8 Heeren Street is a fine example of a two-storey building built in the mid-late 1700s. It is typical of early shophouses and modest residential structures built in Malacca between the mid 1600s and late 1800s. Early shophouses commonly served as shop, residence, stable and animal yard all at the same time.
As part of Badan Warisan Malaysia’s Model Conservation Project, 8 Heeren Street served as a practical example of conservation of its building type, the early shophouse and at the same time demonstrates a successful adaptation of new uses.
As of 2019, Badan Warisan will no longer be operating its heritage centre at No.8 Heeren Street, Melaka.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Trustees of Cheng Hoon Teng Inc who have solidly supported us in this model restoration project (2001-2002). To those who dedicated their time and expertise during the conservation and restoration process, thank you all, especially Huck, Fernando, Jo, Keong, KB, Ir Lee, Waveney, and Elizabeth. We would also like to express our greatest appreciation to the No.8 Heeren Street team, Marcian, Colin and Raymond, for their dedication and care over all these years. And to the over 75,000 visitors who have come through our doors, we hope that the experience of No.8 has been one which you will always remember well.
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