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Chinatown - Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #8 of 65 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Here you can sit in a chair outside and have within your view a mosque, a Chinese temple dedicated to Guan Yin, and a Buddhist temple. The cobblestone streets are mixed with local characters, tourists on bicycles, dogs and cats. Temple bells ring and Muslim prayers come over loudspeakers. You can sample local tea or Malaysian white coffee. The best... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Same street fare assimilated to night markets. Can't say that I found it interesting. However for those from abroad it may be a different experience

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Zhanjiang, China
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Chinatown in Melaka is a must see. Take your time and wander in all the side streets. Taste the delicious food on offer and if you are there on Friday or Saturday, make sure you check out the night markets. This is when Chinatown really comes alive. Don't miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were there at the end of the Chinese New Year Celebrations so it was fun, noisy and crowded even at midnight. Loved the mix of cultures and the rickshaws which have to be seen and heard to be believed.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The night market on Friday and Saturday night is a haven to buy the usual market junk and some more authentic trinkets, the street food is great and well priced and some nice bars and restaurants on the road with geographers cafe on the corner.

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Adelaide
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This little city is a real gem and was the highlight of our trip to Malaysia. We stayed in a house in Chinatown called Vista Rio right on the river (modernised interior/air on, 3 br/ 2 bath). An absolute gem where you soon feel part of the host's family. While touristy Jonker St is fun, don't miss the side streets... More

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Pune
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

met some fantastic artists - my guide had done his homework and took me to a fantastic artist called Mr. Choo who works on met some fantastic artists - my guide had done his homework and took me to a Mr Choo who paints batik on silk - we spent hours looking and talking to him - quite a character... More

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Subic, Philippines
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185 reviews 185 reviews
115 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Same as when we join jonker street, only to scroll around and look at the old buildings and join the different Chinese food and what they are doing even it is most for tourist.

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Cairo, Egypt
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Typically, I avoid visiting Chinatown in cities. I find them crowded and loud. But, when I heard of this Chinatown, I had to visit it and it was e reason we visited Melaka. This area did not disappoint. It was fun to walk around despite being crowded.

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Kuching, Sarawak
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We took our friends to shop for knick knacks and they loved the varieties offered there. Later, we headed for dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, we wanted somewhere with air condition as weather was real hot. Guess what, in our sweaty condition and simple outfit, the waitress at Hard Rock Cafe refuse our entry into the cafe, suggested that we... More

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