Jonker’s Walk on Jonker Street is a lively night market. You don’t really go for the knickknacks but to eat the delicious Malaysian food at every stall that lines the street and also to watch Master Ho Eng Hui use only his index finger to poke a hole through a coconut. Yep, you read that right. Now check it out below!
Steph (@ 20 Years Hence) says
Jonker’s Walk is great on the weekends, though I disliked how most of the non-food vendors were simply flogging useless crap clearly aimed at tourists. Did you get the chance to visit any of the weeknight markets while in Melaka? We visited one that was about a 30 minute walk from the center of the old town and it was AMAZING… SO MUCH FOOD.
(Also, if night markets are your thing, then you must visit Taiwan. They have perfected the art of the night market!)
Elizabeth Schweinsberg says
I can’t remember the exact name of it, but there is one on the beach in Darwin, AUS. You watch the sunset over the ocean and then walk around getting food browsing, listening to music and eating. If you’re in Darwin anyway, go.
Not sure we’ll hit Oz on this trip, but we’ll keep that in mind for Darwin. Thanks Beth 🙂
We didn’t know weeknight markets exist there! Too bad. We were only there two nights though. Loved the local Nyonya food!
I guess you didn’t go to the local market that is on every Tuesday night and it’s a 30 minutes walk from the center. That is just for local, in fact we were the only ‘tourists’ there. The food was simply superb! 🙂
Sounds awesome. We were only in Melaka for two nights. It was either a Th/Fr or Fr/Sa. I’m pretty much in love with Malaysian food. We were only supposed to be in Malaysia a week and now it’s been about 3-4!
Sabrina LY Tan says
Glad you enjoyed your trip to Melaka and experience Jonker wallk. As for now, our government decided to close it due to political reasons. Thank you for posting up the lovely and lively pictures of Melaka Jonker walk. 🙂
Tara Shubbuck says
Wow, we didn’t know that happened. That’s too bad because it’s a fun night market. Hopefully they allow it back soon.