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Mansions, temples and antique shops are packed into the narrow streets of the lively Chinatown district.
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Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there on a Saturday night. The night market street used to be wider with side stalls on the pavements but they have now moved down onto the road which makes the walking place reduced and jam pack. There seem to be more stalls around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

normally all people love to call jonker streets,it sell at night time it start 6.00pm until 10 pm, it actually look like night market.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank katakechik
Reviewed 25 October 2018

One of those places where every day you find something new and interesting. It can be another little coffee place or restaurant, perhaps a temple or boutique. Everything is within walking distance. This is one of those places where the stress just rolls off. Lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank javiercard2017
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We were there around midday on a weekday and the streets were quiet with few tourists around. Heritage buildings line the streets with many turned into museums and galleries. There are also quaint cafes and gift shops worth stopping for a look. Still an interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The shops cater for tourists. Pricey and quality average. You can better clothes, shoes for cheaper at Dataran Pahlawan and Megamall. Street stalls only on Friday-Sunday.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Patsy A
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed by this neglected historical village. It has all it takes to express it’s wealthy history, but instead it is left to wild commercialism and cultural vandalism. At least cars should be banned or severely restricted (Melaka is proud of being smoke free, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brussels_Judging
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I first stayed here in 2013 and have been back twice since. This is a densely packed portion of Melaka packed with restaurants,cafes, galleries and shops of all kinds. It retains its old world feel with its centuries old architecture. Wonderful vibe. Plenty to see...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank liam302
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Try as many as restaurant and cafe as you can, you can always find some different tasty food/ coffee. Couple little museum over there has in-house tour guide service, ~4 USD/ person. Some of them have good knowledge of the display history, they explain it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ka ho l
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very different to the Petaling Street in KL City. You can have a good day of historical walk taking in the views and scenes of the old heritage buildings and the vibrant of the people here. Has a lot of antique shops and a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Wolver1nc
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Melaka were quite surprising having Chinese influences very apparent. A Chinese Buddhist Temple emerging from Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism is very apparent and a must to see. The street are very vibrant to buy different goods.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kizomama K
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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
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 ..