Hotels in Jonker Street are among Malacca’s most affordable stay options that also place you right in the heart of Malacca’s Chinatown. Once a renowned antique-collector’s haven, this humble-looking street has evolved to become a collection of clothing, craft and restaurant outlets. Its crowning glory is the Friday and Saturday Jonker Walk Night Market where throngs of tourist can savour delectable Malaccan cuisines, purchase cheap keepsakes and genuine handicrafts, as well as try on handmade kebaya Nyonya attire.
Also nestled amongst the hotels in Jonker Street are plenty of well-preserved landmarks, some dating back to the 18th century, such as Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum, and the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum. Ample cafes, restaurants, bars, and pubs are available here as well, where guests can enjoy authentic Nyonya cuisine at the famous Nancy’s Kitchen, chicken rice balls at Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, and even American burgers and aromatic coffee at The Baboon House.