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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

JONKER WALK

One evening in Malacca we walked from our hotel to Jonker Walk, the main street in Chinatown. The shops used to be antique shops but now they are mostly clothing and souvenir shops. However, on the weekends it turns into a bustling night market. It was jammed packed with people. I'm not a fan of crowds but this was a great experience.

 There was every kind and colour of food that you can imagine. Dumplings. 

 Drilling a hole into a watermelon and mushing up the inside and then insert a straw.


We stopped for dinner at the Geographer Cafe. Set in a traditional, pre-war Malaccan shop-house in Chinatown, the beautifully preserved building is a historical artefact.(photo from the net)

 After dinner, losing our sense of direction, we jostled up and down the street to find Dutch Square and a rick shaw for a ride home to the hotel.
 The rickshaws were brightly decorated with dazzling, flashing lights and loud music.

 It was fun but scary when we got onto the main road.

 We chose a Pokemon decorated one. Thought my little grandsons would have loved a ride in this.

He dropped us safe and sound at the hotel.

12 comments:

  1. All the colours and lights make it look very exciting. Those rickshaws are works of art.

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  2. All things are brightly coloured, they must like their colours over there - nice photo of you and Bill.

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  3. I love Chinatown love From Poland

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  4. "The Jonker Walk" sounds like one of those dance crazes from the 1950s! I noticed a small cafe near me has the name Geographer, maybe that's where they got the inspiration for the name. These pictures make you onder why the rest of us put up with such drab and muted surroundings.

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  5. another great post. that rickshaw looks gorgeous. i'd love a ride in it. lol

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  6. i love that ride in the last photo. so bright and colorful, but so is the food bright and colorful. that is a LOT of people in that narrow space... beautiful pics

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  7. This sounds like it was a fascinating evening. I love all the colors you've captured.

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  8. Would have loved to go there too ! It's so colorful ! Toby would have liked the Pokemon rickshaws he is a big Pokemon fan ! Funny that all kids have the same taste although they are living on two different continents !!

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  9. That was a happening place! So many colors! I've never been brave enough to ride a rickshaw when visiting cities. All that traffic whizzing by gives me pause. I bet your grandsons will love the photos of your ride!

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  10. I think Geography Cafe is the cafe our Malaysian friend took us to. He is such a dealer and ended up being a coffee machine and coffee supplier to the business and threw in some staff training on coffee making to clinch the deal. He is very good at what he does.

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  11. The colorful rickshaws were amazing and kudos to you and Bill for riding in one, but unsure of whether I would have enoyed the experience myself.

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