refresh the schedule despite unforeseen difficulties. They were also very accommodating with the children, answering simply and patiently to their questions. When an adult in our group felt ill, Rice even went out to get medicine for us! It was a great experience and made our Malaccan trip all the more enriching. :)
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