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A couple mount the stairs to enter the History and Ethnography Museum in Malacca, which is housed in the former Stadthuys, (an old Dutch spelling), or City Hall. This historical structure is situated in the heart of Malacca City, the administrative capital of the state of Malacca, Malaysia in a place known as the Red Square. The Stadhuys is renowned for its red exterior and nearby red clock tower. It was built by the Dutch in 1650 as the office of the Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor.

When the British took over Malacca from the Dutch in the nineteenth century it continued to be used as an administrative centre and, in fact, maintained this role until 1980 after which it was converted to the museum. It is thought to be the oldest remaining Dutch historical building in the Orient.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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