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“Ship History”

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 June 11, 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 this region is enlisted.
There are several decks.Once you exit you can wear your foot wear but you have to discard the plastic bag.
Once you see the sights you might not want to come out easily.There is a clear political undertone.

1  Thank butterflypostage
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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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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"walk around"
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"dutch square"
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"nice place"
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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.

2  Thank MikeHSFO
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Reviewed April 8, 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!

4  Thank Xelcius
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Reviewed March 6, 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 essential to the establishment of maritime dominance in the region.

It was a great opportunity to see how the ship of the Portuguese was made and what did the inside hold

2  Thank FplusV
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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.

1  Thank Martin_Martin27
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