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Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

Short Brief

This building is a replica of the palace of the Malacca Sultanate, which was burned down. The sultan doesn’t actually live here, but this functions as a museum to present the history of the sultanate and Malacca. The palace is a wonderful example of 15th century Malaysian architecture of wooden constructions. Lots of projecting balconies with Malaysian style sloped roofs making an impossibly photogenic building. There are hundreds, if not thousands of artefacts inside the palace and museum. The artefacts are a bit of a mixed bag. Many museums in Malacca like to tell history through paintings, which probably makes sense if you have some knowledge of local history. For others, the paintings are accompanied by a paragraph of explanation in English, which appear to have been written by a child starting secondary school. I basically stopped reading those such was the quality of the writing. Oddly enough, the writing for the painting contrasts strongly with the professionally written information in other parts of the museum.

Information

Jalan Kota 75000 Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia

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Jalan Kota 75000 Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia