Jonker Street


The Irresistible Charms of Jonker Street

Explore the wonders of the famous Jonker Street in Melaka. Jonker Street or popularly known as Jonker Walk, is known to be one of the most vibrant destinations in town. The streets of Jonker are constantly bustling with activity as visitors stroll along whilst taking in its beauty and local charm. At the entrance of the street, you will find yourself face to face with a 200-metre-long dragon replica which symbolizes the magnificence, bravery and unity of Melaka. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled as this dragon replica has etched its name in the Malaysian Book of Records.

If you are in the market for some souvenir shopping, be prepared to be spoiled for choice here, where a good selection of stores offer a variety of treats, trinkets and unique gifts along its streets

Worked up an appetite from all that walking or shopping? Fret not as Jonker Street has you covered when it comes to some of the best street food across different restaurants and cafes. Savour the authentic flavours of Baba Nyonya cuisine or grab a selection of authentic Malaysian snacks from small stores to refuel.

Jonker Street Night Market

Another trip highlights not to be missed, you’ll definitely want to visit Jonker Street on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays for a quintessential Jonker Street Night Market experience. Watch the place come alive by night as the entire street is filled with countless roadside stores selling various knick-knacks as well as food stores that freshly cook up a storm with their snacks and meals that satiate appetites of any size. The Jonker Street Night Market starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 12:00 AM

Jonker Walk World Heritage Park

Also nestled in the heart of Jonker Street is a quaint park known as the Jonker Walk World Heritage Park. The area is paved with tiles so visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll in comfort while taking in the beauty that surrounds the park. In the middle of the Jonker Walk World Heritage Park also, is where you will find the statue of famous Malaysian bodybuilder, Gan Boon Leong.

Known for its luscious surroundings, the park is a great alternative if you are seeking a moment of serenity away from the bustling area or just want to relax between your adventures. Marble benches are also placed along the sides of the park so feel free to take a seat and unwind after a long walk through Jonker Street.

How to get to Jonker Street

Jonker Street is only five minutes away from the Dutch Square, which is an easy trip for those who happen to be in the area. The streets of Jonker are usually crowded, which can make it challenging to drive through. The best option for those travelling by car is to park at designated parking spaces that are located around Jonker Street.

For those who wish to travel by bus, Melaka Town Bus No.17 takes passengers from Melaka’s Sentral Bus Terminal to Jonker Street. There are also musical trishaws  decorated with vibrant lights that you will find lined up at the entrance of Jonker Street for people to hop on. The trishaws are a classic and fun mode of transportation that can easily take tourists and locals around Melaka for a view of the city from a uniquely different perspective.

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