Jonker Walk is well known for its art galleries, antique shops and traders, among them goldsmiths, watch repairers, clog makers and beaded shoemakers, blacksmiths, rattan and bamboo weavers, Chinese traditional medicine merchants and food outlets.

The area has the reputation for supplying authentic antiques and objects d'arts dating back to the early fifties when Malaysians joined the urge to shop for memorabilia of the past. Two well known pioneer antique dealers in Melaka were T.K. Kutty and Hj Abu Bakar. Worth a visit are the antique and second hand shops found at Nos 25, 26 and 55, Jalan Hang Jebat. An enticing display of curios confronts the customer in these outlets and be it after a gentle browse or a methodical search, you may just be rewarded with authentic artefacts such as charcoal burning irons or porcelain and ceramic pieces that can date as far back as 300 years. Victorian memorabilia, furniture and clocks too can be obtained in some of these outlets.

Location/Route
Jonker Walk is a pedestrian walkway along Jalan Hang Jebat (previously known as Jonker Street) and along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (previously known as Heeren Street), in the heart of Melaka town.

Public Transport
Town Bus No 17
Roving taxis provide cab service or contact the taxi terminal at +606 284 7164 as there are no taxi stands in these narrow bustling streets.

Operating Hours
Opening hours for different shops vary but generally from Monday to Thursday most open from 10am to 6pm, and from Friday to Sunday, many stay open until 10pm. Eateries open daily from 10am to 11pm. The street becomes a marketplace every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to midnight.

2 comments

  1. Pelmeni // September 25, 2007 at 12:42 AM  

    Hi! It is great to read about a country by somebody who lives there and like it. Have a nice day! Pelmeni

  2. Maxx // October 20, 2007 at 12:37 PM  

    Welcome,pelmeni.

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