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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Mansions, temples and antique shops are packed into the narrow streets of...
Mansions, temples and antique shops are packed into the narrow streets of the lively Chinatown district.
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Wonderful part of Melaka city

Visited the Chinatown ,a greater part of Jonker Street on 30 April to 3 may 2015. A very crowded neighborhood , maybe its because its a long holiday for the Malaysians. A nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Bandung,Indonesia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place has become so commercialized over the past years. The nght market is just like any regular pasar malam and it is very hard to find the traditional Peranakan delicalies as in the past. Most of the products are overpriced ... including the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited the Chinatown ,a greater part of Jonker Street on 30 April to 3 may 2015. A very crowded neighborhood , maybe its because its a long holiday for the Malaysians. A nice street to walk through with old and unique Chinese shophouses , buildings dated back to the 1800's. A lot of Kopitiams ,dim sum , old styled mee... More 

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france
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Its OK but nothing special, if you have been to Penang for instance, then this doesnt compare. Melaka is a good town to walk in to see everything as its fairly compact. But I wouldnt hurry back here!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We came here to check out the architecture and the food of this area. There are lots of stunning temples to see as well as place to eat so well worth a visit.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wandering Malacca's little streets and coming across gems of little shops, disappearing trades, lovely cafes and restaurants, tantalising temples, and picturesque streetscapes is what is it all about!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great Touristy Walks, Dining and People Watching. Lots of local foods. Backpackers places. Old shops. Quite unique and original. Lots to look at. Colourful, too.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

nice, old streets in chinatown...i feell the history around...amazing place...the city keep it clean..also no-smoking area in the streets !!! lots of tourists, first of all chinese people...popular place..lots of small shops...some of them too expensive ( i think ), anyway, i like it !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

To me it looked as an genuine small Chinatown, very original as I imagine it hasn't changed a lot from its original setup.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

There's just nowhere nice to spend any time. in the morning you can see foreigners wandering around aimessly trying to find somewhere nice to have breakfast... you can't, because there isn't anywhere. There are no nice cafes 'spilling' out onto the street under awnings (like you find in the mediterrainean). After a while you just give up looking and sit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Chinatown was better before with all its antique shops. There is only a few left. We were there during the weekend when there is a market. Good for tourists. Lots of cheap things to buy.

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