A trip to Melaka will be incomplete if you do not taste the popular ikan bakar (or grilled fish), which has become quite a popular Melaka cuisine among both locals and foreigners. Although there are many places in Melaka where ikan bakar can be found, there is no other place quite as popular as Umbai where this delicacy is concerned.
Visitors can now enjoy the delicious ikan bakar in a comfortable and clean environment following the opening of the Perkampungan Ikan Bakar Terapung Umbai Baru (or the Umbai Baru Floating Grilled Fish Village).Set amidst a mangrove swamp, the grilled fish village provides a perfect atmosphere for a relaxing evening with family or friends, while enjoying one of Melaka’s most popular food.
Visitors are spoilt for choice as there are many stalls, each specialising in grilled fish and other seafood cuisines.After your meal, do make it a point to enjoy a leisurely walk around the village to enjoy the cool sea breeze or simply to watch the setting sun.
Walkways and even boardwalks have been constructed, with several rest areas, for visitors to enjoy the surrounding, especially the mangrove swamp surrounding the village.The Umbai Baru Grilled Fish Village is opened daily from noon to midnight.
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