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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

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Address: Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Description: 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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I was attracted by the ship, which you can see from the Dutch Square along the Melaka River. The exterior of the ship is very clean and well-maintained, and the atmosphere is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I was attracted by the ship, which you can see from the Dutch Square along the Melaka River. The exterior of the ship is very clean and well-maintained, and the atmosphere is very peaceful since the museum is located away from the town central. There are fans inside the ship, cool enough that you won't need to worry about feeling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Melaka Museums The Melaka Maritime museum is excellent and right in the historic centre. There are plenty of other interesting sights, Old Portuguese fort and the full scale old wooden ship etc with Jonker Street around the corner. Don’t hesitate to try the better shopping and sights but slightly quieter on the 2 streets running parallel with Jonker Street. Catch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

General admission MYRinggit 6. Malaysian residents with proof of ID get reduced rates, MYRinggit 3 for adults, MYRinggit 1 for child. Good views from the 2nd level deck. The 3rd level is roped off. No shoes allowed below deck in the museum. Leave footwear at a rack on the main deck by the entrance to the museum. Ask for complimentary... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

About 20 years ago, I visited my sister in law and her family in Malacca and she took us on a walking tour around the various scenic attractions in Malacca. Back then, the Malacca River was blackish like charcoal, filthy and polluted and there was a stench when you got close to it. There were also stilted wooden squatters along... More 

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Located at the riverside of Malacca, surely this Museum is not to be missed! It's a unique kind of museum where an exact replica of a Portuguese ship ( Flora de la Mar) used as a Museum. The museum contains artifacts, exhibits and historical pieces that share Malacca's history back to trading and shipping era. The ship like museum has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

For Msian entrance fee is RM3 while foreigner is RM6. If I didn't recall wrongly there are 3 levels. Inside each level there are exhibitions. You can even buy cheap replicas of ships as souvenir. A big size replica costs around RM30 something while a small basic one is only RM5. Add RM3 for one in bottle. I didn't get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Maritime Museum is actually a replica of the Portuguese ship that sank in Melaka's waters. It has museum displays and information inside which is beautifully done and if Maritime history is your thing, you'll find it interesting and you could definitely spend some time here. Kids would like it too as it is a large ship and would provide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have been to Malacca numerous times, but this trip was our first ever. We stayed nearby the spot, and decided to explore this museum. For a start the museum is divided into 2 spots which is just across the road. The first is the old ship during the 15th century that are massive. It was nice to go through... More 

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Pahang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

As a child I always wanted to run about on a big ship and I got my chance! Inside it's a nice, air conditioned museum. There's lots of good displays and information about the history of Melaka as well as maritime history. Your ticket is also good for entrance into two other museums--something I only learned later back at my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great experience, particularly for children to see a ship that sailed in centuries past. Good visual displays inside.

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