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“The kids loved it.”

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
Ranked #19 of 143 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.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The kids loved it.”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

If history doesnt interest you, there are ample opportunities for picture taking, and if that isnt enough, it'll be a novelty for your kids (and big kids like moi) to be able to explore a real ship! When i went in sept there were a lot of people, the tickets were really cheap with a mykad, place well kept and organised. The stairs were a bit too steep so watch your steps. I would recommend the rent of the interactive ear phones, what a novel idea..if only i had more time and no kids, i will enjoy the audio lessons in malacca history much better.,,,

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Informative and creative”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

For the price, I thought it was a pretty good deal to have access to three museums/buildings.

My favorite was the ship re-creation of the Flor de la Mar / Maritime Museum. Many of the reviews call the exhibits boring. Not so for our group. Perhaps people want more interactive technology, and reading exhibits and signs are boring. The historical information was very educational and well presented. It was novel to be aboard a ship too.

The building next to the shop - Maritime Museum Phase II - was more dated - especially with old cut out newspaper articles and framed for specific exhibits. The first section - the realistic panorama displays of fishermen and boats gave new insight into what was used many years ago. And there was again, informative sections that required reading.

The Naval Museum would interest mainly navy buffs and those who have a connection to the bragging rights of the Malaysian Navy that this museum promotes. If you're short on time, skip this one.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Go if only you have time to spare.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Nice replica of the ship and good for photo taking. Although not much interaction activities, it is quite informative of the history. Very steep steps and recommended to go during the night so it will not be so sunny and hot.

Visited September 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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178 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Can be better”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The replica provides a good photo opportunity. It was impressive and well maintained. However, more thought should be given on the way the exhibits were displayed. There should be some interactive displays and maybe some activities that relates to the shipping history in Malacca.

Visited August 2013
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth for 6 ringgit”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

The place is well kept for a small looking ship, nice historical value and worth of visiting.....able to see different type of culture in it

Visited July 2013
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