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Chinatown - Melaka

Address: Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #15 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Mansions, temples and antique shops are packed into the narrow streets of the lively Chinatown...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Mansions, temples and antique shops are packed into the narrow streets of the lively Chinatown district.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

jonker street makes going here redundant as most things you can find here will be in jonker street anyway.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

To see the picturesque setting and to enjoy a walk on uncrowded streets, try going to Jonker Street on a Saturday morning. I was there at 9 and had the street to myself. By 9 30 there was a cake seller with his small table top of home made treats. Look for the different coconut milk based steamed cakes, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A walk around Melaka Chinatown is a trip back in time. Some people still live here and go about their daily chores like their forefathers did. A gem of a place. It's compact and can be covered in a morning. Across the river is the Dutch quarters with their unique pinkish coloured buildings. Take a casual walk. Sip a cup... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I admire the Malaysia authority in preserving the Chinatown without destroying the soul of the place. A little Chaotic, a little messy, a little inconvenient, this is a big contrast as compared to Singapore's Chinatown, looks nice but has lost the soul of Chinatown. The Jonker street is closed on Friday and Saturday for weekend market with lots of shopping... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is nice to explore the street when it is not too hot. Many interesting little shops. Good for photography too.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The city is doing a nice job of restoring the quiet streets and alleys on both sides of Jonker Street near the river They're lined with old shop-houses and little businesses. Quaint, picturesque and a nice reminder of what Melaka looked like in colonial times.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Same like a Chinatown in KL, but this place is a little bit smaller. They're mostly sell the same products like what other Chinatown market offer. The hawkers are surprisingly polite, and don't hassle you but the products are not unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On the friday nights the main road of Chinatown fills up of small shopping tables from where you can you find all kinds of tasty foods, exotic drinks and junk, of course. When you step outside of the mainroad of chinatown, you will find quite soon a lot of small and delicious restaurants.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The street side markets and the street side restaurants are great. Check the market times, they do not run every night. This is a busy and noisy place and I visited often. For such a place it is surprisingly safe for the family. Also take a walk along the next street parallel, many good restaurants and some nice private museums... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We went to a shop- A Famosa satay celup (jalan bukit China). Just opposite the more famous one,named Capital satay celup. The worker at the former one is good to have us seated,while waiting for our turn. The place is stuffy,with the stove beneath the table. It is good food for those who cab eat hot and spicy food. We... More 

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