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No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre

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Address: 8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 (0)6 - 281 1507
Description: Take a journey into Old Malacca within our walls. Step through the doors...
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.
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Old world charms

Nice to take in the old world charms of Melaka and beautiful art/craft. There's also other stores along the way that displays/sells similar stuff

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Puchong, Malaysia
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Puchong, Malaysia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice to take in the old world charms of Melaka and beautiful art/craft. There's also other stores along the way that displays/sells similar stuff

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Heeren Street Heritage center is located near to our hotel so we give it a visit on 2 May 2015.This 2 story shop house is a part of preservation project , on Melaka's original architecture on houses and shop houses. The house are still in restoration and it provides documentary and photographs of the works done and still on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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83 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Interesting look at ancient architecture of the town of Melaka. You can see the restoration of the building and how and why it was built the way it was. Great preservation of something that should be kept in a town like Melaka, a good little find.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are after an authentic travel experience it is vital to support organisations which preserve the ordinary. And No 8 Heeren Street is such an example. An ordinary shop house, belonging to ordinary people is being painstakingly preserved with the help of public donations. The man who took us through the shop house was passionate and a wealth of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We found this house to be an interesting piece of history. The gentleman who spoke to us could tell us about the history of the house and answer our questions. It is nice to view a house at the opposite end of the scale as it is usually houses of the wealthy which are open for inspection. There is no... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a must visit place if you are passionate about wonderfully restored heritage buildings. There's always a guide there to bring you around and explain about the building to you. Very knowledgeable guides (Raymond and Colin who take turns as guides). They welcome questions and can discuss extensively on the historical and architecture aspects of heritage buildings in Melaka.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited No 8 Heeren on a rainy day, quite by chance since it was along our path. We were quite impressed with the guide (actually one of the main persons involved in the restoration) who was able to answer in depth questions and explain historical aspects of SE Asian homes of this era. It was refreshing to encounter such... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A Heritage building restored to it's original state as much as possible but some building materials are replicas which should have been aged a bit more.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The house itself has a long history, and it has been restored as part of an ongoing conservation project. The house is very well-maintained, with photographs detailing the history of the house. The guide Raymond gave me a tour of the place and was kind enough to answer any questions I had about the project. I hope Malacca will continue... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very interesting to see a shop/home renovated in a thoughtful way to be faithful to the original. The people there can also talk about the details of the restoration

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