Friday, September 30, 2011

【马六甲游】 Day Walking at Jonker Street

As I mentioned before, I went to Malacca on a Sunday morning and Malacca was crowded during the weekend for the whole day, from morning until night! :)

Oh yea~ Entering Jonker Street which located behind our hotel (click) after we left our belongings at the hotel!

And I was excited about the must visit spot of Malacca!! I love to learn more about culture!!!

- Jonker Street -

"A definite haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authentic artifacts of relic, some dating as far back as 300 years, can be found among host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history, and mystery. Jalan Hang Jebat, formerly known as Jonker Street, is known worldwide among famous antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques." - by Puri Hotel.

- Collectible items -

Varieties of collectibles from watches, plates, coins, electrical items and more are offered at Jonker Street.

As for my opinion, I love Malacca despite on their food and things to see and learn. However, the Sun was driving me crazy during my trip over there, and I was darker by one tone on my arms and shoulder -_-  until.... NOW!

- Black Disk -

Mom was searching for some collectible items and she bought the black disk! And the disk is usable though. Collectible items somehow will make us remember about the past, when we were still young and free. *Dreamy Lane* Even Teresa Teng Old Disk can be found too!

- Traditional Attires -

Pretty Kebaya and Cheong Sam attires were sold all over Malacca. However, the pricing is also depends on the quality and shops you were searching at. Sadly speaking, I didn't own a set of my own, maybe in the future I will buy/ tailor made a set of Kebaya. :)

- Shoes for Bound Feet  -

Read here to know more about Foot Binding. In Chinese, it is also called “三寸金莲”. Which in the olden days, ladies with smaller feet size were more preferable.

- Wedding Baskets -

Once, they used those baskets are a symbol of marriage. :) Very interesting facts and my mom collected so much of similar kind of baskets of different Chinese tribes. If one day, we saw baskets sending over from potential groom to be to brides to be, its normal and I like that! :)

- Hokkien Association -

Maintaining the heritage is the priority and indeed they maintained the originality of Chinese culture and non the least the Baba Nyonya Culture too.

- Famous Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant -

Unfortunately, I went to the wrong restaurant to have my chicken rice ball, which wasn't a good one, even though the restaurant was crowded with tourists. :( Some survey and review from friends shall be the wise thing to do before going on a trip.

- Traditional transportation -

- Candy anyone? -

Addictive one to have! With a little mint flavour. 

- Taman Warisan Dunia Jonker Walk (鸡场街世遗公园) -

A few walk from Jonker 88 (click) and we reached the park which I was wondering what was it. Went in there to have a look, in fact, it is rest rooms for public and some seats to have a rest after their tiring walk. :)

- Taman Warisan Dunia Jonker Walk (鸡场街世遗公园) -

- Big Bikes in the town! -

- Beca to ease tourists by substituting tiring walk with a ride around Jonker Street -

- Jonker Walk -

- Jonker Walk -

Introduction about Jonker Walk to those who visited there. :) Btw, the other side of it, is another language version of introduction about Jonker Walk (which I have forgotten to snap it).

Wanna see something that we might not know about Jonker Street? 

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- This is Monday morning at Jonker Street -

It is a quite and bored town during the weekday, especially on a Monday (The day I went back KL), Malacca is so much different compared with the weekend. Nothing much interesting, unless we walk from one shop to another to see what they have.

Aww~ That's the usual weekeday and that's all for my day walk at Jonker Street, next -- Jonker Street during the NIGHT!! YAY! I love the NIGHT! :)

Btw, how was your weekend going on?


  1. like your post.. looks like miss those collectibles :P

  2. Wow! You are super fast blogger to comment!! :) Yea~ I miss some that you took too. :(

  3. I wanna go~~~~ Malacca is so pretty

  4. Go GO Go!! A short trip during the weekend will do! One hour ride like tat from KL to Malacca!

  5. Big bikes in town~ woots! Hehe

    the black disc was really nostalgic, thinking of getting on of those as a collection in later life.. hee~

  6. Meitzeu what a nice short trip huh...:-) I do like Malacca especially Bandar Hilir where you can see the Portugese colonial, the beautiful traditonal peranakan baba nyonya heritage and many things....

  7. Germaine : hahha :D Yup! Keep one or two disc for collection!

    Miss Tina : Yes, certainly a nice trip to go to Malacca. :) Yerr~~~~~~ I was with my parents on that trip, didn't able to visit so many place oo~ I only saw from the outside of the building. :)

  8. Meitzeu perhaps we can go together some other time hehehe coz currently I am staying & working in KL so just let me know ya.

  9. Thanks for the information n beautiful pictures!

    May I know where is the shop that sells the basket! I'm going there on Friday and on a mission to buy the basket back!
    Hope you could let me know.