There are many reasons why Melaka is a great destination for a weekend getaway with friends and family. Brimming with delicious halal food and Instagrammable spots, it's also dubbed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with plenty of historical spots to discover too.
We definitely can't wait to visit Melaka again once travel restrictions lift and experience all its amazing attractions, which is why we're saddened by the recent sighting of the popular Jonker Street ?
Jonker Street: Over 20 Restaurants & Shops Closed For Business
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Jonker Street, also known as Jonker Walk, is a bustling street within Melaka's Chinatown that sits right at the heart of the historical city centre. It's a popular spot for travellers and locals alike to visit shops, dine at eateries (many of which are old colourful shophouses preserved in the traditional style) as well as snap Insta-worthy shots of murals.
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Currently, the only businesses that are open in the area are FamilyMart and 7-Eleven while pharmacies such as Watson and Caring have had to shut down. We're definitely heartbroken by this news and if anything, it serves as a reminder to do our best to support retail shops and eateries that are still open during this difficult period.
Jonker Street isn't the only place that's facing the effects of the pandemic:
- Bangkok's Popular Ratchada Train Night Market Is Reported To Be Permanently Closed
- TikTok User Shares How Empty Arab Street In SG Is During Phase 2 Heightened Alert