Melaka Trip: Melaka Sultanate Palace

11:55 28/4/2012 When the heat dissipated from our body after conquering A’Famosa. Sky lead us to this old wooden building which we believe was another historical significant of Melaka. When we reached near the gate, it was actually the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum. We knew there is no turning back point after Sky hastily drag us. He didn’t waste the time and asked the staff at the gate if how much is the entrance fee. He paid the entrance for the three of us without any hesitation. 

Well,  It didn’t cost him a fortune and only paid 6RM, 2 Ringgit for each person. We walk passed near to the palace and examined its exteriors. 

The entire building was made of hardwood. We could tell that roof was made of another wood material due to its different colour and texture.  Windows were like patterned to a half porte-fenetre or French Window. The glasses are coloured yellow and lower part of the window are half blind allowing air to enter the palace.

What makes this building extra ordinary? Is that, we haven’t saw any single nail on the wood. We cross examined it to make sure but all of them were connected with wooden pegs. How cool is that?

Though this building was a replica of the Sultanate Palace of Melaka. It was patterned from the historical documents and references from the last sultanate during Mansur Shah era. If we didn’t know that this building was just recreated we could believe this is the real one.

Before you set inside the Palace, you must take off your footwear (except socks) or else these Royal Guards will not let you in. Just kidding, these are mannequins that looks like a real thing when looking at them from a distance.

This fellow had been here standing for ages and judging by his expression he don’t want to be disturbed. So we shift our attention to the other one. This guard may look naive but he’s friendly and we took that advantage to take a photo souvenir with him. Say Cheese!

Manju and Summer

After spending some time with the two guards (as if they were living) Sky had left us and quickly get inside the museum. We catch up with him upon gazing the Sultanate Palace miniature. 

Then we walk across the Museum’s hallway and amaze how this palace built during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah. The Museum have certain halls which depicts the history of Melaka and how the sultanate been overthrown.

At the end left side most of the palace is the Main Hall or the Audience Hall. A life size mannequin were depicted during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah. They look so creepy and can’t stand to look at them, as they might blink on me. 

We move on the second floor as the kids from the excursion swarm the audience hall. They look so amazed and even made a joke themselves who’s a look alike of their classmates with the mannequin. 

The second floor houses the antique ornaments use by the Malay women during that era. Hair Pins and intricately design anklets were brought by different traders in Melaka.

On the right end portion of the first floor is a gallery of the famous and legendary warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat. The whole gallery illustrated the story of the famous folks and how they end up killing each other. This was somehow the highlight of event during that period and been part of the history of Melaka.

The last area that we visit was the gallery of traders. Melaka was indeed a vital port in early civilization. Evidently, it was visited by different traders, like Arabs, Javanese, Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Europeans. Different kinds of traded items from porcelains, brasswares, glasswares were exhibited here.

After learning so many things about the history of Melaka at the Sultanate Palace Museum. We bid adieu and proceed to the Sultanate Palace garden. The view of Sultanate Palace at the Garden’s perspective was refreshing. We could only see two colours, Green and Brown. Nothing much to see in the garden except that historical monument that embodies the beginning of Melaka.

We had so much fun discovering Melaka like the old times. It maybe boring to visit a Museum but it  made us more appreciate the place by knowing  and uncovering the history that entails it. On the next series we visit the largest old Chinese cemetery outside of China, the  Bukit Cina.

Historical Wanderers,

Summer and Sky

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0 Replies to “Melaka Trip: Melaka Sultanate Palace”

  1. super helpful tong blog nyo for those nomads na gusto pumunta ng malaysia! Woot! Now I know who to ask pg pumunta ako ng malaysia. haha! <3 I lvoe the infastructures prang maganda e peg for my future house 😀


  2. Thanks Wander Shugaaahhh! Pag nagpagawa ka ng kagaya nito, ikaw na ang may Palace! hehe ^_^

  3. This is very helpful since nag pplano ako pumunta sa Hari Raya. 🙂 na excite 2loy ako! hehehe!! Thanks to this!

  4. We are also planning to go back to Melaka this Hari Raya. Marami pa kami hindi pinuntahan dun, para me rason na babalik kami dun. ^_^

  5. I wouldn't paying the entrance fee too..
    just imagine setting foot in a wooden palace,
    I bet it was cool inside..
    Just too unique to be set aside!

  6. Melaka seems to have a very rich history and culture. Believe it or not, this is the first time that I've heard of the place — so kudos for sharing these remarkable info Sky and Summer. 🙂 I would definitely want to see the sultanate palace too if given the chance to travel there soon. 🙂

  7. nice culture they got there it looks as if you were in their past civilization

  8. Napakaganda pala ng culture ng melaka…
    Marami ka talagang matutuhan sa lugar sa mga museums na ganito.:)
    Salamat sa Pag Share..:)

  9. Melaka looks really nice and it has great structures full of heritage and culture. This is a place which is nice to visit and at the same time a very educational one.

  10. Nice historic place, and thanks for the details. Walang pako? kahit yang replika, amazing how this structure was built then… 😀

  11. Good to know about other people's cultures through other people's blogs. 🙂
    I'm long overdue to visit Malaysia.

  12. Wow!!! We haven't been to mainland Malaysia! We'll visit this one time. Great post po! Super rich talaga culture nila!

  13. One of my favorite place in Malaysia! I'm a resident of Malaysia for 5 years, Penang and Melaka will always be on the top of my list. I just visited again last month. Hope to be back soon again. 😉

  14. You'll learn a lot of things about it's rich history upon visiting the Malacca Sultanate Palace/Museum.

  15. Wow 5 years, kami mag two years pa lang Ms Violy. We really enjoy and love Malacca, susunod Penang talaga pupuntahan namin.

  16. Yes Myk, wala ni isang pako, kaya medyo umaalog alog ang Palace pag merong mga batang nagtatakbuhan. 🙂

  17. wow! ang tindi ng place, I want to visit na yan..

  18. You know, my boss always mentioned that she wanted to go to Melaka and has been asking where her starting point will be. Singapore or KL? I will share this post to her so she will have ideas of the places to visit in Melaka =)

  19. Another Malaysia get away. Wow, ang dami nyo ng nakapunta dyan sa MAlaysia. Hope maka visit din ako dito.

  20. You can easily distinguish talaga ang Asian culture and architecture from the Western style. Ang galing ng mga pics.

  21. I like how details were captured. Parang travel show itong napuntahan ko. 😀

  22. For some reason, the photos reminded me of those artist interpretations of the Philippines during the pre-Colonial times. I guess it just goes to show just how much we share with our neighboring countries in Asia.

  23. I knew I've seen these photos before. My friends and I visited the place 2 or 3 years ago. Nice shots, by the way.

  24. This is the first time I've read a post about Melaka!wish i could also visit this place- very Asian specially the details of the palace.

  25. What a way to learn more about the place; and those wooden house looked so very well-appointed, really fit for a Sultan

  26. Oww..Cool Post. This is the first time i got these info's about this place. Seems it is very nice.

  27. Great photos! Always wanting to go to Malaysia! Di ba cla strict dun?

  28. Hindi Roj, parang nasa Davao ka lang 🙂


  29. Cool place to visit. Rich in history of their country. That mansion/palace design is nicely preserved as well.

  30. Malaki talaga naging role ng Old Melaka pagdating sa trading. Isasama ko to sa itinerary ko pagpunta ko ng West Malaysia. 🙂

  31. grabeng dami ng posts sa melaka. di ko alam kung ano mako cover namin in one day. we will be stopping over the place for one night from singapore before proceeding to kl. haist, so much to see and so little time, he he he

  32. Yeah, an overnight is not really enough to enjoy Melaka. We had visit Melaka twice this year and still not able to finish of what we intend to do on our list. Just enjoy the laid back town and don't forget to binge on their famous baba nyonya food. 🙂

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