Malacca city is a fine example of a heritage and cultural old town affluent with the colours of the Chinese cultures. Hainan Association @ Jonker Street has contributed abundantly to the Hainanese society in Malacca since its beginning in the nineteenth century.
Welfare associations such as the Hainan Association along Jonker Street has cultivated the success of many overseas Chinese, where their membership criteria were any number of things such as dialect, economic activity, geographic origin in Mainland China and surnames. Of course, Hainan Association is a pivot for all the Hainanese-overseas-Chinese in Malacca, be it for business networking, leisure activities or even prayers to deities specific to the culture.
The Hainan Association building atJonker Street can be considered as the more modern structured amongst the other Chinese associations. Babanians can feel the pride the Hainanese has in their hub as it was well maintained, has a tall ceiling height and a sense of serenity. When you’re thirty metres in the association, an altar dedicated to the deities of the Hainan culture is prominently displayed in the centre.
Today, the Hainan Association in Melaka still maintains its functionality as a gathering place for the members of the association. Every other night, this place will hold a “Tai Chi” class in the central of the hall. During the day, plenty of activities are in place for senior citizens such as Ping Pong, card games, story telling, etc.
|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|Sunday||Closed on Sunday|