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Chinatown - Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #13 of 69 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Same stuff.. Go there if you are looking for antique.. Not much to see or buy. The sales ppl were not even friendly so why spend Time or money there?

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Melbourne
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Perhaps my expectations were a little high but compared with Chinatown in cities elsewhere there really wasn't much here. Little India was more interesting and had better food.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

went there a bit in the evening and the morning, didn't walk much but it was quite nice atmosphere. must try chicken rice ball.

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The best place to go and to stay while in Melaka. There you'll have great food, see some interesting houses and temple, cool street decoration - maybe with some lamps - and probably the best interaction with locals, which happen to be really friendly. I recommend you go exploring as much as you can.

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Perth, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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