Jalan Tukang Besi, also called "Harmony Street" because of the presence of a Hindu Temple, Chinese temples and a moque in close proximity along this street
photo: Google Street View, 2015
Chinatown is part of the historical city centre of Melaka which is a listed Unesco World Heritage site:
Chinatown streets from Bukit Cina to the area around Jonker Walk (Jalan Hang Jebat). Jonker Walk is closed for traffice during the weeken and turns in to a very busy street market.
The immigration of the Chinese started all the way back in the 16th century. A portion of the Chinese immigration intermarried with local women which lead to the Peranakan (Baba and Nonya) culture.
A street in Chinatown with many antiques, textile and handicraft stores as well as galleries. On weekend nights the street is closed for traffic and turns into a lively night market
Jalan Tokong Besi in Chinatown is also called Harmony Street because Temples and Mosques of the three main religions of Malaysia are located peacefully in the same small street.
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest traditional Chinese temple (Taoist temple) in Malaysia. The temple was built in 1645 (and extented in 1704 and 1801) and served as the main place of worship for the Hokkien community.
Kampung Kling Mosque
Masjik Kampung Keling is one of Melakas oldest mosques built in 1872. The architecture resembling a pagoda is influenced by Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and local designs.
Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple, Penang
Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added