Art Galleries in Melaka

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Art Galleries in Melaka

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  • Mary R
    Pacifica, CA22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This gallery has amazingly beautiful artwork , sketches, prints, postcards and handmade soaps. We were lucky to walk in by chance when the artist was there. He and his son, also an artist, were so friendly and welcoming. It's a lovely, peaceful space. There was absolutely no pressure to buy but we did get a small, high quality framed print for a very fair price. Also, the Cafe right next door has fantastic coffee and a beautiful large mural inside.
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • Bashim M
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art Gallery and T-shirt shop. Went for the T-shirts. They are priced at RM40 , you could also purchase the arts and frames.
    Written February 5, 2022
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  • Stayoshi
    Malaysia243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small shop with a good and wide selection of unique handicrafts, run by a very friendly owner.

    They sell some lovely Temiar, Mari Mari n Penan weave items. I absolutely loved the colourful wood block prints, pottery and cushion covers.
    Written May 18, 2023
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  • NickD
    Singapore, Singapore46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s good to be back in Melaka now that Covid restrictions between Singapore and Malaysia have been lifted. Much of Melaka remains unchanged from our last visit over 2 years ago, fortunately, although many businesses have yet fully reopen due to the lack of visitors.

    Was great to visit Malaqa House Museum and see a carefully maintained and unrestored example of a long Peranakan style house commonly found adjacent to Jonker Street. Many of these once private houses for the very wealthy have been gentrified and turned into hotels and restaurants. Not a bad thing, but Malaqa House stands out as it retains so many of its original features in unrestored condition, allowing you to see it as the original architect intended. For sure, some of the paint is peeling and many tiles are heavily worn thanks to several decades of use, but that is the charm of the place. Even on what was a very hot day, the three air wells along the building’s length allowed a cooling breeze to flow through the property illustrating that the designers knew how to keep the occupants cool without aircon!

    We were fortunate to spend some time with Grace Wong, the proprietor. She explained the buildings features, helping us understand how the expansive rooms would have originally been used, and also why this style of house was built long and narrow.

    Definitely recommended if you have an interest in the historical architecture of Melaka.
    Written April 13, 2022
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  • fiona051212
    United Kingdom18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excited and has enjoyed walking the street and tried different varieties of street food, massage and bought cheaper tidbits and souvenirs from here.
    Written April 1, 2018
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  • IvesAndPete
    Perth, Australia28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I popped in to have a look initially to escape the heat, and received a lovely low pressure welcome and invitation to browse from Cliff at the front door. The store was described by an earlier reviewer as a Tardis - much bigger on the inside than the outside. That is the perfect description. The store goes back a long way, with a lovely internal courtyard, and huge stock to browse through.

    The contents are a fascinating mix of old and reproduction pieces. Cliff is completely transparent about which are antiques, and which are good reproductions. I thoroughly appreciate this honesty (thank you Cliff!). There is an eclectic collection of paintings, some quite quirky in a traditional style but modern themes. And some lovely porcelain pieces in the historic Peranakan (Malacca Straits Chinese) style. I did not investigate these further as I am not a collector, but am sure that Cliff would have been a gold mine of information if I had wanted to know more.

    I bought a lovely reproduction snuff bottle, framed in a minimalist cedar frame, and all carefully bubble-wrapped for transport. There is also a small collection of elegant jewelled fasteners (kerosang) for the traditional Peranakan lady’s top; in lovely bee, dragonfly, spider and the more traditional flower and leaf motifs.

    Highly recommend a stop to browse and look for something to take home from Malacca. Or just for a very pleasant chat and respite from the heat of the day. Many thanks Cliff, it was lovely to meet you.
    Written June 14, 2019
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  • Broderick L
    Singapore7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The exhibition was just three small rooms. The staff were friendly and were kind enough to help us take our photos. Don’t waste 22 MYR here.
    Written March 15, 2024
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  • 李智优
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia50,883 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are two museum in this building. Admission fee RM3 for adult. Youth Museum is a bit boring. Art gallery on the first floor is much interesting
    Written October 16, 2017
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  • GDay1044
    Durban, South Africa1,202 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the Red Houses street quite near Red Square - small gallery on two floors with interesting art on display from large murals to landscapes and lifelike portraits - friendly curator - most items were for sale - well spent 20 minutes
    Written January 17, 2020
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  • joyce018
    Melbourne, Australia257 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Melaka is described as a heritage city. It has changed for the better since the last time I visited 7 years ago.
    One of my first galleries to check out was Jehan Chan's. It had shifted to his son-in-law, David's gallery.
    The gallery is a little nook of discovery. One can happily spend an hour browsing. David was there personally to take you around and put on a spotlight to highlight the colours of his artwork.
    Unfortunately, I did not see any of Jehan Chan's artwork. When I enquired, I learnt that Jehan Chan had passed away in 2011 (RIP).
    Written November 6, 2019
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