When you are in Melaka, one of the places to visit is the Jonker Street. It is the Chinatown of Melaka. Its where many old buildings are located.You will find numerous cafes, restaurants, souvenirs, Nyonya Museums and also little Quaint Boutique Hotel. Be sure to walk the along streets including “Harmony Street” that has religious shrines or temples of many different faiths. This is what Melaka is all about. You will find a Chinese Temple just walking distance from a Muslim Mosque and an Indian Temple. And across the river there’s a Church. All living in harmony with each other.
Weekends (Friday nights & Saturday nights), there will be Jonker Night Market. Jonker Night Market is more of a Chinese Night Market. Reason being Jonker Street is the Chinatown of Melaka. There was a lot of different Chinese food stuff. We chose to go there to see some traditional Melaka activities. I wanted to show my kids those things I experienced when I was a kid. But there were nothing much only food stuff and two stalls selling decorated wooden clogs. Maybe because we were there early. We were there at 6pm. But we left early cause it was getting too congested and hot.
I was actually looking for the Tic Tok Sweet Man as the video above. To show my kids but he was not there that day.
It got really crowded later in the evening. So its really not advisable to visit with young kids. It got really crowded and hot. If you are using a stroller, its not advisable to come here. Cause you will be avoiding the scores of people walking. That’s why we left early.
For Muslims like us its quite hard to find halal food. But its a great experience when you are in Melaka.
Do try the Fatimah Coconut product at the just across the bridge from The Stadhuys. Its unique how they remove the flesh from the coconut shell.
But all in all it was an interesting walk.