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Address: Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6032847090
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A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive...

A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive museum; Melaka’s colorful seafaring history is tastefully displayed within.

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New idea for a museum

it is basically an old wooden ship that is used to show the life of old people in living in the sea. For children, this is amazing. the experience is nice. However the museum is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Ayman S

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is basically an old wooden ship that is used to show the life of old people in living in the sea. For children, this is amazing. the experience is nice. However the museum is not equipped enough. there are many possible things to be added to the place to give you the experience of the ship and sailing in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Climb aboard and you feel you are ready to disembark. Amazing to believe they used to sail vessels like this on the high seas. This replica holds numerous artifacts to view as you wander about below deck. Melaka is a city greatly influenced by the countries that colonized the area....you see it still in the architecture, the tiles on porches,... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Portugese battleship in the city centre? The Maritime Museum is beside the Malacca River, striking an awesome sight. Climbing onto the deck of the ship invokes a sense of excitement. On the deck, it offers a panoramic view of the surrounding. The canons on the side of the ship gets one ready for action. The Maritime Museum is in... More 

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Thank chongc675
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was first time visit this museum quite few year ago . Inside was quite nice but abit smelly when we walk nearby the air-conditional system. I hope the system had already renovated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes I love this museum so much. You get to learn about ship of course but the exterior and interior of this museum is what makes it worth coming here. My sister and I both feel like we are the captain of the sea and pretending to be one of the ship crew. This is a splendid place to learn... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This interesting ship is located next to the Malacca River. It is quite interesting and informative. Can be a bit hot inside. Good place to take photos especially on the deck.

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Thank JamesKMTan
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Personally i was not impressed by this as it was not my cup of tea. There were a lot of exhibitions and you get to learn about the history of Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum. An informative and interesting experience for those that are into warships and history.

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Thank Zeek M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Younger kids will enjoy the trip on the ship. What I did not understand is the portion of the museum that had sea life - marine life in maritime museum! I don't see the connection to that of being historic ! Lets just say it would not be the end if the world if you gave this place a miss.

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Thank SabrinBedi
Singapore, null, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is really attractive, the idea is excellent, will they manage it properly. Nothing much to see inside the muzium except some history of Melaka, which you can easily get by google it.

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Thank Jeremy C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most of the information is repeated in Muzium Sejarah dan Ethnografi, Stadhuys. And, it is very very hot inside the ship.

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