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Sin Hiap Hin

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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 14 July 2018
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 31 January 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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“bunga raya”(2 reviews)
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5 Java Lane, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 31 January 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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank lalangm
Reviewed 11 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Cautious_explorer
Reviewed 30 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ChrisKurtGabel
Reviewed 16 July 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank novalox
Reviewed 19 July 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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Ctan1965
Reviewed 17 December 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

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank Jillian L
Reviewed 3 September 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

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Cautious_explorer
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