Jonker Street Night Market is the most popular tourist market in the Malaysian town of Melaka, also known as Malacca.
Jonker Street Night Market takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from around 18:00 until 24:00 and admission is free.
About Jonker Street Night Market
Most visitors to Jonker Street Night Market will access market from the Eastern entrance to Jonker Walk which is close to Dutch Square, where famous historical buildings such as The Stadthuys and Christ Church Melaka are located.
The Eastern end of Jonker Street Night Market is also the busiest part of the market. There is a narrow pedestrian walkway between lines of stalls of either side wide enough for a single line of people going in each direction. You can, however, also walk on the pavement behind each of the two rows of stalls which is much less crowded.
Most of the stalls at Jonker Street Night Market are food stalls selling drinks and snacks. Much of what is on offer is traditional Malay street food, along with some not so traditional snacks like deep fried potatoes slices on a stick.
There are some stalls selling souvenirs at Jonker Street Night Market. Most of what is sold on these stalls is small items like key rings and crockery with designs related to Melaka.
As you go further toward the Western end of Jonker Street Night Market the variety of what is on sale increases. Household items and other things you might need like children’s toys are also on sale.
As well as the street stalls at Jonker Street Night Market the shops and restaurants which operate all week long are also open. The quality and price of what is sold at these shops and restaurants are far greater than the stalls in the market. Many of the shops and restaurants are beautifully decorated and worth going into on that basis alone.
Near to the Western end of Jonker Street Night Market is a side street with plastic table and chairs around more food stalls. If you are after a value for money meal in Jonker Street Night Market then this food court area is the place to come.
At the Western end of Jonker Street Night Market there is a Chinese style gate marking the start of the pedestrianised market area.
Location of Jonker Street Night Market
- Jonker Street Night Market, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.