(9 July 2005)
Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
, formerly called Heeren Street
and during the Dutch period Heerenstraat
, is one of the main residential streets within the core zone of the Malacca Unesco World Heritage Site. In its present form, it connects First Cross Street with Jalan Tengkera, at the junction of Jalan Kubu.
Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock was laid out during the Dutch era, when it was known as Heerenstraat. The name Heeren means gentleman or master, and true to that name, the street has always been home to the upper class of Malacca society. It has a few houses that dates from the Dutch period. Among them, 8 Heeren Street
had been restored by Badan Warisan Malaysia
and turned into a showcase of a shophouse from that period.
Location of sights along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock on the map
Hotels along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Sights along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Eateries along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Businesses along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Organisations along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Junctions on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
First Cross Street Junction
Jalan Hang Kasturi Junction
Jalan Hang Lekir Junction
Jalan Kubu Junction
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Heeren Street was the choice address of the affluent Straits Chinese in the mid-19th and early 20th century. They called it "Holland Street". To the locals, Heeren Street was "Millionnaire's Row". The wealthy vie with each other to built the most ornate house. Today, many of these beautiful homes have been restored. They are now readapted as boutique hotels as well as museums to showcase that particular period of Malacca history.
Heeren Street was renamed Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock after Malaya achieved independence. It was in memory of Tun Tan Cheng Lock, the founder of the Malayan Chinese Association (MCA), who played a significant role in helping the country gain independence.
From Dutch Square
, cross Tan Kim Seng Bridge
, then turn left into Lorong Hang Jebat. At the next junction, turn right to enter Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
(9 July 2005)
Heeren Street at night
(9 July 2005)
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