Museums, Melaka

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    A Glimpse of Privileged Living

    by TexasDave Written Aug 15, 2006

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    The Governor's Museum is part of several you can see around the Bukit St. Paul. It only takes a few minutes to walk around in and it has A/C, which makes it quite refreshing on a hot day. Here you can see how 'the other half' lived during this time period. You can look around the personal living quarters as well as the formal reception areas.

    By the way, several of the listings posted under this category are incorrect. They show the Proclamation of Independence Memorial, which is incorrectly labeles as the Governor's Museum.

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    Governers Museum (Independence Hall)

    by Blatherwick Updated Jun 9, 2006

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    Governers Museum (Independence Hall)

    This was constructed in 1912 to act as the official residence and office of the Dutch Governor of Melaka. During the period of British rule the building continued to serve as the residence and office of the British governor of Melaka. The building gained greated significance as it was where the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, read the historical document proclaiming independence for the country in 1956. The building is now a museum.

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    Free admission

    by blue_b Written Aug 9, 2004

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    This is a musuem that showcases mainly on the progress and growth of the federation of malaya from the time it started off with Tunku Abdul Rahman to the current Prime minister.

    Its main focus would be how malaysia got its independance and how it got segregated into it's various states.

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    Governers Museum

    by mvtouring Written May 18, 2004

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    he Governors Museum is housed in this beautiful historical building which was built by the Dutch and was the official residence and office of the Dutch Governor of Melaka during their reign. During the period of British rule the building continued to serve as the residence and office of the British governor of Melaka.

    After Malaya became independent, the building become the first residence of the first Governor of Melaka and the residence of the Governor was officially referred to as 'Seri Melaka'. The current official residence has subsequently moved to another premise.

    The Governors Museum houses the official letter of appointment and other documents, artifacts and exhibits as well as the personal collections of past and present governors of Melaka.

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    The Governors Museum (Seri Melaka)

    by mansionion Updated May 8, 2004

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    Seri Melaka

    Melaka is one of the four Malaysian states where the Head of State is the Governer instead of a Sultan. As such, the Governors Museum was build here to commemorate the important role that the office of governor plays in the political, economical, social, political and administrative life of the state.

    The Governors Museum is housed in a historical building which was built by the Dutch and was the official residence and office of the Dutch Governor of Melaka during their reign. During the period of British rule the building continued to serve as the residence and office of the British governor of Melaka.

    After Malaya became independent, the building become the first residence of the first Governor of Melaka and the residence of the Governor was officially referred to as 'Seri Melaka'. The current official residence and office complex of Governor of Melaka (known as Istana Melaka) are now located in Ayer Keroh.

    The site of Seri Melaka is believed to be the site where the original palace of the Melaka Malay Sultanate stood. According to references in the 'Hikayat Munshi Abdullah', the palace of the Malay Sultan was known as 'Rumah Raja'.

    The Governors Museum housed the official letter of appointment and other documents, artifacts and exhibits as well as the personal collections of past and present governors of Melaka.

    Admission Fees:
    Adults: RM2.00
    Children/Students: RM0.50

    Open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (closed on Monday)

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    Malacca Sultanate Palace

    by idahayat Updated Jul 21, 2007

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    The Replica of the Sultanate Palace was built at the foot of St Paul's Hill in 1984. An interesting feature of the building is that no nails were used in the construction of the building..

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    Hotel Puri Melaka's Antiques collection

    by ukirsari Updated Mar 30, 2004

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    From bullock cart, antiques 'till the swallows which has a nest inside the historical room of Hotel Puri are beautiful. Never feel enough to see these collections :)

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    Baba - Nyonya Heritage Museum

    by ukirsari Written Mar 30, 2004

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    A townhouse which collecting many antiques of traditional Peranakan [Straits-born Chinese]. Admission fee: RM8, open 10.00 am - 12.30 pm and 02.00 - 04.30 pm.

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