Art Galleries in Melaka

Top Art Galleries in Melaka, Malaysia

Art Galleries in Melaka

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  • Bashim M
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia11 contributions
    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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  • Sham Mathi
    Kajang, Malaysia70 contributions
    Its located at normal shop lot..Price was just okay..Maybe they would have extended the space of the place..We queued up for 45 minutes just to go in..Aft went in it was nt up to expected cos too small..Actually we thought it is a big place..But yet we managed to snap good pictures n kids enjoyed them self..The staff are very helpful too..Kids really loved this place cos it was a new experience for us..It was too crowded.Maybe because of school holidays..
    Written February 18, 2020
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  • 95lawrencen
    Windsor, UK42 contributions
    We visited the gallery because it is recommended in a well known series of travel books. It was a most interesting experience and Mr Tham's work is both varied and delightful. We spent a while talking to Mr Tham's son, and decided to buy a few prints. We went away to make a final decision on which ones. When we returned next day, we were lucky to meet Mr Tham himself who is as delightful as his work, and extraordinarily interesting. We spent a good hour talking to him and he was kind enough to show us his workshop and his many volumes of sketches. His highly evocative prints now adorn our walls, and we couldn't have a better momento of Melaka.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • NickD
    Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
    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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  • Tanaka
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    I was roaming around Malacca and had to seek refuge from the rain when I stumbled into this shop. Kooi the owner was so pleasant and inviting. I spent some time wandering and was blown away by how talented this man is! Most of the work in the shop is done by him and they are tremendously unique. I got a Chinese astrology piece (GOAT) but wished I had more space in my luggage to buy more. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Malaysia. When I finished shopping he was kind enough to offer me an umbrella to continue exploring the area even though he would be closing in less than an hour. I returned it at the end of the evening when he'd already gone home so I wasnt able to thank him. I highly recommend this place if you want unique, handmade gifts or souvenirs on your next trip.
    Written August 8, 2019
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  • fiona051212
    United Kingdom18 contributions
    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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  • Karen K
    Tiong Bahru, Singapore17 contributions
    We went on a thursday afternoon. Very quiet so its good. My children happy to hide from afternoon sun. Okok because its not our 1st time in trick art.

    We had fun with the green screen
    Written June 18, 2017
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  • IvesAndPete
    Perth, Australia28 contributions
    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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  • 李智优
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
    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 Africa1,095 contributions
    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, Australia223 contributions
    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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