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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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Courbevoie, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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35 reviews 35 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stopped by the showcase of traditional Malaccan architecture. Despite the busy holiday weeked, No 8 was quiet, with just a couple of visitors. The host on duty was excellent in his narrative of the house -- passionate, knowledgeable and clear -- and the displays that were there were well presented and detailed. However, the house lacked anything that provided an... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In response to the rapid loss of this particular building type in the conservation zone of Malacca, the US Department of State's Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation had awarded a grant to carry out restoration of a Dutch Era shop-house located at No.8, Heeren Street. A model project to demonstrate to owners of similar properties how such ancient buildings can... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A really interesting experience, well explained by the enthusiastic man working there. There isn't too much to see but it's interesting finding out how the building was restored and how this compares to other buildings in Malacca. We enjoyed our visit.

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