Also known as Jalan Hang Jebat, this used to be the rich man's street during the Dutch colonial period. Today, the street is ... More
Also known as Jalan Hang Jebat, this used to be the rich man's street during the Dutch colonial period. Today, the street is popular with antique hunters and collectors worldwide. Some of the shops have a collection of antiques which date back as far as 300 years. Strolling along the street, you will notice that the buildings are immaculately constructed with elaborate carvings on the pillars and walls. These intricate adornments reflect the rich heritage of the Peranakan or Straits Chinese community.
Good values for Chinese antiques and trinkets, and the Baba/Nonya food is best in Chinatown. Nearby are some Buddhist and Hindu temples as well as the Dutch Square. For history go to the Baba Nonya Museum then catch lunch at the Peranakken House for authentic food. The Chicken Rice on Jonkers street is the best in the city. Stop for a beer and people watch in the evening at the bars along the street or walk the street market on weekend nights for souveniers.