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Jonker Street
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3-Hour Malacca Weekend Night Tour with River...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located right next to the Malacca river and a famosa fort, this charming street is a gastronomic cum architectural paradise. Narrow street with a one way traffic, there are ample places to eat and shop from. Local and asian fare in abundance. Local sweets, savouries and souvenirs to take home as gifts are easily available. Best to walk through, which makes the trip complete. Malacca is hot thru the year so wear loose, cotton clothes and hats.

Thank Ravindra R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jonker street , now a tourist spot. Lined with old shop houses & formerly homes are now bustling with new life - restaurants, souvenir shops , knick knack shops . Roads were once meant for carriageways now have cars ( parking legally ) one side and with pedestrians on the other side leaving sufficient space to drive through slowly. Walking is the best mode here , to enjoy the streets along Jonker. It is a place recommended to go to appreciate the architecture in the olden days of Malacca. There are a fair bit of restaurants along Jonker that serves Malacaan Traditional Food, but as it is a tourist location, the prices can be higher than a norm. If one is short of time and also of personal transportation to go on a food hunt , this will be one of the best places to go to savour the many delicacies in Malacaa - like Chendol, Pineapple Tarts, Peranakan Food and local snacks. Attire accordingly as it can get pretty HOT in the afternoons. Nett of in , enjoy , explore and soak into the culture in Malacca which is a melting pot of Chinese, Malays, Dutch, Portuguese primarily. Come and join in the fun - back to back with tourists , getting a tan at the same time and enjoying chendol, Kopi ( local ), coffee ( non local ), teh ( local ) , tea ( non local ) chicken rice , local cuisine - nyonya food , and many more .

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jonker Street (Jalan Hang Jebat in bahasa) was the commercial street of Melaka in Colonial times and it is still the beating heart of Melaka - though it is now mostly aimed at tourists.
This long-ish street is lined with shops, cafes, restaurants and a few houses and Chinese ancestral halls.
Though almost all businesses seem to be open morning to night, I would suggest during the day you walk around and admire the architecture with its interesting mix of old Chinese houses and shops, Art Deco buildings and modern developments.
And then go back at night and dive into the crowds, the food stalls, the restaurants, the souvenir shops, the few remaining traditional shops and enjoy the tonnes of street food, drinks, fruits, junk food and the tacky souvenirs, the arty shops, the karaoke, the lights and the fantabulous trishaws!

Thank P E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Variety of food can be found on this street. Recommend to try laksa and cendol, chicken rice especially. Traditional babanyonya clothes and souvenirs can be found in different shops. On weekend nights will turn lively when there are lots of stalls opening from the front till the end of the street. A must come place when you come to Melaka.

Thank Eileena_2005
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of cafes, pubs, boutiques, antiques, souvenirs and other shops.
Its liveliest in night. Looks to me more Chinise then Malay. Old houses are transformed into shops.

Thank Mirna P
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