If this is your first time in Jonker Street, navigating your way through this historical district’s many sights and sounds can be challenging. Situated in the centre of Malacca Chinatown, Jonker Street is widely renowned for its colonial buildings, ornate Buddhist temples, and Nyonya cuisine. There are also plenty of antique and handicraft stores, where you can shop for attractive trinkets, t-shirts, local artwork and jewellery, as well as handmade kebaya Nyonya costumes.
Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to delicious food as Jonker Street houses quaint cafés and bistros serving authentic Nyonya, Asian, and European delicacies at affordable prices. Every weekend, Jonker Street’s Night Market comes to life in full colour with hundreds of hawker stalls, live music performances, and stylish bars staying busy until late. Discover what to do in Jonker Street in one day with our recommendations on the town’s best attractions, restaurants, bars, and shops.