Malacca Sultanate Palace
Malacca Sultanate Palace
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This landmark palace has been carefully restored using ancient nail-free construction. A cultural museum is also on site.
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Juniper64
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,253 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The museum looks like it hasn't been overhauled since the 1980s.

This is a real shame, considering how rich the subject matter is. The exterior looks promising, but once inside, you're confronted with very dim lighting that barely illuminates "information" panels that are often set far too low for comfortable reading. Not so informative, then!

Whoever is getting paid for this, please research how museums in other parts of the world make their subject matter immersive and inspiring.

Malaccan history deserves better.

Please move from 1980 to 2020.
Written August 16, 2020
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Quang Kiet Le
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam968 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The museum looked like a small place with exhibitions about Melaka sultan's life. Two floors were opened to visitors. It was quite interesting to walk around and learn a bit of local history. The entry ticket, however, was quite pricey: MYR20 pp.
Written January 23, 2024
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Stryfe88
Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
This is a great place to visit if you are interested in history of Malacca. There are lots of information on the founding of Malacca and key historical figures.
Written September 6, 2019
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum is a museum located in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. Unfortunately we arrived at 11:00am, a closing time. It will open after 4 hours. Unable to visit.
Written September 26, 2023
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Nishchal S
Singapore, Singapore267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Centrally located and easy to reach.

Beautiful building, although it's a replica of original.

History and culture well displayed and informative.

Got lovely garden in front adds to the overall grandeur.

Written February 6, 2019
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Viktor
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Stumbled across this museum, asked what it was about and they just read me the title and all laughed as if I was stupid. It seems they don’t understand the place they work for, or how to interact with people on a respectful level. I don’t recommend wasting your time, when even entry staff are rude.
Written July 17, 2018
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Janiz123
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
Built with such detail and refinement based on 15th century design, it provides a rare and interesting glimpse of the ancient Malay Kingdom. Apart from the unique building design and ornate wood \carvings, visitors would also be able to gain insights into the institution of the Malacca Malay Sultanate and experience a true palace atmosphere as during the time of the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah. No nails, only wooden pegs, were used in the construction which showcases15th century royal household and also exhibits rare Malay artefacts, weaponry,ceremonial and traditional costumes, jewellery, instruments and works of art.definitely worth the entrance fee which is minimal.

Written May 20, 2014
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teenagesab_87
Melaka, Malaysia299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Family
Been there since primary school and still visit the place till now. Brought many foreigner friends and outstation visitors there to know a lil more about Melaka. Great architecture too.
Written August 20, 2013
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SurreyGirl27
Addlestone, UK1,157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
A fabulous building with fantastic photo opportunities with the way the light reflects inside the Palace and also of the fantastically manicured gardens. A small oasis of peace away from the bussle of the river and thr Portuguese square, well wortha stop over the midday heat to shelter in the building and stroll through the grounds. Often overlooked on tours so worth looking out for
Written November 23, 2012
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Sham Mathi
Kajang, Malaysia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
A great place to learn more about melaka history..The mannequins looks so real n there are lots of information provided..The structure of the museum is amazing..Felt like real palace..We spend around 1 hours plus in there..
Written February 16, 2020
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