Jonker Street which is also known as Jalan Hang Jebat is a popular Melaka’s tourist area for its food, historical buildings, heritage houses and Baba & Nyonya’s cultures. This post is about our little adventure in exploring the Jonker Street and the areas around it.
Jonker Street, I’m here for the food and photography
After we parked our cars at Hotel Puri‘s car park, I noticed this colorful wall with the tiny plant growing out from it.
To explore Jonker Street, laupoh suggested to rent bicycles. We rent ours from JT MiniMart. You can check the latest price from their website. Also checkout their Facebook for more photos.
JT MiniMart Address:
40 Jalan Tukang Besi 75200 Melaka
75200 Melaka Phone Number: 016-717 6663
My ride for the Jonker Street adventure. Bicycles from JT Minimart are very new and well-maintained.
Some of the roads are narrow and full of cars, so we cycle in front of the shops.
So we bought one blood pack each in case we lost some blood during our exploration. It is actually Ribena by the way.
If you are lazy to cycle, you can get a trishaw (beca) driver to bring you around Jonker Street. There are many nicely decorated trishaws in Jonker Street such as this Hello Kitty one. Some are equipped with loud speakers.
Cycle cycle and we passed by this Chinese temple. There are some old temples around here for you to pray or take photo if you like to take photos of historical buildings.
One of the lion statue at a temple.
After cycling around for 10 minutes, we reached the Melaka River.
There is this nice 5-stars boutique hotel here facing the Melaka River, the Casa de Rio