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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Type: Specialty Museums, Ships
Description: 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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Kunming, China
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343 reviews 343 reviews
180 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Melaka was an important maritime and trading hub for many years. This museum chronicles how that worked. I liked the trade rout maps more than the displays with mannequins. By now on this trip, I've seen lots of these and have gotten the message that diverse peoples met here to exchange goods. Arabs, Chinese, Indians and so on. I enjoyed... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My first visit was in 2010.Do note the entrance fee.The ship is located near the Post office of Melaka town.Do note that you have take off your footwear and put then into plastic bags that are provided.Here the fun begins.If the day is how the wood will be scorching.The adage , no pain no gain applies here.All the history of... More

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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Well worth a visit, as you can roam through a ship built to resemble a 17th century trading vessel with very interesting exhibits showing the history of this region through the "eyes" of traders from many countries.

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Songkhla, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The famed Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Melaka. It is obviously a replica and was built on that basis. The replica ship exhibits the maritime history of Melaka and on the city's golden age when it was the emporium of the east. Another worthy sight!

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Maritime Museum itself is a replica of the 'Flora de La Mar', a Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Melaka while on its way to Portugal, carrying loot plundered from Melaka. The museum houses exhibits, artifacts and documents from the Melaka's golden era as the Emporium of the East and reveals how political control of Melaka was... More

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Hangzhou, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The museum is a big ship, where you can learn malaka history on different era (dutch, british and portuguese). This museum will also shows you why Malaka was really great back then with their great location and natural resource.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I am not a big fan of Museum. But this museum, I liked. It was exciting to see and read what I learnt during history lesson during my primary school. More exciting to showcase to my boys that I know about the history and the characters. My boys liked the Ship museum as well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Bought few minature of the ships at the cost of RM5 each and another bigger is RM 15. Museum in great location and good maintenance. Adult ticket RM 6, child ticket RM2 (7 to 12 yrs) and half price if is Malaysian. Free for below 6 yrs old.

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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My partner and I were looking forward to seeing the replica ship and museum as he is very much into nautical stuff. The ticket cost RM6 per person, but was not worth it at all. Totally disappointing. The entire ship is only quite small, so they should implement a certain number of people only at a time policy. Instead the... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It's a tired place with no proper guides/information at all. Not really worth paying RM6 for. I don't understand the reason behind the no-shoes policy for this museum. People are losing shoes here too.

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