MELAKA: ON THE STREETS

Jonker Street

Jonker Street is one of the highlights in Melaka city where on weekends, the whole stretch takes on a festive atmosphere. This is the ideal place for antique and relic hunting, digging into authentic Peranakan delicacies and picking up other unusual bargains. Look out for the famous handmade beaded shoes, painted clogs and gorgeous ‘Kebaya Nyonya’ tailored out of intricately embroidered fabric. Don’t miss out on the delicious cendol, nyonya kuih, chicken rice ball and Curry Kapitan.

Dataran Pahlawan

Dataran Pahlawan is a bazaar in the city centre famous for local crafts especially woven and carved items. From baskets and rocking chairs to mats and decorative items, the bazaar has some pretty interesting souvenirs to offer. Do check out similar stalls at Medan Samudera and Jalan Merdeka too.