In response to the rapid loss of this particular building type in the conservation zone of Malacca, the US Department of State's Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation had awarded a grant to carry out restoration of a Dutch Era shop-house located at No.8, Heeren Street.
A model project to demonstrate to owners of similar properties how such ancient buildings can be restored to high quality and adapted for new uses.It is also a resource centre for the heritage zone
The material used on the steps at the main entrance and at the thresholds of the passage leading to the air-well of these townhouses was indicative of the social standing of the owner.
Something quite rare and might make a difference among the places you visit.
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