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Hidden Hakka Village in Melaka

Melaka
Duration
4 hours
Capacity
1 - 8 travelers
Booking notice
3 days
Standard price
MYR 132.00/Pax
YC N. I speak English, Mandarin
There are seventeen Chinese New Village in Melaka. In Machap Baru itself, there are at least 400 families, representing Melaka's largest Chinese New Village. As Hakka takes up to 80% in the population, it’s also called Hakka village.

Similar to others Chinese New VIllages all across the country, the village of Machap Baru was formed to prevent the spread of power of the Malaya Communist Party during the period of British colonisation. Fifteen years after Malaysian broke apart from British rule and gained its own independence, the government laid eyes on the location of the village and decided to build a dam nearby. The dam became the main water source for residents in Melaka. The government took the land and relocated new village to the current location — hence, the distinction is made between Machap Lama and Machap Baru.

Visit this quaint, charming little village far from the bustling city center, and discover the legacy of Hakka culture as well as the delicious local specialties here, all through the help of your friendly locals.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • 10:00 AM Gather at the meeting point (Melaka Sentral)
  • 10:30 AM Visit a unique Chinese-Malay style mosque and hear the story of a local hero
    Summary
    The structure of the mosque was originally constructed of wood. In 1865, a Muslim missionary of Chinese descent raised funds from local residents to rebuild 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 delicious buns
    Summary
    "Mantou" means Chinese steamed bun. In this trip, you'll get to experience using Lui Cha (Hakka green tea) paste to make delicious buns.
  • 12:00 PM Lunch time!
    Summary
  • 01:00 PM Visit a 70-year old local bread factory
    Summary
    Roti kok has been the local favourite for decades and it's best served with coffee. The shop cum factory is currently operated by three generations 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 End of tour
Activity
Local Living , Hands-on Fun , Rural Escape , Cultural Heritage
Transportation during tour
Car
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. :)
Standard price
MYR 132.00/Pax
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