Jonker Walk, Chinese New Year
My travel companion and I have been to Melaka and the Jonker Walk Night Market on numerous occasions and I hope to provide you with a meaningful review of our experience visiting the main artery of Melaka.
Like most night markets in South East Asia, Jonker Walk starts off slow and continues to grow as the night progresses. Despite its name, Jonker Walk is not entirely closed off to road traffic during the daytime. On weekends, before the market officially opens, it is common to see Jonker jammed with tourists and the odd car trying to squeeze through all the distracted pedestrians. During my most recent visit to Melaka, I couldn’t help but ponder why the road isn’t completely vehicle free (at least on weekends)? Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait too long before vendors started showing up, pulling all kinds of goodies out of rustic boxes and plastic bags. Once the market stalls started popping up, the cars started to disappear. Jonker Night Market had officially begun.