Melaka Town, Malacca and George Town, Penang are two historical colonial towns located on the Straits of Malacca. The cities are designated UNESCO heritage sites as they retained a strong succession of historical and cultural influences between the East and West during the early centuries.
Melaka Town, Malacca
Melaka Town bears the ancient remains of the coming together of different cultural elements of the Malay Archipelago, India, China and the Europeans, namely the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. These influences were arisen due to the strategic location along the Straits of Malacca, making Melaka Town an important trading port between the Europeans and Asia. Various UNESCO Heritage Sites, fascinating museums as well as modern tourist sites make Melaka Town a must visit destination for the whole family.
5 Enriching Museums, Malacca
Different museums such as the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum and the Melaka Sultanate Palace are also built to preserve history, information and culture of Melaka Town. We found five enriching museums, Malacca that provide an enjoyable and enriching experience to learn about the history and culture of Malacca. Take a look at each site below!
The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Malacca shows the life of Chinese descendants adapting Malay culture (influenced by Portuguese, Dutch, British) in Malaysia.
The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, Malacca tells the story of Admiral Cheng Ho and his fleet’s significant role in the history of Chinese maritime explorations.
The Melaka Sultanate Palace, Malacca found at the foot at St Paul’s Hill, is a replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s palace who ruled Malacca from 1456 to 1477.
The Proclamation of Independence Memorial, Malacca traces Malaysia’s long history of foreign domination.
The Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, Malacca serves as a reminder of the important trading history of Malacca since the Melaka Sultanate era.