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Stadthuys, Melaka

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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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  • Be prepared to spend hours in here going thru the various sections to it. Interesting history to the building itself 
  • Make sure you have at least a couple of hours to see and and enjoy all this vast museum complex has to offer. Plenty of information in English. In fact, I got museumed out! A whoa to go of Melaka's am...  more »
  • If you are strolling around to visit the churches and A Famosa, you can't miss the place as it's just in between these two! 
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  • Colorful place and i like the night market either.. but the last bus from church to to Melaka Sentral station at 9 pm ! So any one miss the bus, they should stay one more night in Melacca, it's better if they can make long bus working hourse , vlose maybe 10 or 11 pm
  • Good place to adventure and learn about melacca. The stadthuys or red building its a good choice to go in melacca. And in this place 0 miles of melacca.
  • A good place to stroll and look at the Dutch heritage and some beautiful buildings. This is the landmark of Malacca, a foundation of development and symbol for the city, definitely a must visit place. Jonker Street, Fort Santiago etc are well within walk distance, with lots of museums, shops and restaurants.
  • So much historical influence in this town . From the dutch to the Portuguese, british , chinese , indians and arabs . There is so much to see and explore here .
  • Very adventure and historical. It makes me to know more about the buildings and makes me want to explore all the historical buildings in Melaka. There is also a lot of historical art such as mural and beautiful color of buildings. #lovemelaka #melakainmyheart :)))