Malacca Stadthuys

Stadthuys – Malacca, Malaysia

The Stadthuys (an old Dutch spelling, literally meaning "town hall"), also known as the Red Square, is a historical structure situated in the heart of Malacca Town, the administrative capital of the state of Malacca, Malaysia. It was built by the Dutch occupants in 1650 as the office of the Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor. When Malacca was handed over to the British in the 19th century, the Malacca Free School was opened in the vicinity of the Stadthuys in the 7 December, 1826, by missionaries residing in the state, in response to a letter dated 19 April, 1825, signed…