The Jonker Walk (Chinese: 雞場街) is the Chinatown street of Melaka located along Jonker Street (Malay: Jalan Hang Jebat). It is a very popular historical street in Melaka.
The road starts from across Melaka River near the Stadthuys. The road is filled with historical houses along its left and right sides dating back to 17th century. It also has shops selling antiques, textiles, foods, handicrafts and souvenirs.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 6 pm till midnight, the street is blocked for traffic and turns into a very popular night market. As such, traffic can be very congested with limited parking and it is recommended to use a ridesharing service like Uber or Grab to get there.
Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Jonker Street Malacca
Jalan Hang Jebat
Jonker Street is located in the heart of the Melaka city. Due to the fact that it is one of the biggest attractions in the state, Jonker Street’s location can be easily found via the various road signs visitors can see along the way when they travel to the place.
Jonker Street in Melaka is one of the best places for tourists to visit due to the fact that the place is very historical and cultural in its roots. Here, tourists can find various antique buildings which are all being maintained and well-preserved so that visitors can still have a glimpse of the historical stories possess by the state. There are also many shop outlets and stalls such as food stalls, art and craft stalls, souvenir stalls, and clothing stalls here. All these stalls are very much culturally prepared and thus, if guests like to have a taste on the local cultural, Jonker Street would definitely be the best place to be.
Jonker Street is also famous for its nightlife and night activities. Many events are often being held here, especially during the festive seasons. There are also few bars and cafes here for visitors to hang out while they enjoy being indulged in the local culture. In order to ensure that visitors can have a convenient time traveling around the place, various accommodations are being prepared around the place where there are different hotels for visitors to choose from base on their own preferences.