Interesting Places In Malaysia
The Stadthuys is located at the Dutch Square,Melaka. The Stadthuys, also known as the "Red Building" among the locals is one of the most visited and most photographed Tourist Attractions in Malacca. Built in 1650, it is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. It was originally built as the official residence for the Dutch Governors and their officers. However, today only one room remains.
The building is a reproduction of the former Stadhuis (town hall) of the Frisian town of Hoorn in the Netherlands between 1420 until 1796. Hoorn's former Stadhuis was replaced in 1796 by a building that is now known as "het oude stadhuis" (the old town hall), which still exists today.
Standing at the Dutch Square, the Stadthuys appears majestically impressive with its wooden doors that are beautiful and sturdy, stonewalls that are elegant yet strong and steel door bolts that are delicate yet robust. Even the ceiling of the one remaining room is decorated with 17th century incredibly beautiful woodcarvings that depict flowers. You would definitely be amazed by the architecture and workmanship that has gone into building this magnificent structure.