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Jonker Street

Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #6 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: Yes Jonker street is certainly interesting with many things to buy from food to clothes, face masks and trinkets. Be sure to visit the Karaoke at the... more »
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Georgetown, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The street was very busy. If you are with kids, please do not bring them. They have nice bar in the middle and you can get some nice food at that area. Hard cafe is very near by as well.

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Tokyo, Japan
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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were visiting during a long week-end of public holidays and found Jonker Street absolutely thronged with travellers. It wasn't pleasant to be there in such crowds. Perhaps because of the crowds, we also didn't find the shopping to be particularly good--same stuff you would find anywhere else. The shop houses, especially those that had been done up, were pleasant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

As soon as I stepped onto Jonker Street I wanted to leave immediately. Hordes of tourists being shoved along, force fed cheap junk and overpriced street snacks. As if that wasn't bad enough, motorbikes cars and trucks also plow through and think its ok to drive into you if you're moving too slow. Stick to the side and parallel streets... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Jonker Street is like a walk down memory lane. You could get a glimpse of the old and the past. It's near the Malacca River. The street is narrow with many cars and some motorbikes passing through. For safety, tourists walking along this street should be alert and on a look-out for in-coming or out-going vehicles. For coffee-lovers, you could... More

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There are two sides to Jonker Street - daytime and nighttime. Daytime is a sweaty, crowded and bustling walk up a busy street - one they still insist on allowing cars to drive up, for some inexplicable reason - and although there are some authentic shops with interesting things for sale, they are outnumbered two-to-one with places selling tourist garbage.... More

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Sanur, Indonesia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The night market is on on Friday through Sunday night. We unfortunately went only on Sunday night. It was quite a struggle walk through tons of people. But it is hawker food heaven! So many yummy food you can buy and eat as you go along the street. At the end of Jonker walk there is sort of Karaoke competition... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

crowd - where do i begin? it's packed and sticky and smell of food. ITS AWESOME! :) food - wow.... ALL OVER!!!! just buy what you can get your hands on! they are all (well most) good! cost - cheap and affordable. it is still the olden malaysian good ol days! verdict - open your eyes, smell the food, feel... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

How can they allow cars on Jonker? No one gets through- absolutely crazy. Most of the stuff being sold looks exactely like the stuff in Vietnam, Hongkong and Singapore to much higher prices. We left the crowds and found some nice quiet streets with lovely buildings and nice cafés '

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Please do not miss visiting Jonker Street. You will regret but can always make a reason for you to come and visit Melaka again and again

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were told it was a great night market full of antiques and local goods etc. But it is a street full of cheap knockoffs and plastic paraphernalia from China. You could have been anywhere in Asia with rubbish stuff for sale. One redeeming feature was some o.f the street food was local and very nice. Had the best Rojak... More

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