Have you ever heard of a city that’s almost bang in the middle of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The city stands proud of its eras of Dutch, Portuguese, British and Japanese ruling, all of which have left their mark.
It is also the birthplace for an entirely new culture, Peranakan, the descendants of Chinese and Malay bloodlines. More commonly referred to as Baba (for males) and Nyonya (for females).
This is Jonker Walk
Scattered amongst the entwined streets is a collection of incredible standing monuments to Melaka’s evolving story; temples and mosques of Chinese, Hindu and Malay heritage (some of the oldest of their kind in Malaysia) still operating here in peace, giving this stretch of road it’s nickname, “Harmony Street”.
Historical Trendsetters Showcase
Wonderful variety of local and ethnic traditional cuisine, beverages, desserts and Baba Nyonya delicacies can be found in the shops and cafes of the Jonker Street.
The aroma of steaming food blends with the sights and sounds of cultural performances. A permanent stage has also been built at the other end of the Jonker Street for cultural performances. Most of evening there would be some kind of activity there. However, on celebrations and eves of important days, there are many cultural performances on the stage.
If this is your first time in Melaka, you can’t miss visit Melaka’s iconic historical attraction. Surrounding the area you’ll find many special, brightly decorated rides catering to tourists. These trishaws will bring you around the popular areas of Melaka for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of this bustling city.