A definite haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authentic artifacts and relics, some dating as far back as 300 years, can be found among a host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history and mystery.
Jalan Hang Jebat, formerly known as Jonker Street, is known worldwide among serious antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques.
Recently, a new wave of cafes and craft shops have sprouted on this street, lending it a cultured air of old-meets-new.
By Foot or Taxi
Because of Jonker Street’s very central location, it is very easy to get to and from if you are staying in Melaka.
Who To Contact
Tourism Malaysia Melaka Office
Phone: +606-288 3304/ 1549
Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Our Hotel Pick Near the Jonker Walk
Styles Hotel is located in Malacca, 2.7 km from Porta de Santiago and 3.7 km from St John’s Fort. The property is close to Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, The Stadthuys and Menara Taming Sari. The property provides a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space for guests.
The Jonker Walk (Malay: Persiaran Jonker, Chinese: 雞場街; pinyin: Jīcháng jiē) is the Chinatown street of Melaka, Malaysia located along Jonker Street (Malay: Jalan Hang Jebat).
During the Dutch Malacca, servants and subordinates of Dutch colonialists used to live at the nearby Heeren Street. However, as the Dutch left, it became noblemen’s street. Rich Peranakans started to live and did business within the street area, giving the street a deep-rooted ethnic and cultural flavour.
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 such as keychains and shirts.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening starting 6 p.m., the street is blocked for traffic and turns into night market.
Featured Photo by Ashwin KC