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“Average attraction with over inflated price”

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
Ranked #36 of 151 things to do in Melaka
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Owner description: A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive museum; Melaka’s colorful seafaring history is tastefully displayed within.
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Looks far more impressive on the outside than delivers on the inside - poorly maintained models with hard to read historical data boards - definitley not enough to engage a child for too long. Due to being poorly maintained it is worrying to walk around barefoot and the steps are a little steep for the very young or very old

3  Thank SurreyGirl27
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"replica ship"
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"portuguese ship"
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"big ship"
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"audio guide"
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"trading port"
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"historical information"
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"entrance fee"
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"history lesson"
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"worth a visit"
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"walk around"
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"on display"
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"dutch square"
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"nice place"
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Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

I didn't go in as I don't really like museums. I thought i'd just cross the road and go shopping.

My kid and husband love it. They had great time reading about Malacca history and battles between Dutch and Portuguese inside the museum. The inside of the ship was aircon so it was quite comfortable for them. I thought they'll come out after 10min but had to call them and ask them to come out after more than half an hour. They also bought a nice ship souvenir.

On our drive to the hotel, we were saying this must be the most boring place. After visiting it, my kid can't wait to visit again.

Thank i_hate_mornings
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

my advise - don't waste your money as nothing much to see inside, plus there was an awful smell inside the ship. just take a photos from outside, that would be sufficient.

Thank AZILAHnor
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Without a doubt, the view of the Flor De La Mar is somewhat impressive from the outside and photo worthy as I find the display IN the Flor De La Mar a bit dull.

The problem with this musuem is also that they require visitor to take off their shoes before entering the musuem that is housed in the replica ship. Now I can understand if this is to preserve the floor boards etc but somehow during my trip to the musuem, there was an awful stench of stinky feet throughout the whole musuem especially at some parts where it was quite stuffy.

Needless to say, my visit lasted only 15 minutes in the musuem as the stench was awful. I think it is a good concept to have a maritime musuem in the replica Flor De La Mar however I do think that the display need to be more interesting as it looks tired and dusty. Most importantly improve the ventilation and fix that stench.

As of now, i recommend to just take photos from the outside and skip the musuem tour inside as you can spend RM10 at better musuems, shoes in tact and all.

Thank Veronica1984
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Located beside Jonker Street, this museum boasts a replica of the Flora de la Mar. It is about 8 stories high, so it give u a good view of the surroundings. Besides being a nice place for photo taking, the interior of the ship contains some bits of history of Melaka's maritime history. Right beside the ship is a small sized building with some info on Malaysian wildlife.

Nothing interesting but the air conditioning's really good!

Thank maverick020
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