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Mansions, temples and antique shops are packed into the narrow streets of the lively Chinatown district.
As featured in Up, Down and Around KL
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Melaka, Malaysia
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Ways to Experience Chinatown - Melaka
from US$ 70.00
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We were told when in Melaka, we have to try the "Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball". Well, with so many of the restaurants serving them, we were so glad, our local friends knew where to take us... to the original restaurant.

5  Thank Sayang98
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 April 2013

In addition to visiting the collection of attractions on and around St. Paul's Hill, its worth your time to cross the river and visit the Chinatown area of the old town center of Melaka. The most interesting point of entry is Jonker Street, which has...More

4  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank javiercard2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Thank Kizomama K
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Chinatown Melaka is a prodigious place for discovery, food and entertainment. Sadly, most tourists are channeled to Jonker Walk (Jalan Hang Jebat) the backbone street of Chinatown, full of restaurants and souvenir shops. If you have some time, it is worth visiting the nearby streets....More

3  Thank Vicente8
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I was on a city tour of the town & amongst all other places I took a quick stroll on this street. It is a small street with lot of shops, cafes, & small eat outs which is good to spend couple of hours

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Jannethqi
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
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Jankay16
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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 ..
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