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Malacca Sultanate Palace
Ranked #15 of 150 things to do in Melaka
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Owner description: This landmark palace has been carefully restored using ancient nail-free construction. A cultural museum is also on site.
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Malacca. Very cheap, and it has a lot of interesting information about historical Melacca. Very interesting to see how Malay royalty lived in centuries past.

Thank Abdullah W
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Built with such detail and refinement based on 15th century design, it provides a rare and interesting glimpse of the ancient Malay Kingdom. Apart from the unique building design and ornate wood \carvings, visitors would also be able to gain insights into the institution of the Malacca Malay Sultanate and experience a true palace atmosphere as during the time of the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah. No nails, only wooden pegs, were used in the construction which showcases15th century royal household and also exhibits rare Malay artefacts, weaponry,ceremonial and traditional costumes, jewellery, instruments and works of art.definitely worth the entrance fee which is minimal.

3  Thank Janiz123
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I and my wife visit this atraction in 2011 August.
Space well representative of the Malay culture and in particular of Malacca.
Palace-Museum that tells the history of the region and of all cultures that have passed through Malacca. Special mention to the approach of all trade relations that were established with several people, both in the region and Western cultures (Portuguese, English and Dutch).
The building's architecture represents the Palace of the former ruler of Malacca and stayed with a small sense of what would be living in a Palace of then, respecting the question of leaving the shoes at the entrance, as dictates the local culture and religion.

1  Thank Marco_Polo30071969
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Housed in a traditional-styled Malay building fronting a lovely garden with an interesting display of traditional clothing, jewellery and history

1  Thank 36Linda
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Worth a half hour visit. My son enjoyed reading some of the gory stories of justice from the past. We both enjoyed the architecture.

1  Thank tabithaws
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