Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A restored Portuguese ship called Flora de la Mar makes for an impressive museum; Melaka’s colorful seafaring history is tastefully displayed within.
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA983 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This Maritime Museum lures you in with the boat housing, but delivers nearly nothing. The inside of the boat has almost no value and is mostly composed of signs of questionable quality. You'd probably be better off just watching a YouTube video on the history of Melaka. Do yourself a favor and just take a photo of the exterior of the boat and know you've seen the best of it. Save the money and spend it on the observation tower, the river cruise, or a nice lunch.
Written 8 March 2023
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Chuan Song
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Great place to go in the morning or afternoon as it’s indoors and air con (thank goodness for it)… Display models and exhibits are nice but the explanations in English requires a lot more proofreading as there are spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.. great place to go with young children as it is educational and fun to explore..
Written 7 December 2022
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Harris T
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The only good thing about this place was the air conditioning. the ship looks fancy from the outside, but really, the historical content inside is underwhelming.

it is really not worth the entrance here.
there is a gift shop where u can take a picture infront of a green screen for them to edit u in, and also a couple of vending machine that sells cold water at 1 ringgit, which is pleasing.
You can get ice cream from one of the vending machine too.

TLDR skip this
Written 12 July 2022
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whichwayswest
Geraldton, Australia21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This museum had a lot of potential but left us very disappointed. They built a replica ship, but didn’t bother to consult with anyone who knows old sailing ships apparently because it was very inaccurate and poorly done. The interior of the ship houses basic descriptions of the history of Malacca which we already knew from visiting the National Museum in KL (which was quite good by the way) - I wish they had done the replica properly and built the inside as it would have been so you could walk around it and see and feel what it would have been like to be on a sailing ship of that age. Also it needs a lot more information about ship itself, I think it’s name was only mentioned once at the very beginning. The only thing I learned at this museum was that Malaysians started eating turtle eggs around the time of independence and killed so many endangered sea turtles that the leatherback population went from 1,800 on one island in the east in 1950 to 2 in 1999 to zero (the last leatherback was seen in 2017) - they killed them all, which was heartbreaking and also horrifying to know that despite this tragic loss it is still legal to eat turtle eggs in Malaysia. The museum does try to tell people to stop eating turtle eggs and shark fin soup, but doesn’t make it clear enough nor obvious enough to show the scope of the problem (Malaysias oceans and reefs are dying due to over fishing, destruction of coral reefs, and pollution- especially plastic pollution). I was excited for this museum, I love the ocean (I’m a diver) and old sailing ships (I’m also a sailor) - but it left me disappointed and heartbroken.
Written 1 May 2022
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Juniper64
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
You'll be able to pose for slightly distant selfies against the exterior of the ship, but they are reworking the interior so you can't go in. It's only 3 mins walk from the river cruise boarding area, so if you're killing time while waiting for sunset, go have a quick peep.
Written 4 September 2020
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LESTERSEOW@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
There is a lot to see inside this museum. If you are a fan of Melaka history, I'm pretty sure you will enjoy it. If you are here just to have a look, I would say it is still a pretty good place too. A good place to spend you afternoon in Melaka.
Written 16 April 2020
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GPhillipsMBE
Carterton, UK3,375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Foreigners are charged more than locals. The boat is okay but lacks inside artefacts etc. The museum itself is a bit boring. The video presentation pictures are poor and there is no English option!!!
Written 26 February 2020
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ceenu1969
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
go to visit early evening so that the dark with lights can also see

good place to visit and nearby food outlets and jonker is also nearby
Written 12 February 2020
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lasl0nimne
Tulsa, OK485 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Not even close to a “replica”. Sorta looks like a poorly maintained boat from the peeling outside but inside it’s a three-story container for Google page-prints mounted on the walls. Ditto the adjacent Ocean Museum. Very few actual displays and memorabilia.
A waste of time and money.
Written 8 January 2020
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Patsy A
Melbourne, Australia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The ship is well preserved and the diorama is well researched and presented. Explained in some detail about the early Malacca sultanate. The upper most deck was closed for maintenance but currently there is enough to read and see. Need at least 2 hours to explore and read.
Written 3 January 2020
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