DAY 4 IN MALAYSIA
Our walk through the ancient city continued as we crossed the bridge leading to Jonker’s Walk.
“Malacca is widely known for its harmonious blend of cultures as well as numerous historical sites, and Jonker Street (the main street of Chinatown) is the perfect place to see everything merge together.”
A long line to a famous street dish.
The Orangutan House and its mascot in white.
This is the closest I could get to being Mulan.
“This central hub of activity also serves as a haven for antique collectors, bargain hunters, and vintage fashion enthusiasts.”
Only in Malacca can a Hindu temple, a mosque and a Chinese temple stand harmoniously in one street.
“Jalan Tukang Emas (meaning Goldsmith Street) is also nicknamed Harmony Street owing to the existence of places of worship from Malaysia’s 3 main religions all within 50 meters of each other, namely Kampung Kling Mosque, Sri Poyatha Vinayagara Moorthy Hindu Temple and two Chinese temples, San Duo Temple and the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.”
Only Filipinos will have a laugh at this. Go ahead, Google it.
A traditional house on my shoulders.
We liked that Daddy Guna was such a laid-back guide. He would wait patiently or walk ahead of us as we lingered and took photos of almost everything.
Lunch at the famous Nancy’s Kitchen, the best place for Nyonya food in Malacca.
It was so full but it didn’t take long before we got a table.
Humble servings with loud and proud flavors. Chendol became my instant favorite desert.
No words but empty plates to serve as our recommendation for this restaurant.
From 6 PM on Friday evening until Sunday evening, Jonker Walk is closed to traffic and a street market takes over for the night.
“Recently, a new wave of cafes and craft shops have sprouted on this street, lending it a cultured air of old-meets-new.”
“The diversity of traditional and urban attractions is a testament of Malaysia’s colorful history and rich multicultural society.”
Read part 4 here