Jonker Walk or Jonker Street is the most popular shopping area in Melaka Town. It is also known as the Chinatown street of Melaka. Every weekend, the area is crowded with tourists looking for souvenirs and delicious street food to enjoy.
The Jonker Walk looks like any other night markets in Malaysia, but what makes it unique are the things sold there. There are various types and variations of craft items, souvenirs, antiques, t-shirts, accessories, local delicacies, drinks and more. Moreover, the items are sold at a cheap and affordable price.
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Daily: 7.00 a.m -10.30 p.m
Jonker Street Night Market
Weekend: 6.00 p.m – 12.00 a.m
There is no entrance fee for this place.
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We would recommend starting your Jonker Walk Malacca trail at around 1800. It will be very crowded by 1830. It might be a good idea for kids to enjoy some light dinner (street snacks) beforehand.
If you are not there on the weekends, the street is still very lively during the day with local restaurants and shops catering to all types of travelers. You can try the Durian ice cream (it’s better than it sounds!), the famous chicken rice, and be sure to try the Nyonya traditional dishes.
Arguably the most famous heritage street in Malacca, Jonker Street or Jonker Walk is an enclave of delicious, local Malacca food, hipster cafes, toy shops and antique stores. From chicken rice balls to chendol and maltose biscuit “heong piah”, take your pick.
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