Malacca (Malaysia): Jonker Walk (Day)

Posted in Malacca, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on June 6, 2010

Antiques galore as you wander down Jonker Walk in the day, known worldwide among serious antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques. (Source: Tourism Malaysia)

Besides the antiques, you will find temples, you will find coloured tiles and there are tonnes to eat and drink and sample.

And not forgetting the shopping! I was happy spending my ringgit on little knick knacks like floral hair ties and polka dot dainty hair clips to stationary like a toy soldier or russian doll bookmark. I was thrilled to finally be able to spend money on stuff other than food! I bought rings as well from the same shop selling these leather bracelets.

I wish I had more time to inspect every single shop along Jalan Hang Jebat! I miss Jonker Jonker Jonker!

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Malacca (Malaysia): Hoe Kee Chicken Rice

Posted in Malacca, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on June 6, 2010

We had an early lunch at Hoe Kee Chicken Rice in Jonker Walk.  We wanted to try Chung Wah 100 metres away but the queue was too long, the sun was scorching hot and it was too small a place to accommodate 11 of us.

Nonetheless, Hoe Kee was not bad.  The service was fast, pleasant, the garlic chilli was awesome, and the food delicious.  In particular, the Asam fish!

Location: 4, 6, 8 Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka

If you are interested and not hungry, read thehungrybunnie as there is a write up of the 3 more renown Chicken Rice stalls in Malacca, namely Hoe Kee, Chung Wah and Famosa.

Malacca (Malaysia): Jonker Walk (Night)

Posted in Malacca, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on June 5, 2010

The signature red splashed all around the heart of Malacca, also known as the red city of Malaysia.

“Melaka is the oldest capital city in the state of Malaysia and it is the center of Malaccan history as well. There are many preserved landmarks that represent the essence of Malaccan history right from the occupation of Dutch, Portuguese, British and Japanese. Today, Melaka has been established as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites” (Source: articlesbase.com)

Welcome to the world heritage city! MELAKA BOLEH!

Beautiful river sight as you approach the Jonker Walk.

Jonker Walk as the sun begins to set.

Location: Jalan Hang Jebat

The exploration begins as we snack along the way…

Orang Utan – they sell original tshirt designs.

Alot of stalls were selling “childhood toys” like the Pop Pop, bubble balloon and quirky lighters, instruments, rubix cube, etc.

Clogs galore!

Rainbow coloured hair bands.

RM5 each – no battery, tak perlu battery!

Taiwan fruit candy stick for RM2 – fruits on a stick soaked or dipped in icy cold glucose.  Once the glucose hardens, you get fruit candy and its real sweet!

Flavoured ice shavings – very vibrant colours and they have a flavour called “Mulberry”!!

Ships, junks, of different shapes and sizes!

Freshly baked pineapple tarts – you can sample and sample as you walk down the street.

Ice Popsicles for RM1 each – Sarsi anyone? Yummy!

There is so much colour in the darkness.  Jonker Walk was bustling with activity and full of life at night.