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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
606-283-1135/6
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Ranked #12 of 65 attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Mich
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183 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

How anyone could call this so so is beyond my imagination. We had a guided tour which gave us an overview of the museum and were able to spend as much time as we wanted taking pictures, etc. The 10 minute introductory film was excellent. The armada that the Chinese had in those days is beyond belief. Would highly recommend... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This museum costs 10RM and starts off with the standard wall posters all about Cheng Ho (as in Gavin Menzies book 1421) - presumably he visited Malacca. There are interesting objects around and upstairs there are 50 or so Ming vases from 1200 and then you descend into a carved chinese tea house that must have be well over 100... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Rather disorganized . On entry,it was unclear as to where one should purchase entrance tickets. I mistook it for a souvenir sales counter. The information in affiliation to the display was a " copy and paste" experience. The exhibits were unimaginative and obviously uncared for. Everything was dusty as was the floor ,the shelves etc. etc. Incidentally should you need... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were taken here by a Malaysian friend and discovered this amazing period of Chinese history, when Admiral Cheng Ho set out from China on a series of voyages that took him around South East Asia and as far as Africa. He was head of a fleet, the size of which was not seen again until D Day, over 500... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This museum is one of the biggest w.r.t. illustrating Cheng Ho's 7 voyages to the South and S.W. Asia. Cheng came as an ambassador of Peace for the Ming Dynasty. I love to see the route maps, the diorama of ships (28+), the functional make up of the ships that enabled the long voyage;and most important, how this Muslim eunach-general... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The museum was hidden away in a street just before Jonker street. When I first entered, the place seemed run down. However, we were led to a little video room to watch a 10 min video of history of Cheng Ho. Very detailed. The guide brought us round the museum and slowly unfolded more interesting history of Cheng Ho. The... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I can only assume that previous commentators were disappointed if the museum was being renovated. We visited today, it was fully functional, did not smell of paint and we really enjoyed it. The video was interesting and we had never heard of Cheng Ho so it was completely new to us. There was lots of exhibits to look at including... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I was so disappointed and let down by the Museum. There was no point visiting this place, very poorly maintained.Visit somewhere else more interesting in Malacca!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The museum is very interesting and has many stories and historical records of Cheng Ho and his legendary maritime exploits around the world. It is definitely a good museum for the open-minded. They also sell some books dedicated to Cheng Ho and Chinese seafaring and maritime in general. The service was great and very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We enjoyed the 5mins video presentation in English and Chinese. Very informative and educational. Exhibits are rather limited but worth the trip to know more about history.

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