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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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All serious lovers of heritage buildings must visit this place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Harrogate
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is within the old town so it's easy to get to on foot. The shop house has been carefully restored and provides descriptions and photographs of the works undertaken, the history of the building and the traditional materials used. I had a long discussion with the manager and he kindly answered my questions about the project, pointed out interesting... More 

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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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