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Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum – Built without nails!

If there are 2 museums that you must visit in Melaka, one of them has got to be the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum…

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum
Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

Of course the other is the Melaka Maritime Museum.

The reason why the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum is a must visit museum in Melaka is because of the wealth of information it holds!

If you are interested in history of Melaka, it’s there.

If you are interested in stories and legends, it’s there!

If you are interested in jurisdictions in Melaka, it’s there!!

If you are interested in artifacts and costumes worn, it’s there!!!

Basically, all the things you want to know about how Melaka came to be, it’s all there. So, to provide a good background to the rest of your trip in Melaka, the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum is a must visit museum if you have to make a choice to visit 1 or 2 museums only.

Not to mention, the price of entry is ONLY 2RM!!!

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How the “court” at that time would look like

Descriptions of the above scene
Descriptions of the above scene

One of the more interesting displays (at least to Kate and I) were the legends and heroes of Melaka. They tell of stories of jealousy, loyalty and deceit. Plus, life sized sculptures do bring the stories to life…

Stories and Legends in Melaka depicted
Stories and Legends in Melaka depicted

View of Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum from the garden
View of Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum from the garden

Besides the excellent photo taking opportunities of the palace itself plus a nice stroll around the garden which you can enjoy, you can also marvel at the architectural brilliance of how the palace can be built without any nails at all! An architectural feat of their time…

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Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

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2 Responses to Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum – Built without nails!

  1. LS says:

    The Sultanate Museum is indeed a great place to visit. I would like to recommend to add the Melaka History and Ethnography Museum in the Stadthuys into the list of Museum.

  2. Tom Tom says:

    Hi LS,

    Agreed. We enjoyed these locations as well. Do stay tuned for more information about travelling in Melaka!

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