Mamee Jonker House at Unesco Heritage site costs RM5mil to renovate

Mohd Khalil (second from left) and Pang Tee Chew (left) at the Mamee Jonker House in Malacca.

MALACCA: Popular snack company Mamee Double-Decker has converted a heritage Dutch colonial building at Jalan Hang Jebat here into a unique retail and beverage outlet.

The Mamee Jonker House (MJH) cost RM5mil to renovate and is located in the middle of the Unesco Heritage site.

MJH director Kelly Lim said Mamee decided to provide a cosy outlet with Dutch architecture for its customers when the company decided to buy the 17th century structure in 2013.

“This is a fun-filled site for all our customers. There is also a section for children to make instant noodles and a merchandise store,” she said after the launching of MJH recently.

Malacca governor Tun Mohd Khalil Yakoob surprised everyone when he, too, came to enjoy a meal at MJH.

Mohd Khalil later presented electronic gadgets and hampers to members of the media from Kuala Lumpur and here during a lucky draw.

Mamee Double-Deckercelebrated its 45th anniversary with MJH as its new attraction.

The food and beverage company was founded in 1971 when the now executive chairman Datuk Pang Chin Hin started to produce dried noodles and vermicelli together with eldest son Tan Sri Pang Tee Chew in Ayer Keroh Industrial Park.

The company grew from a small business to a conglomerate.

Mamee Double-Decker was eventually incorporated in 1991 and became a public listed company on Bursa Malaysia.

The company then set up plants across Malaysia and presently employs 2,000 staff and will soon be expanding to Myanmar, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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