Jonker Street
Jonker Street
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  • Peter T
    77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    JONKER STREET. MALACCA MALAYSIA
    This is the TOP MUST see Sights in Malacca. The place is full of Historical buildings and shops selling local items, both in handicrafts and food. However, many items are imported Now. Few restaurants offering local food. Many man- powered tricycles for the tourists. BEST Day/Time to visit is Friday and Sat nights, as then there is Night Market !!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Michael Loo
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting combination of old buildings and modern cafe/shops.
    Went there on weekdays, so its not so packed. Consists of many restaurants, cafes, and modern marts/shop, which is really interesting to see in a old authentic street/buildings. Spot some otters in the river which really unexpected xD. Good for instagramable and definitely will come again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • PhilipLam
    Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Touristy but fun
    Good for tourist. Start arriving about 6pm as the stores would be almost fully setup. Take your time walking. The stores will repeat and food is plenty. So pace yourselves. If you got young kids, don’t bring a pram but do bring a fan and lots of water.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Blok103
    Liverpool, United Kingdom349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tick the tourist box
    A must visit when here I guess. Some great old architecture and colourful buildings. Lots of shops for tourists and good coffee shops bars and restaurants. It was quieter than I expected midweek evenings but daytime was bustling.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,331 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jonker Walk
    The Jonker street is the Chinatown area in Malacca City. It starts from across Malacca River near the Stadthuys, with the street in the area filled with historical houses along its left and right sides many of which are shops selling antiques, textiles, foods, handicrafts and souvenirs. The area turns into a night market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Andrew G
    351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jonker Street/Walk (Night market) truly defines Malacca
    Jonker Walk/Street (Night market) truly defines *Malacca* Accordingly, the night market is open only on weekends. The night market is a Pasir Malam, the stalls are setup only for the night. Visited on X'mas 2023, all the local food that defines Malacca is right there in the Night market and in the day at the shops along the road. The variety at the night market and shops next to it is astonishing. All the 'famous' food like chicken rice balls, chendol with gula melaka, local biscuits and much much more is in the shops right here. For day visits, go early from morning to afternoon, shops tend to be closed by the evening.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 December 2023
  • Quang Kiet Le
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam967 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly Malacca
    At day, the street was lively and busy with all the shop houses selling Malacca's special dishes and goods. At night, it became even more lively with hundreds of hawkers. We loved all the local food and drinks, and of course, the nice people whom we met there.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 January 2024
  • meilin l
    Macquarie Park, Australia969 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Holiday
    Visit day and night. A place that I would recommend to go in the day to shop and look at some interesting shops that open only up to 5-6pm. At night guess Friday, there is a night market. Very interesting as the lights and food stalls and small shops are open. Advice to plan your trip to arrive Malacca around Fri night
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 January 2024
  • COW6Y10
    London, United Kingdom96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Very touristy, but a must place to visit. A wider selection of restaurants and boutique shops. A night market takes place on some nights, which was a fantastic experience. Food options galore for all tastes. Highly recommend.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 May 2024
  • Seokdoespilates
    Singapore, Singapore235 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colourful historical street with a great vibe
    We visited during the mid-week (peak period is Friday to Sunday) and the main street comes alive from late morning with most shops opening around 10 am. By lunch time it's busy and bustling and popular places start to form queues. Nearer the river several large shops sell local specialty food items for gifting. Along the street are many shops selling chicken rice balls, cendol (local shaved ice with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup), gifts, antiques and clothing. There are bakeries offering freshly baked local and western pastries. Lots to eat and browse. Remember to wander the streets off the main street to see colourful murals, quirky shops, restaurants, temples and homestays, all housed in the historical five foot way double storied buildings typical of the former straits colonies. The Melaka River is nearby and colourful bars and eateries line the riverside. Touristy but atmospheric.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 June 2024
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Sandy Ta
Singapore, Singapore344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The main tourist street of Melaka, bustling with people, colors, noises and activities. Walk along the street to find attractions (museum, temples, structures..), shops (selling from snacks to local products to fashion..), many cafes, and local restaurants. One can't claim having been to Melaka without visiting this street
Written 25 February 2020
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Mankin
531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A must visit place in Melaka;fun to walk around and there are many restaurants and shops selling local products. Was there on the last day of Chinese New Year and there were 100 lions dancers performing and it was quite an experience. There are night market on Friday:Saturday and Sunday.
Written 9 February 2020
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nancy h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I would like to recommend that Jonker street be made into a pedestrian walkway. planted with trees . At the moment there are no schrubs. Now its just a commercialised destination. Even the small 2 inches glutinous rice wrapped in leaves (Chang) i bought at RM6.00 each were not fresh due to the heat . its impossible walk in the narrow corridors as the corridors are 3 feet wide . Also traders need to be honest as prices are way too high.
Written 2 January 2020
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Sze Wei
Kulai, Malaysia178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Apparently the street will not be operating outside the weekend. So it is a bummer if wanna visit between Monday and Thursday. Other than that, a great spot for quick meal in many street food stalls. There will be many patrons direct you to parking spot with a fee starting RM5 if you driving over. If you lazy to drive to find parking, you can call a taxi. Overall, we still can go there as long as we observing the "new normal".
Written 18 August 2020
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Hid S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia219 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Visit their “famous” night market and found that this market is way too overrated and overpriced! I’m type of person don’t mind paying if it worth it but nothing interest me here. Nothing! I can say it’s a tourist trap. Really.. even for local tourist!! Bought dried grilled squid.. imaging it cost RM20 for 60 gram. Hahaha.. what a shame! I can get better taste with better price in KL. Seriously. Then their spiral potato.. i bought 2 sticks and the price is RM6/stick. I thought it a soft potatoes version but end up dried and crispy like a chip. Guys.. with RM12, i rather spend my money buying mister potato and pringles.. which i think i can get 4 packs or more. RIP to jonker night market. I will definately not recommend this to anyone...
Written 21 August 2020
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Rinster2211
Melbourne, Australia93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Must visit tourist street filled with souvenir shops, cafes and eateries. Best chance to check out how the internal structure and layout of the traditional houses along the street by going into the shops and cafes. Also must visit the streets surrounding Jonker Street which still has local residents.
Written 24 February 2020
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HGGOH
Melaka, Malaysia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It's located in melaka and an unesco heritage city where the history of Malaysia began from the sultanate to Portuguese Dutch British and even the oldest trading port duly visit by famous legenry laksamana Cheng ho . It's a must visit location for anyone visiting Malaysia where all ethnics group can b seen especially the babanyoyas. One is able to see shop eat in this historical town of melaka
Written 21 March 2020
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MikeTow
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Jumping into what is a human mosh pit, Jonker street is today world famous. After 5 minutes of physically touching everyone, you realize the overpriced toys, drinks, food and wares being peddled REPEAT over and over again with different people selling basically the same goods. Many overpriced food items on offer tasted just BAD and nothing like the real deal if that is what you are looking for.
Written 25 June 2022
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Gitanjali S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
An exciting street filled with so much to do and sample and buy. Amazing array of foods and drinks, lots of local vendors and craftspeople. Temperature checking is done for everyone who enters but the crowds are intimidating in these covid times. Go early and leave by 8. Lots of restaurants to chill at along the River.
Written 23 August 2020
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AAQKL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
They have the historical ambience since this area is part & parcel of the historical city of Melaka. You can get a taste of nyonya food, cendol, coconut shake and pineapple tarts along the streets. They are lots & lots of shops. You will be spoilt with choices. At the end of the road towards the "Bangunan Merah", you will find Hard Rock Cafe & huge H&M outlet.
Written 28 August 2020
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