Jonker Street is in the centre street of Chinatown, Melaka. It was once renowned for its antique shops but it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants over the years. Some of the interesting attraction here is Flora de Lamar Maritime Museum. End your day at some of the best Jonker hotels that can be found here.
Jonker Street is in the centre street of Chinatown – was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. Jonker Street only comes alive in the afternoon or night. The night market on weekends is on until midnight, which we walked through eating delicious street food for dinner. The best part of the night market is that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) is an international airport, which located in Sepang, Selangor. Both terminals, KLIA and KLIA2 airport are located about 1.5 hours from Jonker Street.
Choice of public transportation is limited in Malacca. However you can find metered taxi easily in town area. In addition, Uber is now available in Malacca. The best way to get to the Jonker Street is by rented car or by getting on a metered taxi. If you are already in town area, you can hop on the fancy trishaw to the famous street.
The Meratime Museum or Flora de Lamar is a replica of the Portuguese ship which sank in the coast of Malacca while on its way to Portugal. The replica is a staggering 34 meters in height and 8 meters in width. The main focus of the museum is the maritime history of Malacca and the golden ages of Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. While you are visiting Jonker street, do not waste the opportunity to visit the other attractions in the area. If you go up the St Paul's Hill to get to the St Paul's Church, will you pass by two museums along the way. They are the Architecture Museum and the Stamp Museum. There is also the Islamic Museum of Malacca which is a tad further away from the Maritime Museum. If you are done with absorbing all the history of Malacca and the delicious food at Jonker Street, you can head over to Dataran Pahlawan for some shopping. There are many shops in it and also some restaurants which serve good food.
Quayside Hotel is strategically located in Malacca town area. A Customs Warehouse renovation 3-star Boutique Hotel. Located on the banks of Melaka River in the heart of the tourist hub, you are within walking distance to everything you want to see in Melaka. Positioned to share the heritage, popularity and success of its predecessor. The hotel is just a walking distance to various tourist attractions. The hotel's restaurant and coffee bar is adjacent to the main building, and serves international cuisine. Other amenities include a meeting room and Pakus Gallery.
Casa del Rio, Melaka is located on Jalan Kota Laksamana, Melaka, a literal 2 minute walk away from the popular Jonkers Walk and heritage attractions. Keen observers will pick out the Arabic, Chinese and Dutch influences woven into the dominantly Mediterranean architecture. This boutique hotel, offering first class services, is already a striking addition to the historic skyline of the city. The hotel's 66 guest rooms and suites, each covering a minimum of 50 sq meters, uniquely feature dressing areas, bathrooms, split level bedrooms and private balconies as well as a number of unique personal touches. Aiming to provide an "at Home" atmosphere, Casa del Rio is a sanctuary from the city's bustle, with spaces for indulgent reflective solitude or stimulating interactive conversation depending on the choice of the traveller.