Jonker Walk – a weekly night market that happens on Jonker Street. It is a hyped up week end market that any local will tell you “it is a must see” in Melaka.
Most people who has been to the market will tell you that, it is like any pasar malam (night market) in Malaysia. Coming here once, is enough.
Jonker isnt just about walking the night market looking at the stalls there, but be sure to explore even the clan houses that are on Jonker (follow the sound of music). There are free karaoke sessions, dances and also orchestras practising olden Chinese music! And try out all the yummy finger food they sell there. Also if you are thirsty for a beer, head over to the many bars and pubs along Jonker.
You got to enjoy all that Jonker has to offer to appreciate the full extent of Jonker walk!
Here is what to expect…
The market is held from Fridays to Sundays. Starts from 6pm till late.
This market is filled with people and activity both on the street stalls as well as inside the clan houses along Jonker (members of the clan houses, come for their line dancing, free style karaoke singing and even their chinese orchestra practice .
The stalls here sell everything from toys..
To beauty accessories like hair pins, earrings, necklaces… (they are a good buy…much better than found in the shopping complexes)
Take a break and try some of the local specialities here. This is the “tang yuan” or coloured balls made from dough, and cooked in sugar water or ginger water. It is usually only available during the lantern festival. Chinese believe eating them, will make your life -smoother which literally means, smoother and no troubles in your daily life.
This shop sells hand made “Aliens” made of stainless steel wires!
Along Jonker Street you can find plenty of nice cafes, and pubs with live bands playing throughout the night. These bars and cafes are a great place to sit and enjoy the live music as you watch other people jostle about haggling for a bargain!
Since this market only opens on week ends, if you are in Melaka over the week end, it is worth popping over to experience Melaka at night. Usually you can find us at the bars for the after party!
Hope you guys Enjoy Melaka!