The Historical City Of Malacca

Welcome to Malacca World Heritage City. On this site you
will find comprehensive listing with information on almost
every aspect of visiting and living in Malacca.

Malacca Tourism

· Chinese temples
  · Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
· Hindu temples
  · Comming soon
· Churches
  · Christ Church
  · St. Francis Xavier's Church
  · St. Paul's church
· Mosques
  · Comming soon
· Museums
  · Cheng Ho Cultural Museum
  · Governor's Museum
  · Malaysia Youth Museum
  · Maritime Museum
  · Melaka Islamic Museum
  · Melaka Umno Museum
  · Museum of Architecture
  · Museum of History and Ethnography
· Heritage Sites
  · 8 Heeren Street
  · Bastion House
  · Dutch Graveyard
  · Dutch Square
  · Fortaleza de Malaca
  · Hang Jebat Mausoleum
  · Malacca River
  · Porta de Santiago
  · Proclamation of Independence Memorial
  · Stadthuys
  · St. Paul's Church
  · Tan Kim Seng Bridge
· Malacca clan associations
  · Eng Choon Association
  · Melaka Hainan Association
· Street names
  · Blacksmith Street / Jalan Tukang Besi
  · Church Street / Jalan Gereja
  · Fort Road / Jalan Kota
  · Jonker Street / Jalan Hang Jebat
  · Jonker Walk (Night Market)
  · Riverside / Jalan Laksamana
  · Temple Street / Jalan Tokong


Jonker Walk (Night Market)

Jonker Walk Night Market is a weekly night market that takes place along Jalan Hang Jebat, the main street through Malacca town. It is located within the core zone of the Malacca Unesco World Heritage Site. Jonker Walk Night Market, the brainchild of the local tourism board, was intended to bring life to the street at night.

Although Jonker Walk Night Market was successful in creating street life on weekends, it also faced criticism, coming from the residents of Jonker Street and nearby streets, as well as from historians and conservationists. Residents lament that since Jonker Walk Night Market was created, they face much difficulty reaching their homes on weekends - the entire street being turned into a pedestrian mall. Also, they complained of the noise, pollution and trash that the night market created. This resulted in some residents of Jalan Hang Jebat moving out. However, in their place come new commercial establishments.

Conservationists and historians were also not particularly enthusiastic about Jonker Walk Night Market. They were critical of the quality of merchandise, which are not reflective of the initial intention of the night market, to showcase heritage products. To them, it was just another night market selling China-made products. So far, the tourist do not seem to mind. And neither do the businesses on market nights.



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We recommend the following site(s):
· Malacca on Wikipedia: Wikipedia.org