Jonker Street Escapade

Ah! Melaka is indeed Venice of the East. It is one of the most romantic holiday destination in Malaysia.My husband was probably still feeling affectionate and romantic after our night time Melaka River Cruise with Sahabat Media. It was a free and easy time so we took full advantage of our time there.

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He was still holding my hand tightly after the cruise and all the way into the vibrant and lively Jonker Street.

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This is the lively Jonker Street on weekend nights. The Friday and Saturday, Jonker Walk Night Market in Malacca City’s Chinatown closes down Jalan Hang Lekir to traffic and when the sun goes down a handful of bars along the boulevard become a mini street party with tables oozing beyond the sidewalks and a mix of live music coursing throughout the area.

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Flashy trishaw rides with music is also available here in Jonker Street.

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Throughout the street, there is also night market where you can buy various items ranging from clothing, souvenirs and antiquities and sample street food. A shopping heaven for shophaholic. And tsk…I know the real reason why my husband held my hand. He was rather afraid that I’ll turn into a shopping monster that night. :p hold my hand…and I’ll shop less. Lesser damage to the pocket. Anyway, my husband’s effort to stop me from shopping went awry. I still managed to grab a pair of fancy kasut tikar, a pink crystal ring and a box of Nyonya Pineapple Tart. Poor hubby. Married to a hopeless shopaholic. :p

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And on top of those stuff that I grabbed within 15 minutes of being let loose on the street,I spotted a Deep Fried Ice Cream stall

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And managed to persuade him to buy deep fried ice cream for the three of us to eat. My excuse despite of being full from our dinner in Melaka Nyonya Village earlier? I was feeling hot and need something cooling.:p

Our free and easy time in Jonker Street ended too soon and finally it was time for our next stop; Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum. Bet hubby was relieved, but I was still sulking cuz I did not managed to grab another shawl to add to my collection. :p

Stay tune for my next post on Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum. 🙂

The trip to Melaka was made possible by MMode, Santai Travel and Malaysia Tourism.


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