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The Daily Fix cafe

The Daily Fix / Malacca, Malaysia

Jonker street in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malacca is, without a doubt, imbued with nostalgia. The vibrant street boasts of antique shops, a growing number of eateries, and fresh concept shops. But truth be told, most people are attracted to this street because of its underground coffee joints. One such shop is The Daily Fix, a cafĂ© that has an easygoing ambiance combined with historical Malacca vibe. The wall featuring various colorful enamel dishes is a good example of this. The laidback cafe is partly hidden from the busy street as you have to go through another shop to reach the seating area. Mismatched, low-key furniture share the space along with potted plants here and there. These elements come together to offer guests a cool and welcoming respite. The Daily Fix specializes in top-flight roasted coffee and special flavored pancakes (savory or sweet). One of their bestsellers is the fluffy Pandan Gula Melaka, made aromatic with screwpine leaves and local palm sugar. Their mint cake comes highly recommended, too. The Daily Fix is …

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Wayfarer Guest House / Melaka, Malaysia

For travelers looking for inexpensive accommodation, staying at guesthouses is becoming a popular option. And why not? Many guesthouses, usually remodeled family homes, are situated nearby downtown areas and tourist destinations. Such is the case for Wayfarer Guest House at Melaka. This beautifully-designed, family-run place is located in the heart of the historical city of Melaka. Apart from its great location, this airy place also offers patrons unobstructed, stunning views of the Melaka river from its balcony rooms. They have 8 cozy but spacious rooms ready for occupancy- all attached with the modern comforts of your own bathroom, hot shower, air-conditioning, and free wifi. The guesthouse features lovely timber floors, wooden shutters, and interesting bits and pieces of furnishings that’s historically artistic. The details of the place are geared to give guests that aged, rusty impression that is both warm and charming. Next time you find yourself in Malaysia, do stay at Wayfarer Guest House and see how relaxing it is to feel right at home in their surroundings. Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia; +60 …


Sinkeh / Penang, Malaysia

Creative people would find Sinkeh in Penang, Malaysia both an abode and inspiration in its space. Located in the heart of George Town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, Sinkeh is a two-storey unit that is unlike any other. This is primarily because it is both a guesthouse and an artspace. The house offers nine rooms on the top floor, while the space below is turned into an art space open for rent. The building itself has its own character as it used to be a century-old shop house. After it was rebuilt and restored, the rooms featured a minimalist, modern design that evoke feelings of calmness in each visitor. Natural light permeates the rooms, showcasing its ingenuous charm. The studio below regularly hold performances, exhibits, or discussions for like-minded artists. The word Sinkeh means “new guest” in Hokkien dialect, and in a double-purpose space such as this, it’s easy to see why travelers and artists can be either one or both. 105 Malay Street, 10100 George Town; +604 261 3966; Words by Evita Limlengco Photography …