Buying belacan in Tg. Kling, Melaka

During my recent road trip to the historical Malacca, I also went to buy some local foodstuff somewhere in Tanjung Kling, a fisherman village in the outskirt of Malacca.

The food stuff there is much more cheaper than the locally produced goods sold in Malacca Town itself.

Along the small roads in Tanjung Kling, there’s loads of stalls selling their locally produced goods. I decided to just drop by at the one below… the one with Malacca state flags hanging on the roof.

Loads of locally produced food stuff. Belacan, keropok, cookies, gula Melaka, you name it.

Varieties of belacan (fermented shrimp paste) as well as salted fishes.

The small stall in the outskirt of town also sold varieties of keropok… some are already ready to be eaten, while the rest are not…if you happened to buy those are not ready to be eaten, you’re gonna have to deep fry it. 😀

The stall is also selling cincaluk, budu, dried cendol, dried cha cha, dodol, rojak sauce and many more local delicacies.

Overall, the food stuff price in the village of Tanjung Kling is much more cheaper than those shops in Malacca Town. 😀 I’m glad we made time for a little tour around Tanjung Kling, or I’d probably be slaughtered alive if I were to buy food stuff in town.

Cleffairy: The simplest things are sometimes a luxury that many can’t afford.


  1. suituapui says:

    We over here say our belacan and cincaluk better than yours over there – extra smelly, extra nice! LOL!!! We get ours from Bintulu, Mukah… Belacan – RM20 a kilo….top quality!

  2. Gratitude says:

    The same as you, I’d go gaga when I come across these stuffs. Cincalok with sugar, lime juice, shallots is simply yummilicious. I miss that colourful keropok to.

  3. Irene says:

    eeeek u came to melaka, how was the trip, got jam or not… yeah lah, those sold in town a bit mahal edi, so commercialized liao, taking advantage of tourist

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