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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jonker Street @ Malacca

After the satisfying breakfast at Ban Hong Xiang Dim Sum Restaurant, we then ventured to Jonker Street by foot which took us about 20 minutes from Gajah Berang. Thank God for the good weather but I ended up sun-kissed after spending the whole day literally under the scorching sun, OUCH. There's nothing much to do at Jonker Street beside hunting for yummy food (cendol, chicken rice ball and etc) & sight seeing (:
Jonker, Heeren and adjacent streets - This is the residential heart of Old Malacca just west of the Malacca River, with its narrow winding streets, beautifully decorated houses, tiny shops, temples and mosques. The whole area is undergoing a renaissance with new shops, restaurants and hotels catering to tourists mushrooming everywhere. However, the area still has a lot of atmosphere and is worth having a look around. One of the streets in this area is Harmony Street (officially Temple street or Jalan Tokong), so called because it contains the prayer houses of Malaysia's three main faiths - the Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple, the Sri Poyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Hindu Temple, and the Kampung Kling Mosque. — Malacca Travel Guide
This street is famous for its antique goods. It is also famous for its carnival-like atmosphere during weekend nights. Too bad we're there during weekdays, so we missed the night version of Jonker Walk T_T

This will be another lengthy post but no worries, there's only photos with caption :D

Where do we go from here? 
One of the streets we had to go through to reach Jonker Street; Malacca world heritage. 

I can' help it but to have THIS THING with old retro looking shoplots.

At the entrance of Jonker Street! 


LW Nyonya Pineapple Tarts House that has the biggest pineapple tart with 32" diameter and weighs 35kg; it was also awarded in the Book of Records of Malaysia 2004.

HEHEH A tourist-y shot (:

I read no chinese but I know this is something related to TeoChew! #proud It's the Teochew Association Hall btw.

Some random shots of buildings;

and many more.....


The REAL library, you get what I mean :P 

Oh, and this is Geographer Cafe which I will blog in another post. 

Gu Pong Enterprise that sells local products and delicacies. 

Spotted a vintage car! Is that a Rolls Royce, car expert? 

One-bite Durian Puff located just opposite Geographer Cafe (:
Even Taiwan artists tried before; I only recognized that hot hunk on the left, Kenji Wu (吴克群)!

Durian puff with the filling oozing out YUMMEH It tasted okay, strong durian smell after the first bite but the durian smell fades away after a while. RM2 for one piece 

Jonker street, Y U NO open? ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)


Hokkien Association Hall.


Opted for (三叔公)San Shu Gong's durian cendol instead (will blog about this in another post too HEH)


We were at Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball at 2ish and guess what? SOLD OUT!!!!11 No wonder no queue lah -_- 
I have THIS THING with bubble blower too HEHE Got it for RM4, but 3 for RM10. I should have gotten 3 instead FML

The Orang Utan House! Love the vibrant colour :D Cool t-shirts and paintings are available for sale here.

Art lovers will definitely like this place (:

Now you know why is it called Jalan Tukang Besi (Read: Blacksmith/Ironsmith Street)?
Hint: There's a significant meaning behind each street at Jonker Street, somehow the street names tell their own stories, there's Jalan Tokong, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Hang Lekir and etc. Interesting, no? :D

It's so amazing how they still preserve everything so well and still is an ongoing business. It has been here since the dutch era!

Sadly, I'mma leave this post hanging cause my camera battery died halfway that day so I didn't manage to take any photos of Masjid Kpg Kling, the magnificent Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (青雲亭), Xiang Lin Si Temple (香林寺). Frankly speaking, there was still a lot of other streets that we didnt get to visit that day cause we were running out of time and it started to rain later in the evening. I wish I will get to explore the whole place one day and take every single photos of every corner of every street. & Oh yes to try out Jonker 88 Durian Cendol and Chung Wah Chicken Rice Balls too! I was too engrossed with snapping things around me all day long that I hardly had any group photos of us or self shot photos of myself. Okay, maybe I lied...
Taken by one random photographer that I first met. He happened to be there with his friends for shooting HAHA IKR 

Courtesy of Joeann! <3

So that's pretty much it :D Sorry for the abrupt ending, I'm just can't think of any English word now.. except for neurological terms that I've been studying for finals so yeah. That explains my infrequent update lately but I'll still try my best to update if I have the time. Gotta head back to my books in a jiffy.

Happy weekends in advanced!

xx

10 comments:

Hansley Liew said...

SO TOURIST-ISH

ken said...

i like your shots.. haha.. :)

Diana Diane Teo said...

So many hinder places around Jonker Street I never came across before.

Priscilla-Needsahug said...

AHHHH. Malacca some how looks like Kuching town area :O But then, I would love to travel around Malaysia. then if I'm done, would love to travel around the world <3 <3

Camy said...

nice place nice photos!

CuteBun said...

I like the effects you put on each photos!

Anne Lee said...

OMG,the durian puff is so tempting.

Small Kucing said...

I also baru come back from there :)

Cant find the durian puff :(

Lilian Hii (백합) said...

KENJI WU!! I find him hot as well ;) ;) i went there during the public holiday so it wasss soooo crowded! But it looks quite empty from your pics! It's good ;) You guys get to walk around without squeezing into a group of people T^T

LuPorTi said...

32" diameter and weighs 35kg pineapple tart! Wow!

That Durian puff, looks like a little bit expensive ya. but I believe it's worth to try.

Haha. I looks like just spotting on stuffs that can eat. Haha.