Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cuti Cuti Malaysia - Jonker Street, Melaka

Jonker Street (which has now been renamed Jalan Hang Jebat) was where we spent most our Melaka outing, here are shots I took with my Nikon D80 (Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8) late one evening before sunset.

Happy Chap Goh Mei ... the 15th and last day of this year's Chinese New Year celebrations :-)

Tang Lungs or Lanterns were everywhere! Even more impressive then Penang I reckon...

Geographer Cafe - Sammi Cheng's Summer Holiday or "夏日的日么么茶" was part filmed at the Geographer Cafe, and released in 2003.
Add: 83, Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka
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Wanna buy some clogs? Or timsum? Jonker Street was coming "alive" from 7pm.

Beautiful old buildings!

It's Chinese New Year... but I was still surprised to see this Moh-Si Tao (Lion Head!) on the roof of this shop, heh heh.

OLD streets, heritage homes, cultural bazaars in the Jonker Street area, houses with traditional red lanterns and Chinese calligraphic couplets have attracted thousands of tourists to Malacca so far during the current Chinese New Year festive season.
Nanyang Siang Pau reported yesterday that the number of tourists visiting the historical city was higher than normal thus far.
Several ceremonies to light up the red lanterns have also been held to add to the festive mood in Jonker Walk, the daily reported.
The daily quoted Gan Tian Loo, the Jonker Walk Chinese New Year carnival committee organising chairman, as saying that the tourist rush has helped many shops and traders in Malacca to make good profits. He estimated that 500,000 tourists would visit Malacca during the festive season.
Traditionally, many of them would chip in to pay for the lanterns and arches.
This year, apart from the Chinese clans associations, Mydin supermarket also funded the Chinese New Year decorations.
Lots of activities have been organised from the first day of Chinese New Year till Chap Goh Meh to entertain crowds in the Jonker Walk area, where the cultural bazaar operates during weekends.


CUMI & CIKI said...

happy CGM to you too!

Nowal said...

Hi .. nice post ..

I visited Jonker Street last December and I was staying in the middle of Jonker Street (Number Twenty One). The street is amazing and the food is so nice. Among all the shopping street in Malaysia, I love Jonker Street .. a perfect place for shopping and food ..

I have posted few pictures of Jonker Street on my blog as well:

Have Fun Everybody!