Coordinates: 2.198082, 102.244854
At sunset we put on our favourite walking shoes
and began our evening walkabout. To the left of our budget hotel and barely 500
metres away is Jonker Walk, best described by Google as: “Buzzing Street lined
with historic houses and shops, and home to a popular weekend night market.”
Every Friday evening from 6:00PM right up to
Sunday midnight the entire stretch of road from the intersection of Jalan Kubu
to Jalan Tokong, then on to Jalan Hang Jebat right up to Hard Rock Café will be
closed to accommodate what is fondly known as Jonker Walk.
Reaching the end of Jonker Walk we found
ourselves at the Stadhuys (Red Square).
|we never tire of this sight|
We then headed north east along Jalan Bunga Raya
and along the way stumbled upon the famous Longkang Siham which literally means
“Cockles in the Drain”! Never being a fan of oysters clams and cockles, I did not fancy stopping by so we proceeded to our actual destination for dinner.
We walked right up to the end of Jalan Bunga
Raya where it intersected with Jalan Munshi Abdullah, and headed east towards Medan Selera Huang Du
where we planned to have
After dinner, and to walk off the effects of the
large bottle of Tiger beer that I consumed rather gregariously at Medan Selera
Huang Du we decided to take the ‘scenic’ route back to our budget hotel.
We found a quaint little hidey-hole of a stall
along Jalan Munshi Abdullah selling 1
Youtiao. What caught our
interest was the size of the Youtiao, or rather, its length. Easily the length
of my arm, this has to be the longest Youtiao we’ve even seen. However, so as
not to appear rude I only managed to snap a few discreet photos of the gigantic
Youtiao which in hindsight did not do it justice.
1known in Malaysia as you char kway or you char
kuey; made with flour, vegetable oil, yeast, sugar, salt, and water into a
kneaded dough then deep fried until golden brown and puffy
The sight of the Youtiao sobered me up rather
quickly, and we made our way west along Jalan Munshi Abdullah before turning
north along Jalan Bunga Raya.
|longkang siham (again!)|
|no, its someone's name not a beehive|
|old antiquated shop|
|another old antiquated shop|
At the end of Jalan Bunga Raya we headed south
west along Jalan Laksamana and found ourselves back at the Stadhuys, where we
did some more sight-seeing.
Once all done snapping the night lights and
sights in the general vicinity of the Stadhuys, and to avoid the ever growing
crowd along Jonker Walk we walked toward Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock which was a stretch
of road lined with old pre-war shop houses which will eventually lead us back
to our budget hotel.
|even larger crowd forming at Jonker Walk|
|we once stayed here|
|a little overpriced for such small rooms|
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