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Jonker Street (Malay: Jalan Hang Jebat) is a street in Chinatown, Melaka, Malaysia.

During the period of Dutch Malacca, servants and subordinates of Dutch colonialists used to live in nearby Heeren Street. However, as the Dutch left, it became known as the noblemen's street. Rich Peranakans started to live and did business within the area, giving the street a deep-rooted ethnic and cultural flavour.

The road starts from across Melaka River near the Stadthuys. It is filled with historical houses along its left and right sides dating back to 17th century. There are many shops selling antiques, textiles, foods, handicrafts and souvenirs as well as restaurants and bars and some small hotels.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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