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“This place is worth a skip”

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
Ranked #20 of 150 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 January 5, 2014 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Xine139
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"portuguese ship"
in 19 reviews
"big ship"
in 9 reviews
"real ship"
in 6 reviews
"wooden ship"
in 5 reviews
"audio guide"
in 9 reviews
"model ships"
in 3 reviews
"sailing ship"
in 3 reviews
"information boards"
in 3 reviews
"historical information"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 13 reviews
"trading port"
in 4 reviews
"history lesson"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"walk around"
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"on display"
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"dutch square"
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"malacca river"
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Found it ridiculous that only about 20 percent of the museum is dedicated to maritime history. The remaining displays are about the ocean, marine life and reefs. The way information is presented could also do with an overhaul. You can cover it in less than an hour if you stop and read most of the panels.

Thank globetraveller5861
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

The Maritime Museum is in a replica ship. The replica is not great, but they have a reasonable collection of interesting facts inside. It is just a shell, with pictures and assorted items inside. The quality is only average, but it does help transform you back to the 16th century.

The cost is RM2 (US70c). Inside is out of the sun and they have fans to circulate the air. It is not airconditioned.

Overall, it is worth a quick visit.

1  Thank AjmSydney
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

There's not much here apart from the large replica ship (a couple of boats across the road) so we thought the cover charge was a bit high for what you get. The internal displays weren't that interesting, so it seemed more like a big playground for little kids. It can be a little difficult to navigate the steps, ladders etc so f you have mobility issues, give it a miss. It's just as impressive from the outside.

Thank OzBrian
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were looking forward to seeing how the historically important Portuguese trading/war ship was configured, but the recreated ship is merely a shell to display pictures, etc. with no ship's wheel, no cargo place, no living quarters. The adjacent building has a couple of broken animated displays and many faded pictures of sea life.

Thank BeirutMoores
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