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Chinatown - Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #14 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Mansions, temples and antique shops are packed into the narrow streets of the lively Chinatown district.
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is where you'll find a concentration of shops and food places. The night market is not to be missed. Very busy and lively. Take cash with you as I didn't spot any easy access ATMs. Cafes and bars line the streets as well. Good vibe, service can be a little hit and miss so just go with the flow.

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Bangkok
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of antique shops which are very expensive but worth having a look at. Places to catch a snack while dodging the traffic and of course the temples.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Full of liveliness especially from evening onwards. Immerse yourself in the culture and street vibes of Melaka's chinatown.

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Rawang, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

While tired of walking, but the beauty of the culture is good to viewing. It is difficult for us to see Chinese culture that still remain here.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Chinatown aka Jonker Street, It's just a pasar malam only. There are better pasar malam in Melaka which you can visit if you ask local there.

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Bali, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ok Malacca didn't really have that much of an attraction apart from its oldtown, there are few gems of temples scattered around but to walk is a bit of a pain. In this part of the town or the Chinatown, i went to a Peranakan looking mansion restaurant painted in red (i couldn't recall the name) to have lunch, and... More

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Bogor, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Yes jonker street or chinatown is a most favorite tourist destination in Melaka. If you come on weekend you can explore this area during Jonker Night Market. But visiting Jonker in the noon is a good option. We can find many of ice durian sellers and also we can buy lot of melaka's souvenirs.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

firstly, most people call the jonker street area china town. which is not correct. that area is more a baby nyonya area. the "real" china town is in jalan bukit cina. and if you have been to china towns in other parts of the world this one is not going to impress you. but don't be to quick to judge... More

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Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Yes there are some nice old shops but a lot are either closed down or not open or selling the same stuff if you need to loose an hour then wander round but generally disappointing

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Medan, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The best place to shop ...... cheap ....... Everything at here .... Alot to eat ..... World heritage .....

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