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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
606-283-1135/6
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Ranked #11 of 61 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The breadth of the scope of the museum surprised me. I learnt a number of fascinating things. When I specified that I preferred a tour in English, I was left to explore the museum on my own, while visitors before me who chose a tour in Mandarin had an accompanying guide. That turned out to be great for me, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you have a tight schedule in malacca, this would definitely one of the must go museum. worth your time and money. Entrance fee is rm10/adult, rm5/child. Begin with Informative introductory video followed by local lady guide you through the museum with clear and interactive intro~

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Southport, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This museum was absolutely fascinating. I had read the book 1421 and wanted to see it. We are taught English History at school, however the Chinese were the great discoverers of the world and this museum reveals all.

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Margate, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a great museum to see how Cheng Ho travelled the world leading to the major trading port of Melaka. The museum takes you through the history of Cheng Ho and how he was the earliest creator of trade in spices and textiles creating Melacca as a storage hub. A fleet of 400 ships use to accompany him on... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Liked: 1>The heroic personality of Cheng Ho. Inspiring.2>The AV system was very informative. Disliked: Ended soon as it was just a musuem kind with old items on display. Maybe more interesting for a historian.

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11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The role of Malacca in the amazing voyages of Cheng Ho is well presented in this what seems small but is quite large private museum. The recovered briken ming pottery shards and completed pottery is incredible. The guided tour was well paced and the guide was able to answrr all our question's.

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had not heard of this incredible Chinese explorer who made seven long sea journeys with a huge armada and a fleet of 28,000! His ship was five times larger than Columbus' Santa Maria. Melaka was a key port and Cheng Ho Museum dedicates itself to his memory and his history. There are numerous antiques, artifacts, and statues, in fact,... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well, that's if you believe the featured author of 1421 (Gavin Menzies - who has his own room in this museum); China was the first country to control the world seas, started the renaissance (by influencing DaVinci and others), and perhaps even went to the US. While some of these claims are perhaps a little speculative, this museum documents and... More 

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This where I enjoyed I really like it. It telling me how Chinese arrived before to Malacca and their business aiming in olden days. Dislike - no proper guide signage near road side.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The video give a good introduction to the life of Cheng Ho and his seven voyages. It gives good insight into the origin of the Baba and Nyonya. The artifacts are well maintained especially the porcelain items

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