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Address: Jalan Parameswara, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Not really a memorial

This is actually a museum to chart the struggle to become an independent country, with memorabilia and video displays. Worth visiting if a history fan.

Reviewed 9 March 2017
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is actually a museum to chart the struggle to become an independent country, with memorabilia and video displays. Worth visiting if a history fan.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The most impressive part of this attraction is the building in which the museum is housed. It contains a vast amount of information, slanted somewhat towards the contribution of the Malay section of the community rather than a more balanced view. However the displays are poor and it is difficult to read many of the documents. A thorough overhaul could... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

More eye catching than the colonial building are the customized trishaws flashing in the night as they look for passengers in this pedonal area. The decoration trends vary from old time favourite Miss Kitty to newer Disney characters and Pokemon. Every driver has constructed their own vehicle and they pulse with led lights as giant insects in the dark. The... More 

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Thank Heli P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Melacca has very beautiful colonial buildings, and this isn't different, amazing facade; inside you could know about country independence.

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Thank Jorge Luis H
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Every country had many history of people want to independence .I just want to see difference place and some of history .

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Thank Shall_Lina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited the place and there is no entry fee. Once inside, we saw manuscripts, video tapes, films and slides depicting events leading to Malaysia's independence in 1957. We shed tears when we saw Tuanku Abdul Rahman proclaimed the words 'Merdeka,Merdeka, Merdeka' at Merdeka Square.

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Thank GAN L
Marang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A lot of independence things are placed here. it just around the A Famosa Fort. And there are many trishaws outside this buildings.

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Thank yangrizal
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The building is quite amazingly built. It is one of the best places in Melaka for those who love architecture. It is located very close to the A' Famosa.

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Thank KishenHarendra
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you are interested in the history of Malaysia, this is the place to be. Entrance is free and everything is well explained. If you already visited the national museum in Kuala Lumpur: this museum tells the same story about the independence, but much more in detail.

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Thank Severine B
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

As a Portuguese myself, I was curious about the colonial history of Melaka and this memorial, with lots of detailed information, taught me some new things. Worth the visit! Oh and it's free and there is air conditioning!

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