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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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Great Touristy Walks, Dining and People Watching

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A tourist attraction. Always packed with vehicle and people during holiday or weekend. A lot of shop selling sovenier, a lot of restaurants chicken rice. Many main attraction are nearby. A must go place if you are gonna visit to Melacca.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

With many of small streets and old buildings, houses, many shops with traditional foods, authentic cuisine and souvenirs. It's still showing the history of the first Chinese back 400 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When I am in Melaka I love to stay right in the centre of Chinatown where the culture, colours, and food are all so rich and wonderful. The people are very friendly and they all have very interesting stories to tell about their lives. Many happy times have been spent in Chinatown.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This street transforms us back to the good old days of a traditional Chinatown selling all sorts of knick knacks, foods/snacks, clothings, souvenirs and traditional straits settlement cuisine. The Baba-Nonya Museum is worthy of a visit as it captures the history of Straits Chinese from the last 4 hundred years

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were lucky because ChinaTown are just preparing for Chinese New Year so all the decorations, Red Lanterns are all coming out so our visit was perfectly timed

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