The Malaysia Prison Museum Melaka

The Malaysia Prison Museum Melaka is, in my opinion, one of Malaysia’s more interesting museums. Most of us, thankfully, never get to see the inside of a jail. This museum, housed in a real former prison, gives us a chance to appreciate how life must have been for the prisoners and for the prison staff. […]

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Melaka Maritime Museum

At Melaka Maritime Museum you get three museums for the price of one. The main attraction is a full sized replica of Flor De La Mar*, a treasure-laden 16th century Portuguese galleon which sank during a storm in 1511 somewhere in the Straits of Malacca. The wreck and its lost treasure are believed to lie […]

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Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum Melaka

I had very low expectations of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum Melaka. After all, what does the Customs Department do apart from slapping a big duty on our beer and wine? But I was wrong, this museum is actually one of the more interesting museums in Melaka and I enjoyed my visit. It is […]

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Ardence Labs, Setia Alam

Ardence Labs is a unique lakefront shopping and dining complex housed in repurposed shipping containers within the landscaped gardens of the upcoming Eco Ardence commercial and residential development in Setia Alam, Shah Alam. I was trying to see the significance of the dots in the Ardence Labs logo then I realised it was written in […]

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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum Melaka

The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is one of the best museums in Melaka. The focus of the museum is on the seven voyages made by Admiral Cheng Ho (also spelt Zheng He) during the period 1405-1433, but visitors can also learn a lot about the wider history of Melaka, a city which he visited at […]

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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum –Melaka

At Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum in Melaka you can tour the gorgeous ancestral home of a wealthy Peranakan family and learn about the unique hybrid culture of the Straits-born Chinese. Baba Chan Cheng Siew (1865-1919) This wonderful townhouse was home to Chan Cheng Siew (1865-1919) and subsequent generations of his family. Chan was a […]

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Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum Melaka –Museum

The Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum Melaka contains a fine collection of rare and skilfully crafted traditional gold and bejewelled pieces which were much loved by the Nyonya communities of Malacca and other south east Asian cities. The jewellery fills one large room upstairs. Other sections exhibit the skills of craftsmen in jewellery making but also […]

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Melaka Crocodile Park

I visited Melaka Crocodile Park in April 2018. Here is my review. I have a wary respect for crocodiles but I’ve never been a great fan of crocodile farms. Somehow they remind me of prisons. You know they are full of scary brutes and you are glad they are safely behind bars. Also, like prisons, […]

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Menara Lama Surau Tengkera – Melaka’s Oldest Surviving Mosque

Menara Lama Surau Tengkera is a minaret built in 1728 making it the oldest surviving Islamic building in Melaka and possibly in the whole of Malaysia, although Kampung Laut Mosque in Kelantan, which is of a similar age, is often claimed to be older. Although it may be the oldest surviving Islamic structure in Melaka, […]

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Muzium Al Quran Melaka –Al-Quran Museum

Muzium Al Quran Melaka (Melaka Al-Quran Museum) is located next door to Al Azim Mosque, Melaka’s state mosque. The museum was officially opened on 11 October 2006 with the objective of providing informative content on Islam while spreading the knowledge and preaching on the purity of Islam to society. This spacious museum covers two floors […]

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