Jalan Hang Jebat, or Jonker Walk is it commonly known, is a street in historical Chinatown of Melaka starting just across the river from the Dutch Square. Jonker Walk is flanked on both sides of the road with heritage houses dating back up to the 17th century. At that time, rich Baba Nonyas (also known as Perankans, descendents of 15th - 16th century Chinese immigrants marrying local Malay women) lived and did their business here.
Today, the street houses many shops selling antiques, textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs (similar to what you can find at Central Market in Kuala Lumpur). On the weekends, starting Friday night at 6pm, the road is closed off for traffic and turns in a very crowded night market. The famous Chicken Rice Ball dish can also be found here, just opposite the start of Jonker Walk near the bridge.
Opening Hours Jonker Walk Night Market:
Saturday & Sunday, 11am-10pm
Jonker Walk at night
it can get really crowded on weekends in the evening as stall are set up on the street
on weekends, karaoke sessions are being held at the Chinese stage
there are several food stalls at the end of Jonker Walk where Jalan Hang Jebat meets Jalan Tukang Emas (here a Sushi stall)
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.
Guesthouse / Hostel in old Chinatown run by the same management as nearby Jalan-Jalan Emas
Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center
Reconstruction of the Sultan′s Palace which was destroyed by a fire in 1460.
Chinatown Singapore, Singapore
Singapore′s Chinatown is the traditional Chinese quarters of the city. Today it is a major tourist attraction with national heritage sites, souvenir markets and beautifully restored traditional shop houses