BADAN WARISAN MALAYSIA AND THE U.S. EMBASSY LAUNCH A MODEL RESTORATION PROJECT IN MALACCABadan Warisan Malaysia has been awarded a RM57,000 grant by the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia, through the U.S. Department of State’s "Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation". This grant will enable Badan Warisan to carry out the restoration of a Dutch era shophouse built in the 1700s located at No 8 Heeren Street (Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock), in the heritage zone of Malacca.
On 3 August 2001, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr) Ahmad Sarji, President of Badan Warisan Malaysia, and H.E. B. Lynn Pascoe, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, launched the project at the site. YBhg Datuk Hj Nasir bin Hj Manap, Deputy Chairman of the Malacca Museums Corporation (PERZIM) represented the` Chief Minister of Malacca at the event. Also present was Dr Ee Tiang Lock, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cheng Hoon Temple, the owners of the site.
Malacca was once one of the most significant entrepots in this region, and by virtue of its history and location on the Straits of Malacca, it is heir to rich multicultural heritage of various ethnic groups including Malays, Chinese, Indians, Portuguese, Dutch and British. The shophouse at No 8 Heeren Street forms an integral part of the early city’s vibrant commercial sector.
Now No 8 Heeren Street is open for public as an interpretation and resource centre for the heritage zone.
No 8 Heeren Street, MelakaSite of a model conservation project by Badan Warisan Malaysia
|Official Launch on 3 August 2001
|Views of the building