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Stadthuys, Melaka

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History Museum Architectural Building
One of the oldest remaining Dutch colonial buildings in the Far East, Stadthuys sits in the heart of Melaka. Stop by this landmark building to learn about the history of the city and its various peoples, from Melaka's establishment in 1400 until 1957--the year the Federation of Malaya gained independence. The building formerly served as the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses history and ethnography museums. The earthy tones of the structure and the rest of the colonial-era square make a striking backdrop for photographs. To visit Stadthuys and other attractions in Melaka, use our Melaka holiday planner.
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  • As the old city hall since the colonial dutch square area is very beautiful. To find a quality single capture photos, blank a little difficult, because a lot of people. Backlit morning
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  • One of the must-see if you are first time in Malacca. Rich history - Portuguese and Dutch rule. Museum is average. The museum on the ship nearby is more interesting. Take the 'colourful trishaw' ride ...  more »
  • The museum is housed in a historical building, exhibits were fine. Unfortunately, the pop music blaring from the stupid rickshaws outside could be heard in the museum, spoiling the atmosphere. Also, g...  more »
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  • The centre of the old town, Melaka. Nice building. Sometimes, there are so many tourist that will make you feel really chaotic. Cross the bridge, follow the small alleys is quite interesting.
  • Historical place worth taking picture for. Do walk around the surroundings and visit the nearby Jonker walk too. Try one of the colourful trishaw which will change its decoration according to current trend.
  • Beautiful place. Will come back very soon!
  • Historical place. If you visit Malaysia, dont forget to go to melaka. This is world heritage place.
  • Historic. Crowded on the weekends and holidays. All in all, a good tourist hotspot to visit if you're in Melaka.

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