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Sin Hiap Hin

5 Java Lane, Melaka, Malaysia
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Charming historic spot

I stumbled across this place by accident and i'm really glad I did. The place is run by a lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ApocalypseYana
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Melbourne, Australia
forget lychee martini, try lychee rice wine!

it's an unassuming old shop that you could easily miss if you aren't looking for it... and it's... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
lalangm
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Singapore, Singapore
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“rice wine” (2 reviews)
“bunga raya” (2 reviews)
“pandan” (2 reviews)
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5 Java Lane, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled across this place by accident and i'm really glad I did. The place is run by a lovely auntie and she will serve you delicious lychee wine and some free snacks and fruit. I won't spoil the history of this place, it's best...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

it's an unassuming old shop that you could easily miss if you aren't looking for it... and it's full of gems. first off, no sultry bar maids or overwhelming beer auntie - just the nice chatty auntie tending bar. i was a little skeptical about...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

The map of Malacca, and of this bar, is way, way out. It is in Java Lane, just off Jalan Bunga Raya. The map has the name of Java Lane wrong, and has the location the bar a good mile out. The bar, however, and...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This is a real find and not on any map or in any guidebook. Tucked away off Jin Bunga Raya is a tiny little bar run by a charming older lady. We stumbled on it by chance having gotten lost on the way back to...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

An absolute gem in Malacca. An intimate and unpretentious drinking hole helmed by the cutest and friendliest auntie. The joint has been in auntie's family for 80 years, and retains a raw, authentic earnestness. Enough of hipster bars trying to look old-school... this is the...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This liquor store (housed in a former opium den, no less) is slightly off the usual Jonker stretch, but worth the detour. The facade and the interior haven't been renovated since the 60s (or possibly earlier) and are only the start of a charming and...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

A place all must visit. Even never saw one like that in the 60s in Singapore. It's just original and awesome and great prices. Musky smell and even an old steel safe behind the Screen. Meet the old couple in their 60s and 70s. Unfortunately...More

1  Thank Ctan1965
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Reviewed December 16, 2014

Forget hipster bars, this is an authentic old-school bar which is abit crumbly. Serves rice wines and liquors (although they do sell beer). Try out the various flavored wines by the glass! Lychee, rose, coconut, herbal etc

2  Thank Jillian L
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Sin Hiap Hin is a perfect piece of Malacca's intangible heritage: a humble little bar, open to the street, just across the river from the all-too-touristy scrum of Jonker Walk. It appears to have been there for ever, but its clientele has dwindled, and unless...More

1  Thank Cautious_explorer
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