Places of Interest


Situated in the heart of the city, Jonker Walk (Jonker Street) can be likened to the Chinatown of Melaka. It’s easily one of the most crowded areas in this small town on weekends. The road is closed for cars on weekends and many stalls are set up along the road. Besides its rich history, Jonker Walk offers you goodness, historical landmarks, cafes, restaurants and attractions. Don't forget to try their local specialties, such as cendol (a tooth-achingly sweet shaved ice dessert, drowned in sugar syrup), and Portuguese egg tarts.

Cheng Hoon

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple has the claim to fame of being the oldest Chinese temple of its kind in Malaysia and dates from the 17th century. It served as the main place of worship for the local Hokkien community, practicing Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism in one dedicated building. In 2003 it was awarded its own UNESCO heritage status, which makes it well worth a visit.