If you wonder how was the palace of Sultan Melaka look like, Melaka Sultanate Palace is the right place to visit. It’s not the real palace but a replica that located at the foot of St Paul’s Hill. According to the historical documents, the palace was built during Sultan Mansur Syah’s era, who ruled from 1456 – 1477.

The Forbidden Garden Of The Palace Of The Malay Sultanate Of Melaka

22 August 2009

The entrance to the palace is rather easy and just nearby A Famosa Fort. The fees is just RM2 for adult and  RM0.50 for child. We were given a plastic bag for our shoes to be carry on when enter into palace.

The information stone board by Tourism Malaysia.

The three storey replica of the palace was made by wood and divided into eight chambers and three galleries including chambers of the Royal band, weaponry, decorative arts, emissaries and gifts, a recreation hall, an audience hall and an Islamic hall.

Inside the galleries, you will able to see painting about story of the legendary warrior of Malay.

Also the replica about famous fighting between Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat.

There are traditional costumes display for each states in Malaysia. Other than that, I found that the mini-replica of the Sultan Mansur Syah’s palace was quite artistics.

Royal bedchamber.

Tun Kudu Diorama.

What was so interesting for me is traders from different countries display on each corner. Malacca was known as major player in the spice trade, serving as a gateway between the Spice Islands and high-paying Eurasian markets.

From Acheh (if not mistaken).

From Arab. One of the factors that contributed to the rise of Malacca was the monsoon winds that enabled Arab and Indian traders from the west to travel to China in the east and vice versa.

From China. Malacca had a good relationship with Ming, resulting in Zheng He’s visits. Parameswara had met the Ming emperor to receive a Letter of Friendship, hence making Malacca the first foreign kingdom to attain such treatment.

From Siam. Siam on the other hand attacked Malacca three times, but all attacks were repelled.

From Parsi.

Exhibits include jewelleries and brassware.

An architectural style of the palaces of the Melaka Sultanate era such as the Balairong Seri (Audience Hall).

Last but not least, it was spark my interest in visiting museum and revise back my knowledge and memory about Malaysia’s historical. I plan to make my foot step into more museum and YES, enjoy the story in real ‘life’, better than visually and reading material.