Jonker Street Activities
What to Do in Jonker Street
Back when Kuala Lumpur was a malaria-ridden swamp and Penang was yet to become the ‘Pearl of the Orient’; Melaka was one of the greatest trading ports in Southeast Asia. Over time it lost a lot of trade to Singapore and became a sleepy backwater compared to its high-rolling cousins, but today it’s this lost-in-time feel that makes the place so charming. Jonker Street – the central boulevard of Chinatown – once the preferred location to the city’s rich and wealthy, now plays host to an amalgamation of good dining venues and boutiques. On Friday and Saturday nights, the street is transformed into the Jonker Walk Night Market – a lively bazaar with hawker food stalls and tourist-friendly stands.
Unlike the more renowned Petaling Street – located in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown – the stall operators are unquestionably friendlier and more polite. Plus the items here are a good bargain and the food is distinctly tastier.
Pusat Rawatan "PUTUO"/RC Reflexology
Offering massage, foot reflexology, fire cupping, scraping and ear candling treatments, this little nook located along Jalan Hang Jebat is a good stopover on your jaunt through the Jonker Walk bazaar and also a good way to escape the hot and humid air.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 Monday – Thursday; 10:00 – 00:00 Friday – Sunday
- Address: 134, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200.
- Tel: (606) 286 1052
Situated within the grounds of Hotel Puri Malacca, this Peranakan-inspired spa offers some truly pampering treatments. Guests can indulge in a single therapy or Puri’s spa packages which includes the relaxing Floral Milk Bath. Featuring perfectly parcelled recipes for relaxation, this spa is the ideal way to indulge your body, mind and soul the Puri way.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
- Address: 118 Jalan Tun Cheng Lock, 75200.
- Tel: (606) 282 5588