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Address: Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Excellent Portugese Ship Replica Museum

Visited the Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, or Muzium Samudra in Malay, on 1 May 2015. Because its a long weekend ,and a national holiday of labor day , its full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Bandung,Indonesia
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Bandung,Indonesia
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366 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited the Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, or Muzium Samudra in Malay, on 1 May 2015. Because its a long weekend ,and a national holiday of labor day , its full of people. Located at Jalan Merdeka , between the Waterwheel and Malaysia Royal Navy museum. Entrance ticket is RM 6 per adult,RM 2 per child for foreigners ,50... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went with my kids, aged 5 and 7. The fruit of my loins, having watched one too many episodes of Jake and the Neverland Pirates, have themselves morphed into pirates of exceptional skill. Even the shortest of road trips would entail stops at a petrol station for some chips and packet drinks, whilst longer trips would always include pit stops... More 

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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took our daughter to this museum and she loved it . part of the museum is housed in a replica wooden ship. The displays and information board told the history of Malacca in an Interesting and easy to understand way. It was fun to explore the decks of the ship too.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I enjoyed the ship shaped museum, would recommend a visit, ticket gets you into 2 other museums as well, although they weren't great.

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Braga, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The museum must is the Galleon Flora de la Mar. Inside we can find pictures, objects and documents about Malaka and the empires heritage (portuguese, dutch and british). The museum also have a environmental protection area in a separate building. Amazing place never miss this. The galleon sunk on 1511 in the way to Goa. Afonso de Albuquerque was inside... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Get crazy inside this ship as you learn along historical tidbits of the place. My nephew and niece definitely had an interesting history lesson when they saw this, far more better than what's written in books or accessed from the internet. They got to see actual ships and the details that came with it. Some place to enrich your historical... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The tickets prices very cheap but you just need to climb up. For elders and with infants, I think it's difficult for them to climb up and visit here.

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Antwerpen, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you want to learn how Melaka became so great then visit this museum. The museum is really nicely displayed int two parts, the first one in the replica of the ship. Where you will learn how ímportant maritime history was for Melaka. Also a lot of info about the Portuguese, Dutch and British. The second part is in a... More 

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Macao
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The ship can be seen from the Dutch Square, then from the St. Paul Hill and I really wanted to go there and check it. It houses the Maritime Museum and it’s a replica of the Portuguese ship Flora de La mar that sank in Malacca's Strait. We went there during Chinese New Year and everywhere was packed with people!... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The museum is OK but 4 stars because for 2 MYR it is a nice value. Plenty of information about sea trade in Melaka and its rise as a port. Worth 30 minutes but if time is short, this museum can be skipped.

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