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Chinatown - Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia
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Not lively at all

There were lots of shops and traffic was heavy. Business however was slow. It catered more to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Incheon, South Korea
Food place to hang out. Expensive souvenirs

Jonker Walk is the main street in Melaka Chinatown. It's a great place to hang out and explore the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“jonker walk” (13 reviews)
Melaka, Malaysia

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There were lots of shops and traffic was heavy. Business however was slow. It catered more to the locals than to tourists, but I think a trip is still worthwhile to see how the locals live. The few restaurants which were scattered around sold local...More

Thank FEtravellor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jonker Walk is the main street in Melaka Chinatown. It's a great place to hang out and explore the area on foot. Lots of local authentic food can be found in the streets. However the souvenirs are more expensive than the Chinatown in KL or...More

Thank coolabhi08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a street where Melaka chinese population living and carry out their daily business & social activities since 15th century. Their living style and culture still maintain until today. Worth to visit, try some local food and buy souvenir before next journey

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A concentrated area for the early Chinese settlement. Now a very popular tourist attraction with a lot of night stall at night.

1  Thank Rao U
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is an interesting area to wander around looking at the many historical buildings. It can get quite crowded during lunch and evening. Lots of small restaurants and shops to spend some time in.

Thank M V
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A lot people might recommended the place to be visited by tourists but I personally feel it was over-rated. However, there are a few interesting places that might intrigued a 1st time Melaka tourist. Just don't get infuriated with the so-called antiques. But the food...More

Thank Zaharah B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This quaint little chinese colony shows how the chinese inhabited this place and made this their own over decades. Thet have several pagoda, famous eateries and settlements to call their own.

Thank Sanchita S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

we spent the saturday night here it was very full most stalls selling the same cheap stuff, it is interesting though as you get see some sights and some interesting cooking smells, we had the fried cockles which were really yummy and very fresh. I...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 28 March 2017

First of all, if its possible, avoid saturday and sunday, or public holiday. The traffic around is terrible and usually 30 mins or more, to q for dinner / lunch. Look at the good side, you know that the restaurant is serving good food when...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Rows of shops selling Chinese cultured artifacts can be found here and there are plenty of foot reflexology shops too . It is a good place for us to buy memorable items while in Malacca as souvenir.

Thank WanZaidi
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Would like to know if the shops in Malaka will be open during eve of Chinese New year, as I am planning a 3 day 2 nite family trip to malaka during the period of 6feb(Sat) to 8feb 2016(Mon)
28 December 2015|
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Response from CowSense | Reviewed this property |
Hello Friend As the majority of the shops are owned by the Chinese, it is most likely that the shops at Chinatown will be closed during the lunar new year. Advised not to visit Chinatown during the new year. At other... More
Will Jonker walk be closed for traffic on 01/01/15 for the night market?
30 December 2014|
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Response from mikeylawsh72 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there sorry i hv just accessed my email...really no idea abt that as i was also a tourist....anyway thks for asking n hapi new yr to u ..