Aug 3, 2022
For the Love of Old
Conservation of heritage buildings is an essential tool in city development. The role of a heritage site is to define the landmark within the area as well as to generate an economic return and to support the tourism industry. Conservation of heritage buildings is vital because it provides a sense of identity and continuity in a fast-changing world for future generations.
Melaka and George Town are remarkable examples of historic colonial towns on the Straits of Malacca. Having just this past week celebrated 12 years as UNESCO-recognised cities, it is only apt for us to share some work we have done with a recent client, Liu Men Hotel (Melaka).
Liu Men Hotel is a reflection of Melaka’s vibrant past elegantly fusing colonial art deco with Chinese Peranakan design. Stepping into the hotel, guests are greeted by an open space anchored by a red cast-iron spiral staircase. The lobby is dotted with antiques and exaggerated lounge chairs that come in pairs. There are not many places in Melaka for tourists to experience the charming ways of living that our ancestors used to have. The rise of new attractions that tell a story like Liu Men would perhaps reposition Malacca city as a true heritage destination.
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