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No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre

8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
60 (0)6 - 281 1507
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Ranked #5 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors and visit a fine example of a late 18th century two-storey building. “No 8”... more » Owner description: Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors and visit a fine example of a late 18th century two-storey building. “No 8” houses a permanent exhibit on the conservation and restoration process of the building, as well as a short history of early shophouse and Dutch hybrid domestic architecture. The house is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30am to 4pm. No entrance fee; but donations are welcome. « less
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Place has been restored and is being kept and maintained well by Badan Warisan. A nice little shophouse that gives a glimpse into the life of people before. Shame the place is quite small and lacks in terms of content within so it's really quite a short visit.

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Hyderabad, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The way the traditional shophouse has been retained to keep its old charm. It is like a museum of a traditional house. There's history told through pictures and notes and there's even a hand fan provided for you during your visit of the heritage center as it gets pretty humid inside. Would highly recommend this place as a visit

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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132 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very lovely Dutch Colonial Trading town at southern point of Malaysian peninsula Great traditional dutch architecture and wonderful local graveyard. For the rest very very touristic place

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Courbevoie, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

if you go down towards the river from Baba-nyonya museum you come acrosse this little authentic house Interesting to pass into, although it's empty, the guide only asks where are you from and no real story So all done in 5 minutes

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We came by at about 1:30PM on a Saturday. "Are you open?" "Yes, but the staff went for lunch. Come back after 2PM." Seriously...

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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Big queues on the weekend did not deter us from sampling the famous Chendol from this quaint shop. Wow! i will never forget the taste of the sago Chendol. I shared one with my son. Big mistake! Should have had a whole one!!

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Hurwenen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It is a good thing they fixed this old shophouse up, to show future generations, but it is actual a bit boring, why not decorate it in the style of that period, it would make it come alive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Mr Colin Goh was on duty here and is passionate about the preservation and history. Our children learnt so much in a short time from him, and we decided to pass on going to the museum as we could never do better than what we learned here

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to this small heritage centre on our way to the Baba-Nonya museum. Very interesting and very knowledgable guides on site. It's great that a place such as this is being preserved.

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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a must-go for architecture students and those passionate about cultural preservation. In a nutshell, this building was pinpointed by UNESCO that it should be preserved to exemplify what Malaccan shophouses are like in the past 300 years. Most buildings in Melaka are losing their authenticity in terms of architectural design. Way too many buildings are Chinese whilst those... More

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