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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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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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34 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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Address: Address: 8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 (0)6 - 281 1507
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka

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