Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Melaka Sultanate Palace - Malacca (Malaysia)

Within a walking distance of 10 minutes or so from A Formosa Fortress, for whatever reason it was, most of the tourists on this day at Melaka Sultanate Palace were foreigners. In fact, I really didn't see any locals, maybe just 2 or three, I bought the admission ticket and walked in. A replica of the palace of Melaka Sultan known as Istana, Melaka Sultanate Palace currently houses more than 1,300 exhibits, ranging from artifacts, prints, photographs and drawings. Representing the history and cultural heritage of the Malay Sultanate of Melaka and the various communities who settled in Melaka during the 15th century, this palace, a model of Sultan Mansur Shah Palace showcases Malay weapons, Malay traditional wedding dress, jewelries and brassware among the rest of the exhibits.

The only Malay Palace from Malacca's glorious past and situated at the foot of St.Paul's hill, an interesting feature of this Palace is that no nails were used in the construction. Built with only wooden pegs, this three storey replica Palace is divided into eight chambers and three galleries, including the the Balairong Seri (the Main Hall or the audience hall), the Balai Beradu (the Royal Bedchamber), Chambers of the Royal Band, a recreation hall and an Islamic hall, the galleries depicts the famous clash between the legendary warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat, also the weaponry, decorative arts, emissaries and gifts.

If you have a keen interest in the History of Malaysia, Melaka Sultanate Palace which will take up at least an hour of your time is a must visit.

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  1. Nava, thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful pictures...there are so much history.
    Have a happy 2013 and a great week!

  2. I would like to visit there, Beautiful. I like these type of Museum.

  3. what an interesting tour! i finally just toured mitad del mundo here in ecuador and it was fascinating to delve into the various native cultures!

  4. Went to Melaka last weekend. Didnt visit any historical places . Just went there to relax.

  5. I only learn it from my history book..
    one day must go and visit this place...

  6. Nava, did u go back to Malacca again? I didn't see this place the last time. U're leading a nice life, aren't u?? Hahaha!

  7. Loving the tour of this place, it is so interesting :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. This is one place i always skip,
    probably i should start from the museum next time.


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