The tight schedule for a 2 day 1 night trip in Malacca will never enough. We spend most of the time venturing for food.While driving back to KL after our stay in Quayside Hotel, we spotted the big ship just a distance of walk from the hotel itself. Muzium Samudera (Maritime Museum) is one of the places which is worth to visit if you love to know more about the history of Malacca itself.
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. Work on the replica started in early 1990 and it was opened to the public in 1994. The Maritime Museum was officially opened by the Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on June 13, 1994.
Maritime Museum Phase One 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. The museum itself it just georgeous from the outside and perhaps I will need to venture more on my next trip to Malacca on what’s inside the museum itself.
9.00 am – 6.00 pm
(Closed on Tuesday)
Muzium Samudera, (the Flora De La Ma),
Jalan Quayside, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
Office Number: +603 284 7090