The Jonker Walk Melaka is a beautiful journey where every feeling is magnified from love to inspiration and the craving to eat and buy. A must-have experience in Melaka, this walk in the famous Jonker street of Melaka is a favorite activity among tourists. There are finest vehicles in Melaka yet people prefer to walk and enjoy slow drift by the side of shops and stalls, because the can feel the fun of walking. No horns and no rush.
Jonker Walk Melaka Experience
Jonker Walk Melaka is an amazing experience, as it introduces you to fun, culture and the history simultaneously. A memory you might not forget easily. Below are some of the highlights of this famous walk highly recommended for tourists visiting Malacca.
Unlike anywhere else in the world, stalls in the mid of street do not bother you in Melaka. You won’t find people complaining about the number of shops rather it feels like much more can be added. You can find a whole world of shopping in a single stall that will keep you engaged for a considerable time. No one hastes here because the Jonker Walk Melaka is the energizing activity. You will find stall shops selling local Melaka souvenirs & hand-made items.
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Heaven for Bargain lovers
If you want to buy some antique crafts from the street and love bargaining, Jonker Street Melaka is a perfect spot for you. Now commonly referred to as the Jalan Hang Jebat, you can walk in the street and find some antique items as old as 300 years. In the sophisticated malls of the world, you won’t be able to ask the price of such an item twice. But here, everything is so affordable that you can buy things for your family back home as well. Although a flood of stalls and restaurants wave in the Jonker Street, the fans like to walk around and buy things while eating.
Rush not Mess
There are too many people and shops as you cross the gate of Jonker Walk Melaka but this must not push you back rather encourage you that the place got fun time. It is a walk through historical market where the stalls are decorated with local cultural themes. Dragons, red and yellow balloons and the lights, you don’t need to ask anyone about the history and culture of the place; it lives there. It is the popularity of Jonker Walk that no one ever thought of shutting it down or reducing the shops to make it more spacious.
Enjoy Local Food
You should try some of the famous Melaka Cuisines from many stalls across the Jonker Street. One of the aspect of Jonker Walk is that you got to try many of the popular Melaka food available in many stalls in the street. From Chinese to Malay & Indian, there are many cuisines to try. You can sit across the street to eat and have a view of the street as well.
What makes Jonker Walk Melaka stand out:
There are a few things that you can count on your fingers as the specialty of Jonker Walk Melaka:
- While standing on the stall, you do not worry to clear path for traffic. It is already closed for you.
- Don’t miss baby octopus and oyster omelets since it is not easy to find these every where
- You would find food, clothes and products everywhere in the world, culture would not necessarily be there
- Kung Fu ‘stalls’ with be a plus in the Jonker Walk. Believe it, Live Kung Fu is the Real Kung Fu.
Feature Image Credit: Mohd Fazlin Mohd Effendy