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History Museum
“The Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum is a collection of three beautifully restored houses arranged to resemble a conventional 19th-century Baba-Nyonya residence. Excellent examples of Chinese-Palladian style, these townhouses, built in 1896, were transformed into a traditional Peranakan museum in later years; connected by a common covered footway, the museum features hand-painted tiles, elaborately carved teakwood outer swing doors and a sturdier internal door which provides extra security.The operation hours is from 10:00am to 12:30pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30pm every Monday to Saturday. ”
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Art Gallery
“Furniture is arranged on the ceiling at this quirky, 2-story home built upside down. Great for fun photos!”
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Temple
“Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia and was built in 1673. It served as the main place of worship for the local Hokkien (Chinese) community. The temple was awarded a UNESCO award for the outstanding architectural restoration in 2003. ”
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Museum
“At the Melaka Submarine Museum visitors get the chance to see a submarine up close and to go inside and witness the living and working conditions of submariners. There is only one submarine here, the SMD Ouessant, an Agosta 70 class submarine which was built in 1978 by Arsenal de Cherbourg in France. It was decommissioned by the French Navy in 2001 and subsequently transferred to the Royal Malaysian Navy where it was used as training vessel from 2005 - 2009. It is an electric/diesel powered non-nuclear submarine. Similar submarines have been used by the Spanish and Pakistani navies. Now the submarine is propped up on steel supports on dry land and is open to the public as a museum.”
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Museum
“Malacca Planetarium Adventure Science Centre, a.k.a Melaka Planetarium, is a learning centre dedicated to the exciting world of astronomy and science. Opened in 2009, the planetarium is right beside the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC). The three-storey, Islamic-inspired complex houses multiple exhibition areas together with a cafeteria, a library and also Malaysia’s largest dome theater for periodical movie screenings.”
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Museum
“Hang Jebat was the champion of justice who died a tragic death from the dagger of Hang Tuah, another knight of Malacca, after a duel of honour that lasted 3 days 3 nights.”
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Museum
“This Submarine Museum is really nearby. Only 5mins drive and you can explore when you don't feel going to town at days.”
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Art Gallery
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Museum
“Another interesting private museum featuring the blink-blink of the peranakan culture”
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History Museum
Museum
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History Museum
“A good place to learn the basics about the history of Malacca and customs of Malaysians.”
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